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  • Health Plan Opt-Out/Change Deadline January 19, 2021

    January 13th, 2021

    Tuesday, January 19 2021 is the final day to Opt-Out/Change from the UWSA Green Shield Health Plan for students that have started their first term of 2020/21 in the Winter Term.

    Click here to Opt-Out before January 19, 2021. Coverage is mandatory for International students studying for over six months.

    Opt-In/Opt-Change Form 2020-21:  Use this fillable PDF form to opt-in or change your plan type and submit it to optchange@theuwsa.ca.

    For more information, contact Emmanuel Iwuoha at health@theuwsa.ca or visit theuwsa.ca/healthplan

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  • Snowed In 2021

    December 24th, 2020

    Join us for Snowed In, our annual winter welcome back event in January where we come together to celebrate the start of the Winter Term! Jan 6-8, 2021
    All-day, All online!

    Join us for some frosty funs this year with:

    🎁 Snowed IN-STAGRAM Giveaway!
    🎨 Cozy Crafts w/ Arts Junktion
    🤸Intro to Hip Hop w/ Studio 393
    Mentally, I Am Here w/UW Wellness
    🧩 Stay Home, Stay Cool: Snowed
    Know your Directors: Aprés Ski!
    🎬 Last Holiday! Snowed In Netflix Party
    🎉 Snow Ball: Snowed In Virtual After Party w/ Lucky Sharms, Shael, and Boogey The Beat

    Schedule and registration at theuwsa.ca/snowedin/

    All programming is FREE for students and community members but students may need to pre-register for some events.

    Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @theuwsa for updates!

    Questions? Reach us at events@theuwsa.ca

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  • An Update on Alternate Grading Options for Fall 2020

    December 23rd, 2020

    On December 22, 2020, the University of Winnipeg Senate voted to pass the UWSA Motion on Alternate Grading Options for Fall 2020.

    For Fall 2020 courses, University of Winnipeg students will be able to make a request to exclude a grade from the calculation of their GPA.

    Additionally, students who have received a passing grade for Fall 2020 courses will also be able to request a grade of ‘S’ (Standing) for their course instead. A ‘Standing’ grade will not be included in their GPA calculation.

    Before making a request to exercise either option, interested undergraduate students will have to consult an academic advisor and graduate students will have to consult their program advisor. Your request must be submitted by February 12, 2021, and their choice(s) will be noted in your transcript.

    Students who have been found guilty of academic misconduct in 2020-21 will not be eligible to make use of either option.

    Please note that:

    • Grades excluded in the calculation of their GPA will not be used to calculate GPA for program progression and/or graduation GPA requirements. Students who require a certain grade for program progression must not choose the ‘Standing’ option.
    • Where specific course grades other than ‘Standing’ are required to satisfy UW pre- requisite requirements, for entry into other courses, or admission to other programs, and to satisfy any other program requirements, course grades will continue to be used. A grade of “Standing” cannot be used to satisfy a pre-requisite where a specific letter grade is normally required.
    • What constitutes a passing grade will be determined by the specific faculty.

    Academic and Career Services Advisors are there provide guidance on these alternative grading options. Students can contact them at 204.786.9257 or advising@uwinnipeg.ca.

    Please visit UWinnipeg’s list of frequently asked questions on final grading options for further information related to alternate grading options.

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  • Motion for Alternate Grading Option for UWinnipeg Students to be Voted on by UWinnipeg Senate on December 22, 2020

    December 16th, 2020

    The University of Winnipeg Students’ Association President, Shawna Péloquin is working with UWSA Senators and UWinnipeg Faculty towards providing students with a flexible grading option for the Fall Winter 2020/21 Term. An amended version of the GPA Calculation Motion that was passed by the UWinnipeg Senate on April 8, 2020 will be voted on by the Senate on December 22, 2020.

    If passed, students will be able to access this option when their grades for the current term are released up until February 12, 2021.

    We recognize the academic, financial, and personal challenges that many UWinnipeg students are facing due to the pandemic and the impact it has on their education. UWSA is working with UWinnipeg departments and boards towards providing students with options to alleviate some of your hardships.

    Updates on the motion will be available at the UWSA website on December 23, 2020. Until the motion is passed, we would like to strongly encourage students to access support if and when they need it. Some of the available supports are listed below:

    • Academic and Career Services Advisors are there to provide guidance with appeals and exam accommodations. Students can contact them at 204.786.9257 or advising@uwinnipeg.ca.
    • UWSA Staff can help you with academic advocacy or appeals. Please email vpsa@theuwsa.ca for more information.
    • Student Counselling staff are currently working remotely and would be pleased to assist you via phone or Zoom video counselling. Student can reach them at 204.988.7611 or studentwellness@uwinnipeg.cafrom Monday-Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm.
    • UWinnipeg’s Remote Teaching, Learning, and Research Hub provides valuable tips and resources to help students and educators succeed while working remotely.

    In solidarity,
    The University of Winnipeg Students’ Association

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