Resources and Supports for TAs and Students
On this page, you will find links to resources from different units, centres, and departments at the University of Manitoba that you can access should you or your students require additional supports in these areas.
Many of these resources have been developed to support you and your students during this time and are specific to the current Covid-19 situation. Additional resources from outside the University of Manitoba found in the community have also been provided below.
The Centre for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning
The Centre for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning is an academic support unit that provides leadership and expertise in furthering the mission of teaching and learning at the University of Manitoba.
The Centre’s webpage: https://centre.cc.umanitoba.ca
The Centre’s Contingencies for Teaching webpage: https://centre.cc.umanitoba.ca/contingencies-for-teaching/
Resources and information regarding teaching remotely, creating and adding content on UM Learn, academic integrity, and guides on Cisco Webex.
The Centre’s Well-Being and Supports webpage: https://centre.cc.umanitoba.ca/well-being-support/
The Centre’s Teaching Assistant Handbook: https://centre.cc.umanitoba.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/UM_-_TA_eHandbook_2019.pdf
Supporting Indigenous Students
An Indigenous Students Supports webpage has been created and can be accessed here: http://umanitoba.ca/coronavirus/students/indigenous.
This webpage includes information about the following supports available to Indigenous students at U of M during this time that may be relevant to you as a TA or helpful to your students:
- Migizii Agamik – Bald Eagle Lodge closure
- Personal Support – Elders and Counselling
- Academic Support – Indigenous Student Centre Advisors, Program Coordinators, Academic Learning Centre
- Faculty-Specific Resources for Indigenous Students
- Financial Support
- Indigenous Student Centre Programming – Qualico Bridge to Success, Neechiwaken Indigenous Peer Mentor Program, Blankstein Momentum Program, EmpoweringU Financial Wellness Program, Indigenous Circle of Empowerment (ICE), Supporting Aboriginal Graduate Enhancement (SAGE), and Métis Inclusion Programming
Supporting International Students
The International Centre on campus has supports available through their International Student Advisors (ISA). Appointments will take place via email or a pre-scheduled Zoom meeting. Students can make an appointment by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org with their name and student number.
The International Centre webpage can be found here: http://umanitoba.ca/international.
Student Accessibility Services
Student Accessibility Services is available to provide supports for students with disabilities through phone, email, and online appointments.
Their webpage provides information about how to book an appointment, how to register with Student Accessibility Services, and additional resources for students and instructors.
Student Accessibility Services webpage: https://umanitoba.ca/student-supports/accessibility
Additional Resources for Students and Instructors webpage: https://umanitoba.ca/student-supports/accessibility/resources-students-and-instructors
Student Counselling Services
Student Counselling Services continues to be available to provide counselling support to students during this time. Only Individual Counselling Services are being offered at this time – groups and workshops have been suspended for the foreseeable future.
Their webpage includes details about additional resources available to students both at the U of M and in the community including 24/7 Crisis Service Providers, Sexual Violence Support, Self-Help Resources, and the Province of Manitoba’s Mental Health Virtual Therapy Program, AbilitiCBT.
Counselling Resources webpage: http://umanitoba.ca/student-supports/counselling-resources-students
Emotional Wellness and Covid-19 webpage: http://umanitoba.ca/student-supports/counselling-resources-emotional-wellness-covid-19
Academic Learning Centre
The Academic Learning Centre continues to support students during Covid-19. All Academic Learning Centre supports including individual tutoring (in writing, content, study skills), Supplemental Instructions sessions, and workshops will be provided online until further notice.
Academic Learning Centre webpage: https://umanitoba.ca/student/academiclearning/notice.html
Academic Learning Centre Workshops: https://umanitoba.ca/student/academiclearning/workshops/index.html#ONLINE_WORKSHOPS
U of M Libraries
The U of M Libraries have a number of services and supports available to help TAs and students during this time. Please visit any of the links below for additional information.
Subject librarians can assist in course-based environments in a number of ways. These may include teaching sessions, one-on-one consultations with students, ordering course materials, and creating content (e.g. electronic handouts) related to research and library services.
This resource provides information for students on academic writing, how to search the library, evaluating resources, and creating citations. Sections of the website can also be integrated into online courses.
This is the Libraries’ online chat service. Students, faculty and staff can ask any questions related to research or using the library. The chat is currently staffed Monday – Friday (9:00am-5:00pm).
This resource can be used to find information within a specific subject area. Search the list by Faculty, Department or keyword.
This page provides up-to-date information regarding library services during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Additional Resources Outside of the University of Manitoba
West Central Women’s Resource Centre – List of Community Resources Available During Covid-19