Current Student Groups
Best Buddies - University of Winnipeg
Contact(s): Harrison Engen
We are a non-profit organization whose objective is to promote inclusion through friendships between University of Winnipeg students and adults with intellectual disabilities.
Meetings: Bi-weekly at various locations around the city (bowling alley, corn maze, etc.).
Social Media: Instagram – @bestbuddies.uofw
Biopsychology Students Association (BPSA)
Contact(s): Tessa Bortoluzzi
BPSA is to provide Biopsychology students with the ability to connect with their peers and faculty in both a social and academic setting to promote communication and support during the undergraduate program. Biopsychology students are a unique student body who have different needs compared to Biology or psychology students and often face conflicts between the two departments. We believe it is important that Biopsychology students get to know more individuals within the faculty and share experiences and challenges they have faced working through the degree. In order to strengthen community within the faculty fun activities such as bowling and sports event participation are to be planned. In addition to social experiences students who are apart of BSA will meet to discuss issues of the degree and draw attention to things students need/purpose for the faculty such as specialized courses like brain anatomy and the level of difficulty and intensity that comes with the degree requirements.
Membership: Open to any Biopsychology student or anyone who is interest in the program.
General membership meetings occur once every 1-2 months. Occasionally, there may be additional meetings for special events or fundraisers.
Business Administration Students' Association (BASA)
Contact(s): Anne-Cecile Panchaud
BASA (Business Administration Students’ Association) is a volunteer based student group here at the University of Winnipeg. We encourage our members to gain all types of experience in a very hands on way that encourages individuals to focus on both their strengths as well as weaknesses in today’s business world. Our goal is to push individuals out of their comfort zone and acquire many imperative traits such as knowledge and application of various communication channels, cooperation as well as creativity in a professional environment, to name a few.
BASA focuses on many year round events, projects and conferences that are primarily funded through a variety of Sponsors/ portfolios. (Check out our Events Page for more details!) We also acknowledge that the anxiety of not having careers waiting for us after graduation can be overwhelming, so by helping our students to develop crucial networking skills, among other business essentials, this allows for many individuals to create a strong foundation for long term opportunity and success.
Membership: Everybody is welcome to join
Meetings: are once a semester
Catholic Christian Outreach (CCO)
Contact(s): Thamer Linklater
Catholic Christian Outreach is a university student movement dedicated to evangelization. We challenge young people to live in the fullness of the Catholic faith, with a strong emphasis on becoming leaders in the renewal of the world. It is a a group open to everyone and that encourages those who want to practice their faith and those who are interested in learning about it. We are also committed to building leaders who will better lead, teach and care for the people for tomorrow. We strive to be apart of the University of Winnipeg’s Community and encourage and promote the advancement of sound learning for the glory of God.
Chemistry Students Association (ChemSA)
Contact(s): Hannah Bloomfield
The purpose of our student group is to find common ground with Chemistry. This allows Chemistry students to make friends in their department and classes and allow others to have a support system for what we deem is a very difficult degree. ChemSA is a student group comprised of like minded individuals with a love of chemistry.
Membership: Everyone is welcome!
Meetings: Second Friday of every month in a boardroom in the Richardson College for the Environment. Events are on the third weekend of every month.
Social Media: Instagram @uwchemsa
CODE (On Campus)
Contact(s): Larissa Chubenko
CODE on Campus is a network of university and college students who are committed to taking simple effective steps to improve literacy rates around the world. CODE on Campus supports CODE’s ability to provide literacy and teacher training programs in locations all over the world, while engaging young Canadians through awareness-raising, advocacy and fundraising initiatives. By sharing information about CODE, CODE’s programs, and global literacy issues, CODE on Campus fosters a new generation of literacy advocates.
Membership: Any University of Winnipeg student.
Meetings: twice a month, meetings may vary.
Social Media: @CODEoncampusUW
Criminal Justice Students' Association (CJSA)
Status: Recognized Group
Contact(s): Joyce Jugo
The Criminal Justice Students’ Association (CJSA) seeks to be a voice for students pursuing or interested in criminal justice studies, by providing social, networking and academic opportunities.
Membership: Everyone has the potential to become a member.
Meetings: Biweekly on Tuesday’s in the basement of Ridell in room 0R06
Instagram – @uwcjsa
Twitter – @uwcjsa
Facebook – @UWCJSA
Cultivate Uwinnipeg (CUW
Contact(s): Daniel Leblanc
Cultivate Uwinnipeg is a rooftop gardening organization founded and operated by students, which focuses on producing fresh vegetables from seed, starting in January and ending in October every year!
