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Preparing for a potential major storm

Environment Canada has warned that a major spring storm is expected to hit Winnipeg overnight, lasting until Friday morning with “snowfall accumulations of 30-50 cm accompanied by northerly winds gusting 60-70 km/h giving zero visibility at times in snow and blowing snow.”

To ensure the safety of faculty, staff, and students, The University of Winnipeg campus, including The Collegiate, will be closed on Wednesday, April 13 and Thursday, April 14. Only essential services will take place on campus during this time.

Faculty and staff should work remotely. If you work within an essential service area, please consult with your supervisor before coming to campus.

All on-campus events and activities will also be cancelled.

If you have an exam scheduled, check the exam schedule for updates.

Virtual classes and other online activities will continue remotely.

The Library facility will be closed, however many library services will continue to be offered remotely. Please visit the UWinnipeg Library website for more information.

Your safety is our first priority.

Stay informed on campus updates:

Be sure to sign up for UW text alerts and email notifications so you receive ongoing communications. Visit our Nexus Notifications web page for directions on how to subscribe to instant notifications.

If you haven’t done so already, download UW Safe App and monitor it for updates.

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