Information and Privacy Office

The Information and Privacy Office is responsible for facilitating the University's compliance with legislation governing access to information, privacy, and anti-spam, and is committed to safeguarding the interests of the University and its students, employees, and partners. It also provides practical records management advice and services that assist the University in realizing its academic and community goals.

Applicable legislation includes the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA), the Personal Health Information Act (PHIA), and Canada's Anti-spam Legislation (CASL). For information and resources on access to information, privacy, CASL, and records management, click the links on the sidebar.

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New Web Privacy Notice

View UWinnipeg's new web privacy notice containing important information about the automatic collection of information from visitors to our website.

Privacy Policy

The University's Privacy Policy is now in effect. The Privacy Policy demonstrates the University's commitment to protecting the sensitive, private information it holds of its students, employees, and partners. It was created to enhance compliance with applicable privacy legislation and to promote good practice as regards the handling of personal information and personal health information.

To assist in implementing the Privacy Policy, the Information and Privacy Office has created Privacy Policy Explained, an overview of key Policy elements. The Privacy Policy may be viewed in full here.

Privacy Policy training sessions are offered on a regular basis. In-department training is available on request. Online training through Nexus, the University's learning management system, is now also available. All University employees who may handle personal information or personal health information in the course of their association with the University are required to attend a training session, complete online training, or complete other training as may be required by the University.

View the events calendar for upcoming training sessions and contact the Information and Privacy Officer to RSVP or to enroll in online training.