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  • Youth Bike Lab Hours

    August 4th, 2015


    The UWSA Bike Lab is always a hive of busy activity during the summer months, but one group in particular has been contributing more than its share to the organized chaos that is summer Bike Lab open shop. Every week, dozens of neighbourhood youth drop by the Bike Lab, many of them waiting outside for up to half an hour for the Lab to open, each of them with a vocal resolve to build a bike!

    While at first we welcomed their enthusiasm happily, we have come to the realization that our under 18 participants needed their own time. Time in which we could gear our volunteers, staff and programming to directing the enthusiastic, often impatient and boisterous energy of the youth toward the time consuming, focused and intense mental workout of learning to build a bike.

    So for the rest of the summer, we will be offering YOUTH HOURS! Since teens are out of school, they will have to drag themselves out of bed and show up to the Bike Lab by 10 a.m. on Mondays. Those with enough gumption to pass the earlier riser test will be asked to volunteer an hour to help patch tubes, break down bikes and organize the lab, each task with it’s own educational component. After their hour of volunteering, the youth will get a chance to work on their build-a-bike projects and benefit from the full attention of our staff and volunteers.

    YOUTH HOURS: Monday’s 10 a.m. to Noon (Starting Monday, August 10th)

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  • Treaty 2 Commemoration: The Importance of Indigenous History for Understanding Treaties

    July 29th, 2015

    University of Winnipeg Convocation Hall
    Friday, August 21, 2015 | 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

    10:00 a.m. Welcome Remarks

    Ashley Richard & Kevin Settee – Welcome Remarks on behalf of TRCM, UWSA and Office of Indigenous Affairs; Recognition of Treaty 1 Territory

    10:05 a.m.

    Niigaan Sinclair – Importance of Understanding Treaty Relations

    10:25 a.m.

    Leah Gazan – What Happens When We Don’t Honour Treaties?

    10:45 a.m.

    Arthur Ray – Importance of Using History to Understand Treaties

    11:05 a.m.

    Harry Bone – Treaty 2 Remarks & Closing prayer

    11:25 a.m.

    Active Discussion and Question Period



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  • We're looking for volunteers!

    July 27th, 2015

    Hey students!

    We’re looking for volunteers for our annual back-to-school event. We need help with anything from promoting the event to verifying our Food Passports.

    If you’re interested, send an email to Emily, Vice-President Internal Affairs at

    We’ll see you on the Front Lawn Sept. 9 -11!

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  • Tips for Opting Out

    July 21st, 2015

    You can now Opt Out of the UWSA Health Plan if you already have sufficient health insurance, are a full-time student and have registered for classes.

    What you will need to Opt Out:

    – Your student number
    – The name of your insurance provider and policy number
    – If your health insurance is from someone else (parent, guardian, or partner) you will need to put their name and their relation to you.

    You must Opt Out before Sept. 22.

    You can Opt Out here.


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