Current Student Groups

Best Buddies - University of Winnipeg

Year: 2017/18
Status: Affiliated
Contact(s): Belinda Jaksic

Email: bestbuddies.uofw@gmail.com

We are a non-profit organization whose objective is to promote inclusion through friendships between University of Winnipeg students and adults with intellectual disabilities.

@bestbuddies.uofw

 

Biopsychology Students Association (BPSA)

Year: 2017/18
Status: Recognized
Contact(s): Jessica Wiebe

Email: uwbpsa@gmail.com

The purpose of the Biopsychology Students’ Association (BSA) 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.

Meetings:

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)

Year: 2017/18
Status: Affiliated
Contact(s): Chris Gomes & Amanda Bernardin

Email: administration@uwbasa.ca or president@uwbasa.ca

We hire for various positions within BASA. While most of our positions get filled in April of the previous year, we do sometimes have openings in September, as well as space on our Brand Ambassador team, year round. While we do have limited positions on our team, all business students are welcome to attend our various events throughout the year! To get involved, contact administration@uwbasa.ca

Facebook: @uwbasa
Instagram: @uwbasa
Twitter: @uwbasa
Snapchat: @uwbasa
Website: www.uwbasa.ca

 

Catholic Christian Outreach (CCO)

Year: 2017/18
Status: Affiliated
Contact(s): Thamer Linklater

Email: winnipeg@cco.ca

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.

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CFC-Youth Based Campus

Year: 2017/18
Status: Affiliated
Contact(s): Chantelle Cenidoza

Email: cfcycampusuw@gmail.com

CFC-Youth Campus Based or CFCY Campus Based is a Roman Catholic campus based youth ministry, under the family ministry of CFC (Couples for Christ). We as CFC-Youth campus based promote a positive environment in the university that is centred around Christian values. We hold fellowships, outreach programs, retreats, study groups and many more that will help any student become more aware of what they can do to be better people. We also provide students with support in overall well-being and promote not only excellence in studies but in generosity and charity. We are committed to live in God’s righteousness and holiness, evangelizing university students through a life of love and service; we shall work for the renewal of the youth that will embrace God and His commission of building generations of Christian leaders in the pursuit of making our studies relevant to our commitment to the society and to God. Our vision: “A renewed society in Christ through post-secondary schools”. Our mission: “Empowering God’s witnesses in the campuses that will transform the society”. We also collaborate with other Christian groups in campus eg. worship nights, prayer meetings and fellowships.

Meetings:

The Student Group Coordinator and the members will have meetings every first Friday of the month starting this October 2017 and will continue throughout the school year (until April 2018). Meetings, events and activities continue throughout summer depending on the coordinator and members’ schedules. We are planning to have our first general gathering the end of September, where interested members are also welcomed.

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Chemistry Students Association

Year: 2017/18
Status: Recognized
Contact(s): Jake Blackner

Email: uofwchemassociation@gmail.com

The purpose the the Chemistry Student’ Association (ChemSA) is to provide chemistry and biochemistry students the opportunity to meet like-minded peers. Many of our events take place in a social setting. However, we promote academic opportunities including: seminars, and research opportunities.

Meetings:

Meetings are held every second Friday of the month at 2:30PM. Currently we use the conference rooms in Richardson college. (reminder email is sent every second Monday)

Instagram: uwchemsa

CODE (On Campus)

Year: 2017/18
Status: Affiliated
Contact(s): Larissa Chubenko

Email: codeoncampusuw@gmail.com

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.

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Criminal Justice Student Association (CJSA)

Year: 2018
Status: Recognized Group
Contact(s): Joyce Jugo

E-mail: joyce_jugo@hotmail.com
Website: http://uwcjsa.wixsite.com/home
Twitter: https://twitter.com/UWCJSA
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UWCJSA/

We are a unified voice for Criminal Justice students at the University of Winnipeg. We provide various opportunities for sharing information, experiences, and networking for criminal justice students.

