C2C: Two Spirit & Queer People of Colour Call to Conversation with LGBT & Allies

June 2nd, 2017

There will be a conference at the University of Winnipeg in October 2017 called “C2C: Two Spirit & Queer People of Colour Call to Conversation with LGBT & Allies.”

There is a Call For Presentation for the C2C conference.

See more about the event online at http://uwinnipeg.ca/c2c/2S QPOC C2C CFP

Onjisay-Aki Summit invites students to participate in Onjisay-Aki International Climate Change Summit

May 31st, 2017

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The Onjisay-Aki Summit would like to extend an invitation to University of Winnipeg students to attend the upcoming Onjisay Aki (“Our Changing Earth”) International Climate Summit, which will be held at the Turtle Lodge from June 8-10, 2017.

The Summit will be a roundtable discussion on climate change, led by Indigenous Knowledge Keepers, in conversation with leaders from environmental and social movements internationally. The Elders have invited a diverse group of environmental stewards from across the land – including Chief Arvol Looking Horse, Bill McKibben of 350 dot org, Winona LaDuke of Honour the Earth, Chief Allan Adam of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation, Scott Vaughan of the International Institute for Sustainable Development, and many more. More details can be found on our event website: http://onjisay-aki.org/

The Roundtable will take place over two days, June 8th and 9th, with a special ceremony following on June 9th (evening) and June 10th (full day and evening). The ceremony will be building of a Thunderbird Nest, to call in the Thunderbirds to help fulfill their roles as guardians of the Earth. Participants and attendees are invited to bring seven round rocks from their area to contribute to building the nest. At night there will be traditional ceremony and dancing in the Ogijida Lodge.

There is limited observer seating, and 15 seats are reserved for U of W students. If you are interested in attending, please email theturtlelodge@gmail.com

Join the UWSA Board!

May 10th, 2017

In preparation for the By-Election this fall, we are looking to fill our vacant positions on the UWSA Board of Directors! We have a few open positions that were not filled during our UWSA General Election. Students who are interested in running for these positions can be appointed until the UWSA By-Election in the fall.

Appointments will be accepted until May 25, 2017.

If you are interested in sitting on the board or have questions about duties of a board member, connect with the General Manager, Karolya Vargscarr at generalmanager@theuwsa.ca

Check out the vacant positions here!

Spring/Summer Term Health Plan Opt-Change/Opt-Outs

April 28th, 2017

If you are starting as a full-time student this Spring or Summer Term, you will automatically be enrolled in the UWSA Health Plan. You have the opportunity to add dependants or opt-out if you are already enrolled in another health insurance program.

Opt-outs and opt-changes are open May 1, 2017 and close May 12, 2017.

Opt-outs are done exclusively online here starting May 1. To add a dependant, complete an Opt-Change form on the health plan page here and submit it to the UWSA Health Plan Office.

If you were a full-time student in the Fall or Winter term, your UWSA Health Plan runs until August 31, 2017. Visit the health plan page to learn more about your coverage and how to make a claim here.

Your Winter Term U-Pass

April 11th, 2017

Your 2017 Winter term U-Pass will end on April 30, 2017. 

You can continue to use your U-Pass Peggo card to access transit services by adding e-cash, a monthly post-secondary pass or a discounted 28 day pass for the spring/summer months.

If you will be a full-time student in the 2017 Fall Term, your U-Pass will be automatically loaded onto the same Peggo card.

If you have questions about your U-Pass, please email u-pass@theuwsa.ca or visit the UWSA Info Booth.

Canadian Federation of Students - MB: Annual General Meeting

April 10th, 2017

The Canadian Federation of Students-Manitoba is hosting their Annual General Meeting on April 27 in Brandon, Manitoba. Students who wish to attend must complete and submit their registration form to us by 3 p.m. on Thursday, April 13. Download the agenda and registration form here: CFS-MB AGM17807637_1084974641607750_3913044615028766710_o

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