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Important Update re. Fall Term 2020

With all the uncertainty in the world, we are sure there are many questions about the fall term and what classes will look like this September. The University of Manitoba has approved a plan to deliver all possible courses for the fall term online by remote learning, with very few exceptions. Rest assured, we will provide students with the preparation that they need to be successful in this remote learning environment. We commit to a safe return to campus when the time is right and will ensure that our community’s health and safety are at the forefront of all of our decisions. Once details become available, we will be sure to inform you of how we plan to support your students as they prepare to start their university education.

For the most up-to-date announcements regarding COVID-19 as it relates to our campus, please visit


Upcoming Admission Changes for 2021

Click here for an important update


In this edition:
  1. Next Steps for New Students
  2. Fall Events
  3. Fall Presentation Bookings
  4. Chown Centennial Entrance Scholarship - Select a Recipient Today
  5. NEW!!! The Premier's Healthy Living Scholarship for Youth - Application Deadline: June 15, 2020
  6. Awards in Indigenous Business Education - $15,000 Renewable Scholarship
  7. Fairfax Bursary
  8. Qualico Bridge to Success Program - Applications Now Open
  9. Career Choices Virtual Workshops
  10. SPOT - Science Public Online Talks
  11. UM Certificate Programs
Next Steps for New Students

The Student Recruitment team and the UM First Year Centre are offering a series of online presentations and resources to assist your students with the Next Steps of becoming a UM student. These presentations and resources are intended for graduating students who have applied for admission to the University of Manitoba for the Fall 2020 academic term.

Registration is required. Check out the upcoming presentations, which focus on course selection, timetable planning and registration - please encourage your Grade 12 students to attend.

For more information and to view the schedule of upcoming presentations and recordings of past presentations, visit


Fall Events

Due to COVID-19, we expect that our traditional on-campus recruitment events for counsellors and students will be offered virtually for the fall of 2020. In September, we will provide you with detailed information about our new virtual format for Counsellors’ Seminar as well as the Evening of Excellence. Dates for both events are TBD as we examine the best ways to deliver information. If you have any questions about our fall events, please contact Kyle Lougheed at


Fall Presentation Bookings

With so many unknowns about what schools will look like this fall you may not be ready to book your typical fall UManitoba visit. Please rest assured, we will connect with you in September to provide some options for your students to get all the information they need to make informed choices about their future. If you have questions about fall visits, please contact Kerri Gregoire at



Chown Centennial Entrance Scholarship - Select a Recipient Today

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 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 2020 - 2021 academic year. This award cannot be deferred.

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

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

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Maria Roy at


NEW!!! The Premier's Healthy Living Scholarship for Youth - Application Deadline: June 15, 2020

This scholarship recognizes the achievements of young Manitobans who are positive role models for other children and youth in promoting healthy lifestyles. Up to 10 of the most outstanding applicants from across Manitoba will be selected to receive a $1,000 scholarship. One nomination will be accepted per high school.

Award applicants will have made an outstanding contribution to their school and/or community in one of the following areas:  Active Living, Healthy Eating, Healthy Sexuality, Mental Health Promotion, Safety and Injury Prevention, Substance Abuse and Addictions and Tobacco Reduction. 

Click here to learn more and to complete the application form (PDF).


Awards in Indigenous Business Education - $15,000 Renewable Scholarship

Indigenous students who choose to study at the Asper School of Business can apply now for a $15,000/year RENEWABLE scholarship.

Indigenous students who choose to study at the Asper School of Business can apply now for a $15,000/year RENEWABLE scholarship. This scholarship, offered by the Indigenous Business Education Partners at the I.H. Asper School of Business, could represent a life-changing opportunity for any Indigenous students who have expressed interest in studying business and may be eligible for Direct Entry admission.

Please share our social media graphic (Twitter | Facebook), a story about the scholarship and a link to the scholarship page with your senior students and encourage them to apply today.

IBEP Program Recruiter and Advisor, Riley Proulx (204-474-6391 |, is available to assist with the application process and to answer any questions about this life-changing award. Thank you for your anticipated help in sharing this opportunity with future Indigenous business leaders.


Fairfax Bursary

Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd. offers 3 annual bursaries valued at $6,000 each for Canadian high school students who:

  • are Canadian citizens or permanent residents;
  • have graduated from a Canadian high school or CEGEP no longer than 18 months prior to the start of the 2020 - 2021 academic session;
  • have demonstrated financial need based on a Government Student Loan assessment from their home province and have completed a University of Manitoba bursary application;
  • are registered for full-time study in University 1 or any Faculty or School at the University of Manitoba that admits students directly from high school;
  • have achieved a minimum average of 80% on their high school courses used for admission.

To view a PDF copy of the application form, please see below:

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Maria Roy at


Qualico Bridge to Success Program - Applications Now Open

The Qualico Bridge to Success Program supports first-year Indigenous student success by facilitating the transition of new Indigenous (First Nation, Inuit, Métis) students into post-secondary education at the University of Manitoba by offering pre-orientation activities, academic learning support, advising, peer mentoring and special events that will enhance the first year experience. There is no cost to participate in this program. Applications are now open - for full program details or to apply, visit the Qualico Bridge to Success Program website.


Career Choices Virtual Workshops

Students who have accepted an admission offer to the UM are welcome to join an upcoming virtual workshop hosted by UM Career Services focused on exploring your career choices – see our poster (PDF) for details. To view available dates and to register, please visit the Career Choices workshop website.


SPOT - Science Public Online Talks

From May 8 – August 28, join the Faculty of Science for free science public online talks every Friday at 3:30pm CDT.  These talks are a great way to showcase the UM and Science programs to high school students considering the UM this fall. 

Talks explore both research and career topics, from Nobel Prize winning discoveries, the origins of our universe, examining life on the smallest scales, new technologies, augmented humans, Indigenous science, antibiotic resistance, and why emotional intelligence is an essential skill that will set you apart. Our alumni speakers include Dr. James Peebles, winner of the 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics.

Please see our invitation for details about the talks and how to register, and please encourage any students interested in science to attend.


UM Certificate Programs

There’s more than one way to earn a degree. Extended Education at the University of Manitoba has several certificate programs that can be applied towards the UM Bachelor of Arts Integrated Studies (BAIS). Earning one of the below university certificates gives a student a jump-start on their BAIS degree, and students choose courses based on their individual interests and professional needs. Please see below for more information about two certificate programs that qualify for guaranteed transfer credit into the BAIS program:


Contact Us!

The Student Recruitment Team is here to serve you – please contact a member of our dedicated team of recruitment specialists with any questions.

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

Kerri Gregoire, 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

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

Kyle Lougheed, Student Recruitment Events Coordinator
Phone: 204-474-8806

Kristen Pachet, CRM Specialist
Phone: 204-474-8925


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