Membership: Any student who has declared a major in Criminal Justice.

Meetings: Biweekly. Date & Time subject to change based on membership availability.

Cultivate Uwinnipeg

Year: 2017/18
Status: Affiliated
Contact(s): Daniel LeBlanc

Email: dan_leblanc@live.ca

We are a student-focused rooftop gardening organization at the university who grow vegetables for personal consumption and for potential sale at weekend markets. Founded in 2016 (after receiving the GESA Eco-grant), we operate and maintain 10 outdoor garden beds on the 4th and 5th floors of the university. The main purpose is to provide free garden space for students who don’t have that privilege. (living downtown, renting, small yard,etc.) The are countless student benefits from building this university rooftop gardening community. For example, networking (making friends and professional connections), learning useful skills, promoting healthy living (eating green and getting outside), teamwork, excellent volunteer experience for a resume, and more. I have seen so many smiles and received so much positive feedback and generous input from students, staff and all members of the university community already. It is a beautiful, booming project that needs to keep growing!

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 dan_leblanc@live.ca. 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.

Meetings: We have meetings approximately once a month over text message or in person at various common spaces around the university as we are a small group.

Education Students' Association (EdSA)

Year: 2017/18
Status: Recognized
Contact(s): Taylor Daigneault

Email: uwedsa@gmail.com

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

Meetings:

EdSA meetings take place on a bi-weekly basis in the EdLounge (0GM10). Check our website at uofwedsa.com to see when the next meeting is scheduled.

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Geography and Enviromental Studies and Sciences (GESA)

Year: 2017/18
Status: Recognized
Contact(s): Jeremy Leathers

Email: gesastudents@gmail.com

Our purpose is to get students involved in activities outside the classroom. We work to create awareness about events happening in the school and around the city related to our field of study. Students are also made aware of learning and employment opportunities related to their degree. We want students to have the chance to meet each other on a social level so that connections and friendships can be built throughout their studies at UWinnipeg and beyond. Our quaint student lounge is a great place to do homework, get help with assignments, and chat about whats happening in the department(s).

 

Meetings:

GESA meets every Friday at 12:30-1:20 pm in the GESA Lounge

 

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Global College Students Advisory Council (GCSAC)

Year: 2017/18
Status: Recognized
Contact(s): Mia Ryder-Marks

Email: uw.gcsac@gmail.com

Global College Student Advisory Council works to promote awareness and ideas about issues of social justice through fundraising 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:

Every Wednesday from 12:30 to 1:30, we meet in room 1MS25 at the Menno Simons building.

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Health and Wellness Peer Educators/Jack.org

Year: 2017/18
Status: Affiliated
Contact(s): Bryan Young

Email: uwhealthwellness@gmail.com

The Health & Wellness Peer Educators (HWPE) is a student group dedicated to educating our campus around all seven dimensions of health/ wellness, with a specific focus on mental health education with our friends at jack.org. We work in partnership with both the UWinnipeg Admin & Faculty as well as the UWSA to effectively ensure all parties on campus are involved in the push to educate and make everyone aware of the seven dimensions of health.

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Hillel Winnipeg

Year: 2017/18
Status: Affiliated
Contact(s): Sophia Hershfield

Email: hillel@jewishwinnipeg.org

Hillel is the Foundation for Jewish Campus Life. As the largest Jewish student organization in the world, Hillel builds connections with emerging adults at more than 550 colleges and universities, and inspires them to direct their own path. During their formative college years, students are challenged to explore, experience, and create vibrant Jewish lives. Hillel Winnipeg is the local affiliate of Hillel International and serves students in Winnipeg through student groups at University of Winnipeg and University of Manitoba. All students are welcome at Hillel to engage with Jewish culture, religion, and community. Through Hillel Winnipeg, Jewish students can build a community through common experience and share that experience with friends of different backgrounds. Hillel also provides access to various leadership and travel opportunities, like internships and Birthright Israel, which enrich the experience of those that participate. Hillel benefits non-Jewish members of the campus community by offering a place where they can broaden their knowledge of other cultures and religions. By being a place that is welcoming to everyone, Hillel plays a key role in supporting and encouraging an environment of tolerance and co-existence in the community.

