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  • UWSA Demands Asylum for Iraq War Resisters

    September 19th, 2014

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  • Freestyle Friday!

    September 18th, 2014

    Tomorrow at 12:30 we have renowned NYC artist Alice Mizrachi working with UWinnipeg’s Model School. She’s creating a collage and any student interested should come by our newest space, The HIVE to join in!

    More about Model School here:



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  • UWSA opens The HIVE, a renovated campus meeting and event space on Sept. 17

    September 17th, 2014

    The UWSA is thrilled to announce the opening of The HIVE, its renovated and reimagined meeting and event space on campus.

    The room has a rich history of student life on campus, long serving as the vibrant hub of UWSA culture and ideas for the decades leading up to the development of the Bulman Students’ Centre.

    The UWSA has now celebrated and rediscovered this tradition for the room by renovating the space in a style to suit the diverse and bold spirit of its programming. The space is also now outfitted with top of the line audio/video resources to host events with user-friendly ease.

    Some of the most dynamic and playful new elements include two wood work tables, materials sourced from re-claimed box cars, are now featured against the room’s back bench. Local artist Dany Reede custom painted discarded UWinnipeg chairs and stools, which the UWSA re-claimed. The room now includes custom panels of green and black forming a dominant chalkboard wall spanning the entire west wall. This is where project ideas will be mapped out, interconnected, and visible for further engagement.

    “We wanted to create a room that would foster and reflect the great vibrancy of student led ideas and activity that has always defined us,” said President of the UWSA, Rorie Mcleod Arnould.  “We wanted a student space where creativity and activism can meet and form new possibilities, much in the way students had done so historically here, but now playfully and boldly updated and designed as a dynamic hub, a social incubator of ideas and bold expression and intersection of student culture.”

    The HIVE is a space for many users and uses, allowing students to use the space differently at the same time. The HIVE will be the meeting place for UWSA activities to take place and allow different facets of the UWSA to come together to build off one another. From Bike Lab meetings in one corner to DJ Workshops in the centre, the HIVE is a space where students can meet and conversations can mingle, where ideas are fluid.

    There is also a rich CKUW history in the room, as the space where students gathered to listen to closed circuit broadcasts prior to the station move to FM broadcasting in the late 90s. In celebration of CKUW’s rich history in the room, the station’s unique campus/community driven programming will once again be heard as a constant soundtrack in the space.

    “We couldn’t be more thrilled to see our programming as an integral part of this special room again,” says CKUW Station Manager Rob Schmidt. “It feels great to be back where we’ve always belonged.”

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    Established in 1972, The University of Winnipeg Students’ Association democratically unites the students of the University of Winnipeg in order to advance student interests.


    Media Contact:

    Rorie Mcleod Arnould
    University of Winnipeg Students’ Association
    ph. 204.786.9778

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  • Bike Lab Fall Hours

    September 16th, 2014

    Check out the Bike Lab’s fall hours!


    Drop-in: 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. / 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
    Mechanic Training Workshop: 4 p.m. – 6 p.m

    Drop-in: 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.

    Drop-in: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.


    *Fab Lab’s time is coming soon!


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The University of Winnipeg Students’ Association democratically unites the students of the University of Winnipeg in order to advance student interests. Our efforts include promoting the exchange of ideas and information among students, and within the greater University community. In aid of this, we support and encourage the development of student groups and societies on campus. As well as promoting communication within the University, the UWSA advocates on behalf of students to administrative bodies.

Beyond the campus, the UWSA communicates with, and advocates on behalf of students to all levels of administration and government. By working together with other students across Canada, through membership in the Canadian Federation of Students, members of the UWSA have an effective voice at the provincial and federal level. The UWSA is committed to working at all levels toward a post-secondary education system that is accessible and of the highest possible quality. In all its activities, the UWSA is committed to providing leadership in environmentally-responsible, ethical, and progressive ways.

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