World W.I.S.E. Resource Centre
Dreams of studying overseas and working abroad are made possible through the World W.I.S.E. Resource Centre at the University of Manitoba. World W.I.S.E. encourages students to participate in exchanges, study and travel abroad, internships, and activities that expand horizons and develop global skill sets, and the Centre provides resources for international internships, working abroad, studying abroad, exchange programs. Learn more.
Pro Bono Students Canada
PBSC is a national network of law schools, law students, community organizations and lawyers with 14 years of experience working together to solve traditionally unmet legal problems. The goal of the program is to provide students with an opportunity to develop legal skills, engage their community and be exposed to public interest law while providing legal resources to organizations that would otherwise be unavailable. PBSC encourages students and legal professionals to cultivate a pro bono work ethic by volunteering in their communities and providing under-represented and disadvantaged individuals, groups and organizations with legal services. PBSC Manitoba facilitates these efforts by matching volunteer law students with non-profit agencies, lawyers taking pro bono cases and other public interest groups to provide legal information and research that is supervised by a practicing lawyer.
PBSC Manitoba has been active at Robson Hall since 2003 and has developed many innovative and successful programs. Roughly 1/3rd of the law students participate in a PBSC project each year, which makes PBSC the largest student-run organization at Robson Hall. In 2009-2010, 104 students volunteered in 15 different projects that were both clinical and research based. Clinical projects included providing legal information through UMSU Student Legal Services, women’s court support with Elizabeth Fry Society, and legal information through Community Legal Education Assistance (CLEA). Research projects included projects with the Public Interest Law Centre, the Canadian Centre for Child Protection, the Canadian Civil Liberties Association, Winnipeg CopWatch and the Legal Help Centre. PBSC projects allow students to partner with these groups, make contacts in the legal community and represent Robson Hall in the community all while responding to the need for improved access to justice.”