Meeting:

Hillel will meet every other Wednesday beginning Sept 6th, and every other Monday beginning Sept. 11th during the community period. Town Hall meetings, to update students and plan for the future, will take place once a month.

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History Students Association (HSA)

Year: 2017/18
Status: Recognized
Contact(s): Aaron Demeter

Email: ademter.art@gmail.com

To provide an opportunity for history students to connect with their peers, and promote and encourage an interest in history.

Meetings:

Every other Wednesday from 12:30-1:30 in the History Students Lounge

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Illicit Dance Crew (IDC)

Year: 2017/18
Status: Recognized
Contact(s): Dana Lance

Email: illicitdancecrew7@gmail.com

We’re a student run group that advocates dance in addition to Korean music and culture to the general public. We aim to offer accessible dance classes to the University and perform for events in the campus.

Social Media:

FB: https://www.facebook.com/illicitdancecrew7/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Illicitdancecr7

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/illicitdancecrew/

Indigenous Studies Student Association (ISSA)

Year: 2018/19
Status: Recognized Group
Contact(s): Charlene Moore

E-mail: charlenemoore93@gmail.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/202622986958313/?source=create_flow

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.

 

Inexperienced sports league (ISL)

Year: 2018/19
Status: Recognized Group
Contact(s): Joshua Gehman

Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/groups/131301627693190/
E-mail: joshuagehman07@gmail.com

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!

Anyone can be a member! just sign up for our mailing list. and show up to our meets.

Innovate

Year: 2017/18
Status: Recognized
Contact(s): Ryan Nykvist

Email: nykvist-r@webmail.uwinnipeg.ca

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!

Fridays from 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM.

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

Year: 2017/18
Status: Affiliated
Contact(s): Jan Basanes

Email: uofwvcf@gmail.com

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. That’s why we are on campus. 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.

Meetings: Small group Bible Studies: Mondays at 12:30pm, Tuesdays at 1pm, and Thursdays at 1pm (classrooms or the Hive) Prayer Meeting: Wednesdays at 12:30pm (the Chapel) Large Group Community Gathering: Thursday or Friday nights (off campus)

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/intervarsityatuofw/ 

Kinesiology and Athletic Therapy Students' Association (KATSA)

Year: 2017/18
Status: Recognized
Contact(s): Emily Lambert

Email: lambert-e90@webmail.uwinnipeg.ca

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.

Meetings:

First Wednesday of every month during free period

Instagram: @uofwkatsa
Facebook: UofW KATSA
Twitter (department): @UWDeptKIN

Linguistics Students Association

Year: 2017/18
Status: Affiliated
Contact(s): Mathie Godin

Email: godin-m19@webmail.uwinnipeg.ca

The purpose of this group is to create a means for students involved in the Linguistics department to communicate with one another. There is no current medium for we, the students who have chosen to dedicate all/part of our academic careers to linguistics, to meet, discuss our field and network. More specifically our department does not have a voice, from the student body, to communicate our concerns that our department is/may face. Linguistics is a small, interdisciplinary department and very under represented, and we, the students, are concerned that we are not receiving the caliber of education to prepare us for postgraduate studies nor the classes required to graduate from the University of Winnipeg. As a student body voicing our concerns we will be in place to support our department chair in creating an impact on faculty deans in making future decisions regarding our department and education.

Meetings: The group will meet every second week. Details to come.

Luke18 Project

Year: 2017/18
Status: Affiliated
Contact(s): Simeon Doerksen

Email: simeondoerksen5@gmail.com

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.

