The UMSU Hardship fund is a financial assistance program administered by the Vice President Student Life. The fund exists to aid students who are in desperate need, and have exhausted all other resources and options available to them. The Hardship Fund is administered students who apply and are approved, and is issued in the form of a Grant. The UMSU Hardship Funding can only be used by students for the following:
The UMSU Hardship Fund can not in any case be used to pay any student’s tuition , credit card bills and textbook costs.

You are only eligible to receive funding from the Hardship fund if you are an UMSU Member. You can find the online application here. Completed applications will be submitted to the VPSL. Please allow for a couple weeks’ time for them to fully process and review your application.

Additionally, please submit all of the documentation listed below each category of funding for your application to move forward.

Please also be advised that you may be asked to sign any necessary consent forms and documentation indicating you have given permission for the VPSL to review your case. All information detailed and included within the Hardship Application you submit will be kept strictly confidential between the applicant and VPSL, unless explicit consent is given by the applicant to allow their information to be shared with another executive or UMSU staff member.

For all questions and inquiries regarding the Hardship Fund, please email

If you have experienced sexual violence, you are not alone. Below, we have compiled some resources and supports for survivors and encourage anyone who needs additional support to reach out. We promise a judgement-free, safe, and confidential environment to everyone.

UMSU Vice President Advocacy:

UMSU has partnered with REES (Respect, Educate, Empower Survivors) to provide online reporting for sexual violence on campus. REES allows members of our campus community to Create a Record of an incident and choose from multiple reporting options: Anonymous Report, Connect to My Campus, or Repeat Perpetrator Identification (RPI). REES provides information about campus and community-based resources such as sexual assault centres, healthcare, and support services.

REES can be accessed online anywhere, anytime.

Go to and select UMSU from the drop-down list.

Additional Resources

  • Sexual Violence Resource Centre: 537 UMSU University Centre (204-474-6562)
  • Klinic Sexual Assault Crisis Line: (204-786-8631)

The Food Bank provides quality, accessible food for students needing assistance.

More information can be found on the Financial Aid and Awards Office site. Please click here for more information.

Phone: 204-474-9850

Location: 518 University Centre

Hours of Operation: 9:00am – 4:00pm Monday to Friday

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UMFM is a Campus and Community Radio station, another fine service provided by the University of Manitoba Students’ Union (UMSU).

Since our revitalization in 1997, UMFM has been providing a diverse range of music, talk, and specialty programming to the Winnipeg community. We pride ourselves on our ability to offer an alternative form of media for our listeners by providing a forum for music and voices that may otherwise go without. UMFM can be heard throughout Winnipeg and surrounding areas at 101.5 on the FM dial.

UMFM is primarily run by volunteers, comprised of students from the University of Manitoba, and community members in and around Winnipeg! You can access our live stream online here.

We love to hear your feedback! If you have any comments, questions, or inquiries of any other kind that you would like to see addressed by the staff, a committee, or a programmer at the station, just drop us a line at and we’ll do our best to get you the information you need as soon as possible.