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Health Plan Spring Opt-Out Deadline: May 18, 2022

May 10th, 2022

Students who started in the Spring Term may choose to Opt-Out their UWSA Health Plan until May 18, 2022.

To opt-out of the health plan click here: Opt-Out Portal

Learn more about opting out and whether it’s the best option for you here: theuwsa.ca/healthplan/

Questions? Email: health@theuwsa.ca

Info Booth: New Hours!

May 2nd, 2022

Welcome to the Spring Term! Info Booth is now open:

Monday to Friday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Visit Info Booth to:

  • Reload or replace your Peggo transit card
  • Pick up your lab supplies (lab coats, lab goggles, lab manuals)
  • Ask Health Plan questions
  • Use our printing services
  • Use our Canada Post outlet

To view more detailed information about the services that Info Booth offers students, please visit our Info Booth Page.

Alternate Grading Option 2022

April 29th, 2022

Due to the additional challenges faced by students because of the pandemic and remote learning, students may choose how their grades from the Winter 2022 and Fall/Winter 2022 terms will affect their grade point average (GPA).

When can I request an Alternate Grading Option? 

This option will be made available after final grades are posted (tentatively May 18, 2022). Once final grades are posted, forms will become available here under “How Do I Make a Request”. Students will need to complete either an Undergraduate form or a Graduate form and then send it via your UWinnipeg webmail to Student Central at studentcentral@uwinnipeg.ca.

The deadline to apply for the Alternate Grade Option is May 31, 2022. 

What are my options for an alternate grade? 

Option 1: A notation will be added beside the grade to indicate that it is not included in the GPA — however it is visible on your transcript so that it can be used as a prerequisite for other courses as required. Please note that other post-secondary institutions may not recognize this exclusion.

Option 2: You can also choose a pass/fail option instead. This means that you will get an ‘S’ (Standing) on your transcript instead of a grade, provided you passed the course. If you failed to pass your course you will get an ‘F’. Please note that an ‘S’ won’t meet the requirement as a prerequisite course if a minimum grade is required.

Who do I talk to to help me make a decision about an alternate grade?

Undergraduates are not required to an advisor to request an alternate grade, but we do encourage you to meet with an Academic Advisor to help you make the best decision for your academic goals.

Students in the Faculty of Education should meet with their respective advisor if they’d like to request an Alternate Grading Option. Details can be found here: Education Academic Advising.

Students in the Faculty of Graduate Studies must consult with their graduate program coordinator and get their sign-off on the request form, indicating that they have been advised of the potential ramifications of their choice. More information can be found here: Graduate Studies.

How do I meet with an academic advisor?

University of Winnipeg will be offering drop-in sessions from May 19 to May 31. Academic Advisors will be available for 10-minute drop-in session’s via Zoom on Monday to Friday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. You can email advising@uwinnipeg.ca to request the zoom link.

More details are on the university’s Academic Advising page.

Where can I find more information about this on the UofW website? 

University of Winnipeg Academic Advising

Final Grade Option FAQ

 

Questions? If you have any further questions, please email: advising@uwinnipeg.ca.

Next Board Meeting: Wednesday, April 27

April 22nd, 2022

The next UWSA Board of Director Meeting is on Wednesday, April 27, at 5:30 PM.

All UWinnipeg students are welcome to attend Open Session. Please email t.hanan@theuwsa.ca by 4:30 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:

April 27, 2022 Agenda

April 27, 2022 Open Package

Any questions can be directed to Anjola Aderinto, Chair of the Board at: chair@theuwsa.ca

UWSA Daycare Closed due to the Weather

April 13th, 2022

DUE TO THE POOR WEATHER, the UWSA Daycare will be closed on Wednesday, April 13 and Thursday, April 14.

If you have any questions, please email the UWSA Day Care Executive Director, Ioulia Berdnikova at i.berdnikova@theuwsa.ca

UWSA Board Approves Motion to find an External Investigator for President Allegations

April 8th, 2022

The UWSA Board of Directors met in closed session on Thursday, April 7. They have approved a motion to find an external investigator to investigate the allegations against the UWSA President.

We will be posting more information and updates on our social media and website at theuwsa.ca

UWSA President Misconduct Allegations Update

April 1st, 2022

On March 30th, the UWSA Board met to discuss the​ Election Accountability Board (EAB) recommendation and the student concerns voiced at the AGM regarding the formal complaints against Kiratveer Singh Hayer. In April, the Board will meet to structure a formal process to address them.

The UWSA Board is deeply concerned about the allegations, the recommendations, and the open letter. We are committed to listening to students’ concerns and building a path forward.

Any questions or concerns regarding this matter can be directed to the UWSA Co-Chairpersons of the Board:
Anjola Aderinto, a.aderinto@theuwsa.ca
Alizeh Faran, a.faran@theuwsa.ca

Election Accountability Board March 24, 2022 Report

March 30th, 2022

On March 24, 2022, the Election Accountability Board (EAB) met to re-review the March 7, 2022, formal complaint made by Jonathan Henderson accusing Kiratveer Hayer of misconduct during the UWSA 2022 General Election.

The Ruling of the EAB is:

“Given the considerations, the EAB has ruled to withdraw the hold on the UWSA General Election presidency results, and any investigation into the alleged misconduct of UWSA President-elect Kiratveer Hayer will be managed by the UWSA Board of Directors on a go-forward basis.”

You can view the full report in the link below:

EAB Report March 24th, 2022

Next Board Meeting: Wednesday, March 30

March 25th, 2022

The next UWSA Board of Directors Meeting is Wednesday, March 30, at 5:30 PM.

All UWinnipeg students are welcome to attend Open Session. Please email t.hanan@theuwsa.ca by 4:30 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:

220330 AGENDA

March 30, 2022 Open Package

2021-2022 Report of the Board

2021-2022 Report of the By-law and Policy Committee

2021-2022 Financial Statements

Operating Budget 2023

CEC Final Report GE 2022

ECF Final Report GE 2022

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

Any questions can be directed to Anjola Aderinto, Chair of the Board at: chair@theuwsa.ca.

Student Group Open Letter Addressed to the UWSA

March 17th, 2022

At the UWSA Annual General Meeting on March 16, 2022, the UofW Physics Students’ Association Co-President brought forward a letter regarding the formal complaints brought to the Election Accountability Board (EAB) about the current UWSA President’s conduct. This letter is signed by 14 independent student groups and associations on campus, outlining UWSA by-laws breached during the election, examples of misconduct and other complaints, and the UWSA’s failure to be transparent and diligent in informing the student body. Students can read the full Open Letter here: Student Group Open Letter to the UWSA.

The UWSA is deeply concerned by these matters and will address the letter and the concerns students discussed at the AGM in open session at the next UWSA Board of Directors Meeting on Wednesday, March 30, 2022, at 5:30 p.m. All UofW students are welcome to attend the Open Session. Please email t.hanan@theuwsa.ca by 4.30 PM on the meeting day for the Zoom link using your UWinnipeg webmail address and your Student ID Number.

If you are a student with questions or concerns regarding UWSA representative conduct, please contact Vice-President Student Affairs, Reza Saker Hossain at rs.hossain@theuwsa.ca.

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