Membership: Students at the U of W can become members by filling an application form, which can be found on the Cultivate Uwinnipeg Facebook page. The filled form can then be scanned and sent (or picture with phone) to the Facebook page, in message form, or to email@example.com. The maximum amount of members growing vegetables in a season would ideally be 20, and the minimum for keeping the gardens in good shape and productive is 4 or 5 people. The average amount of members is typically 12 people.
Meeting: one a week in a form of a group chat or in person in various common spaces. In the summer we meet at the gardens, in the spring we meet in the greenhouse. Usually 2 or 3 people meet at a time to work together on planting, watering, and general garden tasks.
Contact(s): Kimberley Panaligan
The CYN-SCOM movement offers a place for you to unload, de-stress and be yourself! Come and join us, for we believe that “…there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.” Proverbs 18:24
Membership: Anyone can become a member! Come to one of our meet-ups or email us for any questions.
Meetings: Are every Monday at 4:00 p.m. in 2C14
Instagram – @cynwinnipeg
Facebook – @cynwinnipeg
Disability Justice Collective
Status: Recognized Group
Contact(s): Megan Linton
A student group working to dismantle barriers and create equitable access for students with disabilities/ disabled students, and build resilient community on campus.
Membership: Anyone with lived experiences the following: disability, chronic illness, madness, mental health concerns, neurodivergence, and additional identities that are part of the larger disability rights and justice movement.
Meetings: Tuesdays at 12:00 p.m.
Education Students' Association (EdSA)
Contact(s): David Blanchfield
The University of Winnipeg Education Students’ Association (EdSA) promotes the betterment of Education Students attending the University by:
– Maintaining the Education Students Lounge (0GM10), and office (0GM10b). The EdLounge includes two couches, several tables and chairs, a refrigerator, a microwave, and a bookshelf.
– Fundraising for and planning grad
– Creating “Faculty of Education” specific products, such as hoodies, sold to students within 5% of the manufacturing cost (usually to cover shipping)
– Organising CHARGE, an annual professional development event for Education Students
– Planning social events, such as Trivia Nights at Garbonzos
Membership: anyone who is part of education faculty.
Meetings: Last Thursday of every month
Finance and Economic Students Association (FESA)
Contact(s): Trevor Hunter
To enhance student experience at the University of Winnipeg by organising useful and/or interesting activities, lectures, and workshops, primarily for Finance and Economic students, but also any student who is interested.
It will also provide students with chances to meet other students and faculty members in less formal settings.
Membership: Membership is open to all students at the University of Winnipeg, but activities will be of primary interest to Finance and Economics students.
Contact(s): Natasha Reimer
Foster UP is a Peer Support Group for individuals that were raised in foster care. (Those who were raised in Kinship Care are welcomed to join as well ).
Foster Up is a group designed to create a safe space for individuals who have encountered the Child Welfare System at some point in their lives. The hope for this group is to work towards empowering those who have been in care. As well as de-stigmatize the negative stereotypes surrounding foster kids.
The group goal is for individuals to connect with others who have been in the system and who “get it”. Individuals will have the opportunity to share their stories/experiences in the system. As well form friendships with other members. We will discuss current issues within the Child Welfare System and work towards advocating for change. ***Those who have not been in care but have been impacted by the child welfare system are welcome to join. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org prior to attending group meeting***
Meetings: Every Wednesday, 12:30 – 1:20 p.m.
Geography and Enviromental Studies and Sciences (GESA)
Contact(s): Victoria Cloutis
For students from geography and environmental studies/sciences to make friends and connections, as well as to raise money for the EcoGrant that supports sustainable initiatives on campus. We do this by hosting a trivia night, a beer night, as well as catering lunches for the geography and environmental department lunch talks.
Membership: Anybody can join: we encourage all students from Geography and Environmental Studies, anyone who is taking geography or related sciences, to come out to the meetings and get involved with what we do.
GESA meets every Friday at 12:30-1:20 pm in the GESA Lounge (5L01)
Global College Students Advisory Council (GCSAC)
Contact(s): Micaela Crighton
Global College Student Advisory Council works to promote awareness and ideas about issues of social justice through fundraising and other campaigns within the University of Winnipeg and the community. The money raised goes to variety of local and global organizations to best represent our global citizens. This group brings forth a unique outlet for students at the university to get involved with student activism.
