The Annual Member Survey garnered 1,305 responses from students between January 16 to 31 of 2023. This was an opt-in survey disseminated to all undergraduate students at the University of Manitoba. The margin of error is ±3%.


All data presented in percentages.

  • Students aged 17-24 remain the largest cohort.    
  • 48% of respondents identify as a member of a marginalized community.  
  • 54.3% of respondents are in their first year of study with Science and Arts faculties remaining the largest faculty cohort. 
  • The majority of students indicate that they do not yet know what their major will be. Of those who have decided their major, Psychology and Computer Science are the most popular.  
  • 77% of respondents are from Manitoba and 19% of students are from outside of Canada. 4% of the cohort are students from another province in Canada. 71% of respondents are Canadian citizens from Manitoba, 18% are international students, 8% are permanent residents of Manitoba, and 2% are Canadian citizens from out of the province.   
  • 52 respondents are parents (4%).  
  • 74% of respondents intend on working at least part-time while attending school. 32.6% of respondents will work 11-20 hours per week. 25.6% do not plan on working during their studies. 


  • 32.9% of members opted out of the student-care dental and medical plan, 28% have utilized it and 12% are planning on using it in the future.  
  • 61% of respondents were aware that they had access to legal aid through StudentCare


  • 58% of respondents use public transportation to commute to campus.  
  • 99% of respondents are aware of the U-Pass.  
  • 86% of respondents feel the U-Pass should continue to be offered as a program.  

On-Campus Involvement

  • 7% of respondents read The Manitoban.   
  • 64% of respondents are not involved in any extra-curricular activities on campus. 
  • 85% of respondents have not been employed by the University of Manitoba. 
  • 71% of respondents expressed that their pay at the University of Manitoba was adequate.  
  • 69% of respondents did not participate in UMSU’s participatory budgeting in the last UMSU election.  


  • 70% of students are interested in experiential learning opportunities.  
  • 43% of respondents felt that the return to campus has been positive for their academic performance.  
  • 15% of respondents felt that this return has negatively impacted them academically. 
  • On average, students rated the 2022 flex model of hybrid and online learning approximately a 6/10.  

Academic Integrity

  • Most students feel that they are either very knowledgeable (57%) or somewhat knowledgeable (39%) of the specific academic integrity policies that apply to them as students.  
  • 895 students (68.6%) either strongly agree or agree that the U of M’s academic integrity policies and procedures are equitable.  
  • 58% of respondents feel that they are well-informed of the formal academic procedures and policies that they must follow. 

Mental Health

  • 45% of students are fully aware of the mental health resources that are available to them. 
  • 10% of respondents have utilized these mental health services.  
  • 58% of respondents indicated that they have not needed to access these supports.  
  • 14% have wanted to utilize these supports, but were unable to. 


  • Over half (52%) of respondents are happy with the full return to campus that occurred in the fall of 2022. 14% of respondents would have preferred to continue with online learning. 21% indicated that they are “cautiously optimistic” about the return, 8% have a few concerns, and 5% don’t feel strongly about the topic.  
  • The biggest concern for students in regards to the return to campus is transportation to campus, followed by mental health concerns and the transition from online learning.  
  • 94% of respondents are fully vaccinated.  
  • 45% of students are fine with continuing the mask mandate, 29% are not fine with it, and 25% do not care either way.  

International Students

  • 19% of respondents are international students.   
  • On average, students rank their private health insurance a rating of 6. Most students (72%) have not experienced difficulties with their health insurance and 28% indicated that they have.  
  • 46% of respondents have identified that their health insurance plan affordability is manageable.  

Indigenous Students

  • 8% or 98 respondents are Indigenous.  
  • 64% of Indigenous respondents identified that they have not experienced racism at the University of Manitoba. 6% have experienced racism.  
  • Respondents rated their experience at the University of Manitoba, on average, a 6/10.  


  • 55% of student pay, on average, anywhere from $100 to $300 on textbooks in any given semester.  
  • 77% of respondents do not know what Open Educational Resources (OERs) are.  
  • 51% of students indicated that they never require printing services.