In The News

  • COVID-19 Calls to Action for Post-Secondary Institutions

    March 27th, 2020

    Over the last week, we’ve heard from many students concerned about the effect the current situation will have on their grades. We’re in constant conversation with University administration and are advocating for the best option for students. More updates will be available next week as the situation evolves. For now, we encourage all students to send the call to action below. 

    Meanwhile, students may contact Academic and Career Services at 204.786.9257 or if they need to submit an academic appeal for additional time to complete term work or request a deferred final exam.

    Academic and career advisors can explain the process. Medical documentation will not be required at this time. Students with accessibility needs can also contact Accessibility Services at 204.786.9771 or to submit appeals.

    The voluntary withdrawal date for winter term courses, has also been moved to March 31, 2020.

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  • Mind BEACON

    March 27th, 2020

    If you can’t shake feeling down, stressed, or overwhelmed, BEACON can help; it’s designed to empower individuals experiencing mild to moderate symptoms related to depression, anxiety, and PTSD.

    Below is information for Students and information about COVID-19 Support.

    GSC Students:

    • Learn more about BEACON and how to get started
    • Information about access preferred GSC student pricing

    COVID-19 support:

    • Access to educational content around mental health during COVID-19
    • Learn more about the new health anxiety program

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  • Steps on How to Access Food from Winnipeg Harvest

    March 26th, 2020

    With the temporary UWSA Foodbank closure, all UW and community food bank clients need to rebook their appointments at a different location with Winnipeg Harvest. To ensure all Manitobans have access to food, Winnipeg Harvest has created a step by step on how to use emergency, temporary food support.

    Step 1: Contact the Food Assistance Call Centre to book an appointment at your local food bank:

    • Hours: Monday to Friday 9:15 a.m. – 3:15 p.m., Saturday 9:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
      • Please have your Manitoba Health Card ready
      • In Winnipeg: 
        • Phone: (204) 982 – 3660
        • Email:
      • Outside Winnipeg: 
        • Phone: 1 (800) 970 – 5559
        • Email:

    Step 2: Attend Your Appointment

    • Bring your Manitoba Health Card to your local food bank, and bags or boxes to carry your food hamper.
    • Read what you will receive below.

    Step 3: Following your appointment

    • Call or Email the Food Assistance Call Centre in Step 1 to book your appointment

    What you will receive: 

    • One large, pre-packaged Food Hamper per registered address every 4 week.

    Please read this document for more information: COVID-19-How to Access Food-20March20

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  • March 26: Board Meeting

    March 25th, 2020

    The March 26 Board Meeting is being held via Zoom at 5 PM on March 26.

    Please click here for the agenda: BOD AGENDA 200326

    All students are welcome but we encourage you to pre-register.

    Register in advance for this meeting:

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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