About Us


The central mission of academic advising is to foster student academic success using an integrated system of developmental, holistic and proactive advising.

  • 1. UM Advising Council established as a standing committee. Met until 2016.
  • 2. UM established and continues to support University Advising Services Coordinator role.
  • 3. UM establishes a system of central and distributed advising offices (staffing).
  • 4. Advising Services Coordinator has an approved operational plan that includes ongoing staff development.
  • 5. Functional Advising website in place.
  • 6. Advising Services Coordinator maintains membership in NACADA and MAP.
  • 7. Academic advisors partner with each other for knowledge, connections, information sharing via UMAE and other meetings

  • 1.The following academic advising resources are available:
    • a. Degree Audit: Includes graduation checks/progression and what-if scenarios (in development).
    • b. Cultural support.
    • c. Holistic support.
    • d. Career Compass.
    • e. Accessible advising.
    • f. University policies/procedures.
  • 2. The Undergraduate Calendar is the established academic authority for program entry, progression and completion requirements.
  • 3. Banner/Aurora is the foundation of the University’s student information system.
  • 4. A working group meets to understand advising tools and develop knowledge to support the advising requirements.

Academic advisors work with students to create academic success, following the 5 Es of the academic advising partnership. The goals of the advising partnership are to:

  • Engage – develop ownership and responsibility for decisions.
  • Empower – foster self-awareness and understanding of services that are available.
  • Enjoy – students will find satisfaction in the advising experience.
  • Experience – students will fully involve themselves in the academic experience.
  • Encompass – students will acquire and use a world view.

  • 1. Provide direct entry options to U1 and faculties, allowing progression to professional programs based on interest, decidedness, and academic preparedness.
  • 2. Academic units have progression timeline options to guide students to degree completion.
  • 3. Provide transition and orientation tools, activities, and events to assist students to navigate, learn, and use the University’s culture, systems, and resources.
  • 4. Provide access to standards of ethical behaviour, including academic integrity, codes of conduct, and professional conduct (not exclusive to the items listed).
  • 5. Provide a dedicated web-based information hub of non-academic support, information, guidance and resources.
  • 6. UM website includes experiential learning and extra-curricular activities.

Advisors of the University of Manitoba are found in each of the faculties/units. They will assist you as you enter the university, as you navigate the options and choices that open up to you, and work with you to develop the skills and abilities that will help you make the most of your time at the university. Advisors will describe the options that are available to you throughout your time as a student.

Advisors will point you in the directions of important resources that can be consulted as you make important decisions for your future. Advisors can assist you with the responsibilities and opportunities that are available to you in this environment. Thinking about your academic preparation is an important part of the process, and this website provides you with links and resources you will find useful.


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Brigitte Wiebe

University Advising Services Coordinator

204 Tier Building
University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Canada

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