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U of M LINK Newsletter
In this edition:
  1. Next Steps for New Students
  2. REMINDER: Chown Centennial Scholarship - Selection Forms due June 30
  3. Get Ready to Register Sessions
  4. Career Choices: Figuring Out Your Future
  5. Qualico Bridge to Success - Summer Bootcamps
  6. Path2Math Summer Academy
  7. Reading to Write Program
  8. Summer University Advantage
  9. New Student Peer Mentoring Programs
  10. 2018-19 Recruitment Events
  11. Extended Education Programs
Next Steps for New Students

A variety of helpful resources for students who have applied and/or been admitted to the University of Manitoba can be found on our Next Steps website. Our Next Steps video series contains information about preparing for university, admission and scholarship offers, selecting and registering for first-year courses, and more. You can also find links to important registration-focused resources, including the First Year Planning Guide, as well as a listing of upcoming events to watch for over the summer.


REMINDER: Chown Centennial Scholarship - Selection Forms due June 30

All high schools in Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario are invited to select a recipient of the Chown Centennial Entrance Scholarship, valued at $1,000 per student. This award is to be offered to the best "all-around" student graduating from your high school, and selected according to criteria established by each school. This award may be held with any other University of Manitoba Entrance Scholarship.

To qualify, candidates will require:

  • Grade 12 average of 85% or greater in courses which meet the University of Manitoba admissions criteria; 
  • Recommendation for the award by their high school; and 
  • Admission to any University of Manitoba program or faculty.

Please note, recipients must enroll in 24 credit hours in the 2018/19 academic year. This award cannot be deferred.

To view PDF copies of the selection forms, please see below. There is one form for Manitoba schools and one for Northwestern Ontario schools.

Please ensure you provide alternate nominees in the event that your chosen student does not attend.

If you have any questions, please contact Maria Roy (Awards Selection Assistant) at or by phone at 204-474-9860. 


Get Ready to Register Sessions

Admitted students starting classes in the fall are encouraged to attend an upcoming Get Ready to Register drop-in session for tips on the following:

  • How to schedule classes and build a timetable
  • Using the Aurora registration system
  • Full time vs. part time studies
  • Time management tips
  • How to get help in first year

All drop-in sessions are approximately one hour and will be held in Room 306, Tier Bldg. at the Fort Garry campus.

Session Times:

  • July 3 – 3:30pm
  • July 4 – 3:30pm
  • July 5 – 3:30pm
  • July 6 – 12:00pm
  • July 9 – 12:00pm & 5:30pm
  • July 10 – 12:00pm & 5:30pm

For more information, or to access additional registration-related resources (including the First Year Planning Guide), please contact the University 1 First Year Centre.


Career Choices: Figuring Out Your Future

How do students know what courses to take at university if they don’t have a career plan for after graduation? Many high school students come to university without a final career in mind, or change their minds about their career along the way – and that’s okay! Career Services is offering a summer workshop called Career Choices: Figuring Out Your Future for high school students who will be coming to the U of M in the fall. Students can attend this session to learn about the career resources that will help them explore who they are, their interests, and how this relates to planning for university. Many of these sessions are scheduled to allow students to also attend our Get Ready to Register sessions.  

Times for the 2 hour workshop:

  • July 3 – 1:00 pm
  • July 4 – 1:00 pm
  • July 5 – 1:00 pm
  • July 9 – 2:00 pm
  • July 10 – 2:00 pm
  • July 25 – 5:00 pm
  • August 2 – 2:00 pm

This session is for students who have been accepted to the University of Manitoba. To register, students can call Career Services at 204-474-9456.


Qualico Bridge to Success - Summer Bootcamps

Indigenous (First Nations, Inuit, Metis) students are invited to join the Qualico Bridge to Success (QBTS) program. The goal of QBTS is to facilitate the transition of new Indigenous students to the University of Manitoba by offering pre-orientation programming, academic learning support, advising and special events.  One-day bootcamps include campus tours, study workshops, mock lectures, and more!

Bootcamps will be offered on the following dates:

  • Saturday, August 25 – 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Tuesday, August 28 – 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

To sign up, students should contact Carla Loewen, Indigenous Student Advisor, at 204-291-5257 or


Path2Math Summer Academy

This summer, the University of Manitoba will be holding the Path2Math Summer Academy for incoming Indigenous students.  The camp will be held during August, and will focus on preparing students for success in their ­1st year of university. 

