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.

Controversial Conversations:

How to Facilitate Dialogue with Family & Friends this Winter Holiday

The holidays are a great time to come together — family dinners, friend reunions, and work parties galore. Inevitably, though, someone you know will say a show-stopper. You know… a show-stopper – those incredibly offensive statements or jokes that you’ve heard year after year from that parent, high school friend, or cousin.

What if we could learn how to listen and respond to show-stoppers in a way that encourages critical self-awareness, communication across difference, and mutual understanding? Join us for this three-hour workshop to get a taste of Intergroup Dialogue! We’ll get to know each other over dinner and through some introductory exercises and then practice some dialogue facilitation.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017
5:30-8:30 p.m. Dinner served at 5:30 p.m.
Location to be announced.

Free and open to all U of M students!
7 spots available. Register by Friday, December 1st on Community Link:

Non-perishable food donations accepted for Winnipeg Harvest.

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.


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.