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Manitoba Council for Exceptional Children Student Chapter

Year: 2017/18
Status: Affiliated
Contact(s): Erin Mychasiw

Email: erin.mychasiw@gmail.com

We are the student chapter of the Manitoba Council for Exceptional Children. Our goal is to provide professional development opportunities to Faculty of Education students that aid in effective and inclusive teaching practices for students with exceptionalities. We intend to organize short presentations for students to teach different inclusive education practices.

Meetings: We have meetings approximately once a month over text message or in person at various common spaces around the university as we are a small group.

Menno Simons College Students Association (MSCSA)

Year: 2017/18
Status: Recognized
Contact(s): Chris Sundby, Julie Letkeman

Email: mscsacontact@gmail.com

The Menno Simons College Student Association (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.

Meetings:

We meet at 12:20 every Tuesday in the Menno Simons College boardroom.

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Muslim Student Association (UWMSA)

Year: 2017/18
Status: Recognized
Contact(s): Naima Arab

Email: naimaarab2011@hotmail.com

The UWSA presents a mosque (a place of worship for followers of islam) located in the Wesley Hall basement in Room #0W16. The mosque serves as a place where Muslims can come together for 5 daily salat (meaning “prayer”) as well as a center for information, education, and interfaith discussions. Muslim are welcome to come pray and arrangements are made for Friday prayer. A khateeb is called in for khutbah ( Friday sermon). There is a space available for ablution as well. People of all faith are encouraged to come learn or borrow from the MSA’s library.

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PACE-UWSA (PACE-University of Winnipeg Student Association)

Year: 2018/19
Status: Recognized Group
Contact(s): Goldie Arora

E-mail: paceuwsa@gmail.com

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: paceuwsa@gmail.com

Meetings: Meetings will be headed once a month and place and time will be sent in an email or text at Buhler Center.

Political Science Student Society (PSSS)

Year: 2017/18
Status: Recognized
Contact(s): Alexandria Bonney & Brian Magai

Email: uofwpolitics@gmail.com

The purpose of this group is to provide students with a setting to discuss politics and develop their own political views. Each month the Society hosts a Beer & Boardgames Night to give students an opportunity to take a break from school and meet their fellow students. In addition, in conjunction with the Political Society Department, the PSSS hosts guest speakers and other politics related events on campus. Peer mentoring is also offered to political science students who need assistance with class work or course planning.

Meetings:
Once per month

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Redeemed Student Fellowship (RSF)

Year: 2017/18
Status: Affiliated
Contact(s): Olubukola Adeleke

Email: oyeronkefolu@yahoo.co.uk

The purpose of RSF is to Impact spiritual life on campus by helping students to have a relationship with the Gospel of Christ and experience a new life as they fellowship with Jesus Christ. This can be achieved through one on one discipleship and various meetings, training, and conferences.

Religion and Culture Student Group

Year: 2017/18
Status: Recognized
Contact(s): Meghan Fehr & Manvinder Gill

Email: uwinnipegrcsg@gmail.com

To unite religion and culture students in order to foster important connections and grow in the university community.

Meetings:
Thursdays at 5:30 p.m.

 

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Revolutionary Student Movement - UWinnipeg (RSM-UW)

Year: 2017/18
Status: Affiliated
Contact(s): Xian Mardiros

Email: xianmasur@gmail.com

To organize against all forms of oppression which occur on campus and in our community. This includes colonization, racism, patriarchy, and class oppression, all of which are inherent to a colonial capitalist society. We work to mobilize student in for the abolition of tuition and all barriers to education, as well as recreating the education system into one that sees education as a right rather than a commodity to be bought.

