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  • Computers for Schools Partnership

    September 18th, 2020

    The UWSA is partnering up with Computers for Schools 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

    After filling out the form you’ll receive an email in the next couple 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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  • Applications for the UWSA Transit Subsidy Program now Open!

    September 10th, 2020

    Starting today, UWinnipeg students who purchase a Post-Secondary Semester Pass can apply for the UWSA Transit Subsidy Program! Please find details of the program and application process below:

    Name: UWSA Transit Subsidy – Fall 2020

    Description: The UWSA Transit Subsidy is provided to full-time University of Winnipeg undergraduate or graduate students who purchase a Post-Secondary Semester Bus Pass in the month of September 2020. This subsidy is available for the Fall 2020 term only and is provided by the UWSA in partnership with the University of Winnipeg to help UWSA members with the cost of local transportation, in the absence of the U-Pass.

    Eligibility: All full-time UWinnipeg students, who are taking nine or more credit hours in one term, can apply for the subsidy. This subsidy is not open to English Language Program (ELP) or Professional Applied and Continuing Education (PACE) students.

    This subsidy is only available on purchase of the Semester Post-Secondary Pass worth $278. Monthly and Weekly Post-Secondary Pass owners cannot apply for this subsidy.

    Application requirements: Applicants will be asked to provide proof of purchase (i.e., upload a copy of their semester pass receipt) and must also demonstrate financial need through the University of Winnipeg’s online award application.

    Subsidy amount: $78 per student. This subsidy will cover the cost difference ($78) between a Post-Secondary Semester Pass and the U-Pass.

    Total funds available: $50,000

    Application period: September 1- October 31, 2020

    Funds disbursed: mid/late-November 2020

    How to apply: Please follow the below steps to apply:

    • Log in to UWinnipeg’s online award application using your UWinnipeg webmail ID and password.
    • Complete the General Application for Awards.
    • 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. 
    • You must then apply directly for the subsidy by uploading an image of their semester pass receipt.


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  • Apply for the REBLITE Position!

    September 10th, 2020

    APPLICATION DEADLINE: Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at 5:00PM Do you want experience working on a non-profit board? We’re looking for a Referenda and Election By-Law Interpretation and Transparent Enforcement (REBLITE) Board Member at the UWSA!

    The REBLITE Board is comprised of directors of the UWSA Board and students-at-large and convenes as needed to hear appeals filed against the Chief Elections Commissioner. The REBLITE Board acts as a check-and-balance, ensuring that the UWSA Elections and Referenda are run fairly, transparently, and without bias. There are two available REBLITE seats for students-at-large, and four available alternate seats (called when all other members of the board are unavailable to ensure the board can meet in a timely manner).

    Read more and apply here: UWSA Job Opportunities


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  • Virtual Roll Call 2020!

    September 3rd, 2020

    Roll Call is UWSA’s annual back-to-school event in September. This year, we’re celebrating the start of the school year by bringing Roll Call to the safety of your screens. From September 9 – 11, Join us for three days of virtual events and give-aways on our social media and website.

    Get your laptops and phones ready, check your WiFi networks, gather your friends, and join us for a host of fun and engaging online events including:

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

    Follow our event on Facebook here and follow us on Instagram and Twitter @theuwsa for updates! 

    Click this link to Pre-Register for each event!

    Click here to sign up to pick up your free Roll Call Swag Bag!


    Wednesday, September 9

    🤸Morning Move w/UWinnipeg Athletics
    9am – 10am | Zoom + Facebook Live

    🎁A Giveaway A Day!
    All Day

    🛍️Free Swag Bag Pickup
    11am – 2pm | The University of Winnipeg

    🎨Vision Board Workshop w/Rising Strong
    5pm – 7pm | Zoom – Register below for link

    🧩JackboxTV Trivia Game Night
    8pm – 10pm | Zoom

    Thursday, September 10

    🤸Morning Move w/UWinnipeg Athletics
    8am – 9am | Zoom + Facebook Live

    🎁A Giveaway A Day!
    All Day

    🛍️Free Swag Bag Pickup
    11am – 2pm
    The University of Winnipeg

    🎨Indigenous Beading Workshop w/Monias Beads
    5pm – 7pm
    Zoom: Register to receive link

    🎬Roll Call x UWpg Film Fest Shorts Screening
    8pm – 10pm
    Facebook Live

    Friday, September 11

    🤸Morning Move w/UWinnipeg Athletics
    9am – 10am | Zoom + Facebook Live

    🎁A Giveaway A Day!
    All Day

    🛍️Free Swag Bag Pickup
    11am – 2pm
    The University of Winnipeg

    🎨Cooking with Miss Assuma Gender: Uni Edition!
    5pm onwards
    Facebook Live and IG TV

    🎉Roll Call Digital DJ Afterparty
    8pm – 10pm
    Facebook Live + IG Live + Zoom (link to come soon)

    Questions? Reach us at

    Please review our UWSA Events Safer Space Policy

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