Environmental Science Minor
|ENVR 1000||Environmental Science 1 - Concepts||3|
|ENVR 2000||Environmental Science 2 - Issues||3|
|Select 12 credit hours of ENVR courses numbered at the 2000-level or above.||12|
Advanced Entry into the degree programs is summarized in Overview.
The courses required in this program will satisfy the University Mathematics Requirements.
Important: The Honours and Major programs need not be completed in the manner prescribed in the chart above. The chart indicates one possible arrangement of the required courses and is meant to be a guide around which students can plan their program.
- To fulfil prerequisite requirements, a grade of 'C' must be achieved, unless otherwise stated, in any course stipulated as a prerequisite to a further course.
- Students should review the current course topics available through ENVR 2010, ENVR 2020, ENVR 3000, ENVR 3010, ENVR 3020, ENVR 4000, ENVR 4010, and ENVR 4020 as well as those offered through GEOG 3740, GEOG 3750, GEOG 3760, GEOG 3770 and GEOG 4670. Also, all courses are not offered every year or every term. The course schedule for the current academic term is available from the Class Schedule in Aurora.
- Students registering in certain courses may be required to participate in field trips or field components and pay a portion of the associated expenses. For details, contact the Department of Environment and Geography general office.
- Equivalent courses offered through Université de Saint-Boniface may be used in lieu of the specified course identified in the program requirements chart.
- Admission to the Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources
- Direct Entry from Highschool
- Admission from University 1
- Admission as a Transfer Student
- Admission as a Visiting Student
- Admission as a Second Degree Student
- Admission as a Special Student (After Degree Students)
- Auditing Students
- Degree Regulations and Services Applicable to all Programs in the Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources
- Courses Offered in Other Faculties and Schools Acceptable for Credit in the Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources
- Available Minors in Departments and Faculties
- University Written English and Mathematics Requirement
- Science and Faculty of Arts Course Requirements
- Changes in Program Requirements
- Prerequisite and Corequisite Courses
- Course Availability
- Repeated Courses and Attempted Credit Hours
- Voluntary Withdrawals
- Authorized Withdrawals
- Residence Requirement
- Letter of Permission to Take Courses at Another University
- Dean's Honour List
- Academic Warning, Probation, Academic Suspension and Special Students (Academic Standing)
- Academic Misconduct
- Termwork and Debarment
- Deferred (missed) Examinations
- Challenge for Credit
- Appeals Involving Academic Regulations
- Riddell Faculty Student Advisor Office Hours
- Student Responsibility & Application to Graduate
Faculty Academic Regulations
Admission to the Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources
Admission information, rules, regulations and requirements are subject to change from year to year; those found in this publication are specific to the academic year for which it was written.
The following is a summary of the admission requirements. All admission requirements, as well as application deadline dates and forms, are included in the Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources Applicant Information Bulletin that is available from the Admissions Office, Enrolment Services, 424 University Centre; this information is also posted on the University of Manitoba website.
Faculty admission is determined on the basis of a 2.00 Cumulative Grade Point Average on a minimum of 24 credit hours of course work from a recognized institution. Note: For students completing the Bachelor of Arts in Geography, entry is based on a Degree Standards Table.
Degree programs may define additional entrance requirements and students are referred to the appropriate section of this Chapter for further details as follows:
Students must apply to be considered eligible for admission to the Riddell Faculty. Application information is available from the Admissions Office, Enrolment Services, 424 University Centre. This information is also available in the Riddell Faculty Dean's Office, 440 Wallace Building, and is posted on the University's Admissions website .
Direct Entry from Highschool
Eligible students may apply to enter the Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources upon completion of a high school diploma. Eligible students must meet the criteria listed in the Direct Entry Programs Bulletin.
For the most current admission requirements, refer to the Direct Entry Programs Bulletin
University 1 students are encouraged to apply for admission to a degree program in the Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources once they have completed 24 credit hours of course work and have met the minimum entrance requirements of their intended degree program.
Admission as a Transfer Student
Students applying for admission from other recognized universities or colleges are called 'transfer students'. For the University of Manitoba's general policy on transfer of credit and advanced standing, refer to the Admissions website.
To be eligible for admission to the Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources, transfer students must have completed no fewer than 24 credit hours of university level course work and satisfied the minimum performance requirements of the intended degree program. Transfer students who have completed less than 24 credit hours must register in University 1 or Extended Education to complete the required credit hours of course work. Students with more than 24 credit hours who are not admissible to the Riddell Faculty should consider applying to Extended Education as their alternative choice.
Students on academic suspension as a result of work completed at another post-secondary institution or another Faculty will not normally be considered for admission to the Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources until the suspension has been served.
Transfer of Credit
The University of Manitoba assesses transfer credit as a part of the application process. Assessment of prior course work for admissions or transfer credit will only take place after an application has been submitted. The University of Manitoba transfer credit equivalencies database is now available as a reference tool to look up current course assessments. Please take note of the guidelines outlined on the database access page as these course assessments are subject to change.
See the Admissions section of the Calendar. Courses completed at an external institution ten years prior to registration in the Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources are not considered for transfer of credit. Students should contact a Riddell Faculty student advisor regarding transfer credit.
University College of the North and the University of Manitoba Articulation Agreement NRM Technology Diploma (UCN)/ Bachelor of Environmental Science (U of M)
Graduates of the 2 Year Natural Resource Management Technology Diploma from University College of the North may apply for admission into the Bachelor of Environmental Science program in the Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources at the University of Manitoba. Successful applicants will be granted 60 credit hours on admission towards the completion of the 120 credit hour Bachelor of Environmental Science degree.
Students should contact a Riddell Faculty student advisor regarding more information.
Admission as a Visiting Student
Visiting students may apply for admission to the Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources on the basis of a Letter of Permission from the Registrar or appropriate Dean of her/his home institution. Certain restrictions may be placed on the kind and number of courses in which a student will be allowed to register. Visiting students may wish to contact a Riddell Faculty student advisor in the Faculty Dean's Office for further information.
Admission as a Second Degree Student
Students possessing a first degree from a recognized university program with a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average of 2.00 on their first degree may be eligible for admission as a Second Degree student provided they have completed the minimum coursework entrance requirements for their intended degree program.
Second Degree requirements may be shortened by up to 60 credit hours and, once admitted, students will be expected to satisfy all continuation and graduation requirements in the degree program. Second Degree students are not required to satisfy the University Written English and Mathematics requirement. See a Riddell Faculty student advisor for specific information on degree requirements following completion of the first degree.
After Degree Special Student
Students who have successfully completed a first degree from a recognized university program with a cumulative Grade Point Average of 2.00 or better are eligible for admission as Special Students.
Prospective applicants who hold a previously completed degree may enroll in degree credit courses in the Faculty as a Special Student provided that they are not at the time interested in pursuing a degree. As noted in the university admission requirements, such courses may subsequently be accepted as credit towards a degree, diploma or certificate at the discretion of program deans or directors.
Students who wish to audit courses must have written permission from the instructor of the desired course before they can register. Auditing students must register in-person in their Faculty of registration. The Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources prohibits auditors from registering in courses until after the initial access period.
Degree Regulations and Services Applicable to all Programs in the Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources
Courses Offered in Other Faculties and Schools Acceptable for Credit in the Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources
Students who are registered in the Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources may take any course offered by another faculty or school for credit towards their degree, subject to permission from the department head (or designate) and/or a Riddell Faculty student advisor.
