Executives 2017/2018


Laura Elsie Garinger
Email Address: pres@theuwsa.ca
Phone Number: 204-786-9778

Hi there! My name is Laura Elsie, and I am serving as your UWSA President for the 2017-2018 year. I moved to Winnipeg from Flin Flon, MB, to study at the University of Winnipeg in 2011, and graduated with an Honours degree in History. This is my second year on the executive, previously serving as Vice-President Student Affairs.

In the coming year, our team will be working hard to ensure your needs are being met, your rights are being respected, and your education is more affordable and accessible. This means providing excellent services and resources to you, advocating on your behalf regarding academic and non-academic matters, as well as pressing the provincial government and administration on issues that matter to you, including campus services and tuition fees. We work closely with the Canadian Federation of Students on a number of different campaigns and initiatives, primarily around the fight for free tuition for all students, Education for All.

There are a number of different ways to get involved in the UWSA, and this website is a great place to start! Check out our student groups, sign-up to volunteer with us, browse the calendar for our events, or feel free to get in touch with our team directly. We’re here for you.


Megan Linton
Vice-President External Affairs
Email Address: vpea@theuwsa.ca
Phone Number: 204-786-9781

Hi! I’m Megan. I am your Vice-President External Affairs for 2017/2018. I am a third year International Development Studies and Environmental Studies student. I transferred from the University of Oklahoma, and I love the University of Winnipeg’s small campus, and its diversity of student groups and movements. During my time on campus, I have loved volunteering in the community, being part of different student groups, drinking coffee from index, and going to different campus and community events.

My role is to help students and the UWSA connect with our campus community and the West End community. I will be spending my year working on campaigns, advocacy efforts, and community outreach. I am passionate about making our university affordable, accessible, and environmentally sustainable. I would love to talk to you about all the different groups and movements that are working toward these goals and how you can get involved.

This year, we will continue to work toward making education more accessible, in every aspect, and I look forward to working with all of you to make that happen. If you have any ideas, want to get involved or are excited about a community event, get in touch. I would love to work with you on it!


Brenden Gali
Vice-President Student Affairs
Email Address: vpsa@theuwsa.ca
Phone Number: 204-786-9780

Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year at the University of Winnipeg! My name is Brenden Gali, and I am the Vice-President Student Affairs for the UWSA. My role in this position is to serve you, the students, through direct engagement. Together, we can collaborate and create student groups, organize cool events, provide resources to help with fundraisers, while always exploring the possibilities for accessibility and visibility of our services.

I’ve been attending the University of Winnipeg since 2011 and in my time here, have met many engaging people, both students and faculty. I’ve learned many things in my education about the world and myself, and it all starts on your first day. I recommend you all try something new this year. Be it uncovering hidden corners of the library, joining a student group, or taking the bus to school. Make this year something great, because your time here is a capsule, that feels like forever and nothing at all at the same time. I hope to see all your faces this year in the halls or at our events, and if I don’t, I wish you luck in your studies and the path you take in life. Good luck, study hard, and don’t forget to have a little fun!

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Morgan Brightnose
Vice-President Internal Affairs
Email Address: vpia@theuwsa.ca
Phone Number: 204-786-9975

Hello, my name is Morgan Brightnose and I am the Vice-President Internal Affairs for the UWSA. As the VPIA, I am in charge of UWSA’s finances and services, and I vehemently believe in transparency for students. In order to extend transparency and accountability to our students, please stop me on campus and ask any question you may have. I am a recent graduate in the History and Political Science departments (2017), but have decided to upgrade to an honours degree. I was a director on the UWSA Board of Directors in the 2015-16 year as the Aboriginal Student Council Co-President. In my time here as a student, I have made use of index’s printing service (it’s dirt cheap!). Though I felt like a nuisance for using the services regularly, I was always assured otherwise. If you have a question about our services or how to access them, drop-by the office or shoot me an email.


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