Meeting:Once a week in 1MS25 for 35-40 minutes
Instagram – @gcsac
Twitter – @UWGCSAC
Health and Well-Being Student Group
Contact(s): Aimee Louis
The Health and Well-Being Student Group promote holistic health habits on campus. We achieve this by development of invaluable skills from yoga, meditation, and mindfulness to short term and long term goal – setting. This group is for all students to strive for balance through mindfulness and meditation to achieve holistic well – being.
Membership: All university students are welcome.
Meetings: The group will meet for 1 hour weekly.
Health and Wellness Peer Educators/Jack.org
Contact(s): Rachel Beazley, Maree Rodriguez & Bryan Young
The HWPE team began in 2014, created with members of the former Peer Support group on campus. Since then, it has been our mission to educate all members of the University of Winnipeg community around the seven dimensions of health and wellness, including: physical health, mental health, academic health etc.
Membership: Any current student who attends the University of Winnipeg (or its affilated colleges/ universities) as well as the UW Pace program. Members need valid student identification and must apply online, and receive mandatory training (ie. mental health first aid, upstander/ sexual violence training etc.) before becoming a full member of the group. All training costs are covered by the university or with our HWPE budget from the UWSA.
Meetings: twice a month.
Illicit Dance Crew (IDC)
Contact(s): Dana Lance
We’re a student led dance crew that does Kpop and non-Kpop dance while promoting Korean music, culture & dance. We aim to do performances for all sorts of events on and off campus. We collaborate with organizations, businesses, & other dance groups to provide the best and highest quality performances from our dance crew and that represents us.
Our practices will be announced on our social media and the spaces will be announced soon. We usually prioritize the schedule on our current members and book room space such as Asper Centre for Film & Theatre, Duckworth Courts & Recplex
Indigenous Studies Student Association (ISSA)
Status: Recognized Group
Contact(s): Charlene Moore
Doing Indigenous based research? Join the Indigenous Studies Student Association (ISSA) to get peer/community feedback and guidance! We provide a platform for academic, social, and cultural support.
Membership: This group is open to anyone who wants to join. ISSA is directed to help those doing Indigenous focused research and is most beneficial for those in the Master if Indigenous Governance program or to those who might be interested in applying.
Meetings: This group meets when a student is interested in leading a presentation or seminar to help them learn more on their topic and practice presenting. There is an opening meeting each year where students can meet and get to know one another, and a closing meeting each year with a ceremony to reflect on the year. These meetings take place in the Aboriginal Lounge, or in the Indigenous Studies lounge. Ceremonies take place at various lodges around Winnipeg.
Indo-Canadian Students' Association (ICSA)
Contact(s): Sukhpalvir K. Sidhu
Indo-Canadian Students’ Association is to bring together the Indian community at the University of Winnipeg. Our goal is to also spread awareness about the richness of Indian and Canadian culture by providing a medium for both Canadian and International students to interact and communicate.
Meeting: 1-2 meetings every month, with additional meetings for fundraisers and events
Instagram – @icsauwinnipeg
Facebook – @icsauwinnipeg
Inexperienced Sports League (ISL)
Status: Recognized Group
Contact(s): Joshua Gehman
The Inexperienced sports league (ISL) strives to create a place for you too play sports with no skill required. We play non competitive, low skill, entry level games of tag, soccer, frisbee, and more!
Membership: Anyone can be a member! Just sign up for our mailing list and show up to our meets.
Social Media: Facebook
Contact(s): Ryan Nykvist
The purpose of this student group is to bring together students interested in becoming educated in, discussing, and applying scientific knowledge. Innovate will emphasize group discussion, presentation, and the inclusion of workshops throughout the year. The history of technological advances, as well as knowledge regarding modern technologies will be focused upon. Additionally, members will be given the opportunity to construct and showcase presentations on their topics of choice. Meetings will have an informal lecture format, with a speaker presenting a topic and then opening the floor to discussion. Our goal is to teach and learn about technology in a practical and approachable environment amongst peers. If you’ve ever been fascinated by the application of science, then consider joining Innovate, U of W’s new technology interest group!
Wednesdays from 12:30 – 1:20 p.m.
Meetings will not be held during exam seasons. Meetings will be held in 0R14 or in the boardroom (both in the basement of Riddell Hall).
A schedule of meeting dates is available by request, or found on our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/UWInnovate/).
