Alcohol and Drug Education


The Security Services Department is actively involved in the University of Manitoba Student Alcohol Function Education program (UMSAFE).  The program is offered through Conference and Catering in cooperation with Security Services and the Manitoba Liquor Control Commission (MLCC).  Under the UMSAFE Program, all personnel working an alcohol related function on campus must be UMSAFE certified prior to working an event.  Training in UMSAFE involves such topics as recognizing intoxication and responsible serving of alcoholic beverages. 

In addition to UMSAFE guidelines and procedures, alcoholic events must abide by provincial legislation under the Manitoba Liquor Control Act and the University of Manitoba Campus Alcohol Policy which outlines the rules and procedures regarding numerous issues such as proper advertising, security and the consequences of failing to abide the stated rules and guidelines. 

For more information on UMSAFE including training, please contact:

Office Coordinator
Conference & Catering Services




Date rape drugs are any drugs that are used to assist in a sexual assault and should be considered extremely dangerous.  They are often administered in liquid or pill form in an unattended drink and consumed by the victim.  Three of the most common types of date rape drugs include; Rohypnol, GHB and Ketamine.  Common effects of these drugs on the body include but are not limited to:


● Dizziness

● Memory loss

● Relaxation/drowsiness

● Difficulty with motor skills

● Reduced heart rate

● Unconsciousness

In some cases, death may even occur. To reduce the chances of being a victim of date rape drugs, the following guidelines can be used:

● Do not leave your drink unattended; keep your drink with you at all times

● Do not accept drinks from people you don’t know

● Do not accept drinks from open containers, including punch bowls, etc.

If you believe you have been drugged, seek medical attention immediately and contact the police.




● Despite common misconceptions alcohol is a depressant not a stimulant

● Alcohol is a drug that affects the central nervous system

● Next to caffeine, alcohol is the most widely used drug

● Despite numerous “home remedies”, there is no known cure for a hangover

● Short term effects of alcohol consumption include; dizziness, drowsiness, slurred speech, decreased reaction times.

● Long term effects of excessive alcohol consumption include; liver damage, stomach ulcers, heart disease, some types of cancer