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C M Y K PAGE 2 2 WINNIPEG FREE PRESS SPECIAL SUPPLEMENT • SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2020 EDUCATION GUIDE B ut in a year like no other, in-per- son activities were suspended and moved to online delivery for fall 2020, in accordance with public health restrictions. The University of Winnipeg is now offering an array of online presentation formats — to meet the needs of any type of student looking for information about undergraduate study. "We recognize that different audiences are looking for particular information — and we want to offer the same types of interactions as we would normally get to do in person," said Ashley Dunlop, Director of Student Re - cruitment. "We also realize that scheduling can be difficult right now, so we want to pro- vide as many options as possible." This includes a regular ongoing presen- tation schedule specifically for high school students in Manitoba and across Canada, as well as general information sessions. High school presentations are offered dur- ing the lunch hour, with varying start times to accommodate different schedules. An evening option is open to students as well as parents, guardians, and caregivers. The general information sessions are also offered in the evening, starting at 6 pm, and are open to any student, including adult learners and those looking to continue their post-secondary education. During the presentation, a recruitment of - ficer will cover terminology basics — terms like bachelor's degrees and majors — as well as the wide variety of degree programs of- fered, career prospects, admission require- ments and scholarships. Also covered is a timeline of the admission process, so stu- dents will know how long they have for col- lecting information and when to start apply- ing for admission and scholarships. The online presentations even offer a few advantages over in-person meetings. Stu- dents can ask questions during the presen- tation at any time or send questions directly to the recruitment officer via text chat. A re- cruitment officer can respond to inquiries as part of the discussion and also provide links to a specific program or page on the UWin- nipeg website. Another advantage is the enhanced con- tent detail that can be delivered onscreen compared to what presentations in a theatre or gymnasium would allow. For example, participants can get a close look at the on- line timetable and see what a daily schedule might look like for a first-year student. And students who register for an online presentation will automatically be entered into a $5,000 tuition credit draw, with the winner announced in June 2021. Visit to sign up for an online presentation at a date and time that works best for you. E D U C A T I O N F O R A B E T T E R W O R L D BOOTHUC.CA Because I want to transform my city UNIVERSITY OF WINNIPEG PHOTOS Online presentations enable students to clearly see details such as admission requirements and application guidelines. THE UNIVERSITY OF WINNIPEG Online presentations help future students discover all UWinnipeg has to offer • Open House in February — a virtual UWinnipeg fair featuring all of the academic programs and student services. • UniBuddy — an online chat platform on the UWinnipeg website that connects users with current UWinnipeg students. Each student's profile indicates their degree program so you can find a buddy with similar interests. Visit and a UniBuddy chat will appear. • Personal appointments — UWinnipeg recruitment officers are available for phone appointments. To schedule one, email or call 204-786-9844. For more information, visit BY DAVID GARVEY University of Winnipeg recruitment officers normally spend the fall visiting high schools across the province making presentations to grade 12 students. Career fairs, university fairs and parent nights also provide many opportunities to connect with students of all ages — and share information about all that UWinnipeg has to offer. Beyond the online presentations, there are other opportunities to learn more about studying at The University of Winnipeg, including:

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