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship (IVCF)
Contact(s): Jillian Fehr
All students are warmly welcomed and included – all genders, ages, ethnicities, and sexual orientations. We care about and care for students. More importantly, so does Jesus. We are creating come-as-you-are spaces where there’s a spot on the couch and a seat at the table reserved for any student who wishes to join us. We welcome questions about God, faith, and life in general. Regardless of where students are from or what they believe, we would love for them to join us and discover the deep love and acceptance God has for each person. Our student group community offers weekly Bible studies, social events, prayer, and opportunities to serve other students and the wider community through social justice activities. Through our small group discussions, we help students grow in areas of dialogue, conflict resolution, group dynamics, planning and leadership development. We mobilize students to pray for, serve and care for the campus, especially during seasons of high stress.
Membership: Anyone, everyone, and all their friends too. All are welcome.
Tuesday 1pm Prayer Meeting in the Chapel
Wednesday 12:30pm Small Group Bible Study in the Hive
Wednesday 4pm Small Group Bible Study (room tbd)
Thursday 2:30pm Small Group Bible Study (room tbd)
Friday evenings Large Group events
Instagram – @ivcfuofw
Facebook – InterVarsity at UofW
Kinesiology and Athletic Therapy Students' Association (KATSA)
Contact(s): Shaelyn Pepper
We are a group of enthusiastic and energetic students, that are majoring in various Kin degrees. We provide the larger student population with volunteer opportunities, job postings, and other practical opportunities within the field. We are establishing a community by hosting events on and off campus, along with raising funds for our two scholarships. Our goal is to promote physical activity and overall health and wellness.
Membership: Student within the Gupta Faculty of Kinesiology and Applied Health.
Meetings: First Wednesday of every month during free period
Facebook: UofW KATSA
Twitter (department): @UWDeptKIN
Let's Talk Science at the University of Winnipeg (LTS)
Contact(s): Michelle Trudel, Nicole Dorville and Chelsea Lukawy
Let’s Talk Science at the U of W conducts science outreach for kids all across Winnipeg and rural Manitoba. Whether you’re a science or education student or anything else, helping to run these simple experiments for kids will boost your communication skills for sure. You might even have a lot of fun playing in the most interesting of locations in Manitoba.
Membership: Anybody can sign up, not just science or education students/staff!
Meetings: 2-3 training and info sessions per year and 2 end-of-semester meeting/gatherings.
Social Media Hastags: #letstalkscienceuw #LTSUW
Linguistics Students Association
Contact(s): Mathie Godin
Linguistics Students Association is to create a voice for the students in the program and to help demonstrate to the deans who oversee our program that our department hosts an active student body deserving the continued support and funding from their offices.
We are also taking over various department events (newsletter and colloquium) and seeking to commence new activities and events (peer tutoring, lectures series etc.,)
Membership: Any student at the University of Winnipeg can join!
Meetings: every two weeks at a set time.
Contact(s): Shannon Loewen
The purpose of Luke18 is to create a space where students can join together and worship and pray for the university and the students, staff, and faculty that make it up. We hope to create a community where people can come and be strengthened in their Christian faith while growing in their vision for the best God has in store for U of W. We also see it as our responsibility to connect Christian student groups within the university and we organize events to facilitate opportunities to unite the various Christian student groups under a common purpose.
Meetings: Wednesdays from 12:30-1:20 in 3M59 and Tuesdays from 11:30 – 12:30 in the Chapel.
Manitoba Council for Exceptional Children Student Chapter (MCEC)
Contact(s): Erin Mychasiw
The MCEC U of W Student Chapter seeks to provide Faculty of Education students (and anyone else) with professional development opportunities aimed at effective teaching and learning for students with exceptionalities.
Meetings: Meetings are once a month.
Menno Simons College Students Association (MSCSA)
Contact(s): Haneen Al-jaqobi
MSCSA strives to embody the spirit and principles of peace, justice, equality, social action, and community. The MSCSA Coordinating Committee is a voice for the MSCSA membership, including students and those in our local and global communities, promoting the values of the disciplines of Conflict Resolution Studies (CRS) and International Development Studies (IDS). To achieve this goal, the MSCSA Coordinating Committee organizes, participates in and/or supports community building activities and independent initiatives; executives endeavor to anticipate and respond to the needs of those whom they serve.
Membership: Anyone can join the meetings and volunteer at our events!
Meetings: Monday mornings at 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
Muslim Student Association (MSA)
Contact(s): Najiha Ali
The MSA is to serve and represent the needs of Muslims on and off campus. The MSA also strives to be a vibrant, integrated and contributing member of the campus and Winnipeg community.
All are welcome. Please fill out a simple application at the mosque for us to submit to the University of Winnipeg security team. This will give your student ID access into the mosque. The mosque is located in the Wesley Hall basement room 0W16.
