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  • Info Session: Reasonable Accommodation at the U of W

    November 25th, 2021

    Date: Monday, November 29, 2021

    Time: 12:30pm – 1:30pm

    Zoom link:



    Stacey Belding, UW Human Rights and Diversity Officer (HRDO)

    Reza Saker Hossain, UWSA Vice President of Student Affairs (VPSA)


    Everyone has the right to work and learn in an inclusive environment.  Many university students have one or more disabilities that limit them in their daily activities. Many of those disabilities are invisible, such as learning disabilities and mental health-related ones.

    In this Info Session, you will learn the role of the Human Rights and Diversity Office at the University of Winnipeg and what Reasonable Accommodation means, disability-related and otherwise. We will go over what the Respectful Working and Learning Environment Policy is and how it works, and the role and processes of Accessibility Services. You will come away with an understanding of your options for resolving concerns, the steps involved in seeking accommodation, and so much more!


    Questions? Please contact Stacey Belding at

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    November 24th, 2021

    WINNIPEG – The Healthcare for All coalition in Manitoba is composed of several organizations who advocate for equitable, barrier-free, publicly-funded healthcare access for all residents of Manitoba.

    The Coalition will hold a press conference tomorrow morning to speak about their petitions which have garnered hundreds of signatures and are scheduled to be read in the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba by Members on behalf of the petitioners throughout the next year. This petition calls on the Government of Manitoba to extend provincial health care coverage to all residents in Manitoba, including migrant workers, international students, refugee claimants, and undocumented residents. The press conference will be held tomorrow Thursday, November 25th at 11:00 am – 11:30 am in the Bulman Student Centre adjacent to the University of Winnipeg Student Association offices. The centre is located in the basement of Riddell Hall and is accessible by elevator or stairs. The closest entrance is at 385 Spence Street.

    This past summer Calvin Lugalambi, an international student, ended up in hospital for a medical emergency and contracted COVID-19. His medical bills totalled over $123,000, resulting in enormous personal debt as well as extreme stress on top of his physical health concerns.

    “The pandemic has really brought to light the importance of public healthcare for migrant workers, international students, refugees, and undocumented residents. Healthcare is fundamental and should not be limited to certain individuals while leaving others out. With everything international students have to go through including lack of financial resources coupled with increasing tuition and others, the least the government could do is provide us with healthcare to take care of our health while going through all these troubles”, said Tolani Olanrewaju, UMSU International Students’ Representative .

    Migrant workers in Manitoba need access to universal public health care coverage that is not based on their work permit, or the length of time of their permit. According to Diwa Marcelino with Migrante Manitoba, “Migrant workers fleeing poverty and exploitation think twice before advocating for their health, safety and rights at work because their healthcare coverage is tied to their job.”

    The pandemic has shown us the ever growing need for everyone in Manitoba to have equitable access to healthcare irrespective of their citizenship status. Healthcare issues existed before the pandemic and they have been exacerbated by the pandemic, so it’s time for the Manitoba government to act and ensure all Manitobans have equitable access to healthcare.


    Media Contact:

    Karen Hamilton, Healthcare for All Manitoba

    P: 204-926-7905| E :


    Judith Oviosun, Canadian Federation of Students – Manitoba, Provincial Campaigns Coordinator

    P: 431-388-8034 | E:

    Diwa Marcelino, Migrante Manitoba

    P: 204-218-7100 |

    Tolani Olanrewaju , UMSU International Students’ Representative

    P: 204-291-9472 | E:

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  • CERC Meeting on Tuesday, November 23

    November 19th, 2021

    The next Campaign and External Relations Committee (CERC) Meeting will be happening on Tuesday, November 23, at 2:30 PM.

    All UWinnipeg students are welcome to attend the CERC Meeting. Please email by 4.30 PM Monday, November 22 for the Zoom link using your UWinnipeg webmail address and your Student ID Number.

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

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  • Free Manitoba Moose Tickets for UofW Students!

    November 12th, 2021

    The UWSA and Manitoba Moose are offering all UofW students and staff the opportunity to attend the Manitoba Moose Hockey game on Thursday, November 18, 2021, @ 7 PM.  The partnership offers all students and staff the opportunity to attend the game with two complimentary tickets – if you require more than two you can purchase additional tickets for only $12. While supplies last!


    At all Manitoba Moose games in November, the plaza at True North Square will feature a series of exciting pre-game activations for everyone, from live deejays and hockey “hot stoves” to cultural performances and giveaways. Fans can meet Mick E. Moose and those in attendance can enter a contest to win an autographed Moose jersey at each event.


    “In the Plaza” will also feature a canopy under which to enjoy pre-game food and beverages from Hargrave St. Market food stations, including homemade hot chocolate and a Chef’s Tailgate with Luxe Barbeque Company and Mottola Grocery, along with local vendors, mini donuts, and a Jets Gear retail kiosk.


    Events in the plaza are not ticketed and are open to the public, however proof of double vaccination for those eligible (over 12 years of age) is required. Programming will start three hours prior to puck drop for evening games, and two hours prior to matinee games – for specific details please visit – November Pre Game Details


    Canada Life Centre does require those over the age 12 to show proof of Vaccination along with ID as well as masks while not actively enjoying food and beverage, for more details you can visit


    To order your tickets please follow the steps:

    1. Click on link:
    2. Enter Promo Code (to activate the complimentary tickets): UWSA (if you skip this step you will only be able to purchase tickets and not receive the complimentary ticket)
    3. Select the complimentary seat(s) and add to cart, if you require an additional paid ticket(s) please select the number of tickets you need (please select from the same section as the complimentary ticket so all seats are together).
    4. You will receive a confirmation email once you have completed the process.

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