By-Election Nomination Period Ends Today!

October 4th, 2018

The UWSA By-Election Nomination Period ends today!

Submit your filled nomination forms to the CEC in Room 0RM03 (next to the Washrooms in Bulman Student Centre)  before 6 p.m. Thursday, October 4th, 2018. If the CEC is not in their office, please drop the completed form in the health plan drop box on the east side of the Riddell Atrium (Near the Cafeteria entrance).

What to do if your U-Pass doesn’t scan

September 26th, 2018

  1. If your peggo card doesn’t scan.
    You can try a second time on the box and hold it there for a longer time. Sometimes the card may take a second or two to scan properly.
  2. The card might be defective.
    If your card doesn’t work, bring it back to info booth for it to be replaced.
  3. When is the U-Pass valid?
    U-pass is not available during the summer or if you’re not registered for classes that term. When you register for your classes that term your U-Pass will automatically start.

Info Booth hours: Monday – Thursday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

You can also get additional information at the U-Pass page, email or click here to ask right away!

UWSA By-Election Nomination Period begins today!

September 24th, 2018

Want to play a part and represent University of Winnipeg students? Run for a board of director position in the 2018 UWSA By-Election!

The By-Election is where students can run for vacant positions that were not filled during the General Election. To run, you will need to fill out a nomination form and submit it to the Chief Elections Commissioner before the end of the nomination period.

Visit this page to see the available positions and download the nomination form!

Health Plan Opt-Outs and Opt-Changes Billing Update

September 19th, 2018

If you opted-out or opt-changed your Green Shield health plan, it might not show on your account yet. Please note that direct billing and online services may be down for you as all student insurance accounts are not active yet.

UW Financial Services and the UWSA are working together to make the billing process better, and you can expect your accounts to be updated in the next week!

If you have questions about your Green Shield coverage, including your benefits, or how to make a claim, contact the UWSA at

If you have questions about your fees or your student account, including what fees are on your account and why, contact UW Student Financial Services at

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!

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