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  • UWSA Senators and Students-at-Large Applications

    September 14th, 2021

    The UWSA has begun accepting applications for Senators and Students-at-large.


    The UWSA is seeking applicants to fill vacant UWSA Senator seats. UWSA Senators represent all UW students to the University of Winnipeg Senate and Senate Committees. The Senate makes decisions on all academic matters of the university, including curriculum development, student academic appeals, and the setting of academic standards. Senate meets monthly and Senate Committees meet bi-weekly to monthly, depending on the committee. Getting involved with the University Senate is a great way to learn more about how the University operates, connect with other students, and become a student leader.

    Committees of the UWSA Board of Directors include a combination of directors and students-at-large. The committees convene regularly to guide the business of the UWSA. Two student-at-large seats are available on each of the following committees:

    • Finance Operations Committee
    • Campaigns and External Relations Committee
    • Student Life Committee

    The deadline to apply is Tuesday, September 21.

    Click here to find the postings


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  • UWSA 2021-22 Opening Update

    September 2nd, 2021

    Over the last year, the UWSA has operated completely remote and online. We will continue to prioritize remote work but have some staff members working at the UWSA office.

    In light of the current public health situation, the UWSA will continue to take precautionary measures essential to the safety of all students, staff, and the community. To prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus and the delta variant, we will continue to be closed to the general public, which is in line with the Vaccination Requirement to be on UWinnipeg Campus This Fall.

    All non-essential UWSA services, services centres, offices, and events are closed to the general public until further notice.

    Here is a list of all services that will be affected:


    Info Booth will be open in September Monday – Friday from 8:30 AM-4:30 PM. Info Booth will not be accepting cash. Students can e-mail or call Info Booth staff about their Health Plan concerns at and 204-786-9787. Please visit the Info Booth Page for more info.

    UWSA U-Pass will not be active for the 2021-22 Academic Year school year. Students can purchase a Post-Secondary Semester pass at the UWSA Info Booth, Shoppers Drug Mart, and 7-Eleven at the rate of $283/semester. Read the full update here: UWSA U-Pass Program Update.

    Advocacy services are being offered virtually and in person through your VP Student Affairs, Reza Saker Hossain, and the Services Manager, Binara Hewagamage. Please e-mail Reza Saker at or for more information.

    Campaigns continue via our website and social media. Please e-mail for more information.

    UWSA Daycare is closed to the general public but operates as a childcare facility.


    All in-person UWSA programming is either relocated or operating virtually until further notice. Here is the complete list:

    Community Programs

    • The UWSA Bike Lab is offering virtual programming. Students and community members can contact the Bike Lab Team via email or tune in to the weekly radio show Email contact: Dave Dorning, Bike Lab Coordinator
    • The UWSA-UWinnipeg Safewalk program remains operational via UWinnipeg Security. Students and community members can access a SafeWalk or SafeRide by calling 204-786-9272 or emailing

    Student Lounges

    All UWSA Student Lounges are operating remotely and meeting virtually over Zoom, including:


    We will be prioritizing virtual events for the safety of the public. Any in-person events will be held outdoors with masks while following the provincial health guidelines. UWSA spaces will be unavailable for booking until further notice.

    For a list of University updates, please visit Campus Updates on COVID-19.

    The UWSA looks forward to working with students in person, but we must remember we need to reduce the risk of COVID-19 and think of the well-being of students, staff, and the community. Thank you for your patience.

    Please check our website for current and accurate updates on the situation and follow all government-recommended health, safety and travel guidelines outlined on UWinnipeg’s website.


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  • Computers 4 Schools returns!

    August 31st, 2021

    The UWSA is partnering with Computers for Schools again to give students-in-need access to a desktop for their home! You must be a University of Winnipeg student to be eligible to receive one of the desktops. Sign up now while supplies last!

    Click here to fill out the Computers for School form

    For more info, please email Services Manager Binara Hewagamage at

    After filling out the form, you’ll receive an email in the next couple of weeks telling you how and when to pick up your desktop.

    You will receive:

    • Desktop Specifications:
    • CPU Speed – 2.0GHz+
    • Memory – 4.0GB
    • Hard Drive – 500 GB
    • Monitor
    • Mouse
    • Keyboard
    • And, all required cables

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  • U-Pass Program Suspended for the 2021-22 Academic School Year

    August 27th, 2021

    The UWSA U-Pass program will not be active for the 2021-22 academic school year. As a result, the UWSA U-Pass fee will not be assessed for new and returning full-time UWinnipeg students when they pay their tuition fees.

    The UWSA recognizes that some students need to access transit. Therefore, in the absence of the UWSA U-Pass, students will be able to buy the Post-Secondary Semester Passes at the UWSA Info Booth, Shoppers Drug Mart, and 7-Eleven at the rate of $283/semester. Find the full list of Transit Customer Service Centres and partner agents here.

    To minimize the financial impact on students, they can apply for the UWSA Transit Subsidy program to reimburse towards the cost difference roughly equivalent ($83) to the projected cost of the UWSA U-Pass for full-time graduate and undergraduate UWinnipeg students-in-need.

    The deadline to apply is Friday, October 1, 2021

    To apply for the UWSA Transit Subsidy please visit the UWinnipeg Awards and Bursary page.

    How to Apply:

    1. Log in to UWinnpieg online award application using your UWinnipeg webmail ID and password.
    2. Complete the General Application for Awards.
    3. If you meet the criteria (financial need and full-time undergraduate or graduate student status), you will see the UWSA Transit Subsidy in the list of Recommended Opportunities.
    4. You must then apply directly for the subsidy by uploading an image of your semester pass receipt.

    We hope to have the UWSA U-Pass up and running for the 2022-23 Academic School year, depending on students’ vote outcomes in the 2022 UWSA Referendum. Please be on the lookout for when students can vote for the u-pass.

    If you have questions about the UWSA U-Pass program, the UWSA Transit Subsidy, or Winnipeg Transit products, please reach out to us at

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