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ANGRY INUK: DOCUMENTARY SCREENING

January 21st, 2019

Please join the University of Winnipeg Students’ Association (UWSA) for a screening of award-winning documentary, Angry Inuk. The event is FREE TO ATTEND and all are welcome. RSVP through Facebook here! 

Seal hunting, a critical part of Inuit life, has been controversial for a long time. Now, a new generation of Inuit, armed with social media and their own sense of humour and justice, are challenging the anti-sealing groups and bringing their own voices into the conversation. Director Alethea Arnaquq-Baril joins her fellow Inuit activists as they challenge outdated perceptions of Inuit and present themselves to the world as a modern people in dire need of a sustainable economy.

Please visit this link for the trailer: https://vimeo.com/181059386

The venue is accessible by elevators and the movie has English subtitles. Please email us at events@theuwsa.ca for additional accessibility support.

Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall is located on the 3rd floor of Centennial Hall on the downtown campus of the University of Winnipeg.

Click here for a campus map: https://www.uwinnipeg.ca/maps/docs/campus-map.pdf
Click here for a parking map: https://www.uwinnipeg.ca/maps/docs/uw-parking-map.pdf

Thank you Cinema Politica Network for providing access to the film.

We're Hiring an Events Manager!

January 18th, 2019

We’re hiring an Events Manager: Click here to apply! 

International Students Healthcare Update

January 17th, 2019

International Students with Blue Cross Health Coverage:

Please be advised that your Blue Cross Personal Coverage Card is offered through UWinnipeg International Student Services and will be sent to your UWinnipeg Webmail in the week following January 21, 2019.

Blue Cross covers doctors and hospitals, including Emergency visits, so if you need to use your coverage before you receive your Blue Cross Coverage Card, keep all receipts after paying, and make a claim for reimbursement once your card is received.

If you have any questions regarding Blue Cross coverage or how to make claims, contact Justin Carruthers at j.carruthers@uwinnipeg.ca or visit https://misip.ca,

SOUP + SOAP: A FOOD AND HYGIENE DONATION DRIVE

January 15th, 2019

Soup + Soap is a food and hygiene donation drive that started in 2017. The donation drive is for the UWSA’s Emergency Foodbank and The Giving Shelf  All of the donations must be brand new and unopened.

What we do need: 

  • Non-perishable items (beans, soup, pasta, sauce, etc.)
  • Toothbrushes
  • Toothpaste
  • Dental Floss
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Soap
  • Body Wash
  • Deodorant
  • Feminine hygiene products

Drop-Off Locations and more information here: Soup + Soap

Happy Winter Break!

December 21st, 2018

Wishing you a happy and restful winter break! UWSA offices, services and service centres are closed from December 21 – January 3 for Winter Break. We will see you in the new year with Snowed In 2019! 

Non-Academic Misconduct Advocacy

December 14th, 2018

Are you dealing with harassment, discrimination, theft or threats on campus? We’re here for you.

If you have a concern regarding another student, staff person, faculty member, or anyone else connected to the university community, or if you are accused of non-academic misconduct, you can contact the UWSA Vice-President Student Affairs (VPSA).

Your VPSA is familiar with non-academic misconduct procedures and can guide you through your options. The UWSA works to ensure that students know their rights, are safe, and can confidentially seek guidance on finding support and figuring out next steps.

For assistance, please contact your VP Student Affairs, Jade DeFehr, at 204-786-9780 or vpsa@theuwsa.ca and find more information on this page. 

Women, Trans and Non-Binary Students' Director

December 12th, 2018

WE NEED YOUR INPUT!

We’re looking for suggestion for alternative titles for the Status of Women Director. These are directors who represent you, UWinnipeg students, on the UWSA’s Board and your input is crucial to decision-making.

Let us know what you would like the changed title to by filling up this form:  https://goo.gl/forms/iVy8mIBM69mGAiIq1

 

A Students' Guide to Academic Misconduct Procedures

December 4th, 2018

Being suspected of academic misconduct is serious and stressful. The UWSA’s VP Student Affairs is familiar with the policy and procedures regarding how to appeal an academic misconduct claim. The VPSA is available to help support, guide, and represent students during all levels of the process. If you’ve been accused of Academic Misconduct, visit this webpage to learn more or pick up one of these helpful guides from the UWSA Offices and at places like the UWinnipeg Library and University departments.

UWSA November Board Meeting!

November 20th, 2018

Want to learn more about how the UWSA works and votes to make decisions? All students are invited to attend UWSA’s November Board Meeting! Speaking rights guaranteed! Check out the agenda online here: November 2018 Board Meeting Agenda

Important notice: Please note that the Board Meeting is in Room 2M70 (2nd Floor, Manitoba Hall) this month!

Transgender Day of Remembrance 2018

November 20th, 2018

Please join us at this year’s vigil to honour those transgender and gender non-conforming people lives lost in 2018.
RSVP on Facebook. The event is suitable for all ages, although due to the nature of the event it may not be suitable for some, especially younger persons.

The location is safe, accessible by elevator, and with gender neutral washroom facilities nearby and light snacks will be served. Please let us know if you need any other accessibility support such as ASL interpretation, alternate formats of printed materials, or seating options at events@theuwsa.ca

The event is a part of Take Note: Stories of Gender-based Violence. 

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