International, Immigrant and Refugee Student Services (IIRSS)

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 in Winter Term 2020


Library / Research Help Drop-Ins

Michael Dudley, University of Winnipeg Librarian will be available every Wednesday in the IIRSS for any students who would like help with using academic sources to complete assignments. Drop ins are welcome.

When: Every Wednesday, 12:30-1:30 (drop in anytime)

Where: IIRSS Lounge (8th floor, Rice Centre, 491 Portage Ave)


Cookies, Coffee, Conversation (Bi-Weekly in Winter)

Do you want to improve your English conversation skills? Do you want to gain confidence speaking in class? Join us for Cookies, Coffee & Conversation! Held on Wednesdays on a bi-weekly basis during the Winter Term.

When:  February 19, March 4, March 18 (12:30-1:20 pm).

Where: International, Immigrant & Refugee Student Services (8th floor, Rice Centre)


Cross Country Skiing

*Ticket purchase required* 

Come and join us for a true Manitoba experience! Students will meet at IIRSS and bus to Windsor Park Nordic Centre for cross-country skiing and hot chocolate. No prior experience necessary. **Tickets required. Please purchase from IIRSS for $12.00 cash). Bus pass required.**
When: February 21st. Meet at IIRSS for 10:30 am, back at the university for 3:30-4:00pm.
Where: Windsor Park Nordic Centre (Meeting at IIRSS).


Holi is an ancient Hindu festival, the festival of colors, that celebrates many things like the beginning of spring and the triumph of “good” over “evil”.

We invite you to join us for a small Pooja Ceremony, followed by playing with dry colors, and delicious food.

What to wear: Light-colored, old clothing if you would like to play with colors.


When:  March 10, 12:00 pm


Where: IIRSS (8th floor Rice Centre).



Income Tax Workshop

Are you an international student who was in Canada in 2019 and would like to file your income taxes?
IIRSS will be hosting our annual free Income Tax Workshop in March, with the assistance of trained volunteers.
Students can drop by (dates/times below) our office, and will be assisted on a first-come first-served basis.
Dates:                 March 2-6, March 16-20

Times:                 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Location:             IIRSS Lounge (8th floor Rice Centre, 491 Portage Ave.)     

For more details: email