In The News

  • Student Group Fair Tomorrow!

    November 18th, 2019

    Meet student groups and UWSA representatives on campus!

    This is a great opportunity to meet other students and find community at The University of Winnipeg.

    Location: 4th Floor Centennial Hall (Buffeteria)
    Time: 11:30AM – 2:00PM
    Date: Tuesday, November 19

    Free to attend | All welcome

    Please e-mail us at events@theuwsa.ca for accessibility requests.

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  • UWSA opposes proposed $24.50 increase in U-Pass fees

    November 6th, 2019

    On Tuesday, October 29, 2019, the Standing Policy Committee on Infrastructure Renewal and Public Works recommended a $24.50 increase in U-Pass fees per semester in a City Report. The University of Winnipeg Students’ Association (UWSA)  opposes the proposed fee increase which would increase financial barriers to post-secondary education for students.

    “The increase they’ve proposed is unaffordable to students,” UWSA President Meagan Malcom says. “At a time where tuition is increasing students cannot afford this and we will not accept it.”

    This recommendation also proposes the addition of Red River College to the program, expanding the opt-out area to include St. Norbert, and the addition of a 14-day bus pass for May and September.

    In 2014, students voted in a referendum and passed the U-Pass program. Eighty-one per cent of students who voted were in favour of a mandatory bus pass of $260 to be included in their tuition fees, with the rate adjusted according to inflation. In 2015, Winnipeg city council approved subsidizing the U-Pass program in a 13-3 vote.

    Many University of Winnipeg students are going to school full-time on a part-time salary or are unemployed. An increase of $24.50 is unexpected and unaffordable for students at a time of rising tuition fees and student debt.

    UWSA’s Vice-President Student Affairs says that she looks forward to bringing students’ voices to the table in their discussions with Winnipeg Transit.

    The U-Pass program has been a sustainable and affordable transit option that has led to a significant increase in ridership and we hope to see the program develop in a way that benefits students. Any major changes to the U-Pass program would happen with student consultations.

    Please contact your VP Student Affairs, Noelle Sagher at vpsa@theuwsa.ca with further questions and concerns.

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  • Free Manitoba Moose tickets for University of Winnipeg and UWSA students, staff, and faculty!

    November 5th, 2019

    Manitoba Moose is hosting a UWSA Night on Wednesday, November 13! All members of the University of Winnipeg community can claim 2 FREE TICKETS by clicking here. Enter the promo code: UWinnipeg to claim tickets.

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  • Unofficial 2019 UWSA By-Election Results

    October 30th, 2019

    Unofficial 2019 By-Election Results:

    Director of Student Living
    Samer Habib – 71
    Reza Saker Hossain – 80
    Spoiled – 1

    Women and Non-Binary Students’ Director
    Celina Clements – 69
    Neda Masoomifar – 73
    Spoiled- 0

    Board of Regents
    David Teffaine
    Yes – 121
    No – 28
    Spoiled- 0

    Congrats to Reza Saker Hussain, Neda Masoomifar, and David Teffaine on their new positions!

    Results are unofficial until ratified by the UWSA Board of Directors at the November Board Meeting.

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