Available Minors in Departments and Faculties
Students in the B.A.Geography (Honours), Bachelor of Environmental Science, Bachelor of Environmental Studies, Bachelor of Science in Geological Sciences (Geology and Geophysics) and Bachelor of Science in Physical Geography degree programs may, if they wish, declare and complete a Minor from departments and interdisciplinary programs in which a Minor is offered. Students registered in the B.A. Geography (General; Advanced) and B.Sc. Geological Sciences (General) are required to complete a Minor prior to graduation. Students may not, however, declare both their Major and Minor from the same subject area. For example: a student in B.A. Geography program may not declare a minor in physical geography; a student in Environmental Science program may not declare a minor in Environmental Studies, etc.. Students can declare only one minor. For specific requirements to complete a Minor, please refer to the relevant Faculty/School's chapter in the Academic Calendar.
It should be noted that for Honours students any consideration of completing a Minor should be made early due to restricted opportunities in later years in their programs.
A Minor will normally consist of at least 18 credit hours, with a minimum of 12 credit hours being at the 2000-, 3000-, and 4000-levels (although there are some exceptions). Courses required in a student's specific degree program are acceptable for use in a chosen Minor, subject to the Riddell Faculty regulation stating that students may not declare both their Major and Minor from the same department or interdisciplinary program.
Students planning to enrol in the I.H. Asper School of Business [Management Minor] must consult a Riddell Faculty student advisor as enrolment in these minor programs is limited. The Management Minor consists of any 18 credit hours in courses offered by the Asper School of Business.
University Written English and Mathematics Requirement
Students are required to complete the University Written English and Mathematics requirement within their first 60 credit hours as outlined in the General Academic Regulations, Residence and Written English and Mathematics Requirements.
A list of all courses that satisfy the Written English and Mathematics requirements can be found in Approved English and Mathematics Courses. Course numbers of designated written English courses are marked with a 'W' and designated Mathematics courses are marked with an 'M'.
Students may wish to consider GEOG 2900W, ENVR 2810W, GEOL 3130W, and/or GEOG 3810M to satisfy these requirements. In addition, the Department of Environment and Geography offers several courses annually through Distance Education that satisfy the 'W' requirement.
Science and Faculty of Arts Course Requirements
Students are required to take 6 credit hours from the Faculty of Arts and 6 credit hours of science coursework.
For course subjects taught by the Faculty of Arts refer to the Faculty of Arts for a complete listing.
Students may complete any combination of the courses listed below adding up to six credit hours to satisfy the 6 credit hours science requirement.
Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources
|ENVR 1000||Environmental Science 1 - Concepts||3|
|ENVR 2000||Environmental Science 2 - Issues||3|
|GEOG 1290||Introduction to Physical Geography||3|
|GEOG 1291||Introduction à la géographie physique||3|
|GEOG 2200||Introduction to Thematic Cartography (TS)||3|
|GEOG 2272||Natural Hazards (PS)||3|
|GEOG 2520||Geography of Natural Resources (HS)||3|
|GEOG 2540||Weather and Climate (PS)||3|
|GEOG 2541||Météorologie et climatologie (PS)||3|
|GEOG 2550||Geomorphology (PS)||3|
|GEOG 2551||Géomorphologie (PS)||3|
|GEOG 2700||Introduction to Arctic System Science||3|
|GEOG 2930||Introduction to Oceanography||3|
|GEOG 3390||Introduction to Climate Change and Its Causes (PS)||3|
|GEOG 3730||Geographic Information Systems (TS)||3|
|GEOL 1340||The Dynamic Earth||3|
|GEOL 1400||Time-Trekker's Travelog: Our Evolving Earth||3|
|GEOL 1410||Natural Disasters and Global Change||3|
|GEOL 1420||Exploring the Planets||3|
|GEOL 2350||Canada Rocks: The Geology of Canada||3|
|GEOL 2390||Environmental Geology||3|
|GEOL 2440||Structural Geology 1||3|
|GEOL 2500||Introduction to Mineralogy||3|
|GEOL 2570||Energy and Mineral Resources||3|
Faculty of Science
All courses offered by the Faculty of Science.
Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences
|AGRI 1600||Introduction to Agrifood Systems||3|
|ENTM 1000||World of Bugs||3|
|ENTM 2050||Introductory Entomology||3|
|PLNT 1000||Urban Agriculture||3|
|PLNT 2500||Crop Production||3|
|SOIL 3060||Introduction to Agrometeorology||3|
|SOIL 3520||Pesticides: Environment, Economics and Ethics||3|
|SOIL 3600||Soils and Landscapes in Our Environment||3|
For course titles and descriptions see the relevant faculty entries in this Calendar.
Changes in Program Requirements
Once students have successfully completed any portion of a degree program, they will not be required to meet new course requirements subsequently stipulated for that portion of the program, whether the requirements be for the Faculty or for an individual degree program. Students are required to complete their program in its entirety as outlined in the Calendar effective upon the point of admission to the Faculty and program.
Prerequisite and Corequisite Courses
Minimum grades of “C” are required in all courses listed as prerequisites, except as otherwise noted in the course descriptions published in each department and program section of this chapter. If a course is a prerequisite for a second course, the prerequisite must be met in order to continue in the second course.
Some course descriptions will indicate that a specific course is a pre- or corequisite for the course in which you wish to register. If you have not previously taken the specific course, you may register for it in the same term.
Where a course identifies another course as a corequisite, both courses must be taken at the same time.
All courses listed in this Calendar are not offered every year. Students are referred to the Class Schedule for current information.
The Department of Environment and Geography offers numerous courses under the following course numbers: GEOG 3770, GEOG 4670, GEOG 3740, GEOG 3750, GEOG 3760, ENVR 2010, ENVR 2020, ENVR 3000, ENVR 3010, ENVR 3020, ENVR 4000, ENVR 4010, and ENVR 4020.
Repeated Courses and Attempted Credit Hours
Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources students are subject to the University of Manitoba regulations, General Academic Regulations, Academic Evaluation, Repeating a Course and the Riddell Faculty degree regulations regarding eligibility to repeat a course. Repeating a course will not result in the removal of the first attempt and grade in that course from the student’s record. The course will appear on the transcript as many times as it has been repeated. When a course has been repeated or an equivalent course is taken, only the attempt in which the highest grade was achieved shall be counted towards a student’s degree. Grades from all course completions will be used in the calculation of the DGPA, TGPA and CGPA.
There is no limit to the number of credit hours permitted in the degree programs in the Faculty provided a student does not exceed the credit hour limit of failed courses stated for specific programs.
Limited Access (see University Policy and Procedures-Limited Access section 2.5) will not affect registration for the 2021-2022 Academic Year (including Summer Term 2022).
Effective 2018 Winter Term - Limited Access in Effect
Limited Access is a registration rule that allows students who have never before completed, or voluntarily withdrawn, from a course (or its equivalent) the opportunity to register for the course before students who are repeating or have previously withdrawn from the course.
If a student has previously taken a course and received a final grade, or voluntarily withdrawn from the course (VW)1, any future attempt to take that course or its equivalent is considered a repeated course.
Effective Winter 2018, Limited Access will prevent a student from registering or placing themselves on the waitlist for a course (or equivalent) being repeated until the "Limited Access Term Expiry Date" has passed.
Limited Access applies for three consecutive terms following the term that the course in question was last completed or voluntarily withdrawn (VW).
During these three terms of Limited Access, a student may register to repeat a course, without permission, only when the Limited Access Term Expiry Date has passed.
