Wednesday, December 02, 2015

Membership Chairperson Position Filled

Carla Loewen has recently joined the UMAE executive as our Membership Chairperson.  The executive is delighted to have Carla join our team. We welcome Carla’s enthusiasm for advising and supporting students.  If you are interested in joining the Advisor’s Exchange, be sure to contact Carla directly (

2015 Annual NACADA Conference overview

A number of fortunate Advisors from the U of M attended the NACADA 2015 annual conference October 4 - 7, 2015. Once again NACADA did not disappoint. In attendance were approximately 4300 Advisors (the highest attendance ever!), with most attendees from across Canada and the U.S. (and 17 countries represented in total).   

The conference opened with two fantastic keynote addresses by

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

UMAE's Bylaws and Terms of Reference - 2015 versions

The UMAE executive has been working hard to update and re-articulate the UMAE's Bylaws and Terms of Reference.  Please find both documents below.  If you have any questions or concerns, please be sure to email the President, Christine Adams at or the Communications Chair, Sarah Bector at  We look forward to hearing your constructive feedback and professional support of UMAE's ongoing vision.

University of Manitoba Advisor Exchange Bylaws
(Updated May 2015)

Name and Acronym
The name of this association is the University of Manitoba Advisor Exchange. The official acronym of this association is UMAE.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Communications Chairperson Position Filled

As of late April 2015, the Communications Chairperson Position has been filled and Sarah Bector will be joining the Advisor Exchange Executive Committee for the next term.  Sarah is delighted to join the Executive and looks forward to working with the many experienced, engaged and diverse advisors on campus.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Communications Chairperson Seeking Nominations

With Kristin Suffield recently becoming the Vice-President of the Advisor Exchange the position of Communications Chairperson needs to be filled, so we will be having a by-election. The Communications Chairperson’s role on the executive is the following:

·        Attend Executive Committee meetings and General Meetings (each 5-6 times a year)
·        Keep records of all meetings of the Advisor Exchange & the Executive Committee
·        Coordinates the Advisor Exchange blog
The individual would be in the position until the Fall of 2016.
If you have any questions or would like to learn more about this, please feel free to contact Christine Adams (X9714) or Kristin Suffield (X9964). Please return completed nomination forms to Christine by March 30th.
The nomination form can be found by clicking HERE.
We hope you consider this opportunity!  

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

NACADA Region 6 Conference - Fargo, ND

The Region 6 NACADA conference is happening May 6 - 8, 2015 in Fargo, North Dakota!  Advising for the Winds of Change in Higher Education.

A tentative schedule is posted on the conference website, with registration and hotel information.  Register by April 16, 2015 for a discounted rate!  Best to register earlier than that, however, as the Fargo Marathon is happening that weekend, so rooms may fill up faster than usual.

This is a great (somewhat local!) opportunity for some professional development.  Check out the website for all of the details.

Let us know if you plan on attending!

UMAE Executive Elections - Vice President

Ilka Cudmore from the Riddell Faculty, Soon Kong from University 1, and Kristin Suffield from Science have agreed to be nominated for the position of Vice-President on the Advisor Exchange Executive.  Thanks to all three for allowing their names to be put forward!

Please go to the following link to vote using an electronic ballot: Please be sure to submit only one response.

The ballot will close at the end of the Advisor Exchange meeting on February 12, 2015. Results will be emailed on February 13th.