|New student services now open|
|Posted Monday, November 28, 2011 10:33 AM|
|Accessing university services just got easier for more than 2,000 University of Manitoba students.|
On Thursday, November 10, an open house was held to officially launch the new services for students at the Bannatyne Campus office. The office provides much needed services — from counselling and exam space to financial aid and awards assistance — for students in the faculties of Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy and Graduate Studies and the schools of Dental Hygiene and Medical Rehabilitation.
“Many of the students at Bannatyne Campus maintain long class hours so travelling to the Fort Garry Campus during the day was difficult,” said Heather Paterson, director of services for students at Bannatyne Campus. “Previously, some student affairs departments were providing service here on an ad hoc basis, but this new office provides a permanent home where we can help students be more successful, during hours that better suit their schedules.”
Housed in rooms 245-255 of T wing in the Basic Science Building, the six-room office can accommodate Bannatyne Campus students’ schedules by staying open until 7:00 p.m. on certain days and will book appointment times to accommodate students’ full schedules. The Student Counselling and Career Centre, located nearby in S207 in the Medical Services Building sees students from noon until 7:00 p.m., Monday to Thursday and until 4:30 p.m. Fridays.
“In support of the University of Manitoba’s mandate of creating an exceptional student experience, it was important to have a centralized place for Bannatyne Campus students where they can meet with Student Services staff, have issues resolved and have equitable services available to them,” said Lynn Smith, Executive Director of Student Services/Student Affairs. “The space is modest in comparison to Fort Garry, but we have plans for the future and hope to work together to get an even better place than we have now.”
During a year-long process, the team worked with Physical Plant staff to convert research offices into a series of friendly, multi-purpose spaces that allows for further expansion of services in the future.
“This is just the start,” said Susan Gottheil, Vice-Provost of Students. “The Student Services team will establish a growing presence at Bannatyne Campus. We’re doing this for our students so that they grow and develop and get out there to do great things.”
GET THE FACTS
Bannatyne student services
Services now offered at Bannatyne Campus:
Student Accessibility Services
Learning Assistance Centre
Student Counselling and Career Services
Financial Aid and Awards
For office hours, call 272-3190 or visit the link below.
|For more information, contact:|
Mariianne Mays Wiebe
Editor, The Bulletin
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Phone: (204) 474-8111
Fax: (204) 474-7631