Meetings:

Every Friday at 12:30 in The Hive

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Sociology Action Students

Year: 2017/18
Status: Recognized
Contact(s): Emma Cash, Rachel Antonia Dunsmore & Jillian Sunderland

Email: theuwsas@gmail.com

Sociology students are taught to understand how social structures produce the marginalization of certain groups, however it can sometimes be difficult for us to harness what we have learned and employ it to create change through social action. Acting in solidarity with activist communities who agree to ally with us, the Sociology Action Students’ purpose is to unite students in acting on the sociological theories and philosophies that we are taught in the classroom so as to challenge the rigidity of social hierarchies and dismantle oppressive structures. Students will benefit from this group by becoming more adept at engaging in social activism and resistance, the primary objective of the group being to change the social world through deliberate action. In addition to being an action-oriented group, the SAS will also meet once to twice a month to discuss current social issues and the sociological concepts relating to them.

Meetings:

Fridays bi-weekly from 1:00-2:00 pm

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Somali Student Association

Year: 2017/18
Status: Recognized
Contact(s): Layla Ahmed, Muna Barud

Email: ssa.umb1@gmail.com

To promote awareness and understanding of Somali culture within the University community.To be a voice for Somali students here at the University of Winnipeg. To provide support to Somali Students and plan activities. To bring about unity among Somali Students and collaborate with other organizations on campus. To educate about the culture, history, and language of the Somali people. To promote awareness and understanding of Somali culture within the University community.To be a voice for Somali students here at the University of Winnipeg. To provide support to Somali Students and plan activities. To bring about unity among Somali Students and collaborate with other organizations on campus. To educate about the culture, history, and language of the Somali people. To promote awareness and understanding of Somali culture within the University community.To be a voice for Somali students here at the University of Winnipeg. To provide support to Somali Students and plan activities. To bring about unity among Somali Students and collaborate with other organizations on campus. To educate about the culture, history, and language of the Somali people.

 

Meetings:

Meetings are Thursdays at 7 pm at the University of Winnipeg Room 3m56.

 

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Student Greens

Year: 2017/18
Status: Affiliated
Contact(s): Robert Johannson

Email: robert_johansson@hotmail.com

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 Science Association (SOSA)

Year: 2017/18
Status: Recognized
Contact(s): Erica Mitchell & Emma Ball

Email: uw.sosa@gmail.com

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.

Meetings:

Meetings are typically held twice a month on a Friday in the SOSA lounge (0RC013), with additional flexible scheduled executive meetings. Please check the white board in 0RC013 and/or our social media pages for meeting dates and times. Note: Day of the week may change based on what is best for the members.

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Teach for Canada

Year: Affiliated
Status: 2017/18
Contact(s): Trina Everall

Email: everall-t@hotmail.com

Teach For Canada’s University of Winnipeg Student Group will promote awareness events to inform others of the inequality in Canadian education. We will also hold recruitment campaigns for future teachers who are interested in teaching opportunities with our partnered communities.

Meetings:

The last Monday of the month in room 2E40 between 12:30 – 1:20.

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The Wildlife Society

Year: 2017/18
Status: Affiliated
Contact(s): Lynnae Martin and Katrina Wilcox

Email: thewildlifesocietyuw@gmail.com

We are a student group focused on fish and wildlife in Manitoba. We organize outdoors events, host talks with wildlife professionals and teach field skills for a career in wildlife.

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U of W Rugby

Year: 2017/18
Status: Recognized
Contact(s): Silas Koulack

Email: silaskoulack@gmail.com

Creating a rugby team at the U of W would have a number of benefits for the student body. Currently there are no rugby teams available to the students. Creating a team would allow for students to become involved in the rugby community, hone skills for league play, or simply learn the sport and have some fun. This team also would provide the opportunity to compete against other Universities as a way to develop our own athletes and compete at a higher level.

 

U of W Running and Triathlon

Year: 2017/18
Status: Recognized
Contact(s): Yu Qi Wu

Email: wu-y67@webmail.uwinnipeg.ca

The purpose of the group is to offer a positive and motivating environment for new and experienced runners and triathletes. The team will have group workout sessions, social events, and enter runs/ triathlons together. This group will benefit all members who want to stay active and stay connected to people on campus.

