The University of Winnipeg



Statement on encampment on University grounds

On Friday, May 10, an encampment was set up on campus. The University’s Security Services Team is monitoring the situation carefully to ensure everyone remains safe. Spring term classes and other campus activities have not been interrupted. 

The University respects the right to peaceful protest and assembly within the bounds of law and UWinnipeg policies. Members of our campus community are free to protest on campus, but camping is not allowed. Setting up tents, temporary structures, or overnight encampments on UWininpeg property without approval from the University is prohibited. 

In addition, the University’s Respectful Work and Learning Environment Policy requires that everyone on campus, including visitors, conduct themselves in a way that allows all members of our community to work and study in an environment free from harassment and discrimination. 

Our top priority is to ensure that students, faculty, and staff can continue teaching, learning, and research activities in a safe and respectful campus environment. Protesters who are not students, faculty, or staff will not be permitted access to University buildings. Students, faculty, and staff attending campus for classes or other University activities should bring their ID with them to ensure they can access buildings as needed. 

We understand that this is an incredibly challenging time for many in our community. Any students in distress can access support from Student Counselling Services, and employees can access online counselling services through the Blue Cross Employee and Family Assistance Program

We thank our campus community for their understanding in this situation and encourage everyone to do their part to foster a safe and respectful campus environment for all.

Information and updates regarding the encampment on University grounds will be shared on this page as they become available.

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