Student Representation

Canadian Federation of Students

UMSU represents students' interests to the municipal, provincial and federal governments. As Local 103 of the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS), UMSU works together with other students' unions provincially and nationally to lobby for a higher quality, accessible post-secondary education system. For more information on CFS please visit

UMSU tackles issues such as the right to an accessible education and lower tuition fees for all students, restoration of federal funding for education, alleviating student debt, securing transit discounts, and academic issues such as advanced exam schedules.

One of UMSU's fundamental roles is to represent students to the University, on both the Board of Governors and the Senate. The University of Manitoba operates under a bicameral system of governance. The Board of Governors resides over all financial matters of the University. The Senate resides over all academic matters of the institution. All academic matters with financial implications are approved by both the Senate and the Board.