Monday, June 11, 2018

Evolution of the UMAE

For those who attended the June 4 meeting, you are aware of the evolution of the UMAE.  For those who were not in attendance, here are the basics:
  • The UMAE will now be housed under the VP Admin, with Brigitte overseeing the group.
  • It will still be the University of Manitoba Advisor Exchange (UMAE).
  • Meetings will still take place over the year, with similar content, sharing and professional development opportunities.
  • Brigitte will be putting a call out for volunteers to be a part of an advisory group, similar to the executive team.  This group will help plan and facilitate the meetings going forward.

Please see the June 4 MEETING SUMMARY for more details on this exciting evolution!

If you have any news or announcements to share with the UMAE, please continue to contact me and I will forward them onto the group for the time being.  (

Have a great summer!


Monday, June 12, 2017


Last week's meeting marked the last meeting we'll have for a while. Our next General UMAE meeting will be in the fall.  You can view the past year's meeting summaries and presentations HERE on the blog.

If you have any information that you'd like to share with the group, please let one of the executive members know.  We will continue to send out information over the next few months.

We hope the summer brings you some time to relax while you prepare for the upcoming school year.

Have a great summer!
UMAE Executive

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Action items from the last UMAE General Meeting


·        NACADA Region 6 Conference (May 17-19) – early bird deadline is April 25, register online HERE.
o   There are volunteer opportunities available at the conference, it’s a great way to get more involved if you’re already attending!  Please contact Jean Lyon for more information (
·        A reminder from Brigitte about completing her survey:
We are asking for your help in determining how the Career Compass is being put into process across the university.  All comments and data will be kept confidential; we will not identify the role or unit from which the responses were made.  We will be using the responses in 2 ways:  (1) In a presentation at the NACADA Region 6 Conference in Winnipeg (May, 2017), and (2) To continue to develop the Compass.
·        At the next UMAE general meeting we will be having Janelle Ritchot and representatives from Universit√© de Saint-Boniface presenting.  If you have any questions regarding their programs, processes or the relationship between U of M and USB, please email them to me.  I will then forward those onto Janelle so they can be addressed at the June 6 meeting.
·        As always, if you have any thoughts or ideas for future meetings, please feel free to contact myself or any of the other exec members.
Chair, UMAE

Monday, October 31, 2016

NACADA Region 6 Conference - call for proposals

As Yvonne highlighted in the last General UMAE meeting, it would be a great opportunity to present at the NACADA Region 6 Conference in Winnipeg!

Click HERE to view the proposal information for the conference.

Click HERE to view the proposal writing tips.

Stay tuned for info on volunteer opportunities and other conference news!

Thursday, October 20, 2016

New Executive

We have a new UMAE Executive team!  We had 1 nomination for each position, therefore those people won by acclamation.  Please join us in welcoming:
  • Lesley Friesen (Faculty of Arts) - Vice-President
  • Kathy Synkiw (Faculty of Science) - Communications Chair
  • Carla Loewen (Indigenous Student Centre) - Membership Chair
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact any members of the executive.

The next General UMAE meeting is scheduled for October 27 - see you then!

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Welcome back!

We hope everyone had a great summer and is ready to tackle another academic year!

As we discussed at the last general meeting, this fall Christine Adams will be completing her 2 year term and will be ending her time as President of the UMAE Exec.  The current Vice-President (Kristin Suffield) will be moving into the President position.  This means we have some electing to do!

Being a part of the UMAE  Executive is a great opportunity to get some committee experience, network and be a part of the future of Academic Advising on campus.  We hope you consider joining our team!

The positions up for election are:

- Vice-President (2 year term, followed by 2 years as President = 4 years total)
- Membership Chair (2 year term)
- Communications Chair (2 year term)

Click HERE to view details on the duties of each position.

We will be putting out the call for nominations in a few weeks, so start thinking if you would be interested in putting your name forward.  Elections will happen in early October, with the deadline being the next General MeetingIf you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the current UMAE exec.

Enjoy the first few days of school!

Friday, June 17, 2016

Have a great summer!

We will be breaking for the summer months and will meet again in the Fall.

We will send out any important information on programs/webinars/important updates as needed.

In the meantime, feel free to browse the past year's meeting summaries and documents.  If you have any questions, please let us know.

Also, make sure you think about joining the UMAE Executive over the next few months!  We'll be sending out nomination information in early Fall.

Have a great summer!