Once the three terms of Limited Access has expired, any student wishing to repeat a course must request permission to do so from the Riddell Faculty Dean’s Office prior to registration in order to register or place themselves on the waitlist for a course prior to the "Limited Access Term Expiry Date”.
A previous VW is only considered a repeat if the student voluntarily withdrew in Winter 2017 or later.
The responsibility for initiating withdrawals rests solely with the student. When eligible to do so, Voluntary Withdrawals must be done through Aurora Student. No withdrawals will be permitted after the deadlines posted in the Academic Schedule.
There is currently no limit on the number of Voluntary Withdrawal hours a student can accumulate.
Students who have valid and documented reasons for withdrawal, such as medical illness or compassionate circumstances, may be authorized to withdraw without penalty. Requests for authorized withdrawals must be submitted in writing to a Riddell Faculty student advisor. The Office of Student Advocacy located at 520 University Centre (204 474-7423, or email) is available to provide information and assistance.
Students are required to complete a minimum number of credit hours at the University of Manitoba. Students should refer to their degree program for further information:
- Bachelor of Arts in Geography Degree Regulations and Program Description and Courses Offered by
- Bachelor of Science in Physical Geography Degree Regulations and Program Description and Courses Offered by
- Bachelor of Environmental Science and Bachelor of Environmental Studies Degree Regulations and Program Descriptions and Courses Offered by
- Department of Earth Sciences: Bachelor of Science in Geological Sciences - Geology, Geophysics, and General Degree Regulations and Program Descriptions and Courses Offered by
The courses used to satisfy the residence requirement must be acceptable for credit by the degree program in the Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources. Residence requirements apply to both first and second degree students.
Letter of Permission to Take Courses at Another University
Students wishing to complete courses at another institution for credit at this university must obtain written permission (Letter of Permission) from the Registrar's Office prior to registering at the other institution or no credit will be permitted. Any earned grades are transferred and form part of the degree Grade Point Average, when applicable. Students who register for courses elsewhere without a Letter of Permission must reapply to the Faculty.
Students who are on academic suspension may not elect courses at another institution for credit toward an Environment, Earth, and Resources degree at this university.
Attendance at Other Institutions
Students who attend other post-secondary institutions without a Letter of Permission must reapply for admission to the Faculty before the application deadline and be academically competitive for admission. Similarly, students registered in the Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources may not be registered at another academic institution at the same time unless they are registered elsewhere on a Letter of Permission. The penalty for unauthorized or undisclosed attendance may be disciplinary withdrawal or academic suspension.
Dean's Honour List
A student's eligibility for the Dean's Honour List designation is evaluated after each term.
Students enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours of course work during a term and who achieve a term Grade Point Average of 3.50 or higher will be placed on the Dean's Honour List. The Dean's Honour List designation will appear on the student's transcript.
Students shall be evaluated after each academic term in which they receive a final grade in a minimum of 4 credit hours, with the assessment being based on the resulting Degree Grade Point Average (DGPA). This assessment will determine a student's academic standing to be: faculty minimum met, academic warning, on probation, suspension warning, or academic suspension.
Degree Grade Point Average (DGPA)
The Degree Grade Point Average (DGPA) is computed from the final grades obtained in all courses attempted that are part of the degree requirements, including applicable courses transferred from other faculties and institutions. Where a course has been repeated or replaced by an approved substitution or equivalent course, all attempts shall be included in the computation.
Faculty Minimum Met
To be in good standing, a student must achieve a 2.00 Degree Grade Point Average at each point of assessment and the notation 'Faculty Minimum Met' will be recorded on the student's transcript. Note: For students completing the Bachelor of Arts in Geography, Faculty Minimum Met is based on a Degree Standards Table.
Degree programs may define additional performance requirements for continuation and graduation. Students should refer to the appropriate section for further details as follows:
- Bachelor of Arts in Geography.
- Bachelor of Science in Physical Geography.
- Bachelor of Environmental Science and Bachelor of Environmental Studies.
- Bachelor of Science in Geological Sciences - Major.
- Bachelor of Science in Geological Sciences - Honours.
- Bachelor of Science in Geological Sciences - General.
Students will receive an academic warning if, at the point of assessment following a term, s/he fails to achieve the required minimum performance level. The notation 'Academic Warning' will be recorded on the student's transcript.
Those who fail to meet the required minimum performance level following an Academic Warning assessment will be placed on probation. The notation 'On Probation' will be recorded on the student's transcript.
Those who fail to meet the required minimum performance level following an On Probation assessment will be placed on Suspension Warning. The notation, 'Suspension Warning' will be recorded on the student's transcript.
Those who fail to meet the required minimum performance level following a Suspension Warning assessment will be placed on Academic Suspension for One Year. The notation, 'Academic Suspension for One Year' will be recorded on the student's transcript. A student placed on academic suspension is not allowed to register in the Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources during the duration of the suspension.
A student will be placed on academic suspension for two years under the following circumstances:
- Upon return from one year suspension, the student fails to attain a 2.00 degree grade point average in the following two terms after the probationary assessment (see a Riddell Faculty student advisor for information).
- The Faculty calculates that it is mathematically impossible for the student to clear his/her probationary standing by the following assessment period.
- The student exceeds the maximum number of credit hours of failed courses.
The notation, 'Academic Suspension for Two Years', will be recorded on the student's transcript of marks. Those serving two-year suspensions are required to start the degree afresh should they choose to return to the Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources. Students may appeal for transfer of credit up to 30 credit hours in courses in which a minimum grade of 'C' was achieved.
Students should consult with a Riddell Faculty student advisor for further assistance in clearing their academic warning, on probation, suspension warning, or academic suspension academic standing.
Special students that have successfully completed at least 15 credit hours of course work in the Riddell Faculty will be notified by mail / email that given the extent of their studies to date, they are strongly encouraged to consider application to a degree, diploma or certificate program, perhaps through Extended Education or as a Second Degree Student.
- If 6 or more credit hours of coursework in the first 15 are failed course attempts (grades of F or D) students will receive notice by mail / email encouraging them to seek guidance from the Academic Learning Centre and /or from Riddell Faculty student advisors.
Special students that have earned (includes earning F grades) 30 credit hours of course work in the Riddell Faculty will be notified by mail / email that given the extent of their studies that they must either transfer into a degree, diploma or certificate program, or should they wish to continue their studies as non-degree students, to enroll with Extended Education. Special Student status will not be granted by the Riddell Faculty past the 30 credit hour level.
Academic misconduct is intentional cheating, fabrication, impersonation, or plagiarism. It is also knowingly helping or attempting to help others to be dishonest. Academic dishonesty lowers scholastic quality and defrauds others who will eventually depend on their own knowledge and integrity.
Plagiarism or any other form of cheating on examinations, term tests, or assignments is subject to academic penalty as serious as suspension or expulsion from the Faculty or University.
Students who are unsure of what constitutes academic misconduct should refer to the regulations in the General Academic Regulations, Academic Integrity and consult with your professor or instructor.
Termwork and Debarment
A student is responsible for the completion of laboratory work, assignments, tests and other class work as prescribed by the course syllabus. A student who does not meet termwork requirements to the satisfaction of the Associate Dean (Academic) will receive a warning to this effect. If this warning is ignored, a student may be debarred from the course. Any student debarred from a course receives an automatic grade of 'F' in that course.
