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  • We're Hiring a Chair of the Board!

    August 11th, 2020

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    Do you want experience working on a non-profit board? We’re hiring a Chair of the Board at the UWSA!

    The Chair of the Board of Directors acts as an essential component of the UWSA, setting the meeting agenda and ensuring that all directors are able to participate fully in the operations of the Board. A successful applicant should have a strong belief in the mission and mandate of the UWSA, and a willingness to invest in the success of the membership in a variety of different capacities.

    Read more and apply here: UWSA Job Opportunities

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  • Food Secure Student Manitoba (FSSMB)

    August 7th, 2020

    APPLICATION DEADLINE: August 10, 2020

    FSSMB is a call to action in response to a substantial number of students of many age groups identifying as marginally to severely food insecure in Manitoba – especially during times of societal crises and states of emergency. 

    A lack of access to proper nutrition disempowers and marginalizes communities, impacting their ability to prepare youth for successes in their personal, academic and professional lives. This perpetuates systemic inequities, leaving certain communities at a disadvantage. FSSMB strongly condemn this reality and have dedicated our mission to remedy this issue. They have only uncovered the tip of the iceberg in identifying this vulnerable population and as such, they have decided to establish a non-profit organization to address this issue directly, bringing together siloed organizations in an effort to eliminate severe student food insecurity in Manitoba to the best of their ability. 

    FSSMB have reached the point where they are ready to establish an Executive Committee of students to further their goals. They are looking for individuals at all levels of education with experience in the following areas (but not limited to):

    1.    Governance

    2.    Food systems and food security issues

    3.    Being on a Committee and/or Board

    4.    Project Management

    5.    Research

    Roles and positions will be appointed together, facilitated by this coordinating team, after assessing individual strengths and skill-sets. FSSMB look to you, their future candidates, to assist them in nurturing the organization from the roots upwards to help the initiative reach its full potential. 

    In an effort to ensure representation from a diverse and appropriate range of voices, FSSMB strongly encourages and welcomes the BIPOC and 2SLGBTQIA+ community to apply and know that this is an inclusive space with room for all voices.

    Positions are:

    1.    Executive Committee Co-Chair (2 positions)

    2.    Treasurer (1 position)

    3.    Secretary (1 position) 

    4.    Events Coordinators (1-2 positions)

    5.    Community Outreach Liaisons (1-2 positions)

    6.    Media & Communications Coordinators (1-2 positions)

    7.    Research and Development Chair (1-2 positions)

    Please submit your applications and/or feedback to FoodInsecureStudentMB@gmail.com at your earliest convenience. 

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  • Special Meeting of the Board of Directors: August 10

    August 5th, 2020

    A special meeting of the board of directors has been duly called by directors to take place on August 10 at 5 p.m. via Zoom in place of a By-law & Policy Committee.

    Agenda and details to follow soon.

    All UWinnipeg students are welcome to attend Open Session. Please email j.black@theuwsa.ca for the Zoom link using your UWinnipeg webmail address and your Student ID Number.

    All participants are expected to abide by the University’s Respectful Work and Learning Environment Policy.

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  • Next UWSA Board Meeting: August 5

    August 4th, 2020

    A UWSA Board of Director Meeting will be conducted over Zoom on Wednesday,August 5, 2020 at 5.30 PM.

    View the agenda and package below:
    August 5 Board Meeting Agenda
    August 5 Board Meeting Open Session Package

    All UWinnipeg students are welcome to attend open session. Please email j.black@theuwsa.ca for the Zoom link using your UWinnipeg webmail address and your Student ID Number.

    All participants are expected to abide by the University’s Respectful Work and Learning Environment Policy.

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