Meetings: Thursday at 2:20 p.m. in 0W16
Social Media: Facebook Instagram: @uw.msa
PACE-University of Winnipeg Student Association (PACE-UWSA)
Status: Recognized Group
Contact(s): Goldie Arora
Giving PACE students opportunity to meet and discuss their experience in PACE. PACE-UWSA will also promote academic and job opportunities through seminars and other networking opportunities.
Membership: Existing PACE Students by email: email@example.com
Meetings: Meetings will be headed once a month at Buhler Centre and place and time will be sent in an email or text.
Pakistani Students Association
Contact(s): Muhammad Asif Chohan
The purpose of the group is to bring the students of Pakistani origin together on one platform to participate in cultural and social events. The group will promote the diversity of the growing student community of the University of Winnipeg and create a network to enhance student experience of the students of Pakistani origin at campus.
Contact(s): Tim Crouch
We are seekers who explore questions and worries about the world through a Christian lens. We may not come away with all the answers, but we long to support one another as we struggle.
Membership: students can become members by attending gatherings and signing up. Membership is not required to participate.
Political Science Student Society (PSSS)
Contact(s): Declan Moulden
The Political Science Student Society seeks to bring political science and non-political science students alike together for social, educational, and community events in a non-partisan manner. We seek to increase political engagement, spark new conversations and debates, and provide a space where students can reflect on their own political values.
Meetings: Once per month
Revolutionary Student Movement - UWinnipeg (RSM-UW)
Contact(s): Mieke Ruth van Ineveld
The Revolutionary Student Movement is an anti-capitalist, anti-colonial proletarian feminist student group struggling to end tuition and make university accessible and welcoming for all.
We seek to actively centre the concerns of working-class students, while also recognizing that class is not the only, or even the primary axis of oppression experienced by students. As such, we also actively cultivate leadership by gender oppressed students, racialized students, disabled students and students experiencing various forms and interesting of oppression.
Membership: People who attend at least two meetings.
Meeting: Fridays at 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. in Room 3M59.
Social Media: Facebook – Revolutionary Student Movement – UWinnipeg
Contact(s): Robert Johannson
The purpose of the Student Greens is to create a forum through discussions, panels, and bull sessions where people can discuss the problem of politics and the environment. What are the key legislative changes that have to happen if we are to protect our environment? Which environmental issues are the most important? How does our political system need to change so that the environment is something that has priority?
Students of Colour Collective (SOCC)
Contact(s): Zee Morales
The Students of Colour Collective at the University of Winnipeg exists to help BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour) find community on campus. We will discuss topics such as white supremacy
Membership: restricted to Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour.
Meeting: Mondays or Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. in SG1
Social Media: Facebook
Students of Science Association (SOSA)
Contact(s): Katie Stewart
The purpose of SOSA is to offer a safe space where science students can make connections with their peers and teachers, while fostering a student lead, creative, and educational environment within the science faculty.
Membership: Students enrolled in a minimum of 3 science credits or students pursuing any science related major.
Meetings: Biweekly on Fridays at 12:30 p.m. in SOSA lounge (Richardson Building)
Social Media: Facebook
The Wildlife Society University of Winnipeg Student Chapter
Contact(s): Lynnae Martin and Katrina Wilcox
We are a group for students who are passionate about wildlife and the outdoors. We provide opportunities to network with professionals and other students interested in the field of biology or conservation. We also host workshops to help develop the skills and experience needed to pursue a career in this area. Additionally we plan fun group outings for anyone that enjoys spending time in nature.
Meetings: general meetings are once a month. Dates are found on Facebook and Instagram.
Instagram – @wildlifesocietyuw
Theatre and Film Students Association - TAFSA
Contact(s): Rylen Campbell-Stovell, Genne Bourdeau
TAFSA exists to build a stronger sense of community among theatre and film students, as well as any other art-loving students at the University of Winnipeg by hosting various types of events and programs that allow students to make connections and show their work as artists.
Must be taking at least 1 Theatre or Film related course to be a member.
Meetings: Every second Monday from 12:30 to 1:20 in room 0T10 (basement) of Asper Centre for Theatre & Film
U of W Smash Bros Association (UWSBA)
Contact(s): Matthew Dankewych
The UWSBA supports students with an interest in the ever growing Smash Bros. community! For those looking for some friendly competition, the UWSBA welcomes all to join our growing community.
Membership: Anybody who shows an interest in our group can become a part of it.
