UM has begun the process of developing a digital strategy. The overall goal is to build and transform our digital capability to support the mission of UM and deliver excellence in the experiences that matter to faculty, staff, and students.
As one of the first steps in developing a digital strategy, we would like to gather information about the current landscape of digital capability at UM, your experiences with digital, and your thoughts on future considerations.
We want to hear from everyone at UM.
We would appreciate you completing this short (<5 min.) survey on digital capability and technology, as well as your reflections and experiences at UM.
You will find the survey here for the next two weeks:
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Thank you - we appreciate your time.
Sent on behalf of the Digital Strategy Steering Committee.
Office of the Vice-Provost (Students)
Office of the Provost and Vice-President (Academic)
University of Manitoba
208 Administration Building
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2
Student Affairs - Leaders in cultivating exceptional student experiences
We acknowledge and respect that the University of Manitoba is located on original lands of the Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene peoples, and on the homeland of the Métis Nation.
As exam time approaches, more students are studying on campus, and daylight saving time is bringing darkness at an earlier hour, we want to remind everyone to stay alert. UM is committed to your safety, and has many protocols, programs, and tools in place to help keep you safe.
Security Services would like to remind everyone about the Safe Walk Program<https://umanitoba.ca/security/um-safe>, which allows you to request a safe walk 24 hours a day on Fort Garry or Bannatyne campuses. You are also encouraged to contact Security Services any time to report any suspicious activity. Security Services encourages everyone to download the UM SAFE app<https://umanitoba.ca/campus/security/programs/1375.html> and explore safety features such as Work Alone, Friend Walk and the instant emergency notification tool, Mobile Blue Light. The app is available free for download from the App Store and Google Play. Further information on the app can be found on the Security Services webpage<https://umanitoba.ca/campus/security/programs/1375.html>.
Security Services can be reached at all hours every day in the following ways:
* 204-474-9312 (non-emergency)
* 204-474-9341 (emergency)
* 555 from University land lines
* #555 from Rogers and Bell MTS cell phone customers
Should an incident require police, call 911 immediately. Please be mindful of your personal property and do not leave items unattended.
Support and resources
Student supports for everyday life are available to help you succeed during your time at UM. For more info on topics such as wellness and student counselling to academic support, finance and more, visit the student supports webpage<https://umanitoba.ca/student-supports>.
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MESSAGE FROM MARIO PINTO, VICE-PRESIDENT (RESEARCH AND INTERNATIONAL)
Just a few short weeks ago I began in my new role as UM's Vice-President (Research and International)<https://news.umanitoba.ca/b-mario-pinto-appointed-ums-new-vice-president-re…>. This is a return to Canada for me, having previously served as Griffith University's Deputy Vice Chancellor Research and Director, Gold Coast Health & Knowledge Precinct in Australia.
I invite you to join me on THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1 at 9:00AM in the Multi-Purpose Room, 2nd Floor, UMSU University Centre when I will share my vision to increase research impact at the global scale through cross-disciplinary collaboration and a plurality of perspectives. A strong foundation already exists at UM, and I look forward to using that foundation as a springboard to the next level.
After a brief presentation on my initial thoughts, I will engage in conversation to learn from you about aspirations, issues, gaps and how the VPRI portfolio can provide better support to researchers and research trainees. The session will be followed by refreshments so that I can talk with you in a more informal manner.
This is a hybrid event, with both in-person and online options to attend. RSVP by November 25 to rsvp(a)umanitoba.ca<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org?subject=A%20conversation%20about%20research%20and%20innovation%20-%20Join%20me%20on%20December%201>
A link to the virtual event will be made available closer to the event date.
You can also see the calendar listing<https://eventscalendar.umanitoba.ca/site/campus/event/a-conversation-with-d…>, and feel free to share with other members of our university community. All are welcome.
I look forward to connecting with you.
B. Mario Pinto, Ph.D., FRSC
Vice-President (Research & International)
University of Manitoba
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The University of Manitoba campuses are located on original lands of the Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene peoples, and on the homeland of the Métis Nation.