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New Projects

Learn about new projects under development in Extended Education. Here’s a look at our latest upcoming projects including proposed programs and courses. Proposed programs are either focused on social impact or making a difference in our community in collaboration with others, or designed as revenue-generating.


Projects currently under development in Extended Education include

Math skills
Project: Field Readiness and Safety Course
Anticipated Launch: TBA
Description: A course to prepare participants for field work, to be offered in partnership with EcoLogic Environmental Ltd. and the Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth and Resources. This five-day residency course will include important safety measures and foundational technical skills.
Program Pitch: November 2018
Math skills
Project: Youth Leadership program
Anticipated Launch: September 2019
Description: : A social impact program to support the transition of high school students into post-secondary studies. For grade 11 and 12 students (Indigenous, newcomer, low-income) nominated by high schools and organizations, with content to focus on academic and life skills, leadership, and cultural identity.
Project Business Case: January 2019
Program Pitch: April 2018, updated July 2018
Cannabis program
Project: Cannabis program
Anticipated Launch: TBA
Description: As cannabis is legalized, working on a potential collaboration with the Faculty of Agriculture, this revenue-generating program might include the science and history of cannabis, and topics like production, processing, marketing & retail, and cannabis 101.
Program Pitch: April 2018

Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Project: Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Anticipated Launch: TBA
Description: Manitoba is behind in AI, so the time is right for local programming. In discussion with ICTAM, and possibly other faculties including science and agriculture, the specifics are yet to be determined.
Program Pitch:  April 2018
Business Analysis
Project: Business Analysis program
Confirmed Launch: Fall 2018
Description: Extended Education provides Business Analysis and Applied Business Analysis programs. Registration opens in May.
https://umextended.ca/business-analysis
Math skills
Project: The Dean’s Lecture Series 2018-2019
Confirmed Launch: Fall 2018
Description: A series of presentations sponsored by the dean of Extended Education. The first successful event was held in May 2018.
https://umextended.ca/deans-lecture-series

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