UWSA September Board Meeting

September 18th, 2018

The first UWSA Board Meeting of the year is today! All students are welcome to attend and there will be time for questions. Join us as we plan and participate for this academic year. Meeting starts at 5 p.m. at the Bulman Student Centre (Below Riddell Hall).

Student Safety Tips: Safe Removal of Needles

September 11th, 2018

Needles should be disposed of it safely. However, discarded needles are sometimes found in public areas. Safe disposal saves yourself and others from getting hurt accidentally.

  1. Always use sharps disposal containers to dispose of needles safely. These containers can be found in the following washrooms:
    – AxX Washrooms, both genders
    – Bullman Center, both washrooms,
    – RecPlex Main Floor Entrance, Accessible Washroom
  2. Don’t try to pick up and dispose needles if you see them and stay an arm’s length away. Some needles might be contaminated. Campus Security is trained to dispose needles safely. Call them at (204) 786-6666 and give them details of the location.
  3. Be careful when disposing feminine hygiene products and waste. Don’t put your hand inside waste receptacles.
  4. If you accidently get pricked by a needle, call security and go to the nearest emergency room for immediate medical attention.

International Students' Healthcare Update

September 7th, 2018

International Students, your Manitoba Health insurance at the University of Winnipeg has changed!

Visiting/exchange students who are studying only for one term are covered by, same as before. These students will now show their identification at clinics, hospital, and pharmacies, instead of their Manitoba Health Card.

International Students studying for more than 6 months who were previously covered by Manitoba Health + Green Shield will now be covered by Manitoba Blue Cross + Green Shield, in what is now called the MISIP. MISIP is similar to Manitoba Health coverage and covers doctor visits, emergency hospital visits and basic drugs. These students will now show their Blue Cross Card at clinics, hospital, and pharmacies, instead of their Manitoba Health Card. They will still receive extended health coverage for other services like dental, eye care, massage, and counselling through Green Shield.

The UWSA is still the provider for Green Shield and all information about Green Shield coverage can be found on our website here:

The International Student Services Centre (ISSC) is the provider for Manitoba Blue Cross (the Manitoba Health equivalent) and you can find complete information about the MISIP on the Blue Cross website here:

The University of Winnipeg is covering the costs for your Blue Cross Coverage until August 2019, so there is no extra charge till then. You can read more about that here:

If you have any questions regarding the MISIP or your Blue Cross coverage, you can contact Justin at the ISSC Office, his contact information is below:

Justin Carruthers
International Student Services
1Ri42, 1st floor, 475 Portage Avenue


Roll Call Schedule

August 30th, 2018

Have you checked out all that we planned for Roll Call this year? Check out our schedule below and RSVP to the Event page on Facebook!

An Update about Fab Lab

August 22nd, 2018

The UWSA Bike Lab is suspending its Fab Lab programming for the semester. We want to offer better bike repair and maintenance services, so we’re going to be away for a bit to get additional training.

Fab Lab is shop time dedicated to women, trans and non-binary folks. We know this programming is important so we will try to be back as soon as possible.

We would also like to welcome our new Volunteer Coordinator, Bonique Dawiskiba-Clark to our team, who will be running our Fab Lab programming in the future! While we’re working on training our new mechanic, you can find similar programming at:

The Bike Dump Queendom nights on Mondays from 6-9pm, programming for Women and Queer folks at 631 Main St.


The Wrench’s Mellow Velo open shop alternating Sundays from 2-5pm and workshops for Women, Trans* and Femme folks at 1057 Logan Ave.


Drop by during Open Hours on Mondays at Bike Lab, which is for everyone!

Visit the UWSA Bike Lab page or follow us on Facebook and Twitter for hours and updates.


August 16th, 2018

UWSA presents ROLL CALL 2018!

Tuesday, Sep. 4, 2018 – Friday, Sep. 7, 2018 | 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The University of Winnipeg Front Lawn

Join us for our annual back-to-school party with:
>FREE FOOD by local eateries
>LIVE MUSIC & DJ Sets by CKUW Radio 95.9fm
>Craft BEER & LIQUOR by Barn Hammer Brewing Company
>Other FUN STUFF at The Good Will – Social Club and Garbonzo’s Pizza

All Ages | Everyone Welcome | Liquor Service w/ 18+ ID.

Follow us @theuwsa on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for updates!

We're Hiring!

July 23rd, 2018

Want to join the UWSA team? We’re hiring for multiple positions! Check out the available Job Opportunities and apply today!

index and We Heart Winnipeg

July 17th, 2018

Do you have a We Heart Winnipeg card? Members can now get 15% off batch brews and $5 off beans at index!
Your We Heart Winnipeg card costs only $10 and gives you access to discounts at over 30 local businesses. Get yours here!

Tuition hikes will severely reduce students’ access to post-secondary institutions

May 3rd, 2018

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On Monday, April 30, 2018, UWinnipeg announced tuition will increase by 6.6 per cent. This comes after the provincial government’s decision last year to allow post-secondary institutions to remove the cap on tuition which allows an increase of up to 5 per cent plus the rate of inflation.

The UWSA condemns UWinnipeg for choosing to raise tuition which will further pass the burden of accessibility to education on to students.

“Increasing tuition will affect every student in Manitoba but will provide even more barriers to students living with disabilities, Indigenous students, and international students,” says Morgan Brightnose, President of the UWSA. “UWinnipeg’s attempt to balance their budget at the expense of students demonstrates how far removed UWinnipeg is from their students.”

Over the last year, the UWSA has been actively working to fight the proposed tuition increases.

“The province’s recently announced changes to the student aid and bursary program are a mere distraction from the core issue,” says Zee Morales, UWSA Vice-President External Affairs. “Increasing tuition will only add barriers for our most vulnerable students.”

Anytime tuition is raised, we see this as a failure to provide inclusive and accessible education for all.

We call on the administration to find answers to funding challenges that do not pass costs on to students. We further demand real and meaningful access to UWinnipeg’s budgeting process to ensure students’ voices are present and heard when financial priorities are set.

Early Childcare Educators' Week

April 30th, 2018

UWSA Day Care

Happy Early Childcare Educators’ Week to our excellent team at the UWSA Day Care!


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