Academic Calendar

Important Notice

The University of Manitoba reserves the right to make changes in the information contained in the Undergraduate Calendar and the Graduate Calendar without prior notice. The University of Manitoba web site, umanitoba.ca is a source for updated information.

Not every course listed in the Undergraduate Calendar or the Graduate Calendar will be offered in this academic year.

It is the responsibility of all students:

  • To familiarize themselves each year with the university’s academic regulations and policy in general;
  • To familiarize themselves with the regulations and policies applying specifically to their faculty, school, or program;
  • To familiarize themselves with the specific graduation requirements of the degree, diploma, or certificate they are seeking; and
  • To ensure that the courses they have selected are appropriate to their programs.

In the event of an inconsistency between the general academic regulations and policies published in the Undergraduate Calendar and the Graduate Calendar, and such regulations and policies established by Senate and the councils of the faculties and schools, the version established by Senate and the councils of the faculties and schools shall prevail.

The regulations and policies contained in this year’s editions of the Undergraduate Calendar and the Graduate Calendar apply, subject to change, only for the academic year indicated on the cover page of each publication.

The material in the current editions of the Undergraduate Calendar and the Graduate Calendar was submitted by the academic and administrative units concerned. The university neither represents nor warrants that all general information and course references used in these publications is accurate although reasonable efforts have been used to check the accuracy of the information.

“Students also agree by the act of registration to be bound by the regulations, policies, procedures, bylaws and rules of the University of Manitoba that are in effect at the time of registration, including any amendments which may be enacted during the period of their registration. Students agree by the act of registration to be bound by the regulations, policies, procedures, bylaws and rules of the faculty or program in which they have registered, including any amendments which may be made during the period of their registration.  Students also acknowledge that such amendments may have retroactive application.  Students also acknowledge that such regulations, policies, procedures, bylaws and rules will include, but are not limited to, those related to COVID-19 health and safety rules, protocols and processes.

No liability shall be incurred by the University of Manitoba for any loss or damage directly or indirectly suffered or incurred by any student, or any party claiming through or under any student, as a result of interruption or delays in, failure to provide or termination, of services, courses or classes arising out of cause or causes beyond its control including but not limited to acts of God, fires, floods, riots, wars, strikes or lockouts, mass casualty events, local, regional or global outbreak of disease or other public health emergency, social distancing or quarantine restriction, legislative or regulatory requirements, unusually severe weather, failure of public utility or common carrier, or attacks or other malicious acts, including but not limited to attacks on or through the internet, or any internet service, telecommunications provider or hosting facility, damage to university property, financial exigency, or any other occurrence beyond the control of the University. Further, the University of Manitoba shall not be liable for any losses or damage suffered by a student who discloses his/her personal identification number (PIN) to anyone other than a university employee in the course of registration.

In March 2020, a global pandemic of the virus leading to COVID-19 was declared by the World Health Organization. The Governments of Canada, the Province of Manitoba, and local Governments responded and continues to respond to the pandemic with legislative amendments, controls, orders, by-laws, requests and requirements (collectively, the “Governmental Response”). It is uncertain how long the pandemic, and the related Governmental Response, will continue, and it is unknown whether there may be future resurgences of the virus leading to COVID-19 or any further mutation thereof (collectively, the “Virus”) and resulting or supplementary renewed Government Response. Without limiting the foregoing paragraph, the University of Manitoba shall not be liable for and direct or indirect costs, losses or damages associated with any claim, loss or any failure, delay or termination in performance arising out of: 

a.                    the continued spread of or exposure to the Virus;

b.                   the continuation of or renewed Governmental Response to control the spread of the Virus; and

c.                    a decision of the University of Manitoba, made on an organization-wide basis and in good faith, to control the spread of the Virus, even if exceeding the then current specific Government Response. 

Specifically, the COVID-19 pandemic may necessitate revisions to the format of course offerings. Tuition and mandatory fees have been set regardless of the method of instruction and will not be refunded in the event of a change in the method of instruction during any part of the academic year. In addition, scheduled dates and times may be extended or changed by the University of Manitoba as required.  The University of Manitoba will notify students promptly of any such delays or changes and shall, so far as practicable use reasonable efforts to minimize and mitigate any such changes or delays.”

Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA)

This personal information is being collected under the authority of The University of Manitoba Act. It will be used for the purposes of admission, registration, assessment of academic status, and communication with the student. It may be used for administrative research in support of provision of education and general administration of the University. It may be disclosed to other educational institutions, government departments, and co-sponsoring organizations, and, for those students who are members of UMSU, it will be disclosed to the University of Manitoba Students’ Union. Upon graduation, the student’s name and address, together with information on degrees, diplomas, and certificates earned will be given to and maintained by the alumni records department in order to assist the University’s advancement and development efforts. Information regarding graduation and awards may be made public. 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 personal information, contact the Access and Privacy Office (tel. 204-474-9844),

The University of Manitoba
233 Elizabeth Dafoe Library
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, R3T 2N2.

Disclosure of Personal Information to Statistics Canada

The Federal Statistics Act provides the legal authority for Statistics Canada to obtain access to personal information held by educational institutions. The information may be used only for statistical purposes, and the confidentiality provisions of the Statistics Act prevent the information from being released in any way that would identify a student. At any time, students who do not wish to have their information used are able to ask Statistics Canada to remove their identifying information from the national database. Further information on the use of this information can be obtained from Statistics Canada’s website or by writing to the:

Post-Secondary Section, Centre for Education Statistics
17th Floor, R.H. Coats Building
Tunney’s Pasture, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, K1A 0T6.