The University of Manitoba is committed to delivering a learning environment free from all forms of discrimination, intimidation and harassment. The Max Rady College of Medicine is working toward building a safe and strong community and aims to provide clear, convenient, and accessible means for medical learners and their families to access information and services at any time.

The MMSA is a strong proponent in advocating for the personal health and well-being of medical learners throughout their education.

Our Wellness Representative coordinates with the Department of Student Affairs, Student Services, Canadian Federation of Medical Students and Doctors Manitoba to ensure there is effective wellness programming.

This section provides information on maintaining physical and emotional health as well as resources that will help foster your wellness.

Mental, Emotional, and Spiritual Wellness

In case of personal emergency or crisis please call: Mobile Crisis Service (204)-490-1781 or go to your nearest emergency room or dial 911.

Other important wellness resources:

  • Student Services at Bannatyne Campus – You can self-refer to the SS@BC office by phone (204) 272-3190, email or in person to meet with one of the Confidential Intake and Triage Specialists. They are able to refer you to services including psychologists and other mental health supports. These services are not connected to the Max Rady College of Medicine Student Affairs and no sharing of information occurs unless requested by you with written consent.
  • UGME Student Affairs – The Student Affairs team has a number of staff that can help you with your various needs including goal setting, interview preparation, exam troubles or accommodation issues, elective planning and career counselling! Please reach out to Student Affairs at studentaffairsmed@umanitoba.ca  to get in touch with the team member you need.
  • University Counselling Services at Bannatyne – The Student Counselling Centre (SCC) provides free and confidential counselling at the Bannatyne campus to all Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS) students. Medicine students are encouraged to contact 204-272-3190 to schedule an intake appointment or can drop by S211 Medical Services Building (please note that you may not be able to see a counsellor if you drop by because they may be attending to other students). Medicine students are also eligible to attend counselling at the Fort Garry campus (474 University Centre)
  • Max Rady College of Medicine Counseling – Free, confidential consultation and treatment for students experiencing emotional stress from the Department of Psychiatry. For appointments email bcstudentservices@umanitoba.ca. More info can be found here

For even more resources, please visit the MRCoM UGME Mental Health Website.

Student Mistreatment

If you have experienced mistreatment, please click here to report the incident.

The Faculty of Health Sciences’ Policy for Prevention of Learner Mistreatment is attached here for reference. It answers questions around what falls under the definition of mistreatment and how reported incidents are dealt with.

Physical Wellness

  • Fitness and Recreation – Medical students enrolled at the U of M may activate their Recreation Services Student Membership with the Joe Doupe Recreation Centre at the Bannatyne campus as well as the Active Living Centre at the Fort Garry Campus. The Joe Doupe Recreation Centre is a recently renovated facility which includes a fitness centre, multi-use gymnasium, indoor track, multi-use studio, locker, and shower facilities. You can also register for fitness classes and intramural sports. Please contact your class council’s athletic reps for more information on joining intramurals.
  • Finding a Family Physician – Check out the Fort Garry Campus University Health Centre or call Manitoba’s Family Doctor Finder at (204) 786-7111
  • Health and Dental Insurance – All students are automatically registered for a health and dental plan through the University of Manitoba Students Union. You can opt out of the plan if you have alternate insurance.

Physician & Family Support Program

The Physician and Family Support Program was established in 2015 by Doctors Manitoba on behalf of all Manitoba physicians, residents, and students.

This is a confidential, comprehensive resource program available 24/7 is designed to provide you with support to manage issues at school, work, or home, Services include confidential counselling, legal support, and more.

Members and their immediate family have a choice of skilled and highly-trained counsellors in your community, in a neighbouring community, by telephone, online, or in-person. No matter where you’re located or the type of challenge you’re facing, the network of counsellors can provide you with high-quality support on a wide variety of issues such as:

  • Emotional well-being
  • Relationships
  • Health and disability
  • Parenting and childcare
  • Work
  • Midlife and retirement
  • Managing people
  • Older adult concerns
  • Legal
  • Grief and loss
  • Financial
  • Education
  • Addiction and recovery
  • And many other everyday concerns.

Their website offers you and your family extensive educational resources, podcasts, and online seminars. To learn more about the services available and to access any of the counselling or work/life consultation services listed above, call:1-844-436-2762 or go online guidanceresources.com

Quick Contacts

Dr. Aviva Goldberg, Associate Dean, Student Affairs, UGME

Phone: (204) 789-3213

E-Mail: StudentAffairsMed@umanitoba.ca

Gabe Kingma, MMSA Wellness Representative

E-Mail: kingmag@myumanitoba.ca

Leah Deane, Student Support Coordinator, Services for Students at Bannatyne Campus

Phone: (204) 272-3198

E-Mail: Leah.Deane@umanitoba.ca

24-Hour confidential Physician and Family Support line

Organization Web ID: DOCSMB

Max Rady College of Medicine Wellness

UGME Student Affairs

Crisis Contacts

If you are in need of immediate care, please go to your nearest emergency room, or dial 911

Domestic Violence Crisis Line: 1-877-977-0007 (toll free)

Klinic Crisis Line (24hrs): (204) 786-8686

Klinic Sexual Assault Crisis Line: (204) 786-8631

Manitoba Suicide Line: 1-877-435-7170 (toll free)

Mobile Crisis Service: (204) 940-1781

Physicians for Physicians: (204) 985-5888

Campus Security Services: 555 (from a university phone) or #555 on Rogers or MTS cellular

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