Community Groups

Aboriginal Students' Association

Location 195 Helen Glass Centre
Phone 204-480-1810
E-mail asacoordinator@umsu.ca
Office Location 109 Migizii Agamik
Office Phone 204-474-8396

The general vision for the University of Manitoba Aboriginal Students' Association is to promote and encourage social, cultural, and academic dialogue relevant to the Aboriginal community at the University of Manitoba and the overall Aboriginal community in Manitoba. UMASA provides services and organizes community events for Aboriginal members and non-Aboriginal students. UMASA aims to serve as an inviting, representative, student-run organization that ensures a positive environment for Aboriginal students.

UMASA recognizes the necessity for Aboriginal peoples to maintain traditional teachings and cultural practices and works to promote community involvement and growth through cultural events. Also, UMASA recognizes the unique social and academic issues that Aboriginal students face at the University of Manitoba, and works to promote Aboriginal representation within the University and to advocate on behalf of its members.

Rainbow Pride Mosaic

RPM New Logo

Location 180 Helen Glass Centre
Phone 204-890-4139
E-mail rpm@umsu.ca

Rainbow Pride Mosaic (RPM) is the University of Manitoba's Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Trans-Gendered, Two-Spirited (LGBTT) and Straight Ally resource centre and student lounge. It provides peer support, referrals to other community resources, and a reference and lending library which include gay/lesbian films. RPM also offers a wide range of programming and events throughout the year, such as a member's camping trip, fundraisers, movie nights and an LGBTT awareness week. RPM is committed to improving the quality of student life on campus for all LGBTT and Ally students, through awareness, safety initiatives, programming, ongoing education and visibility.

To join as a member or to volunteer, please contact RPM, which is open year round, whenever classes are in session. For office hours and upcoming events, activities and meeting dates, visit the website.

Womyn's Centre

Womyns centre new logo

Location 190 Helen Glass Centre
Phone 204-474-6897
E-mail womynscoordinator@umsu.ca

The Womyn's Centre provides a feminist voice and safe space for womyn on campus. As a feminist organisation, it operates as a collective with a consensus-based decision-making process. It is queer-positive and pro-choice. The members strive to create a place where women are listened to and recognised, and facilitate women as they gather the information they need to make informed decisions in their lives.

What the Centre does:

  • Provides a safe space for womyn on campus to work, share and learn together;
  • Advocates on behalf of the womyn of the University;
  • Organises events to celebrate International Women's Week; and
  • Actively campaigns against sexism, ageism, racism, able-ism, homophobia and other forms of discrimination on Campus and in the community.

What the Centre offers:

  • Free condoms and pregnancy tests, and information on reproductive issues;
  • Free menstrual products and information on alternative menstrual products;
  • Wendo - women's self-defense courses;
  • The feminist radio show on UMFM, which is always looking for volunteers;
  • An ever-expanding resource library filed with feminist books, magazines and videos - some for work and some for play

The collective meets weekly during the regular session. Members of the collective keep the office open during the day. All women are welcome to come and use the centre.