Current Events On Campus

NOTE: This page is a service to students that lists events occurring on campus. The UMGSA has not vetted these organizations and does not endorse these events.  If you are interested in GSA events click here.

Winnipeg Winter Survival Tips

So you’ve heard about a Winnipeg Winter but you’ve never experienced one? All you brought was a hoody or a light jacket and you’re already freezing? Have no fear! We will show you how to survive and thrive in our winter wonderland! Come to 590 University Crescent on October 28 from 11am-1pm for a FREE Lunch, FREE Store and to have your winter questions answered. We will teach you how to dress, what to expect, what to eat and what not to eat to stay warm and even touch on how winter affects our emotions. After a nice warm lunch and a clearer understanding of what you’re up against you can take a look through our FREE store for gently used winter coats, hats, mittens, gloves, scarves and boots to get outfitted.

There will also be many pairs of FREE WARM THERMAL SOCKS handed out during the event. RSVP at the Facebook event.

Hosted by Segue UofM, Converge Community Church, and Prairie Presbyterian Church.

Check out the Winter Clothing Drive Oct 7-25 for how to donate gently used winter outer wear (adult sized) or contact:
Matt: 204-803-7743
Greg: 204-805-1428
Tammy: 204-805-1427

National Student Paper Competition 2017/2018

Guidelines for the 2017/2018 Government of Canada National Student Paper Competitions have been posted.  Papers must be submitted to your university coordinator in November.  For more details and application instructions, click here.

Call for Volunteers: GERG Revolutions Conference 2017

The University of Manitoba’s Geopolitical Economic Research Group (GERG) is seeking volunteers for their upcoming international conference on revolutions around the world which will take place in Winnipeg between September 29th to October 1st this year. Enthusiastic newcomers and experienced volunteers welcome!  For more information download their Volunteer Application or visit their website.


The Gradzette is a magazine by U of M Graduate students, for graduate students. With the start of the new year we want to hear from you about your research interests (personal or professional), and the challenges you face as a graduate student. For instance, the Gradzette recently published an op-ed that garnered the attention of the Winnipeg Free Press as well as CBC Winnipeg. 

I know there are more stories to share that would benefit graduate students as well as the larger U of M graduate community. So, if you are interested in writing an op-ed article, being interviewed on a podcast, or sharing/promoting your research then please email me at! We will be publishing articles online and conducting a weekly podcast beginning in January and ending in April 2017.

Looking forward to hearing from all of you!

Important Information From National Student Loans

This is a **new** recording that deals with the changes to the Repayment Assistance Program.

Students would be able to view the recorded webinar at any time or date that they would like. They also have the opportunity after viewing the webinar to sign up for a Q & A webinar to have their questions answered should they have any. This recording is specific to Canada-Manitoba loans.

It is now also available on the Manitoba Student Aid homepage as a web link.

*Regular Webinars*

Webinar dates and times are always being added on a monthly basis and students can join these webinars from their laptops, smartphones or tablets at the date and time they select as well as from any location that has WI-FI.  Students also have the opportunity to ask questions during these sessions.  The link always remains the same for these presentations and often evening sessions and weekend sessions are offered at least once during a month.