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May 13th, 2024

Students, faculty, and staff attending campus for classes or other University activities should bring their UWinnipeg ID with them to ensure they can access buildings as needed.

For any questions, please email security@uwinnipeg.ca

Revised Unofficial Results of the UWSA General Election 2024

April 29th, 2024

Please find the revised unofficial results of the UWSA General Election 2024*. The unofficial results will be ratified by the next Board of Directors Meeting on Tuesday, April 30 at 5:30 p.m.

Please note that the Chief Elections Commissioner and Election Accountability Board resolved all complaints received during the General Elections. The full report from the Election Accountability Board, which will include a summary of the complaint resolutions, will be forthcoming.

Turnout: 1861 (20.5%) of 9060 electors voted in this ballot.

Do you support a fee of $4.07 per student annually and increased at the rate of CPI annually, for the UWSA to become members of CASA?

Option Votes
No, I do not support the $4.07 fee for the UWSA to join CASA 1169 (72.5%)
Yes, I support the $4.07 fee for the UWSA to join CASA 444 (27.5%)
VOTER SUMMARY
Total 1861
Abstain 248 (13.3%)

President

Option Votes
Tomiris Kaliyeva 343 (20.4%)
Alan Saji Koshy 265 (15.7%)
Christine Quiah 238 (14.1%)
VOTER SUMMARY
Total 1861
Abstain 177 (9.5%)

Vice-President External Affairs

Option Votes
Chhavi Dhir 415 (26.1%)
Melody Olowo 243 (15.3%)
Abdelrahman Abdelmeguid 105 (6.6%)
VOTER SUMMARY
Total 1861
Abstain 273 (14.7%)

Vice President Student Affairs

Option Votes
Abrar Abdelmahmoud 419 (26.7%)
Arundhatti Muthu 220 (14.0%)
VOTER SUMMARY
Total 1861
Abstain 290 (15.6%)

Accessibility Director – Mahavir Partap Singh

Option Votes
YES 1036 (81.9%)
NO 229 (18.1%)
VOTER SUMMARY
Total 1861
Abstain 596 (32.0%)

Arts Director

Option Votes
Farwa Awan 647 (50.5%)
Preet Surkhab Singh Birring 635 (49.5%)
VOTER SUMMARY
Total 1861
Abstain 579 (31.1%)

Business and Economics Director

Option Votes
Oladayo Daniel Adeniji 377 (31.0%)
Debashish Sarkar 364 (30.0%)
Sahil Lekhi 288 (23.7%)
Richel Saldanha 186 (15.3%)
VOTER SUMMARY
Total 1861
Abstain 646 (34.7%)

Community Liaison Director

Option Votes
Harleen Kaur Deol 539 (47.0%)
Harsimran Sadioura 472 (41.2%)
Krupa Joshi 136 (11.9%)
VOTER SUMMARY
Total 1861
Abstain 714 (38.4%)

Emerging Leader Director

Option Votes
Karaninder Singh Delow 334 (33.4%)
VOTER SUMMARY
Total 1861
Abstain 861 (46.3%)

Environmental Ethics Director

Option Votes
Arshdeep Singh Jassal 532 (72.7%)
Navreen Kaur 200 (27.3%)
VOTER SUMMARY
Total 1861
Abstain 1129 (60.7%)

International Students’ Director

Option Votes
Robinjeet Singh 630 (63.6%)
Tariq Ahmad 218 (22.0%)
Dhruv Gupta 142 (14.3%)
VOTER SUMMARY
Total 1861
Abstain 871 (46.8%)

2SLGBTQ* Students’ Director – Muskan Vhora

Option Votes
YES 971 (83.9%)
NO 186 (16.1%)
VOTER SUMMARY
Total 1861
Abstain 704 (37.8%)

Part-Time/Mature Students’ Director – Harmandeep Ghataura

Option Votes
Yes 1025 (87.3%)
No 149 (12.7%)
VOTER SUMMARY
Total 1861
Abstain 687 (36.9%)

Racialized Students’ Director

Option Votes
Tioluwalase Elizabeth Ajibola 665 (57.8%)
Partho Sarkar 486 (42.2%)
VOTER SUMMARY
Total 1861
Abstain 710 (38.2%)

