> Dear students,
Dr. Jody Rebek (LinkedIn
<https://ca.linkedin.com/in/jody-lynn-rebek-ph-d-550aba1>) from Algoma
University is inviting you to participate in a mindfulness research study
called "Awaken U: Mixed Method Research of Mindfulness in Undergraduate
> As a participant, you will engage in weekly mindfulness practices to
complete an 8-week program (which will take about one to two hours per week
or as much time as you'd like), and you may withdraw your participation at
any time. You will have the opportunity to help design the program by
voting on your preferences for the weekly mindfulness activities. If you’re
interested, you will be asked to sign the attached consent form and fill
out the intake form <https://forms.gle/gsUvzaq3M7Leg1RRA>. The consent form
contains all the precautions Dr. Rebek is taking to ensure participant
identity remains confidential, as well as the benefits and risks to your
participation. The intake form <https://forms.gle/gsUvzaq3M7Leg1RRA> will
register you for Awaken U.
> The minimum participants will be required to do is complete the pre and
post survey, and provide consent to the use of course artifacts prepared.
Some participants will also be invited to participate in an interview and
focus group at the end of the program if they consent.
> Please contact awakenu2021(a)gmail.com if you have any questions or are
interested in participating.
At the University of Manitoba, we are committed to communicate and apply knowledge, and to contribute to the health and well-being of the people of Manitoba, Canada and the world. This mission is embedded into everything we do, and inspires us to act in the best interest of our community.
With the test positively rate in Manitoba increasing as the COVID-19 pandemic third wave swells, we as a community need to follow public health orders and take all necessary steps to keep ourselves and each other safe.
I encourage faculty, staff and students to get vaccinated as soon as you are eligible. Becoming vaccinated not only benefits you, it protects your family, friends, classmates and co-workers. In particular, it helps protect the most vulnerable among us including those who may not be eligible to receive a vaccine.
We are all eager to safely return to in-person instruction, athletics, performances, social gatherings and all the meaningful activity that adds to the richness of the university experience. The vaccine gives us great hope that we will be able to get to the other side of this pandemic and resume the in-person engagement we all miss so dearly.
Please continue to visit the COVID recovery webpage<https://umanitoba.ca/coronavirus> for the latest COVID-19 updates and safety information as it relates to our UM community. You can also find information on the safety and efficacy of approved coronavirus vaccines<https://umanitoba.ca/coronavirus/vaccine-information> and where to get vaccinated.
Vaccines save lives and contribute to a better quality of life for all. Let's do our part to create a safer, healthier Manitoba.
Michael Benarroch, Ph.D.
President and Vice-Chancellor
202 Administration Building, University of Manitoba
Winnipeg MB R3T 2N2 Canada
Congratulations! We are almost at the close of an extraordinary school year, and you've shown incredible flexibility and tenacity. Well done, Bisons!
As we head into Winter exams, please take some time to review the exam resources<https://umanitoba.ca/registrar/final-exams/final-exam-supports-students> that have been designed specifically for this remote learning period. Also consider the technology tips and resources<https://umanitoba.ca/student-supports/academic-supports/academic-learning/s…> that were developed to help you navigate virtual exams successfully. Lastly, I cannot stress enough how important it is to familiarize yourself with the University's expectations regarding Academic Integrity and the five values that guide us in undertaking academic work: honesty, trust, fairness, respect, responsibility and courage. Further information, resources and helpful tips are found at this site<https://umanitoba.ca/student-supports/academic-supports/academic-integrity>.
As you know, UM's compassionate grading options<https://umanitoba.ca/coronavirus/resources-students#academic-support> are currently in effect, and you have until May 31st to make your decision as to whether to exclude a Fall 2020 grade, a Winter 2021 grade, or the grade from one course that spans both of those terms. Until then, please focus on your final assignments and exams. If and when you would like to discuss this option, please contact an academic advisor<https://umanitoba.ca/student-supports/academic-supports/academic-advising>.
If you have questions about exams, course registrations, resources, grading rules, or anything UM-related I encourage you to reach out to the new Virtual Advising Help Centre (VAHC). You can speak with someone by phone call, live chat or email seven days a week. Big questions or small, the VAHC can help you find an answer. Access this resource through the webpage<https://umanitoba.ca/virtual-advising-help-centre>, or UM Learn.
Spring Convocation 2021 will be held virtually June 15-17th, on an exciting, new interactive platform. While we can't offer the in-person ceremony our grads hope for, our virtual convocation provides an opportunity for friends and family from around the world to witness this important milestone. Learn more here<https://news.umanitoba.ca/announcement-spring-convocation-2021-to-be-held-v…>.
As you are finishing up papers and projects and preparing for final exams, remember that you can access help through the Libraries<https://umanitoba.ca/libraries/help-and-services/get-help> and the Academic Learning Centre<https://umanitoba.ca/student-supports/academic-supports/academic-learning>. Student supports<https://umanitoba.ca/student-supports> are always available to you too!
I know this has been a tough year. Please know that we are here to help you get across the finish line.
Bon chance! Good luck!
Laurie M. Schnarr, MA (she/her)
Office of the Provost and Vice-President (Academic)
University of Manitoba
208 Administration Building
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2
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The survey is administered by an independent research agency called Alterline<https://alterline.co.uk/>.
You are invited to participate in a cross-Canada research study to evaluate post-secondary student stress led by Dr. Brooke Linden (Principal Investigator, Queen’s University). The Post-Secondary Student Stressors Index (PSSI) was designed to help post-secondary institutions across Canada better target campus mental health services, with the ultimate goal of improving mental health outcomes for students.
To ensure that the PSSI would serve students in the best possible way, students were involved heavily throughout the development and testing of this tool. Now it’s time to use the PSSI at post-secondary institutions across Canada to improve our understanding of the types of stressors students are managing in different parts of the country.
We are looking for student volunteers to complete an online survey. The first survey was conducted in October, and the second was conducted in January. If you did not participate in the survey in October or January, you can still participate this month! The survey should take you about 20 mins to complete.
As a thank you for participating, you will have the opportunity to submit your e-mail into a draw after each survey for a chance to win one of several $50 gift cards.
If you are interested in participating, please read the attached Letter of Information below prior to completing the survey. The survey can be accessed at the following link:
Dr. Brooke Linden, PhD
Project Principal Investigator