IIRSS hosts a number of fun events and informational workshops throughout the year. If you have an idea for a potential IIRSS event for International Students? Contact us at and let us know your idea!

Upcoming Events


Academic Advising Virtual Drop-ins

International, Immigrant and Refugee Student Services (IIRSS) is now offering virtual drop-in sessions where students can speak with an Academic Advisor one-on-one for short (10-minute) meetings. The Zoom waiting room will be enabled. One student will be admitted at a time. (Zoom details are emailed weekly.)

When: Students are emailed each week with our drop-in availability

Travel, Arrival and Quarantine Protocols

Please join us for our monthly Travel, Arrival and Quarantine Protocols webinars, designed to provide undergraduate students with the following updates (details on upcoming sessions will be emailed to students).

  • Latest immigration updates from IRCC and Province of Manitoba related to student travel and quarantines
  • UWinnipeg’s plan to support students in safe and legal travel
  • Step by step instructions for travellers on how to safely prepare, travel, and arrive in Canada
  • Elements of a quarantine plan and option for university-supported quarantines

Click to here view the previous PowerPoint presentation or here to view the recorded Zoom presentation (presented August 5th 2021).

Please note the above presentation was accurate as August 5th, 2021, but there may have been changes since that date. 

Pumpkin Carving and Halloween Costume Contest

Looking for something to do this Halloween? Join us for an October tradition, pumpkin carving! IIRSS will provide you with a free pumpkin and supplies/tools to carve your pumpkin (no prior experience necessary). Students are also encouraged (but not required) to dress up in their Halloween costume for a chance to win prizes!

Students must email no later than October 21st to reserve their free pumpkin, and to book a time-slot (time-slots listed below) to attend. We will have a maximum of 5 students per time-slot to allow for social distancing.

When: October 28th OR October 29th (your choice), in one of the following time-slots:

I. 09:00 AM to 10:30 AM

II. 10:30 AM to 12:00 Noon

III. 12:00 Noon to 1:30 PM

IV. 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM

V. 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM

Students must present a student card with 'campus access', and masks are mandatory.