Recreation and Athletics Director – Lavmeet Singh

Option Votes
Yes 1008 (85.6%)
No 169 (14.4%)
VOTER SUMMARY
Total 1861
Abstain 684 (36.8%)

Science Director

Option Votes
Mohammed Sheheryar Mouzam 481 (39.7%)
Samarjeet Singh 431 (35.5%)
Muhammed Ayyan 172 (14.2%)
Abhijit Singh 129 (10.6%)
VOTER SUMMARY
Total 1861
Abstain 648 (34.8%)

Student Living Director – Aryan Sharma

Option Votes
Yes 915 (82.7%)
No 192 (17.3%)
VOTER SUMMARY
Total 1861
Abstain 754 (40.5%)

Women, Trans, and Non-binary Students Director – Harleen Kaur

Option Votes
Yes 1010 (84.7%)
No 183 (15.3%)
VOTER SUMMARY
Total 1861
Abstain 668 (35.9%)

UWSA Regent

Option Votes
Tegveer Singh Marahar 797 (84.3%)
Himanshu Tandon 148 (15.7%)
VOTER SUMMARY
Total 1861
Abstain 916 (49.2%)

UWSA Senator

Option Votes
Anoisha Zafar 428 (24.0%)
Puneet Sharma 295 (16.5%)
Soban Faiz 231 (12.9%)
Mandeep Singh Nanreh 207 (11.6%)
Karan Singh 200 (11.2%)
Priyanshu Mittal 187 (10.5%)
Pragun Raj Aul 182 (10.2%)
Mohammed Arqam Naveed 55 (3.1%)
VOTER SUMMARY
Total 1861
Abstain 704 (37.8%)

*Results are unofficial till ratified by the Board of Directors.

UWSA Board Meeting: Tuesday, April 30

April 29th, 2024

The next UWSA Board of Directors Meeting is on Tuesday, April 30, at 5:30 PM.

All University of Winnipeg students are welcome to attend the Open Session. Please email admin@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:

BOD Agenda 240430

BOD 240430 Open Session Package

Any questions can be directed to Carter Weins, Chair of the Board, at chair@theuwsa.ca.

Winter Term U-Pass extended until May 2

April 26th, 2024

The winter term U-Pass will now be valid until May 2, 2024 for University of Winnipeg students. 

On Wednesday, May 1 and Thursday, May 2, University of Winnipeg students will be able to use their winter term U-Passes to board Winnipeg Transit buses simply by showing bus operators their U-Pass and valid student ID, without tapping their U-Pass cards on the farebox. U-Pass peggo cards will not work on the farebox and should not be tapped.

UWinnipeg Cyber Attack Update

April 4th, 2024

WINNIPEG, MB – The University of Winnipeg first brought news of a cyber attack to our community last week. Regrettably, we are confirming that the individuals who attacked us stole information.

We have been investigating since the cyber incident first came to our attention on March 24, 2024. We have now confirmed that data from a University file server has been stolen and that the stolen information likely includes the personal information of current and former students and employees.

Our investigation is continuing, but at this time we believe the theft most likely occurred in the week before March 24th, and we have identified the following exposure.

Population likely affected

 

Information exposed
All current employees and all former employees employed since 2003
Names, social insurance numbers, dates of birth, street addresses, phone numbers, and compensation information
All current employees and all former employees employed since 2015

 

Bank account information
All students enrolled in University of Winnipeg undergraduate and graduate programs since the academic year beginning in September 2018

 

This does not include Professional, Applied and Continuing Education (PACE) students, English Language Program students, and University of Winnipeg Collegiate students

 

Names, programs of study, street addresses, student numbers, dates of birth, social insurance numbers (domestic students only), fee and tuition amounts, gender information, and marital status information

 

All students enrolled in Professional, Applied and Continuing Education (PACE) and English Language Program (ELP) programs since the academic year beginning in September 2019

 

This does not include undergraduate and graduate students and University of Winnipeg Collegiate students

 

Names, programs of study, street addresses, student numbers, dates of birth, social insurance numbers (domestic students only), and tuition amounts
All students to whom the University issued T4A forms since 2016

 

Names, street addresses, social insurance numbers (domestic students only), and funding amounts

 

As a proactive step, we will be providing individuals who are likely affected a two-year credit monitoring service. This is a service that allows one to check for signs of identity fraud so protective action can be taken. Enrolling in the credit monitoring service provides you with excellent protection as you can ensure you receive an alert immediately if anyone attempts to open a credit account in your name.