Deferred (missed) Examinations
A student who is unable to write a final examination because of illness or other incapacity or compassionate reasons should contact a student advisor in the Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources. The appropriate documentation (i.e. a medical certificate or otherwise appropriate documentation certifying the reason for the missed exam) will be required. Students are reminded to contact their home faculty (and not the faculty through which the course is offered). Please see the missed exam information on the faculty website. For information on Incomplete Coursework, Deferred Examinations, Debarment, Academic Dishonesty, etc., refer to the General Academic Regulations.
A complete copy of the Deferred and Supplemental Examinations Procedures can be found in the University Policies and Procedures.
It should in particular be noted that there are no Supplemental Examinations in the Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources.
Challenge for Credit
Some departments at the University of Manitoba offer courses by means of challenge of credit. Since the courses offered in this manner may vary from year to year, any student wishing to challenge a course for credit should contact a Riddell Faculty student advisor in the Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources general office. The Academic Schedule of this Calendar contains the relevant registration deadline dates appropriate to challenge for credit.
Appeals Involving Academic Regulations
The Student Appeals and Discipline Committee in the Faculty considers appeals from students who request special consideration with respect to the rules and regulations governing their degree program and qualifications for graduation.
Appeals should be addressed to: Student Advisor, Secretary Student Appeals and Discipline Committee, General Office, Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources, 440 Wallace Building.
Riddell Faculty Student Advisor Office Hours
Monday through Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Students may schedule an appointment with an Academic Advisor here.
Student Responsibility & Application to Graduate
It is your responsibility to be familiar with the regulations, courses, and graduation requirements of your degree program. You are advised to review the appropriate sections of this Calendar carefully when selecting your courses to ensure compliance with degree program requirements. If you are not sure of how regulations and requirements apply to your case, please consult a Riddell Faculty student advisor. Since a complete graduation check is not done until you have declared your intention to graduate, you are encouraged to make an appointment with a Riddell Faculty student advisor prior to your initial registration access date to confirm you are meeting the degree requirements. Ultimately you are responsible to ensure compliance with degree program requirements.
Every candidate for a degree must make a formal application at the beginning of the term in which they expect to complete graduation requirements, before the last date of the registration revision period.
Undergraduate students need to declare their intent to graduate. This can be done on-line through Aurora. (Log into Aurora, select “Enrolment and Academic Records”, select “Declarations”, and follow the instructions. If the date you wish to graduate does not appear, you will need to contact a Student Advisor in the Dean's Office, 440 Wallace, for assistance.; you may have missed the online application deadline)
Note: While we welcome the opportunity to assist you, it is important for you to realize that it is your responsibility to be familiar with university and Riddell Faculty academic regulations and registration procedures as they are described in this calendar.
Maximum Number of Courses During a Term
You may attempt a maximum of 15 credit hours in any one term unless otherwise stipulated by your program. If you wish to exceed the normal load you may apply in-person at the Faculty Dean's Office, or complete the Application to Exceed Credit Hours form available on the Riddell Faculty web page.
Time Away from the Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources
Have you been away for a While?
Have you attended any other post-secondary institution or another Faculty at the U of M since your last registration in the Riddell Faculty?
If your answer to the above question is no, then you follow these procedures:
Former Riddell Faculty students that have not registered in courses for more than one calendar year and have not attended any other post-secondary institution or faculty at the University of Manitoba will contact a Riddell Faculty student advisor to complete and submit the Request for Permission to Re-Register form to have their record reactivated.
Former Riddell Faculty students previously placed on academic suspension may not re-register until they have served their term of suspension. Upon completion of their suspension, students must contact a Riddell Faculty student advisor in order to have their records updated and activated.
If you answered yes to the above question and you have attended another post-secondary institution or another Faculty at the U of M since your last registration in the Riddell Faculty, you follow these procedures:
Students who have registered in another Faculty or School at the University of Manitoba since their last registration in the Riddell Faculty must apply through the Admissions Office in accordance with the application deadlines and be readmitted before they are eligible to register in the Riddell Faculty again.
Students who have attended another university or institution since their last registration in the Riddell Faculty must apply through the Admissions Office in accordance with the application deadlines and be readmitted before they are eligible to register in the Riddell Faculty again.
- This does not apply to Riddell students who have taken courses at another university or college on the basis of a Letter of Permission granted by this university.
Admitted to the Riddell Faculty - but Never Registered
Students previously admitted to the Riddell Faculty that did not register in the Riddell Faculty in the term of admission must re-apply to the Riddell Faculty if they wish to register as a student in the Riddell Faculty.
- Residence and Written English and Mathematics Requirements
- Course Identification
- Grades and Grade Point Average Calculation
- Academic Evaluation
- Academic Integrity
- Appeals of Grades
- Attendance and Withdrawal
- Deferred and Supplemental Examinations
- Final Examinations
- Hold Status
- Graduation and Convocation
- Personal Information
This chapter contains the regulations and requirements that apply to all students, regardless of faculty or school.
Each faculty and school has its own supplementary regulations and requirements. These are published in the faculty or school chapters of the Academic Calendar. Some faculties and schools also have additional regulations and requirements governing their programs; these are available from the faculty or school.
It is the responsibility of each student to be familiar with the academic regulations and requirements of the University of Manitoba in general and of the specific academic regulations and requirements of their faculty or school of registration. Accordingly, students are asked to seek the advice of advisors in faculty and school general offices whenever there is any question concerning how specific regulations apply to their situations.
Residence Requirements For Graduation
Each faculty and school recommends to the Senate the number of credit hours each student must complete in order to graduate from its programs. Senate also requires each student to complete a minimum number of credit hours at the University of Manitoba -- this is called the “residence requirement.”
Unless otherwise stated in faculty and school chapters, the minimum residence requirement of the University of Manitoba is the work normally associated with one year in the case of programs of three years’ duration, and two years for programs of four years’ duration. Some faculties and schools may have additional residence requirements specified in their program regulations. However, in all cases, the residence requirement is assessed following an appraisal of the educational record of the student applying to transfer credits from another institution or applying to earn credits elsewhere on a letter of permission. The residence requirement is not reduced for students whose “challenge for credit” results in a passing grade.
University English and Mathematics Requirements for Undergraduate Students
All students are required to complete, within the first 60 credit hours of their programs, a minimum of one three credit hour course with significant content in written English, and a minimum of one three credit hour course with significant content in mathematics.
Some degree programs have designated specific written English and mathematics courses to fulfil this requirement.
Price Faculty of Engineering have their own written English requirements.
Some degree programs require that the written English and/or mathematics requirements be completed prior to admission.
See the program descriptions in the faculty and school chapters of the Academic Calendar for details.
Exemptions to the Written English and Mathematics Requirement
- All students with completed baccalaureate degrees and who transfer into any program to which these requirements apply.
- Registered Nurses entering the Bachelor of Nursing Program for Registered Nurses.
- Students admitted before the 1997-98 Regular Session.
- Written English exemption only: Students transferring from Université de Saint-Boniface who have completed a written French requirement (at the university) before transferring to the University of Manitoba will be deemed to have met the written English requirement.
Approved English and Mathematics Courses
A complete list of all courses which satisfy the university written English and mathematics requirement is provided below. (When searching for courses in Aurora, students may search Course Attributes for courses that satisfy the written English and Mathematics requirements).
Note that some programs may restrict the choice of English or Mathematics courses. See the program descriptions in the faculty and school chapters of the Academic Calendar for details.
