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  • UWSA General Elections 2024 Candidates

    February 26th, 2024

    Your UWSA General Election 2024 candidates. Voting takes place from March 4 – 6.

    Executive Director Candidates:


    • Tomiris Kaliyeva
    • Patrick Trudeau – Slate #forthefuture
    • Jashanpreet Singh – Slate Change
    • Christine Quiah – Slate Student Advocacy
    • Alan Saji Koshy – Slate The Luminaries

    Vice-President External Affairs

    • Abdelrahman Abdelmeguid – Slate Student Advocacy
    • Chhavi Dhir – Slate The Luminaries
    • Khushneet Kaur – Slate #forthefuture
    • Melody Olowo
    • Saurav Dhand – Slate Change

    Vice-President Student Affairs

    • Parth Kaushik – Slate Change
    • Divyanshi Kapoor – Slate #forthefuture
    • Arundhatti Muthu – Slate The Luminaries
    • Abrar Abdelmahmoud – Slate Student Advocacy

    Faculty Director Candidates:

    Arts Director

    • Farwa Awan

    Business and Economics Director

    • Debansih Sarkar
    • Mahir Mulchandani
    • Oladayo Daniel Adeniji
    • Richel Saldanha
    • Sahil Lekhi

    Education Director

    Graduate Students’ Director

    Professional, Applied, Continuing Education (PACE) Director

    Science Director

    • Abhijit Singh
    • Mohammed Sheheryar Mouzam
    • Muhammed Ayyan
    • Samarjeet Singh

    Community Director Candidates:

    Accessibility Director

    • Mahavir Partap Singh

    Community Liaison Director

    • Harleen Kaur Deol
    • Harsimran Sadioura
    • Krupa Joshi

    Environmental Ethics Director 

    • Arshdeep Singh Jassal
    • Navreen Kaur

    International Students’ Director

    • Dhruv Gupta
    • Robinjeet Singh
    • Tariq Ahmad

    2SLGBTQ* Students’ Director

    • Muskan Vhora

    Part-Time/Mature Students’ Director

    • Harmandeep Ghataura

    Racialized Students’ Director

    • Partho Sarkar
    • Tioluwalase Elizabeth Ajibola

    Recreation and Athletics Director

    • Lavmeet Singh

    Student Living Director

    • Aryan Sharma

    Women, Trans & Non-Binary Students’ Director 

    • Harleen Kaur

    Other Positions:

    Emerging Leader Director (2-year term)

    • Rahul Kanwal Brar
    • Karaninder Singh Delow

    UWSA Regent

    • Himanshu Tandon
    • Tegveer Singh Marahar

    UWSA Senator

    • Anoisha Zafar
    • Karan Singh
    • Mandeep Singh Nanreh
    • Mohammed Arqam Naveed
    • Pragun Raj Aul
    • Priyanshu Mittal
    • Puneet Sharma
    • Soban Faiz

    For all information about General Elections, visit

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  • UWSA BIPoC Lounge presents: Black History a Week of Celebration

    February 13th, 2024

    UWSA BIPOC Lounge presents: Black History A Week of Celebration

    Join us for a week to celebrate Black History Month! Support businesses, history, performers, and more from February 26 – March 1. The final schedule will be released soon.


    Monday, February 26 and Tuesday, February 27 11:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

    Food and Drink Vendors | Bulman Student Centre
    Have you wanted to try different Black Cuisines? Today is the day to try our selectin of different food and drink vendors! Staff note – All food will be brought to the Bulman Student Centre and nobody will be cooking in the space.

    Black Art Exhibition | UWSA Boardroom
    Enjoy and experience our Black Art Exhibition created by local black artists! Artist bios to come.

    Tuesday, February 27

    E-Gaming | The Hive
    1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

    Are you the best gamer? Hang out with your friends and test out your skills in a selection of PS4 games!

    Wednesday, February 28

    Black Businesses Market | Bulman Student Centre
    11:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    Support local black businesses through our selection of clothing and accessory brands! Business names to come!

    Clothing Swap and Donation | The Hive
    1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    Need to get rid of your clothes? Swap them with one of your colleagues or donate them to CommUNITY204!

    Being Black on the Prairies hosted by UofW Faculty of Business & Economics | 460 Portage Ave, Room 3BC55
    Starting at 4:00 p.m.
    A candid talk and Q&A about race and racism in the workplace. Sponsored by The Black Manitobans Chamber of Commerce


    • Christopher Mongula, Director of Accounting at Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries Corp
    • Francis Opene, Senior Manager at IG Wealth
    • Sereta Thompson, Digital Marketer and Communication Strategist
    • Guzoronna Obi Business student, UW and BIPOC lounge coordinator

    Hosted by: Jennifer Trotman, Director of Campus Living, UW

    The event is aimed at students from all post-secondary institutions as well as members of the community.

    The goal is to openly discuss prejudice and discrimination but also opportunities that black professionals may encounter during their careers in Manitoba.

    Members of the audience are encouraged to ask questions and share their own experiences.

    Guests are encouraged to continue the conversation with one another and the panel during the reception.

    Thursday, February 29

    Fitness Class hosted by Tola | Community Gym and Rec Plex
    12:00 – 1:30 p.m.

    12:00 – 12:30 p.m. is the women/non-binary fitness class in the Community Gym on the 2nd floor of RecPlex. 1:00 – 1:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome and will be held on the 1st floor RecPlex field. Please bring your indoor show and workout attire. Register for the classes here:

    Check out Tola’s awesome studio at 2 Donald St #7, Winnipeg, MB R3L 0K5. They are offering an in-studio student promo, too! The first ten students to purchase the student promo will get $20 off their first month. Learn more here:

    Movie Night | The Hive
    5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

    A free movie night screening of The Book of Clarence. Popcorn will be available. Please RSVP to this event by filling out this form:

    Friday, March 1

    Black Excellence Gala |Richardson College for the Environment and Science Complex Atrium (599 Portage Ave)
    7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

    A Night of Black Excellence! Come dressed up in your finest and celebrate with your community while also enjoying performances, non-alcoholic drinks, and other hors d’oeuvres. Please RSVP to this event by filling out this form:

    Questions? Reach us at

    Please review our UWSA Events Safer Space Policy

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  • UWSA General Elections Nominations Open

    January 30th, 2024

    The UWSA General Election 2024 Nomination Period begins today!

    The nomination Period opens at: 9 a.m. on Monday, Jan 29.

    The nomination Period closes at: 6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb 8.

    Do you want to create positive change for your fellow students at the University of Winnipeg?

    The General Election is where students can run for an Executive Team position (President, Vice-President Student Affairs), a Board of Director position, a Board of Regents seat, or a Senator position.  

    Becoming an Executive Director or a member of the UWSA Board of Directors gives you experience serving on a non-profit board, awards you the opportunity to connect with student communities and represent their needs, gives you a voice to help make decisions that impact students and the university, and helps you learn more about the student union, university governance, and lobbying government.

    To nominate yourself, download a nomination form here:

    For more information, please visit or email the

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  • Next Board of Directors Meeting on January 25

    January 23rd, 2024

    The UWSA Board of Directors Meeting will happen on Thursday, January 25, at 4:30 PM over Zoom.

    All UWinnipeg students are welcome to attend the Open Session. Please email by 3:30 PM on the day of the meeting for the Zoom link using your UWinnipeg webmail address and your Student ID Number.

    Please review the following documents before the meeting:

    Agenda 240125

    240125 Open Session Package

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

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