• UM Café matches mentors and mentees based on career goals, interests and skills.

    You can decide when and how often you want to chat with people from all over the globe. This exclusive online network gives you the potential to connect and gain industry-specific knowledge, hear proven-advice, and build relationships that will enhance your personal network.

    The relationships you build can make a significant contribution to shaping your goals at UM and your career path.

How does UM Café work?

  • You will receive monthly introductions to students, alumni or other members of the UM community based on areas of mutual interest.
  • Either participant can suggest a time to chat in-person, over the phone or online to share your advice and experience.
  • Once you join, all introductions are sent directly to your preferred inbox. Schedule a time and get an invite directly to your email.
  • Students and recent grads can search UM Café to find UM alumni in occupations they’re curious about based on information in alumni profiles.

UM students benefit from signing up

  • Meet alumni mentors
    • You will receive monthly introductions to students, alumni or other members of the UM community based on areas of mutual interest.
    • Either participant can suggest a time to chat in-person, over the phone or online to share your advice and experience.
    • Once you join, all introductions are sent directly to your preferred inbox. Schedule a time and get an invite directly to your email.
    • Students and recent grads can search UM Café to find UM alumni in occupations they’re curious about based on information in alumni profiles.

Be a mentor. Share your advice online with students.

  • Be a mentor - Share your advice with students online.
  • As a University of Manitoba graduate, you have a lifetime of experience and first-hand knowledge of specific industries and disciplines. Your industry insight, knowledge and expertise are invaluable to students.

    Join this network to:

    • Help shape the career direction of students and young alumni by sharing your advice and experience
    • Meet your future workforce and inform them on the knowledge, skills and attributes you value
    • Develop your network to grow and inform your career direction
    • Tap into the knowledge of peers locally and globally
    • Build your network based on your industry and interests
    • Keep you connected with the UM community

Notice Regarding Collection, Use, and Disclosure of Personal Information by the University

The University of Manitoba (UM) makes the Ten Thousand Coffees mentoring program available to you for your personal use on a voluntary basis. By clicking on the Café links, you will be leaving the UM website and going to the Ten Thousand Coffees website, which is partially hosted outside of Canada.

During the registration process, you will be asked to provide your name and other identifying information. By using Ten Thousand Coffees, you are consenting to the storage of this information in the United States. Canadian privacy laws do not apply to personal information you provide directly to Ten Thousand Coffees. You may wish to review the Ten Thousand Coffees Privacy Policy and Terms of Reference before using the service.

The UM does access the information stored on Ten Thousand Coffees site.

The UM may collect personal information of alumni for the purposes of its alumni program, which includes communication regarding other events and/or mentoring opportunities and statistical analysis. Your personal information will not be used or disclosed for other purposes, unless permitted by The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA). If you have any questions about the collection of your personal information, contact the Access & Privacy Office (tel. 204-474-9462), 233 Elizabeth Dafoe Library, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, R3T 2N2.

The Thousand Coffees Supported by: RBC Future Launch

Career Mentor Program

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Social Media Contest

UM Cafe social media contest rules and regulations

Ten Thousand Coffees Contest Rules and Regulations

UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA
The Ten Thousand Coffees contest (the “Contest”) is open to University of Manitoba students and alumni who are residents of mainland North America. The Contest shall be construed and evaluated according to applicable Canadian law. Void in whole or part where prohibited by law. Entry in this Contest constitutes acceptance of these Contest rules (the “Contest Rules”).

1. GENERAL ELIGIBILITY
The Contest is open only individuals who are students and alumni of the University of Manitoba and are located on mainland North America (excluding Quebec), are 18 years or older at the time of entry or, if the student is under the age of 18, who enter with the consent of a parent or guardian (“Eligible Participants”). This Contest is not open to employees of the University of Manitoba’s Career Services Unit. 

The University of Manitoba shall have the right at any time to require proof of identity and/or eligibility to participate in the Contest. Failure to provide such proof may result in disqualification. All personal and other information requested by and supplied to the University of Manitoba for the purpose of the Contest must be truthful, complete, accurate and in no way misleading. The University of Manitoba reserves the right, in its sole discretion; to disqualify any entrant should such an entrant at any stage supply untruthful, incomplete, inaccurate or misleading personal details and/or information.

2. AGREEMENT TO RULES
 By participating in this Contest, the Contestant (“You”) (or, if entrant is a Minor, such Minor’s parent or legal guardian) agree to be fully unconditionally bound by these Rules, and You represent and warrant that You meet the eligibility requirements. In addition, You agree to accept the decisions of the University of Manitoba as final and binding as it relates to the content of this Contest.

3. CONTEST PERIOD
Contest Entries will be accepted online starting July 19, 2021 at 08:00 a.m. Central Standard Time (“CST”). The Contest closes on July 26, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. CST. 