Written English Courses
|AGRI 2030||Technical Communications||3|
|ANTH 1520||Critical Cultural Anthropology||3|
|ANTH 2020||Relatedness in a Globalizing World||3|
|ANTH 2230||Anthropology of Travel and Tourism||3|
|ANTH 3330||Sex and Sexualities||3|
|ARTS 1110||Introduction to University||3|
|ASIA 1420||Asian Civilizations to 1500 (B)||3|
|ASIA 1430||Asian Civilization from 1500 (B)||3|
|CATH 1190||Introduction to Catholic Studies||3|
|CATH 2010||Literature and Catholic Culture 1||3|
|CATH 2020||Literature and Catholic Culture 2||3|
|CLAS 2612||Greek Literature in Translation||3|
|CLAS 2622||Latin Literature in Translation||3|
|ENGL 0930||English Composition||3|
|ENGL 0940||Writing About Literature||3|
|ENGL 1XXX||All English courses at the 1000 level|
|ENGL 2XXX||All English courses at the 2000 level|
|ENGL 3XXX||All English courses at the 3000 level|
|ENGL 4XXX||All English courses at the 4000 level|
|ENVR 2810||Environmental Critical Thinking and Scientific Research||3|
|ENVR 2810||Environmental Critical Thinking and Scientific Research||3|
|FAAH 2930||Writing about Art||3|
|FILM 2280||Film and Literature||6|
|FORS 2000||Introductory Forensic Science||3|
|GEOG 2900||Geography of Canadian Prairie Landscapes (A)||3|
|GEOL 3130||Communication Methods in the Geological Sciences||3|
|GMGT 1010||Business and Society||3|
|GMGT 2010||Business Communications||3|
|GPE 2700||Perspectives on Global Political Economy||3|
|GRMN 1300||Masterpieces of German Literature in English Translation (C)||3|
|GRMN 1310||Love in German Culture in English Translation (C)||3|
|GRMN 2120||Introduction to German Culture from 1918 to the Present (C)||3|
|GRMN 2130||Introduction to German Culture from the Beginnings to 1918 (C)||3|
|GRMN 2500||Special Topics in German in English Translation (C)||3|
|GRMN 2510||German Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm to Hollywood (C)||3|
|GRMN 3262||Representations of the Holocaust in English Translation (C)||3|
|GRMN 3270||Studies in Contemporary German Cinema (C)||3|
|GRMN 3282||Sex, Gender and Cultural Politics in the German-Speaking World in English Translation (C)||3|
|GRMN 3390||German Representations of War (C)||3|
|GRMN 3510||Special Topics in German in English Translation (C)||3|
|GRMN 3530||Special Topics in Comparative German and Slavic Studies (C)||3|
|HIST 1XXX||All History courses at 1000 level|
|HIST 2XXX||All History courses at 2000 level|
|HNSC 2000||Research Methods and Presentation||3|
|KPER 2120||Academic Skills in Kinesiology and Recreation Management||3|
|LABR 1260||Working for a Living||3|
|LABR 1290||Introduction to the Canadian Labour Movement||3|
|LABR 2200||Labour History: Canada and Beyond (C)||3|
|LABR 2300||Workers, Employers and the State||3|
|LABR 4510||Labour Studies Field Placement Seminar||3|
|LAW 1540||Legal Methods||5|
|LAW 2650||Introduction to Advocacy||3|
|LING 2740||Interpretation Theory||3|
|NATV 1220||Indigenous Peoples in Canada, Part 1||3|
|NATV 1240||Indigenous Peoples in Canada, Part 2||3|
|NATV 2020||The Métis in Canada||3|
|PHIL 2612||A Philosophical History of Science||3|
|PHIL 2614||Philosophy of Science||3|
|PHIL 2790||Moral Philosophy||6|
|PHIL 3220||Feminist Philosophy||3|
|POL 1900||Love, Heroes and Patriotism in Contemporary Poland||3|
|POL 2600||Polish Culture until 1918||3|
|POL 2610||Polish Culture 1918 to the Present||3|
|POL 2660||Special Topics in Polish Literature and Culture||3|
|POLS 1502||Introduction to Political Studies||3|
|PSYC 2500||Elements of Ethology||3|
|PSYC 3200||Thinking Critically About Psychological Research||3|
|PSYC 3380||Nature, Nurture and Behaviour||3|
|PSYC 4520||Honours Research Seminar||6|
|RLGN 1322||Introduction to Eastern Religions||3|
|RLGN 1324||Introduction to Western Religions||3|
|RLGN 1420||Ethics in World Religions||3|
|RLGN 1424||Religion and Sexuality||3|
|RLGN 1440||Evil in World Religions||3|
|RLGN 2032||Introduction to the Study of Religion||3|
|RLGN 2036||Introduction to Christianity||3|
|RLGN 2052||Conservative Christianity in the United States||3|
|RLGN 2112||Medicine, Magic, and Miracle in the Ancient World||3|
|RLGN 2116||Cognitive Science and Religion||3|
|RLGN 2140||Introduction to Judaism||3|
|RLGN 2160||Hebrew Bible (Tanakh/"Old Testament")||3|
|RLGN 2162||Great Jewish Books||3|
|RLGN 2170||Introduction to the New Testament||3|
|RLGN 2222||The Supernatural in Popular Culture||3|
|RLGN 2590||Religion and Social Issues||3|
|RLGN 3102||Myth and Mythmaking: Narrative, Ideology, Scholarship||3|
|RUSN 1400||Masterpieces of Russian Literature in Translation||3|
|RUSN 1410||Love in Russian Culture in English Translation||3|
|RUSN 2280||Russian Culture until 1900||3|
|RUSN 2290||Russian Culture from 1900 to the Present||3|
|RUSN 2310||Exploring Russia through Film||3|
|RUSN 2410||Russian Literature after Stalin||3|
|RUSN 2600||Special Topics in Russian Culture in English Translation||3|
|RUSN 2740||Literature and Revolution||3|
|SLAV 3530||Special Topics in Comparative German and Slavic Studies||3|
|SOC 3100||Practicum in Criminological/Sociological Research||6|
|SOC 3350||Feminism and Sociological Theory||3|
|UKRN 2200||Ukrainian Myth, Rites and Rituals||3|
|UKRN 2410||Ukrainian Canadian Cultural Experience||3|
|UKRN 2590||Ukrainian Literature and Film||3|
|UKRN 2600||Special Topics in Ukrainian Studies||3|
|UKRN 2770||Ukrainian Culture until 1900||3|
|UKRN 2780||Ukrainian Culture from 1900 to the Present||3|
|UKRN 2820||Holodomor and Holocaust in Ukrainian Literature and Culture||3|
|UKRN 3970||Women and Ukrainian Literature||3|
|WOMN 1500||Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies in the Humanities||3|
|WOMN 1600||Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies in the Social Sciences||3|
|WOMN 2560||Women, Science and Technology||3|
|WOMN 3520||Transnational Feminisms||3|
|AGRI 2400||Experimental Methods in Agricultural and Food Sciences||3|
|ECON 2040||Quantitative Methods in Economics||3|
|FA 1020||Mathematics in Art||3|
|GEOG 3810||Quantitative Research Methods in Geography (TS)||3|
|MATH 1XXX||All Mathematics courses at 1000 level|
|MATH 2XXX||All Mathematics at 2000 level|
|MATH 3XXX||All Mathematics at 3000 level|
|MATH 4XXX||All Mathematics at 4000 level|
|MUSC 3230||Acoustics of Music||3|
|PHYS 1020||General Physics 1||3|
|PHYS 1030||General Physics 2||3|
|PSYC 2260||Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology||3|
|SOC 2294||Understanding Social Statistics||3|
|STAT 1XXX||All Statistics courses at 1000 level|
|STAT 2XXX||All Statistics courses at 2000 level|
|STAT 3XXX||All Statistics courses at 3000 level|
|STAT 4XXX||All Statistics courses at 4000 level|
Credit Hours (Cr.Hrs.)