Meeting: every Tuesday 5 – 9 p.m. in the Bulman Student Centre
Social Media: Twitter – @uwsbassociation
University of Winnipeg Biology Students Association (UWBSA)
Contact(s): Breanna Meek
The Biology Club provides UW Biology Students with opportunities and education, via seminars, workshops, and student advising. We have hosted a variety of events such as trivia nights, helped students engage with professors via student-faculty mixers, brewed beer (fermentation is biology too!), and we also host a yearly soccer tournament with the other science student groups! The Biology Club engages students in the sciences and provides UW students with well-needed breaks from the hectic life of a science student. We strive to promote communication with students from other faculties and departments by hosting events with a wide range of people.
Membership: Any student who has taken a biology course.
Meeting: Biweekly in the SOSA lounge
Instagram – @uwbsa
University of Winnipeg Board Game Club (BGC)
Contact(s): Benoit Morham
Nothing creates bonds quite like tabletop games. That is why the Board Game Club is proud to organize social events where students of all faculties and all walks of life can share the passion. It is also where students new to board games can come and find out why they are so enjoyable.
Sessions occur biweekly (every fortnight) or more.
They may take place either in a classroom or at a third party location (ex: Across the Board).
University of Winnipeg Campus Conservatives
Status: Recognized group
Contact(s): Patrick Trudeau
Are you interested in politics or have centre-right/right-wing positions? Then come join the University of Winnipeg Campus Conservatives. We are here to show why conservative values and positions make sense to students.
Membership: Anyone can become a member by sigh up and attending our meetings.
Meetings: The group will meet for an hour or more, once a month.
University of Winnipeg Campus Liberals (UWYL)
Status: Affiliated Group
Contact(s): Trent Brownlee
Are you interested in politics? Are you a supporter of either the federal or provincial Liberal parties? This is the group for you! We provide the chance to meet and hang with other Young Liberals!
1. Must not hold a membership in any political party than the Liberal Party of Canada (federally) and the Manitoba Liberal Party (provincially)
2. Party membership is not required, but is recommended
Meetings: We try and have monthly events called Pints & Politics which are open to everyone, even non-members!
Instagram – @uwyliberals
Twitter – @UWYLiberals
Facebook – @UWYLiberal
University of Winnipeg Classics Students Association (UWCSA)
Contact(s): Sarah Lamontagne
Our mission is to expand the knowledge of Classics within the student group and familiarizing students with what the classics department has to offer. Each year we also have the goal of raising money to donate towards a charitable cause.
Meeting: Wednesdays 12:30 – 1:20 p.m. in 4G07
Instagram – @uwclassics.
Twitter – @uwclassics
Facebook – University of Winnipeg Classics Students Association
University of Winnipeg Downtown Jazz Band and Choir, UWDowntown Jazz
Contact(s): Ian Cherry & Lauren Teterenko
Excited about your U of W experience but missing some of the extras you had available to you in High School? Wasn’t Jazz Band fun? Made your best friends in Choir? Don’t lose that part of your life!
To provide an opportunity for U of W students to continue playing and singing despite having chosen to attend a university with no formal music program.
Membership: The University of Winnipeg Downtown jazz programs are open to both U of W students and members of the community. Any person seeking an opportunity to continue being a part of a musical ensemble after having been a part of similar programs in the past.
Prospective members can e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or simply show up at rehearsal Sunday (10:30am for Jazz Choir and 12:30pm for Jazz Band) and join in person at the Eckhardt-Gramatté hall, Rm. 2Co4, 2nd Floor Centennial Hall
Fees for the program are $50.00 per semester, adjusted for members in financial need.
Alternative Membership Fee: volunteering with concert set up/tear down
Jazz Choir : 10:30am – 12:00pm
Jazz Band : 12:30pm – 2:00pm (Sectionals will be held after this time and we’ll schedule those as we go based on need and availability)
Fall Term Rehearsals:
September 16, 23, 30
October 7, 14, 21, 28
November 2, 11, 18, 25
Concert: December 2, 2018
Winter Term Rehearsals:
January 13, 20, 27(2M70)
February 3, 10, 17, 24
March 3, 10, 17, 24
Concert: March 31, 2019,
Rehearsals are in the Eckhardt-Gramatté hall, Rm. 2Co4, 2nd Floor Centennial Hall
University of Winnipeg History Students Association (HSA)
Contact(s): Jackson Anderson
Our goal in the History Students’ Association is to give students in the U of W History Department the opportunity to meet and enjoy the company of fellow students with similar interests and pursuits. We seek to foster students’ interest in History both in and outside the History Department through history-based student events, as well as helping students better understand the study and practice of History in a positive social environment.
