Holiday Hamper Program

Dear fellow Graduate Students,

As we approach the end of the year, we at the University of Manitoba Graduate Students’ Association (UMGSA) would like to thank all of you for your involvement and hard work. This time of the year is important for us to reflect on the challenges we have faced, to appreciate our accomplishments and to enjoy a well-deserved break!

We understand that not all students are able to celebrate this time of the year as they would like. In order to support them, we are pleased to announce that the UMGSA Holiday Hamper Program is now open. This program supports graduate students and their families in financial need, so that they may celebrate the holiday season.

If you consider yourself in financial need and would like to receive a hamper, please submit a completed application form  to by December 7th, 2018 at 4 PM. Late applications will not be considered. All information shared will be kept confidential between yourself and the UMGSA office.

Please consider that there are a limited number of hampers available and students will be selected according to a review of the applications received. Once they are processed, you will be contacted via email, and hampers will be available for pick-up on December 19th-21st, 2018, from 9 AM to 3 PM at the UMGSA Office (221 UMSU University Centre). Please bring your student ID. Unclaimed hampers will be donated.

Please do not apply for assistance if you are already receiving help from another agency or organization (e.g. Salvation Army, Winnipeg Christmas Cheer Board or the Child and Family Services).

On behalf of the UMGSA, we wish you a wonderful holiday season and all the best for the New Year!

Best regards,

Silvia Araujo, Vice President Academic 2018-2019

Click here for the 2018 UMGSA Holiday Hamper Application Form.