Each faculty and school develops courses for its degree credit programs, subject to Senate approval, and assigns a credit hour value to each course.
The credit hours for a course are expressed as a number associated with the course which indicates its relative weight. There is a correlation between class hours and credit hours (i.e. 6 credit hours = 3 hours a week, two terms; and 3 credit hours = 3 hours a week, one term).
For the purposes of registration, courses taught over both the Fall and Winter Terms have been divided into two parts. The credit hour value of the course are divided equally and applied to each part of the course. For example: for a six credit hour spanned course each of the Fall and Winter Term parts of the course will be assigned the value of three credit hours. Students registering for term spanning courses will receive one grade for the course and only when the second part is completed. The course grade will be applied to both the Fall and Winter parts of the course.
Prerequisite and Co-requisite Courses
Prerequisite: If a course is prerequisite for a second course, the prerequisite must be met in order to begin the second course. To determine whether or not a course has a prerequisite, see the course descriptions in the chapter of the faculty or school offering the course. Normally, a minimum grade of “C” is required in all courses listed as prerequisites, except as otherwise noted in the course descriptions.
For some courses, the prerequisite may be completed before registering for the second course or may be taken concurrently with the second course. To determine if a course may be taken concurrently, see the course descriptions in the chapter of the faculty or school offering the course.
Co-requisite: If a first course is a co-requisite for a second course, the first course must be completed in the same term as the second course. To determine if a course has a co-requisite, see the course descriptions in the chapter of the faculty or school offering the course.
First Two to Four Characters
The two, three or four characters in every course number are a shortened version of the subject of the course.
Last Four Digits
At the University of Manitoba the last four digits of the course number reflect the level of contact with the subject.
ECON is the code for Economics.
1210 indicates that it is an introductory or entry level course.
If the course requires a laboratory, this will be shown following the credit hours immediately following the title.
BIOL 3242 (lab required)
The 2000, 3000, 4000 course numbers indicate the second, third, and fourth levels of university contact with a subject.
Numbers in the 5000 range are normally associated with pre-Master’s work or courses in the Post Baccalaureate Diploma and the Post-Graduate Medical Education programs.
Courses numbered 6000-8000 are graduate courses of the Faculty of Graduate Studies.
Course numbers in the 9000 series are used to identify courses taken at the University of Winnipeg by students in the University of Manitoba/University of Winnipeg Joint Master’s Programs. The 9000 numbers do not indicate the level of the course taken (see Graduate Calendar or University of Winnipeg Calendar).
In most cases, some correlation exists between the course number and a student's year of study; that is, students in the third year of a program will generally carry course loads comprised primarily of 3000-level courses.
Other course numbering information
Courses with numbers that end in 0 or an even number are taught in English, most of which are offered on the Fort Garry or Bannatyne campuses or through Distance and Online Education.
Courses with numbers that end in odd numbers are taught in French at Université de Saint-Boniface.
Grades and Grade Point Average Calculation
Final grades in most courses are expressed as letters, ranging from F, to A+ the highest. A grade of D is the lowest passing grade, however the minimum grade required to use a course as credit toward a degree or diploma program may be set higher by a faculty or school. Refer to faculty and school regulations. Each letter grade has an assigned numerical value which is used to calculate grade point averages. Grading scales used to determine the final letter grade may vary between courses and programs.
Some courses are graded on a pass/fail basis and because no numerical value is assigned to these courses, they do not affect grade point averages. Courses graded in this way are clearly identified in course descriptions and program outlines.
The Letter Grade System
|Letter Grade||Grade Point Value||Description|
The grade of “D” is regarded as marginal in most courses by all faculties and schools. It contributes to decreasing a term, degree or cumulative Grade Point Average to less than 2.0. Courses graded “D” may be repeated for the purpose of improving a GPA. Note that some faculties and schools consider a grade of “D” as unacceptable and will not apply the course toward the program as credit. In most cases the course will need to be repeated to attain the acceptable grade. Refer to faculty and school regulations.
The University of Manitoba will report cumulative and term grade point averages for all students through Aurora Student.
Please also refer to the Grade Point Averages Policy found in the University Policies and Procedures..
The quality points for a course are the product of the credit hours for the course and the grade point obtained by the student; e.g., 3 credit hours with a grade of “B” (3.0 points) = 3 credit hours x 3.0 = 9.0 quality points.
Quality Point Total
The quality point total is the sum of quality points accumulated as students proceed through their program of studies.
Grade Point Average (GPA)
The grade point average (GPA) is the quality point total divided by the total number of credit hours.
|Course||Credit Hours||Grade||Grade Points||Quality Points|
Grade point average: 240 Quality Points / 15 Credit Hours = 3.20
Poor Grades and Program Progression
A course in which a “D” standing is obtained may need to be repeated by probationary students in certain faculties or where a minimum grade of “C” is required in a prerequisite subject or to meet degree requirements.
Students in doubt as to the status of their record should consult an advisor in their faculty or school.
For minimum grade levels, especially as they affect progression requirements, see the faculty or school regulations in the Academic Calendar or consult an advisor.
Students qualify for the Honour List (Dean’s, Director’s, University 1) when they achieve qualifying grade point averages, as specified by the faculty/school or program regulations.
In addition, outstanding academic achievement will qualify students for other honours and awards. These include:
- the University Gold Medal, which is awarded at graduation in each faculty or school to the student with the most outstanding academic record;
- program medals, which are awarded by faculties and schools to the best student graduating from a specific program;
- graduation “with distinction”, which is recorded on the transcripts of all students who attain a qualifying grade point average;
- and other medals and prizes that are specific to programs or disciplines.
Methods of Evaluation
Students shall be informed of the method of evaluation to be used in each course, as specified in the Responsibilities of Academic Staff with Regard to Students Policy, found in the University Policies and Procedures.
In departments where a course is offered in more than one section, the department offering the course endeavours to provide instruction so that all sections cover similar topics and that all students achieve a similar level of competency in the topic. However, there will be differences in evaluation as well as in teaching style, readings and assignments from one section to another. Students may contact the department for additional information before registration.
Credit for Term Work
In subjects involving written examinations, laboratories, and term assignments, a student may be required to pass each component separately. If no final examination is scheduled in a course, the student’s final grade will be determined on the basis of the method of evaluation as announced in the first week of lectures.
If credit is not given for term work, the student’s final grade will be determined entirely by the results of the final written examination. Where the final grade is determined from the results of both term work and final examinations, the method of computing the final grade will be as announced within the first week of classes. Should a student write a deferred examination, term grades earned will normally be taken into account as set out in the immediately preceding paragraph.
A course in which a “D” standing is obtained may need to be repeated by probationary students in certain faculties or where a minimum grade of “C” is required in a prerequisite subject or to meet degree requirements.
Elective courses graded “F” may either be repeated or another elective substituted. All electives in a program must be approved by the faculty or school.
Probation and Academic Suspension
Failure to meet minimum levels of performance as specified in the regulations of the faculty or school will result in a student being placed either on probation or academic suspension in accordance with the faculty or school regulations.
A student’s status is determined, following final examinations, at the end of each term (Fall, Winter or Summer terms) or at the end of an academic session as specified in faculty regulations. A student placed on probation is advised to discuss his/her program prior to the next registration with a representative of the dean or director to determine which courses, if any, should be repeated.