Meetings: Every other Wednesday from 12 – 12:30 p.m. in the History Students Lounge
Social Media: Facebook
University of Winnipeg Improv (UW Improv)
Status: Recognized Group
Contact(s): Jonathan Mourant
Improv is a form of theatre that takes a simple idea and transforms it into something monumental. UW Improv is dedicated to introducing students to the skills of improv and applying them to life.
Membership: Anyone is welcome! Simply show up to a practice whenever you are available.
Meetings: We meet every Monday from 12:30-2:30 in the Asper Centre for Theatre and Film. We typically meet in 0T19.
Facebook – @uofwimprov
Instagram – @uofwimprov
University of Winnipeg League of Legends (UWinnipegLoL)
Contact(s): Tyler Muracz
UWinnipegLoL is a chance for students to learn the game and advance their skills. Competitive players will have the chance to play against other teams and win prizes!
To bring students together in an environment that supports competitive and recreational E-Sports. Any competitive team who places well enough in their division has the chance at winning scholarship money.
Social Media: Twitter: @UwinnipegLoL
University of Winnipeg New Democrats (UWND)
Contact(s): Evan Krosney
UWND will provide a voice for students at the University of Winnipeg interested in getting involved with progressive electoral politics while advocating for social democratic principles on campus.
Group members will work to support the New Democratic Party and the Manitoba Young New Democrats, while providing a voice for students and youth within the NDP within the University of Winnipeg community and the community at large.
Members will also be able to provide constructive criticism of the NDP’s policies, programs and organization from a youth/student perspective, while promoting youth and student participation within the NDP and progressive movements on-campus.
In an organizational capacity, members will be encouraged to assist in event planning, tabling, and general outreach on-campus to further the aforementioned goals.
Membership: Students or young people who are affiliated with the University of Winnipeg is welcome.
Meetings: We meet once a month.
Facebook – @YourMYND
Instagram – @yourmynd
Twitter – @YourMYND
University of Winnipeg Running and Triathlon Club (UWRTC)
Contact(s): Benoit Morham
The purpose of the U of W Running and Triathlon student group is to organize running, cycling, and swimming sessions for the students of the University of Winnipeg. Enter 3rd party triathlons/relays/other together and encourage their entry. Promote health and fitness as a part of one’s life in addition to studying and working.
Social Media: Facebook
University of Winnipeg Speculative Writers' Society
Contact(s): Mason Chennells
The S.W.S. is a student-led group dedicated to the encouragement and exposure of genre writing (ex. sci-fi) in a safe and non-judgemental space, while still allowing open criticism, on a weekly basis.
Anyone, regardless of major or creed or religion or race or sexual orientation or what have you, can join, but to remain a member, one must:
1. Partake in open discussions.
2. Be respectful of criticism they may receive.
3. At least try to read all the submitted works at the end of each month.
4. Respect the creative visions of others and not to discourage them from sharing their works.
5. Maintain an apolitical approach to criticism and feedback.
Meeting: Monday afternoons, 4 – 5 p.m. in the library’s east study room.
Social Media: Faceboook
University of Winnipeg Tumbling Club (UWTC)
Contact(s): Albert (Jack) Bruyere
You can be a gymnast, it does not matter how old you are.
Gymnastics is one of the best sports going. Gymnastics is good for the body and mind.
University of Winnipeg Veterans and Armed Forces Student Group (VAFSG)
Contact(s): Thomas A Batchelor
U of W Veterans and Armed Forces group seeks to build a community based around those who have served or are currently serving. If that’s you or a loved one we encourage you to reach out and join us!
We want to provide a like minded community for veterans and currently serving armed forces members, regardless of nation. We will aim to provide a support structure to make the transition from military life to school work as easy as possible as well as form a community of similarly minded individuals.
Meetings: Weekly workouts on Monday inside the Gupta Centre.
Social Media: Twitter – @veteran_w
Urban and Inner City Studies Student Association (UICSSA)
Contact(s): Shawna Peloquin
The student association creates a nest for students to grow that is based on inclusion while promoting Indigenous teachings and values. Working with the community to create a welcoming safe space.
Membership: Any student that has or is taking an Urban and Inner City class
Meetings: Biweekly on Wednesday.
Social Media: Facebook
UW Applied Computer Science Students Association (UWACSSA)
Contact(s): Devon Streu and David Bosc
The UWACSSA seeks to provide ACS students with additional opportunities to learn and grow within the Computer Science industry.
