COVID-19 updates


To ensure the safety of Students, Faculty, Staff, and Visitors to our campus, the University of Winnipeg is closely monitoring the COVID-19 (Corona virus) situation in accordance with the Public Health Agency of Canada and the Province of Manitoba guidelines.

Starting at 5:00 PM, Monday, March 23, University of Winnipeg Campus buildings will be CLOSED until further notice. 

With respect to the public health situation on COVID-19 and its impact on the University of Winnipeg functions, all public events and lectures, as well as in-person classes on-campus are currently cancelled until further notice. All in-person classes and labs are delivered online as of March 13, 2020. 

The Global College and the University of Winnipeg students are strongly advised to keep communication with their instructors through UW Webmail, Nexus, and WebAdvisor

Human Rights students:

The majority of Fall term courses will be taught via alternate modes of delivery. This means primarily online learning, with a limited return to classes and labs that cannot be accommodated through distance learning. 

All Human Rights program courses offered online are now available on WebAdvisor. Tiered registration for Fall/Winter courses will begin on July 6 and continue throughout July and August. Information on registration dates and times will be sent by UW Webmail to students in early July. 

Practicum update: 

Domestic Practicum Placement: Despite the fact that University of Winnipeg and Global College will solely be offering online classes throughout the Fall term, Human Rights students may be able to complete domestic practicum placement in some Winnipeg-based agencies beginning in September. Human Rights students who are interested in enrolling in practicum placement 'HR-3510' course must contact the Practicum Coordinator Ruth Taronno (at, who will provide you with a practicum placement application and up to date information about possible placements. 

International Practicum Placement: Following the Public Health Agency of Canada and World Health Organization (WHO) regulations on COVID-19 pandemic, all opportunities for the International Practicum Placement are on hold indefinitely until current travel restrictions relax and until authorized by the University of Winnipeg.

Academic Advising: 

Academic Advising is assisting students online via ZOOM, email, and telephone. Please contact academic advising by emailing at to make an appointment. 

Student Central:

Student Central will no longer be open for in-person student inquiries, but staff are working remotely, as the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve. Please contact Student Central by emailing at for your inquiries.

All other student services facilities, including awards and financial aid, counselling, Aboriginal student services, are supporting students remotely. Please see services listed here to arrange appointments. 

The University of Winnipeg library remains closed, but all services are available online. Please visit UW library for latest news. 

The Campus Bookstore is offering free shipping on all online orders, with no minimum purchase, and extending the non-return period without penalty. Please visit their website for details. 

For most recent updates, FAQ's and answers please visit the University of Winnipeg main webpage at

Stay healthy and be well! We are all in this together, so let's do our best to prevent the spread of COVID-19!