University of Manitoba Student Groups

Here you can find links to student groups and student associations. Student association webpages are individually maintained by the respective departments and are not curated or regulated by the University of Manitoba Graduate Students’ Association.

If your student group would appeal to graduate students and you would like to be listed on this page please review the application process on pages 35-38 of our Governance & Operations Manual

UMGSA-Recognized Student Groups

University of Manitoba African Graduate Students’ Association – Email or 204 451 9600 for more info

Filipinos Advancing Research in Health Sciences

Queer & Trans Health Sciences Graduate Student Group

Social Work Association of Graduate Students (SWAGS)

University of Manitoba Muslim Students’ Association

Cicero Club – Age 50+ graduate student group – Email Virginia at for more info

University of Manitoba Iranian Students’ Association

Student Associations

The Graduate Mathematics Society (GMS) is the student-governed association representing graduate students and student workers at the Department of Mathematics in the University of Manitoba. The goals of the GMS are (1) provide graduate student representation, (2) promote graduate student advocacy, (3) foster camaraderie and offer social support to graduate students, (4) support the academic and professional growth of graduate students, and (5) encourage involvement of math graduate students in the graduate student community.

Graduate Association of Students of Psychology (GASP): proudly represents the needs of our graduate students at the departmental and institutional levels, and promotes the development of an active graduate community with extra-curricular activities, parties, and colloquia.

Economics Graduate Students Association: aims to partner with graduate students and faculty in the department of economics to provide a unique, broad based learning and social environment for all students.

Electrical and Computer Engineering Graduate Student’s Association (ECE-GSA):  chapter is to operate as a satellite organization of the GSA in support of graduate students from the ECE department. To contact ECE-GSA executives click here.

Peace and Conflict Studies Student Association (PACSSA):  PACSSA works to safeguard the interests of PACS students and this is accomplished, in part, by representing them at the Graduate Student Association, the official voice of graduate students at the University of Manitoba.

Manitoba Physician Assistant Fellowship (MPAF): MPAF aims to provide resources for pre-PA students interested in the Master of Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS) program, current MPAS students, and practicing PAs in Manitoba.

Asper MBA Student Association (aMBAsa): Grow your network, get to know your fellow classmates and faculty while gaining valuable leadership experience by taking part in the Association, or by participating in aMBAsa special events and initiatives.

University of Manitoba Biological Sciences Graduate Student Association (UMBSGSA): The University of Manitoba Biological Sciences Graduate Student Association is here to support graduate students in the department of Biological Sciences. As a Biology graduate student, you are automatically a part of the BSGSA!

University of Manitoba Education Graduate Student Association (EdGSA): The Education Graduate Students’ Association is a representative body that advances the interests of graduate students in the Faculty of Education at the University of Manitoba.

Other student groups that may be of interest to graduate students: 

Asper School of Business Accounting Association (ASBAA) : We also provide students the opportunity to gain an understanding as to what the CPA designation has to offer. In addition, various speakers are invited to our member meetings who will give insights into the world of accounting that may not be touched upon in the classroom. We also try to have a lot of fun along the way!

Asper Students Co-op Association: The Asper Students’ Co-operative Association (ASCA) is a student lead group that works collectively with the Co-op office to help guide students throughout their Co-op experiences over the course of their Undergraduate degree.

Association of International Management Students: The Association of International Management Students (AIMS) is an integrative student-led organization for international exchange students and Canadian students to come together. AIMS enhances the experience of the Asper School of Business’ exchange students while studying at the University of Manitoba, as well as provides International Business students with the opportunity to improve their global skill set.

Commerce Students’ Association: The Commerce Students’ Association (CSA) is the entire student body enrolled in the I.H. Asper School of Business. This includes the 1800+ students in the undergraduate Bachelor of Commerce program.

University of Manitoba Human Resource Association (UMHRA) : an I.H. Asper School of Business student group committed to providing students who are interested in a career in Human Resource Management with networking and other opportunities to aid in the transition from university to career.

University of Manitoba Marketing Association (UMMA) : The cornerstone of what UMMA stands for is to bring Asper students together who share a mutual interest for marketing. Through this, UMMA works hard to offer members several opportunities geared specifically to them that they may not receive otherwise.

University of Manitoba Supply Chain Organization (UMSCO) :  It is a student run group operating out of the Asper School of Business. Its main purpose is to provide information, resources and networking opportunities to those whose major is Supply Chain and Logistics, or to those who are interested in the field.

Manitoba Psychology Students- Global Mental Health Initiative: A graduate student group and non-profit organization.

School of Fine Arts Students Association (SOFA): serves to represent the best interests of the students within the School of Fine Art at University of Manitoba.

University of Manitoba Association of Tiny Tractors (UMATT): a student design group at the University of Manitoba consisting of members from a number of disciplines including: Agriculture, Biosystems Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical/Computer Engineering, Business, and even Geological Sciences. Our goal is to design and fabricate a fully functioning quarter scale tractor for the ASABE competition each spring.

University of Manitoba Ceramics Club (UMCC): is an active student group that provides educational and financial resources to Fine Arts students and community members who are interested in learning more about ceramics.

University of Manitoba Engineering Society (UMES): Making Engineering fun since 1909, the UMES endeavors to create ways for Engineering students to enjoy their university experience. Check out their website to learn more about events, student council opportunities, services offered, and news updates!

University of Manitoba Great Northern Concrete Toboggan Race (UMGNCTR): The GNCTR team is made up of Civil Engineering students who have an interest in competing in the annual Great Northern Concrete Toboggan Race. For more information about how you can become involved, please visit the team website.

University of Manitoba student branch of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (UMIEEE) : UMIEEE provides a laboratory environment congruent to the Electrical and Computer Engineering labs operated by the University of Manitoba, enabling students to expand their knowledge outside of the classroom. Furthermore, UMIEEE offers a generous lounge space for students to work, socialize, and relax.

University of Manitoba Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE):  Our Student Chapter is primarily focused on professional development and in advancing the education of our Chapter members. We also strive to improve transportation safety and awareness in our community through various public service activities. We are involved in four main areas: (1) technical activities, (2) professional involvement, (3) public service, and (4) social events and fundraisers.