 

University of Winnipeg Anthropology Students Association (UWASA)

Year: 2017/18
Status: Recognized
Contact(s): Russell Drotar

Email: uwinnipeganthro@gmail.com

Our group gathers individuals who are interested in Anthropology in a safe, friendly, and socially active environment. We are involved closely with the faculty in organizing the annual colloquium, and also provide input in regards to the Anthropology Speaker Series events which are presented throughout the year. This group benefits students by exposing them to the student perspective of the broad and dynamic reach that Anthropology has, with specific focus on local trips to exhibits and facilities that are relevant to our field of study.

Meetings:

Every other Monday from 12:30 p.m. to 1:20 p.m. in 4C35A

 

University of Winnipeg Biology Students Association (UWBSA)

Year: 2017/18
Status: Recognized
Contact(s): Benoit Morham

Email: uofwbsa@gmail.com

The Biology Club serves to provide UW Biology Students with extra opportunities and education, via seminars, workshops, and student advising. We have hosted events such as U of Manitoba Medical and Pharmacy seminars, 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.

 

Meetings are every two weeks in the SOSA room during the free period.

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University of Winnipeg Campus Conservatives

Year: 2018/19
Status: Recognized group
Contact(s): Patrick Trudeau

E-mail: uwinnipegcampusconservatives@gmail.com

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.

Anyone can become a member by sighning up and attending our meetings. The group will meet for an hour or more, once a week.

University of Winnipeg Campus Liberals (UWYL)

Year: 2018/19
Status: Affiliated Group
Contact(s): Trent Brownlee

E-mail: uwyliberals@gmail.com
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/uwyliberals/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/UWYLiberals?lang=en
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UWYLiberal/

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!

Membership:

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!

University of Winnipeg Chess Club

Year: 2017/18
Status: Affiliated
Contact(s): Orion Kandia

Email: okandia123@gmail.com

Come together and play chess (or checkers if thats your thing)

Meetings: Monday at 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

University of Winnipeg Improv (UW Improv)

Year: 2018/19
Status: Recognized Group
Contact(s): Jonathan Mourant

E-mail: jonathanmourant@gmail.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/uofwimprov/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/uofwimprov/

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.

University of Winnipeg League of Legends

Year: 2017/18
Status: Recognized
Contact(s): Tyler Muracz and Nicholas Candaele

Email: uwinnipeglol@gmail.com

The purpose of this group is to being together those who have a competitive or recreational interest in e-sports. E-sports is a growing trend in today’s society and bringing together students with this interest in mind can and will create an environment in which new social bonds can form. There are also competitions and tournaments locally that will provide teams to win prizes. This group will also cultivate the importance of communication and teamwork in any environment.

Twitter: @UwinnipegLoL

 

University of Winnipeg Math and Statistics Students Association (UWMSSA)

Year: 2017/18
Status: Recognized
Contact(s): Markus Bunge

Email: markusbunge@live.ca

To bring awareness to Mathematics and Statistics at the university of Winnipeg. The group will organize outings, events and talks that will help students develop careers after they finish there undergrad. Talks will be given by professors un the department that will encourage students to continue mathematics and statistics after university.

In the first week of every month a few students will get together to discuss upcoming talk and events as well as future events. We will be using the upstairs math and statistics lounge on the sixth floor of Lockart hall. If a bigger space is needed for talk we will register a room.

In the first week of every month a few students will get together to discuss upcoming talk and events as well as future events. We will be using the upstairs math and statistics lounge on the sixth floor of Lockart hall. If a bigger space is needed for talk we will register a room.

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University of Winnipeg Ukranian Students Association

Year: 2017/18
Status: Recognized
Contact(s): Zenia Michno

Email: uwukrsa@gmail.com

The purpose of our group is to connect students of Ukrainian decent or non-Ukrainian students interested in Ukrainian culture. Our group will focus on promoting Ukrainian culture and history. We will work with other local Ukrainian organizations and Ukrainian Student Associations within the city, and across the country to create unity among our community. We hold various social events, commemorations, perogie/bake sales and much more throughout the year.

