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!
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!
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
>ART + ACTIVITIES
>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.
May 3rd, 2018
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.
April 30th, 2018
Happy Early Childcare Educators’ Week to our excellent team at the UWSA Day Care!
March 22nd, 2018
Warning: There are anti-choice protesters on the front lawn outside of Wesley Hall at the University of Winnipeg.
Update: Anti-choice protesters have returned today Thursday, March 22.
For follow-up, please email VPEA Megan Linton at email@example.com