In the coming days, we will begin e-mailing and mailing codes along with instructions about how to enrol. You do not need to contact us for a code; however, if you are a former employee or student and would like to update your address, please e-mail incident.support@uwinnipeg.ca. We will send future communications to your updated address. If you are included in one of the groups listed above and do not receive a code within two weeks, please email us at incident.support@uwinnipeg.ca.

We continue to investigate to determine whether others are affected, and will provide further notifications based on our findings. This investigation may take time, possibly months. In the interim, we have notified both law enforcement and the Manitoba Ombudsman.

Our community has been subject to a cyber crime. It is disturbing that higher education institutions like the University and other public sector organizations are being targeted by cyber attacks. This has been a terrible incident that has directly impacted our community, and for that we are deeply sorry. Rest assured that we will carefully consider the results of our investigation with a commitment to emerge from this incident with stronger cyber defences.

An FAQ containing more information can be found on our Incident Updates page. If you have questions that are not answered on that page, please email us at incident.support@uwinnipeg.ca or call our dedicated support line between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. at 204-786-9325.

MEDIA CONTACT:

Caleb Zimmerman, Executive Director, Marketing and Communications
The University of Winnipeg
E: communications@uwinnipeg.ca

Unsheltered Relatives

March 25th, 2024

Join us in serving a hot meal to our unsheltered relatives in Winnipeg. We need volunteers to help with setting up, tearing down, serving food, and cooking. Unsheltered Relatives with CommUNITY204 will be held on Sunday, April 7, from 12:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Circle of Life Thunderbird House. Register by clicking here.

UWSA General Election 2024 Results*

March 7th, 2024

Please find below the unofficial results of the UWSA General Election 2024*. Due to the large number of complaints regarding violations of the bylaws, policies, and regulations during the campaign and voting period, the ratification of the results will take longer than usual to ensure fairness and compliance.

 

Turnout: 1861 (20.5%) of 9060 electors voted in this ballot.

Do you support a fee of $4.07 per student annually and increased at the rate of CPI annually, for the UWSA to become members of CASA?

Option Votes
No, I do not support the $4.07 fee for the UWSA to join CASA 1169 (72.5%)
Yes, I support the $4.07 fee for the UWSA to join CASA 444 (27.5%)
VOTER SUMMARY
Total 1861
Abstain 248 (13.3%)

President

Option Votes
Jashanpreet Singh (Bhari) 525 (31.2%)
Tomiris Kaliyeva 343 (20.4%)
Patrick Trudeau 313 (18.6%)
Alan Saji Koshy 265 (15.7%)
Christine Quiah 238 (14.1%)
VOTER SUMMARY
Total 1861
Abstain 177 (9.5%)

Vice-President External Affairs

Option Votes
Saurav Dhand (Sherry) 461 (29.0%)
Chhavi Dhir 415 (26.1%)
Khushneet Kaur 364 (22.9%)
Melody Olowo 243 (15.3%)
Abdelrahman Abdelmeguid 105 (6.6%)
VOTER SUMMARY
Total 1861
Abstain 273 (14.7%)

Vice President Student Affairs

Option Votes
Parth Kaushik 566 (36.0%)
Abrar Abdelmahmoud 419 (26.7%)
Divyanshi (Diya) Kapoor 366 (23.3%)
Arundhatti Muthu 220 (14.0%)
VOTER SUMMARY
Total 1861
Abstain 290 (15.6%)

Accessibility Director – Mahavir Partap Singh

Option Votes
YES 1036 (81.9%)
NO 229 (18.1%)
VOTER SUMMARY
Total 1861
Abstain 596 (32.0%)

Arts Director

Option Votes
Farwa Awan 647 (50.5%)
Preet Surkhab Singh Birring 635 (49.5%)
VOTER SUMMARY
Total 1861
Abstain 579 (31.1%)

Business and Economics Director

Option Votes
Oladayo Daniel Adeniji 377 (31.0%)
Debashish Sarkar 364 (30.0%)
Sahil Lekhi 288 (23.7%)
Richel Saldanha 186 (15.3%)
VOTER SUMMARY
Total 1861
Abstain 646 (34.7%)

