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.

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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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CODE (On Campus)

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

Email: chubenko-l@webmail.uwinnipeg.ca

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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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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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.

 

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/).

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

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, 12:30-1:20 PM, 2M67 Thursdays, 9:00-9:50 AM, Chapel

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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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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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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): Jason Airst

Email: airsty@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.

Membership fee: $10

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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 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 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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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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Winnipeg Whomping Willows (WWW)

Year: 2017/18
Status: Recognized
Contact(s): Jasmin Winter

Email: jasmin-winter@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 practice weekly at the UofW RecPlex on Saturdays from 11AM-1PM.

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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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