Students attending the academy will be instructed on a semi-individualized basis in Mathematics and English in the mornings, with alternative programming in the afternoons consisting of getting to know resources on campus, doing science activities in Biology or Chemistry labs or in the fi­eld, and cultural activities with the Indigenous Student Centre (ISC).

Participants will receive a certi­ficate of completion at the end of the academy as well as a bursary of $100 per day for their participation.

For more information, please see the Path2Math Summer Academy poster (PDF) or contact:

Darja Barr

Emily McKinnon


Reading to Write Program

The Academic Learning Centre is pleased to launch the Reading to Write Program for incoming university students. This new program aims to familiarize new U of M students with introductory course assignments, academic writing and reading, and appropriate source use.

During this free, online, non-credit program, participants will complete four assignments over four weeks and receive individualized feedback from Academic Learning Centre tutors.  The program runs in two sessions, from July 3 – 31 and again from August 1 – 31. Registration for both sessions is now open and students must register by sending an email to
Participants will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration ends two weeks prior to the beginning of each session. Participants need to have been accepted to study at the U of M in Fall 2018 and have claimed their UMNet ID to take part in this program.

For more information, please see the Academic Learning Centre website.


Summer University Advantage

Students looking to get a head start on their university classes over the summer can participate in the Summer University Advantage program.  Summer University Advantage allows newly admitted U of M students the option to take the popular course Arts 1110 – Introduction to University over the summer.

Classes will be held from 10:00am – 12:45pm on the following dates:

  • Week 1: July 30, 31, August 1 and 2
  • Week 2: August 7, 8, and 9
  • Week 3: August 13, 14, 15, and 16
  • Week 4: August 20, August 22, and August 24
  • Final exam: August 24

Students must apply by July 16.  For more information or to register, visit the Summer University Advantage website.


New Student Peer Mentoring Programs

Students looking to connect with current U of M students in advance of and throughout their first-year of university should explore our many peer mentoring programs available through the office of Student Life. Mentors will help new students stay informed of the happenings on campus and provide guidance to student resources while building lasting friendships.

A variety of different mentoring programs are available, including a Kickstart Mentoring Program for students looking for a short-term mentor during the transition to university, as well as the full New Student Peer Mentoring Program. Application deadlines vary by program. For information about these and other mentoring opportunities, please encourage your students to visit our Peer Mentoring Programs website


2018-19 Recruitment Events

Save the date for these upcoming on-campus events at the University of Manitoba during the 2018-19 school year:

Counsellor’s Seminar: Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Evening of Excellence: Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Open House: Thursday, February 21, 2019


Extended Education Programs

Encourage your graduates to get a leg up on their impending university studies, or build on their high school diploma with Extended Education at the University of Manitoba.

Prepare for U of M Math
Students can prepare for their fall university math courses this spring and summer with Math Skills. Taking a course now means the refreshed and updated knowledge will be top of mind when their university courses start this fall. 

Teaching English as a Second Language
Students enticed by the option of Teaching English as a Second Language at home or abroad should choose TESL as offered by Extended Education at U of M. At U of M, this credential program also includes an in-class practicum so they can start to put its valuable training into practice.

For the Adult Educators of the Future
The Certificate in Program Development for Adult Learners teaches students program development and delivery skills. With PDAL, they will prepare for work as an instructor, trainer, or presenter for adults.


Contact Us!

The Student Recruitment Team is here to serve you! If you have questions, if you require U of M materials for your school, or if you want to book a school visit, please contact a member of our dedicated team of recruitment specialists.

Lisa Kachulak-Babey, Director of Student Recruitment
Phone: 204-474-8805

Kyle Lougheed, Lead Student Recruitment Officer
Phone: 204-474-8929

Desiree Morrisseau, Lead Indigenous Student Recruitment Officer
Phone: 204-474-6398

Jillayne Bohlen, Student Recruitment Officer
Phone: 204-474-9103

Verna Kroeker, Student Recruitment Officer
Phone: 204-474-6472

Lyndsay Lambert, Student Recruitment Officer
Phone: 204-509-4155

Sujitra Supachokjaroensin, Student Recruitment Officer

Phone: 204-480-1243

Marla Robson, Indigenous Student Recruitment Officer
Phone: 204-474-9983

Nicole Stonyk, Indigenous Student Recruitment Officer
Phone: 204-474-7144

Kristen Pachet, Student Recruitment Events Coordinator
Phone: 204-474-8806

Nigel Repas, CRM Specialist
Phone: 204-474-8925


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