 

Meetings:

Meetings are held a few times per semester, usually in 2M74. We also hold events at various locations across Winnipeg.

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University of Winnipegs Philosophy Students Association

Year: 2017/18
Status: Recognized
Contact(s): Mathieu Rey

Email: uwphilosophysa@gmail.com

The purpose of the philosophy students’ association is to encourage the formation of a philosophic community on campus. One of our aims is to collectively pursue a classical education as students of philosophy. Our method is to engage with the classical arts available to us, because the arts inflames the passions, which inspire a curiosity about truth, which lead to the pursuit of philosophy. Organizing workshops where we learn how to interpret the classical arts “Field trips” to arts venues (opera, ballet, WSO, theatre, WAG…) Screenings of plays, operas, etc. (Shakespeare Club)

 

 

University of Winnipegs Psychology Students Association

Year: 201718
Status: Recognized
Contact(s): Janel Bortoluzzi, Bronson King

Email: psauofw@gmail.com

The main purpose of the University of Winnipeg Psychology Students’ Association (UWPSA) is to provide an accessible and approachable way for psychology students to interact with one another. The UWPSA is built around the idea that students will use its resources to their advantage in order to maximize their undergraduate experience at the University of Winnipeg. Some of these resources include: tutoring services offered by other students, various colloquium talks that are often organized by faculty members, and social events put on by our event coordinators. Not only do these programs aid in developing a psychology student’s educational experience, but they are also arranged in a way to help foster a sense of interconnectedness among students, staff, and faculty. Being a psychology student does indeed come with challenges and obstacles; however, the UWPSA can offer guidance and support when students may find themselves in need. Whether it be methodological and statistics courses or applying to graduate school; there are various tools that a psychology student may make use of through the UWPSA.

Meetings:

Executive meetings occur every few weeks and meetings for general members of the association occur once or twice per semester. With that being said, the UWPSA holds many events throughout the academic year.

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Website

Instagram: @uwpsa

University of Winnipegs Writers Association (UWWA)

Year: 2017/18
Status: Recognized
Contact(s): Ciarra O'Reggio

Email: uofwwritersassociation@gmail.com

Writing is often a solitary endeavor, but is made into a much richer experience with the support of other writers. The University of Winnipeg Writers Association will aim to form a sense of community among all creative writers at the U of W, including poets, novelists, short fiction writers, and playwrights. Although the group will be primarily targeted at students who already consider themselves writers, we will also be open to those who are new to writing, or would like to try it out for the first time. Not only will this group connect fellow writers at the U of W, but it will do so by hosting regular writing activities on campus, therefore encouraging members to hone their craft. These activities may include open mics, critique groups, writing workshops, writing sprints, and/or NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month). If members are interested, the group may also work on larger projects, such as the formation of an anthology.

Meetings:

Once a week on Monday, 12:30 – 1:30, location TBA.

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UofW Table Tennis Club

Year: 2017/18
Status: Recognized
Contact(s): Phuong Nguyen

Email: phuongnguyen97@gmail.com

The purpose for this group is for students to have a chance to be exposed to table tennis and play in a nice facility with good quality equipment and make new friends by having fun or improving their table tennis skills. It is also to help promote the sport and create a different way for university students to get more physical activity and become more involved in school activities.

Membership fee: $10

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Urban and Inner City Studies Student Association (UICSSA)

Year: 2018/19
Status: Recognized
Contact(s): Martina Saunders

Email: martinasaun@gmail.com

The Urban and Inner City Studies Student Association will create pathways through Networks for students as well as Community members by providing advocacy, supports, mentorship and role modelling.

Membership: Students that have an interest in Urban and Inner City Issues that affect them directly or indirectly and have a sincere interest in making positive change within the Inner City.