Community Liaison Director

Option Votes
Harleen Kaur Deol 539 (47.0%)
Harsimran Sadioura 472 (41.2%)
Krupa Joshi 136 (11.9%)
VOTER SUMMARY
Total 1861
Abstain 714 (38.4%)

Emerging Leader Director

Option Votes
Rahul Kanwal Brar 666 (66.6%)
Karaninder Singh Delow 334 (33.4%)
VOTER SUMMARY
Total 1861
Abstain 861 (46.3%)

Environmental Ethics Director

Option Votes
Arshdeep Singh Jassal 532 (72.7%)
Navreen Kaur 200 (27.3%)
VOTER SUMMARY
Total 1861
Abstain 1129 (60.7%)

International Students’ Director

Option Votes
Robinjeet Singh 630 (63.6%)
Tariq Ahmad 218 (22.0%)
Dhruv Gupta 142 (14.3%)
VOTER SUMMARY
Total 1861
Abstain 871 (46.8%)

2SLGBTQ* Students’ Director – Muskan Vhora

Option Votes
YES 971 (83.9%)
NO 186 (16.1%)
VOTER SUMMARY
Total 1861
Abstain 704 (37.8%)

Part-Time/Mature Students’ Director – Harmandeep Ghataura

Option Votes
Yes 1025 (87.3%)
No 149 (12.7%)
VOTER SUMMARY
Total 1861
Abstain 687 (36.9%)

Racialized Students’ Director

Option Votes
Tioluwalase Elizabeth Ajibola 665 (57.8%)
Partho Sarkar 486 (42.2%)
VOTER SUMMARY
Total 1861
Abstain 710 (38.2%)

Recreation and Athletics Director – Lavmeet Singh

Option Votes
Yes 1008 (85.6%)
No 169 (14.4%)
VOTER SUMMARY
Total 1861
Abstain 684 (36.8%)

Science Director

Option Votes
Mohammed Sheheryar Mouzam 481 (39.7%)
Samarjeet Singh 431 (35.5%)
Muhammed Ayyan 172 (14.2%)
Abhijit Singh 129 (10.6%)
VOTER SUMMARY
Total 1861
Abstain 648 (34.8%)

Student Living Director – Aryan Sharma

Option Votes
Yes 915 (82.7%)
No 192 (17.3%)
VOTER SUMMARY
Total 1861
Abstain 754 (40.5%)

Women, Trans, and Non-binary Students Director – Harleen Kaur

Option Votes
Yes 1010 (84.7%)
No 183 (15.3%)
VOTER SUMMARY
Total 1861
Abstain 668 (35.9%)

UWSA Regent

Option Votes
Tegveer Singh Marahar 797 (84.3%)
Himanshu Tandon 148 (15.7%)
VOTER SUMMARY
Total 1861
Abstain 916 (49.2%)

UWSA Senator

Option Votes
Anoisha Zafar 428 (24.0%)
Puneet Sharma 295 (16.5%)
Soban Faiz 231 (12.9%)
Mandeep Singh Nanreh 207 (11.6%)
Karan Singh 200 (11.2%)
Priyanshu Mittal 187 (10.5%)
Pragun Raj Aul 182 (10.2%)
Mohammed Arqam Naveed 55 (3.1%)
VOTER SUMMARY
Total 1861
Abstain 704 (37.8%)

 

*Results are unofficial till ratified by the Board of Directors.

UWSA General Elections 2024 Candidates

February 26th, 2024

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

Voters Guide:

Learn more about the UWSA General Election 2024 candidates here. GE Election_Voters Guide 2024

Executive Director Candidates:

President

  • Tomiris Kaliyeva
  • Patrick Trudeau – Slate #forthefuture
  • Jashanpreet Singh (Bhari) – 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 (Sherry)- 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
  • Preet Surkhab Singh Birring

Business and Economics Director

  • Debashish Sarkar
  • 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 theuwsa.ca/elections.

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.

Schedule

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

Panel:

  • 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: www.uwinnipeg.ca/machform/view.php?id=587169

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: www.mindbodyonline.com/explore/locations/tola-movement-training

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: https://theuwsa.formstack.com/forms/events


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: https://theuwsa.formstack.com/forms/events


Questions? Reach us at events@theuwsa.ca

Please review our UWSA Events Safer Space Policy

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 theuwsa.ca/elections or email the CEC@theuwsa.ca.

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