A student placed on academic suspension will normally be permitted to apply for re-entry to the faculty or school after one year has elapsed, but reinstatement is not automatic and individual faculty or school regulations must always be consulted.
While on suspension, students are not normally admissible to another faculty or school.
Other Forms of Earning Degree Credit
Letter of Permission for Transfer of Credit
Students in degree programs at this university may take courses at other recognized colleges or universities for transfer of credit provided such courses are approved at least one month prior to the commencement of classes at the other institution by the faculty or school in which they are currently registered. The approval is subject to individual faculty/school regulations and is granted in the form of a Letter of Permission. The student must obtain a Letter of Permission whether or not the course/s being taken are for transfer of credit to the University of Manitoba. Failure to obtain a Letter of Permission may have serious academic implications.
To obtain a Letter of Permission, application must be made to the Registrar’s Office as early as possible and at least one month prior to when required at the other institution.
Each application must be accompanied by the appropriate fee. The fees are for each application and a separate application is required for each session and institution regardless of the number of courses being considered. Students planning to seek permission to take courses elsewhere for transfer of credit to the University of Manitoba are cautioned to check the current Academic Calendar for the residence and degree requirements of the degree programs in which they are enrolled.
Transferred courses will be given assigned credit hour values and grades. The transferred grade will be included in the student's degree and cumulative GPA.
Challenge for Credit
The purpose of Challenge for Credit is to provide students of the university with some means of obtaining academic credit in University of Manitoba courses (not otherwise obtainable as a transfer of credit from other institutions) for practical training and experience, or reading and study previously completed. Students who have registered to challenge would normally not attend classes or laboratories. Courses which have previously been taken at the University of Manitoba may not be challenged for credit.
To be eligible to challenge for credit a student must first be admitted to a faculty or school of the University of Manitoba. Eligible students will be required to demonstrate their competence in the courses which they are challenging for credit. Where formal, written examinations are required, these will be generally scheduled during the regular examination sessions in April/May, June, August, or December.
For information regarding requirements, procedures, applications and fees a student should contact the office of the faculty or school in which the student is enrolled, or in the case of new students, the faculty or school to which the new student has been admitted.
Application of Course Credit when transferring between Programs within the University of Manitoba
When students transfer into program from another faculty or school within the University of Manitoba, some course credits previously earned may be applied to the new program. The credit hour value assigned by the faculty or school that offers the course is used. That is, there can only be one credit weight designated for a course with a particular course number.
With the exception of decisions on admissions or disciplinary matters, all academic appeals from decisions of faculty or school appeals committees at the University of Manitoba or by the Comiteé d’appels at Université de Saint-Boniface shall be heard by the Senate Appeals Committee regardless of the institute of registration of the student concerned.
The complete terms of reference for the Senate Committee on Appeals as well as an Appeal Form may be obtained from the Office of the University Secretary, 312 Administration Building or Student Advocacy/Student Resource Services, 519 University Centre.
The University of Manitoba takes academic integrity seriously. As a member of the International Centre for Academic Integrity, the University defines academic integrity as a commitment to six fundamental values: honesty, trust, fairness, respect, responsibility and courage. (International Centre for Academic Integrity, 2014)
To help students understand the expectations of the University of Manitoba, definitions for the types of prohibited behaviours are in the Student Academic Misconduct Procedure and provided below.
"Academic Misconduct" means any conduct that has, or might reasonably be seen to have, an adverse effect on the academic integrity of the University, including but not limited to:
(a) Plagiarism – the presentation or use of information, ideas, images, sentences, findings, etc. as one’s own without appropriate attribution in a written assignment, test or final examination.
(b) Cheating on Quizzes, Tests, or Final Examinations – the circumventing of fair testing procedures or contravention of exam regulations. Such acts may be premeditated/planned or may be unintentional or opportunistic.
(c) Inappropriate Collaboration – when a student and any other person work together on assignments, projects, tests, labs or other work unless authorized by the course instructor.
(d) Duplicate Submission – cheating where a student submits a paper/assignment/test in full or in part, for more than one course without the permission of the course instructor.
(e) Personation – writing an assignment, lab, test, or examination for another student, or the unauthorized use of another person’s signature or identification in order to impersonate someone else. Personation includes both the personator and the person initiating the personation.
(f) Academic Fraud – falsification of data or official documents as well as the falsification of medical or compassionate circumstances/documentation to gain accommodations to complete assignments, tests or examinations.
Note that the above applies to written, visual, and spatial assignments as well as oral presentations.
Over the course of your university studies, you may find yourself in situations that can make the application of these definitions unclear. The University of Manitoba wants to help you be successful, and this includes providing you with the knowledge and tools to support your decisions to act with integrity. There are a number of people and places on campus that will help you understand the rules and how they apply to your academic work. If you have questions or are uncertain about what is expected of you in your courses, you have several options:
- Ask your professor, instructor, or teaching assistant for assistance or clarification.
- Get support from the Academic Learning Centre or Libraries:
- Visit the Academic Integrity site for information and tools to help you understand academic integrity.
- Make an appointment with the Student Advocacy office. This office assists students to understand their rights and responsibilities and provides support to students who have received an allegation of academic misconduct.
Appeals of Grades
Appeal of Term Work
Students may formally appeal a grade received for term work provided that the matter has been discussed with the instructor in the first instance in an attempt to resolve the issue without the need of formal appeal. Term work grades normally may be appealed up to ten (10) working days after the grades for the term work have been made available to the student.
The fee which is charged for each appealed term work grade will be refunded for any grade which is changed as a result of the appeal.
Appeal of Final Grades
Final grades are not released to students who are on “Hold Status”; the deadline for appeal of assigned grades will not be extended for students who were unable to access their final grades due to a hold.
These regulations expand on the Final Grades Procedures found in the University Policies and Procedures.
Attendance at Class and Debarment
Regular attendance is expected of all students in all courses.
An instructor may initiate procedures to debar a student from attending classes and from final examinations and/or from receiving credit where unexcused absences exceed those permitted by the faculty or school regulations.
A student may be debarred from class, laboratories, and examinations by action of the dean/director for persistent non-attendance, failure to produce assignments to the satisfaction of the instructor, and/or unsafe clinical practice or practicum. Students so debarred will have failed that course.
Withdrawal from Courses and Programs
The registration revision period extends two weeks from the first day of classes in both Fall and Winter terms. Courses dropped during this period shall not be regarded as withdrawals and shall not be recorded on official transcripts or student histories. The revision period is prorated for Summer terms and for parts of term.
After the registration revision period ends, voluntary withdrawals (VWs) will be recorded on official transcripts and student histories.
The following dates are deadlines for voluntary withdrawals:
- The Voluntary Withdrawal deadline shall be the 48th teaching day in both Fall and Winter term for those half-courses taught over the whole of each term;
- The Voluntary Withdrawal deadline for full-courses taught over both Fall and Winter term shall be the 48th teaching day of the Winter term; and
- The Voluntary Withdrawal deadline for full-and-half courses taught during Summer terms or during some other special schedule shall be calculated in a similar manner using a pro-rated number of teaching days.
The exact Voluntary Withdrawal dates that apply to courses offered in the current academic session are published in the Academic Schedule.
Subject to the provision of satisfactory documentation to the faculty of registration, Authorized Withdrawals (AWs) may be permitted on medical or compassionate grounds.
Required Withdrawal from Professional Programs
Senate, at the request of some faculties and schools, has approved bylaws granting them the authority to require a student to withdraw on the basis of unsuitability for the practice of the profession to which the program of study leads.