4. HOW TO ENTER
There is no purchase necessary to enter the Contest. Enter using the method of entry outlined below. No entries will be accepted by any other means. 
To enter, Contestants must:

The entry must fulfill all Contest requirements, as specified, to be eligible to win a prize. Entries that are incomplete or do not adhere to the rules or specifications may be disqualified at the sole discretion of the University of Manitoba Career Services Unit.

You may not enter more times than indicated by using multiple email addresses, identities, or devices in an attempt to circumvent the rules. If You use fraudulent methods or otherwise attempt to circumvent the rules, your submission may be removed from eligibility at the sole discretion of University of Manitoba Career Services.

5. CONSENT TO USE
By submitting the Entry, You understand, acknowledge and confirm that if you win, the University of Manitoba may choose to announce your name or publish your likeness on the University of Manitoba website as a Winner without further obligation or compensation of any kind to You. 

6. WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION
Winners will be selected through a random draw under the supervision of the University of Manitoba Career Services Office. The Winner(s) will be notified by email following their selection as a Winner(s). The University of Manitoba Career Services Office shall have no liability for Winner’s failure to receive notices due to spam, junk e-mail or other security settings or for Winner’s provision of incorrect or otherwise non-functioning contact information.

If a Winner cannot be contacted, is ineligible, fails to claim the prize within 30 days from the time award notification was sent, or fails to timely return a completed and executed declaration and release as required, the prize may be forfeited and an alternate Winner selected. Receipt by Winner of the prize offered in this Contest is conditioned upon compliance with any and all federal, provincial, and local laws and regulations.

Each Tentative Prize Winner (or, if such Tentative Prize Winner is a Minor, such Minor’s parent or legal guardian) affirms they have read, understood and agreed to be bound by these Rules, grant all consents required and as contemplated by these Rules, and, in the event You win the Contest, authorize the University of Manitoba to broadcast, publish and disseminate Your name, likeness, voice, city of residence and biographical information in connection with any promotion, publicity, or news, entertainment and/or information purposes, without further consent and without compensation, and releasing the University of Manitoba, its affiliates, representatives, employees and agents from any and all liability of any kind whatsoever arising out of the Winner’s participation in the Contest and/or receipt and execution of any prize awarded.

7. PRIZES 
The prizes are hereafter referred to as the “Prize(s)”. A Prize winner is hereafter referred to as a “Winner”. There are two (2) Prizes available to be won. The Winner(s) of the Contest may receive one of two fifty dollar ($50) gift cards to Amazon.ca.

Winners are limited to one prize per weekly Module entry. The specifics of the Prize shall be solely determined by the University of Manitoba Career Services. No cash or other prize substitution shall be permitted except at University of Manitoba Career Services’ discretion. Prizes are non-transferable. 

All expenses related to mailing or shipping to Winner will be the sole responsibility of the University of Manitoba Career Services’ Office. Any and all other Prize-related expenses, including without limitation any and all federal, provincial, and/or local taxes, shall be the sole responsibility of Winner.

No substitution of Prize or transfer/assignment of Prize to others or request for the cash equivalent by Winner is permitted. Acceptance of Prize constitutes permission for the University of Manitoba Career Services Office to use the Winner’s name, image and likeness for purposes of advertising and trade without further compensation, unless prohibited by law.

8. ODDS
The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.

9. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
The University of Manitoba, its affiliates, representatives, employees, agents, insurers and assigns shall not be in any manner whatsoever be liable or responsible for theft, loss, technical malfunctions, computer and/or telephone network malfunctions, software problems, online traffic congestion, any human or computer generated error, which may in any manner affect the receipt of Contest entries, the notification of winners, the awarding or distribution of any prize under the Contest.

10. INDEMNIFICATION
By entering the Contest, entrant releases and holds the University of Manitoba, its affiliates, representatives, employees, agents, insurers, and assigns, harmless from any and all liability for any injuries, loss or damage of any kind to the entrant or any other person, including personal injury, death, or property damage, resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, use or misuse of any Prize, participation in the Contest, any breach of the Contest Rules, or in any Prize-related activity. The entrant agrees to fully indemnify Releasees from any and all claims by third parties relating to the Contest, including without limitation any claims of infringement of rights to copyright, privacy and/or personality.

11. PRIVACY
The University of Manitoba will not be collecting any personal information of any kind during the Contest, other than to notify prizewinners and showcase winning images. This information will not be kept past the Contest finish.

12. GENERAL
If for any reason the online portion of this Contest is not capable of being completed as planned including, but not limited to computer virus, bugs, tampering, technical failures or other causes beyond the control of the University of Manitoba, the University of Manitoba reserves the right to cancel, suspend or modify the Contest.

The University of Manitoba, its affiliates, representatives, employees and agents assume no liability whatsoever for damage to any person, or to their computer or other property, arising from their actual or attempted participation in the Contest in any manner whatsoever, or in the awarding of any prize.