Tānsi, Morgan Brightnose nisinikāson. I am glad to be serving this academic year as your UWSA President. This past year I served as the Vice President of Internal Affairs, and I was happy to include our budget online for the first time! The university has an Indigenous population of nine percent, yet I am only the second ever Indigenous president. In my current role, I am working alongside three amazing people to ensure that this year is an amazing year for students, and we want the UWSA and UWinnipeg to affectively reflect our student population. Although I fear public speaking, I enjoy hearing from students! Please let me know any ideas you have on student issues!
Vice-President External Affairs
This year I am your UWSA Vice President of External Affairs. I am the former coordinator of the UWSA Rainbow Lounge and have experience in community organizing and activism. I hope to focus on promoting intersectionality within the UWSA and to advocate for students’ needs on local, provincial, and federal levels. This year, I will be working closely with the Canadian Federation of Students and other organizations to lobby the government against the provincial tuition increases, cuts to international students’ healthcare, and other barriers that are preventing marginalized students from accessing post-secondary education. In my spare time, I enjoy vine compilations, cat videos, and sleeping in.
Vice-President Student Affairs
I’m so excited to be spending the 2018/19 school year as your Vice-President Student Affairs! I recently completed my Bachelor of Arts at the University of Winnipeg, with a double major in Women’s and Gender Studies and English. As Vice-President Student Affairs, my primary duties include acting as student advisor for those seeking support in areas such as academic appeals, sexual harassment cases, and student housing issues. As well, I serve as a liaison between the UWSA and campus student and service groups. My role with the UWSA is to ensure students are fairly represented and truly heard through various facets in the university. I am committed to providing reliable, active, and caring support for students. Please send me an e-mail, give me a call, or stop by our offices if you ever have a question or want to chat!
Vice-President Internal Affairs
For the 2018/19 academic year, I will be your UWSA Vice President of Internal Affairs. This is my second year serving as an executive director, and though it’s different from my previous role as the Vice President Student Affairs, I have learned about all the services and networks through which the students association operates. As your VPIA I hope to take my knowledge of the student experience and revise current policies, as well as represent our membership when it comes to fiscal and operational matters. I’m super excited to work this year in a role that is new to me, and I hope that my abilities as someone willing to have open conversations and participate where applicable can create an open version of the Vice President Internal Affairs. Woot! Woot!