This right may be exercised at any time throughout the academic year or following the results of examinations at the end of every year.
This right to require a student to withdraw prevails notwithstanding any other provisions in the academic regulations of the particular faculty or school regarding eligibility to proceed or repeat.
Where Senate has approved such a bylaw, that fact is indicated in the Academic Calendar chapter for that faculty or school. A copy of the professional unsuitability bylaw may be obtained from the general office of the faculty or school.
These regulations expand on the Deferred and Supplemental Examinations Procedures found in the University Policies and Procedures.
Accepting Standing in Course without Examination
In the event that a student is unable to write a deferred examination as it has been scheduled, a grade may be assigned without examination (please refer to the Deferred and Supplemental Examinations Procedures). A student who accepts standing in a course without examination may not, at a later date, request permission to write a deferred examination in the course.
Supplemental Examinations are offered by some faculties to students who have not achieved the minimum result in required courses.
Students who are granted supplemental privileges are normally required to sit the examination within thirty (30) working days from the end of the examination series in which the supplemental grade was received, unless the progression rules of a faculty or school require the successful completion of an entire academic year before a student is eligible to proceed into the next. In this case, students are obliged to sit the examination at the next ensuing examination period.
These regulations expand on the Final Examinations and Final Grades Policy and Procedures found in the University Policies and Procedures.
General Examination Regulations
Students (with the exception of students auditing courses) are required to write all final examinations. Those who absent themselves without an acceptable reason will receive a grade classification of “NP” (No Paper) accompanied by a letter grade based on term work completed, using a zero value for incomplete term work and for the final examination. If no credit for term work is involved, a grade of “F” will be assigned. Under certain conditions a student may apply for a deferred examination; see Deferred and Supplemental Examinations.
For most faculties, schools and colleges, final examinations are normally conducted in December for Fall Term courses; in April/May for Winter Term and Fall/Winter Term spanned courses; and in August for Distance and Online Education Summer Term courses. Exact dates for the exam period can be found in the Academic Schedule.
The Schedule of Final Exams for Fall and Winter is made available by the Registrar’s Office approximately one month after the beginning of the term. This schedule is made available on the Registrar’s Office Website and includes finalized dates and times for each exam. Exam locations are added to the schedule at a later date. Summer Term courses, final exam details will be made available at the time of registration.
Students must remain available until all examination and test obligations have been fulfilled. Travel plans are not an acceptable reason for missing an exam.
Writing Examinations Off-Campus-Distance and Online Education Courses Only
For Distance and Online Education courses, students may request to write their exams outside of Winnipeg, at an approved centre. These requests are made to the Off Campus Exam Coordinator in the Centre for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning.
A student who arranges for another individual to undertake or write any nature of examination for and on his/her behalf, as well as the individual who undertakes or writes the examination, will be subject to discipline under the university’s Student Discipline Bylaw, which could lead to suspension or expulsion from the university. In addition, the Canadian Criminal Code treats the personation of a candidate at a competitive or qualifying examination held at a university as an offence punishable by summary conviction.
More details about being on Hold can be found online on the Registrar's Office website.
Students will be placed on "Hold Status" if they incur any type of outstanding obligation (either financial or otherwise) to the university or its associated faculties, schools, colleges or administrative units.
Some typical reasons for holds are:
- Program/course selection must be approved
- U1 student must transit into the Faculty of Arts or Science
- Required Major, Minor and/or Concentration declaration
- Transcripts or documents required from other institutions
- Unpaid tuition and/or other university fees
- Outstanding library books and/or fines
- Parking fines
- Pending disciplinary action
Depending on the reason for the hold, limited or no administrative or academic services will be provided to students on Hold Status until the specific obligations have been met.
Students must clear their holds prior to registration by contacting the appropriate office. Students with outstanding financial obligations to the university will not be permitted to register again until the hold has been cleared or permission to register has been obtained from the Office of the Vice-President (Administration).
Advisor and Program Holds
Students enroled in some programs are required to discuss their course selections and program status with an advisor prior to registration. Advisor and Program Holds normally only restrict registration activity; other administrative services remain available.
Students can verify whether their program requires consultation with an advisor by checking their faculty/school section of the Academic Calendar, or by viewing their Registration Time and Status in Aurora.
Graduation and Convocation
Students may graduate from the University of Manitoba in May/June, October, and February of each year. (Convocation ceremonies are held in May/June and October only).
Students are eligible to graduate when they have completed all of the requirements for their degree program in accordance with the regulations described in the chapter General Academic Regulations and the regulations available from the general offices of their faculties and schools.
It is the responsibility of each student to be familiar with the graduation requirements of the program in which they are enrolled. Consultation with academic advisors is advised to ensure that graduation requirements are met.
Please refer to the Registrar’s Office website for Frequently asked Questions about Graduation and Convocation.
Application for Graduation
Every candidate for a degree, diploma or certificate must make formal application at the beginning of the session in which he/she expects to complete graduation requirements.
Application is to be made through Aurora Student. (Log into Aurora Student; click Enrolment and Academic Records, then Declarations, then Declare Graduation Date.)
Changing a Graduation Date
If you need to change your graduation date after you have made your declaration, you must contact the general office of your faculty, college, or school as soon as possible.
Receipt of Information about Graduation
After you have declared your graduation, you will be sent a series of e-mails to your University e-mail account, requesting you to verify your full legal name, asking you about your attendance at convocation, providing convocation information, and so on. It is imperative that you activate your University of Manitoba email account and check it regularly.
Convocation ceremonies are held in May/June and October of each year.
February graduates are invited to attend the May/June ceremonies.
Graduating students are encouraged to attend with their families and friends because it is the one ceremonial occasion that marks the successful conclusion of their program of studies.
Graduates who wish to attend Convocation, verify their attendance at the Convocation ceremony by reserving their academic attire through the University approved supplier.
Students who, for any reason, do not attend Convocation will receive their degrees in absentia.
The Registrar’s Office will hold unclaimed parchments for a maximum of twelve months after graduation when any unclaimed parchments will be destroyed. These will include those not given at Convocation, those that were to be picked up in person but not claimed, those that were mailed but returned to the Registrar’s Office by the postal outlet or courier depot, those that were not issued due to a financial hold on a student’s records, and those that were reprinted immediately after convocation due to corrections.
It is critical that you update your address, phone number and email through Aurora whenever changes occur. Note that any changes made with the Alumni Association are not reflected in your University of Manitoba student records.
If you do not receive your parchment, it is your responsibility to follow up with the Registrar’s Office within a twelve-month period. Any requests for parchments after this time will be processed as replacements; there is a fee charged for replacement parchments.
Students are responsible for making arrangements to reserve their academic attire through the University approved supplier. Rental fees apply. Details will be provided via e-mail once Convocation planning begins.
Information on Convocation may be found on the Graduation/Convocation website.
In order to receive University mail, it is essential that you to provide the Registrar’s Office with your current address. All mail will be directed to the address you provide. You may change your mailing address and phone number by accessing Aurora Student and then selecting Personal Information.
Change of Name
If you have changed your name since you were first admitted or if the name on your record is incomplete or inaccurate, official evidence of the name change or correction must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office along with a completed Request for Change of Name form. The University of Manitoba uses your full legal name on its records, transcripts, and graduation documents (a full legal name, for example, includes all names on your birth certificate - first, middle, and last - or on your study permit). Abbreviated names, Anglicized names, or initials should not be used unless they have been proven with appropriate documentation.