Meetings: evening of the last Friday of the month, in 3D04/3D01
Social Media: Facebook
UWinnipeg English Literature Students Association (ELSA)
Contact(s): Aiyana McKenzie
ELSA’s primary goal is to serve both social and practical purposes for all English students. ELSA is a place for students to meet each other, especially students they may not already have classes with. The group is for fun but also for students to help each other. ELSA also serves as a liaison between students and the department, which helps enhance the student experience.
Membership: Any English student can become a member.
Meetings: Biweekly Wednesday at 12:30pm in the English Common Room (2A47)
Social Media: Facebook
UWSA Photo Club
Contact(s): Aaron Demeter
The UWSA Photo Club is a group for photographers of all skill levels dedicated to providing a space to share your photography, teach you skills and help you develop your own film in our own dark room!
Meetings: Biweekly on Tuesday from 12:30-1:45 p.m. in 0RM11
Social Media: Facebook
Winnipeg Whomping Willows (WWW)
Contact(s): Ally Klassen
The purpose of this group is to bring together book-lovers, athletes, and everyone in between in the full-contact, gender-integrated sport of Quidditch. Based off the Harry Potter series, the sport combines aspects of dodgeball, rugby, and handball. This group is perfect for students who can’t make a big time commitment but are still interested in staying physically active. Members are encouraged to come however often then can, whether that be every week or once a month. The team is comprised of current UofW students and community members. We do not receive any outside funding.
Membership: All are welcome to try it out or observe.
Practice: We practise weekly at the UofW RecPlex (Field C) on Saturdays from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Women's and Gender Studies Student Association (WGSSA)
Contact(s): Jennifer Hammond & Mahlet Cuff
We aim to build community and promote dialogue among Women’s and Gender Studies students in order to provide an inclusive and supportive space where we may address student needs, discuss current issues, and organize action for social change. Our student group will engage in intersectional feminist activism, not only on campus, but in collaboration with other social justice organizations in Winnipeg. We will host events, both for those in our group and others, whether they are related to social justice activism, fundraising, or socializing. Ultimately, we are invested in providing support and solidarity among our student body and creating a welcoming space to discuss ideas and connect with other students in our department.
Membership: Anyone who is majoring, minoring, taking WGS classes or otherwise interested in WGS and related topics is free to join!
Meeting: Once or twice a month on Mondays 12:30 – 1:20 p.m.
Social Media: Facebook
Contact(s): Daniel Denton & Tessa Bortoluzzi
Care about the refugee crisis? Come and get involved on campus with WUSC UWinnipeg! Our student group raises awareness about international development issues and runs the Student Refugee Program.
WUSC (World University Service of Canada) is a Canadian non-profit organization dedicated to improving education, employment, and empowerment opportunities for youth around the world.
Membership: any UW student can become a member!
Meeting: twice a month
Instagram – @uofwpgwusc
Facebook – @WUSCUOFW
Young Greens at the U of W
Contact(s): Bryanne Lamoureux
The Young Greens at the U of W seek to create a safe space where students and other members of the community can learn about government, politics, and how to make change within our current system. This group aims to start conversations about the present state of politics, and how Greens have the potential to change the direction of current issues. During an era where environmental and social justice issues are a frequent subject in our daily lives, it is important to consider how our political systems interact with them, and how we can use government to address them.
We create these opportunities by organizing one event each month where our members can connect with each other, meet local Green Party politicians, and get engaged in local issues through making positive change.
If you are curious about Green politics, want to learn more, or think that your own values may align with the Green Party of Canada, this space is perfect for you. You do not need to be a Green Party member to join, all are welcomed.
Membership: Though all are welcomed, this group seeks to specifically engage people under 30, as this demographic is vastly underrepresented in government.
Meetings: first Wednesday of every month at 1 p.m.
Social Media: Facebook
Youth Parliament of Manitoba (YPM)
Contact(s): Abigail Theano-Pudwill
The purpose of the group is to inspire young people to learn about the political system and to have a safe place to voice their opinion on current issues. It is beneficial to the U of W students as it is an outlet and opportunity to connect with our current leaders and to have our voice heard. It fosters an engagement with our political process and our community.
Membership: $100, for youth between 16-20 years old.
Every 2nd Sunday for the organizing committee (Cabinet) and once per year for members who attend the Winter Session December 26-31st.
Social Media: @Ypmanitoba
Contact(s): Saveja Ellison
The purpose of the group is to find like-minded people who are motivated to make a difference in the many aspects of youths lives and especially vulnerable youths lives. Through meeting to educate each other and discuss topics as well as create fundraising opportunities for different organizations and foundations.
Meeting: Every Tuesday at 3 p.m.