Meetings: Scheduled Thursdays at 1pm in the classroom in the basement at 527 Selkirk Ave

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UW Chinese Students Association

Year: 2017/18
Status: Recognized
Contact(s): Charles Ling

Email: ling-y@webmail.uwinnipeg.ca

The whole purpose of the University of Winnipeg Chinese Student Associaton (UWCSA)is to unify every single Chinese student on campus no matter the year you are in. Since there aren’t a lot of Chinese people in downtown, so it would be more important for you to stay and stick together. Along as you want to make friends and to be part of the Downtown Chinese community, you can join us. We will be holding events for the traditional holidays and corporate with the Chinese community in south Winnipeg as well. We also welcome people who are interested with Chinese culture to join as well, we can still be having a lot of fun. In addition, there will be tremendous volunteer and leadership opportunities offered from UWCSA. Join early and you will put yourself at an advantage side.

Chinese students only, but anyone who is interested with Chinese Culture can join our activities.

Meetings:

Monthly meetings in the cafeteria: email for information and events for traditional festivals

UWinnipeg English Literature Students Association

Year: 2017/18
Status: Recognized
Contact(s): Aiyana McKenzie

Email: elsa.uwinnipeg@gmail.com

ELSA is a group for students of the English literature department. It is a place to foster a sense of community and create friendships, advocate for student’s within the department and provide information about graduate studies and career options.

Meetings:

Every second Wednesday at 12:30pm in the English Common Room (2A47)

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UWSA Photo Club

Year: 2017/18
Status: Recognized
Contact(s): Aaron Demeter

Email: ademeter.art@gmail.com

To provide workshops for photographers at the University, a place for people to discuss their work and to provide free photography services to other student groups and University related events.

Meetings:

Every Monday from 12:30-1:30 on 0RM11

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UWSAccess

Year: 2018/19
Status: Recognized Group
Contact(s): Megan Linton

E-mail: meganmlinton@gmail.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/169737187138380/

A new student group working to dismantle barriers and create equitable access for students with disabilities/ disabled students, and build resilient community on campus.

Membership: Students who identify as mad, disabled, living with a disability, differently abled, neurodivergent, living with mental illness.

Meetings: Thursdays at 12:30 p.m.

Winnipeg Whomping Willows (WWW)

Year: 2018/19
Status: Recognized
Contact(s): Ally Klassen

Email: abt_klassen@hotmail.com

We are currently Manitoba’s only quidditch team, and are working hard to foster more interest for the sport in the Prairies. Being affiliated with the UWSA for the past two years has helped us immensely with our recruitment and fundraising efforts, and helped us get to Moose Jaw for our tournament against the Albertan teams this past spring. We practice weekly in the UofW’s RecPlex, and try our best to do community outreach. We have conducted “kiddtich” workshops at the RecPlex and St. John’s-Ravenscourt school, and demonstrated at the Central Canada Comic Con last year. We’re also going to be doing demonstrations at this year’s Folklorama.

Practice: We practise weekly at the UofW RecPlex on Saturdays from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

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Young Parents Movement of Winnipeg (YPMW)

Year: 2017/18
Status: Recognized
Contact(s): Marika Schalla

Email: youngparentsmovement@hotmail.com

YPMW focuses on the changing the stigma of parenting and the trials with attending school as a parent. YPMW is where student parents can go to feel safe, understood and non-judged. As parents, we have many obligations outside of University and it can be hard to make friends, stay organized, make time for our families while trying to stay on top of all our responsibilities for school. There are many parents at the University of Winnipeg, sometimes it’s hard to find other friends who can relate. YPMW is a safe space for student parents to come too. It takes a village to raise a child, after all!

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Youth Parliament of Manitoba (YPM)

Year: 2017/18
Status: Affiliated
Contact(s): Abigail Theano-Pudwill

Email: deputyspeaker@ypmanitoba.ca

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 fee: $100

Meetings:

Every 2nd Sunday for the organizing committee (Cabinet) and once per year for members who attend the Winter Session December 26-31st.

@Ypmanitoba

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