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Next Board of Directors Meeting on Wednesday, April 21

April 18th, 2021

The next board of directors meeting will be held over zoom on Wednesday, April 21, at 5:30 PM. All students are welcome to attend!

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 check back for an Agenda and Open Session Package before the meeting. Please review the documents below:

April 21 Agenda

April 21 Open Package

By-Law Change Recommendations

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

Truth and Growth Campaign Launch

April 14th, 2021

The Truth and Growth campaign launch is taking place on Wednesday, April 21, at 12:30 PM over Zoom! Truth and Growth is an environmental justice campaign at UWinnipeg. We take a critical look at the UWinnipeg Foundation’s investments and increase student awareness of how the finances affect them and work collaboratively to invest ethically.

Attend the meeting to learn everything about the campaign and how you can get involved. Everyone is welcome!

Where: https://zoom.us/j/92430249156

For more information on the Truth and Growth Campaign, email pres@theuwsa.ca.

For any accessibility assistance, please email s.sarty@theuwsa.ca.

Study Break Gift!

April 12th, 2021

You’re studying hard! You deserve a break — on us! Sign up to receive ONE of our gifts, a $10 Unique Bunny Gift Card, a $10 Diaspora Cafe Gift Card, or a UWSA Swag Bag. Your Study Break gift card information will be emailed to you within 1-2 business days.

You can use the gift card to shop online or in-store! Whatever you are more comfortable with! Just have your gift card email ready to present at check out on your phone. 

This program runs from April 12 – April 23, 2021, or while supplies last!.

You must be a UofW student to qualify.

Click here to sign up: theuwsa.ca/studybreakgift

Do you have any questions? Email s.sarty@theuwsa.ca or p.stubson@theuwsa.ca

Lifetouch May Graduation Photo Sessions

April 8th, 2021

Get your graduation photo taken by Lifetouch!

Session Dates: Tuesday, May 4 and Friday, May 7

Lifetouch photo studio is located at Unit # 3 – 1410 Mountain Ave. To ensure your safety and that of their staff, they have made a few adjustments to their daily operations to ensure a safe environment, including mask usage, no-touch posing, no assistance on grooming and social distancing.

For more information and to book your appointment, visit www.lifetouch.ca/wpgsales

Next UWSA Board of Director Meeting: Wednesday, April 7

April 6th, 2021

The next UWSA Board of Director Meeting will be conducted over Zoom on Wednesday, April 7, 2021, at 5.30 PM.

Please review the documents below

210407 AGENDA

210407 OPEN SESSION PACKAGE

Draft Financial Year (FY) 2022 UWSA Operating Budget

UWSA International Student Health Plan Bursary

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.

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

Student Experience at UWinnipeg During Covid-19 Survey

April 1st, 2021

Fill out this survey to help the UWSA learn more about your student experience at UWinnipeg during the pandemic. This survey will help us understand challenges you face, both in and out of the classroom, assess how it affects your academics, and advocate for a better classroom experience.

Students who fill out the survey from April 1 – 19 will get automatically entered for a chance to win a $25 UW Bookstore Giftcard!

Click here for the survey: Student Experince at UWinnipeg During Covid-19 Survey

Questions? Please email us at vpea@theuwsa.ca to chat!

2021 General Election Results*

March 31st, 2021

Congratulations to all the winners! Here are the unofficial 2021 General Election Results*:

Turnout:815 (8.6%) of 9486 electors voted in this ballot.

President

  • Total votes for Kiratveer (Kirt) Singh Hayer: 488 (64.7%)
  • Total votes for Joshua Basman Monterrubio: 266 (35.3%)

Vice-President External Affairs (VPEA)

  • Total votes for Jonathan Henderson: 404 (54.8%)
  • Total votes for Gurkirat Singh Malhotra: 333 (45.2%)

Vice-President Student Affairs (VPSA)

  • Total votes for Reza Saker Hossain: 367 (50.5%)
  • Total votes for Gurpuneet Kaur Arora: 360 (49.5%)

Accessibility Director

  • Total votes for Sarah Anderson: 622 (95.5%)

Arts Director

  • Total votes for Umar Awan: 340 (50.3%)
  • Total votes for Nicolas Firth: 336 (49.7%)

Business and Economics Director

  • Total votes for Bedel Shafe’a: 566 (92.8%)

Community Liaison Director

  • Total votes for Shawna Péloquin: 379 (54.0%)
  • Total votes for Deepkanwal K. Thind: 323 (46%)

Environmental Ethics Director

  • Total votes for Adhiraj S. Majumder and Navdeep Singh (Co-Directorship): 551 (89.3%)

International Students’ Director

  • Total votes for Riya Katia and Priyanshu Setia (Co-Directorship): 290 (42.5%)
  • Total votes for Omowunmi T. Williams: 218 (32.0%)
  • Total votes for Mollah Abdus Suzern Noor: 174 (25.5%)

Part-Time/Mature Students’ Director

  • Total votes for Clifford Stornel: 554 (92.6%)

Recreation & Athletics Director

  • Total votes for Ripanjot Kaur Gill and Will Sass (Co-Directorship): 567 (94.0%)

Science Director

  • Total votes for Bavleen Kaur: 600 (93.8%)

Student Living Director

  • Total votes for Ifeoma S. Onyekwelu: 580 (94.9%)

Women, Trans & Non-Binary Director

  • Total votes for Mansi K. Joshi and Gursimran Kaur (Co-Directorship): 545 (89.8%)

Emerging Leader Director (1 Year Term)

  • Total votes for Chhavi Dhir: 532 (91.1%)

Emerging Leader Director (2 Year Term)

  • Total votes for Faith Marcial: 544 (93.8%)

UWSA Regent

  • Total votes for Princess Egwu: 509 (86.9%)

UWSA Senator

  • Total votes for Althea S. Dunlop: 522 (90.8%)

Click here to view the detailed voting results.

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

No Consultation, No Consent: An Update on Bill 33

March 29th, 2021

As Bill 33 continues to move quickly through the procedural steps to becoming law, the Provincial Government has not consulted the University of Winnipeg Students’ Association yet. The UWSA has not consented to the proposed overreach of power to take control of our student fees and our tuition rates.

“This bill has added extra stress for those students that would be negatively affected by this legislation. These students deserve and have the right to be heard regarding this bill. The negative impact could see many students that rely on the services provided through the UWSA be a huge factor if they can further their education or not,” says Jonathan Henderson, UWSA Vice-President of External Affairs. “Especially through the pandemic, there are already uncertainties in many of our futures, especially those that have been placed in even harder situations due to this pandemic. For the Minister to ignore us is unacceptable.”

The UWSA questions the vagueness of the Bill and calls on Minister Ewasko, who oversees post-secondary education in Manitoba, to provide clearer language that excludes student union fees from being affected. 

The UWSA strongly opposes the Bill’s current wording that gives the government new and absolute power over student fees. 

“There has been no willingness from the Minister to meet and hear from students and their concerns. The lack of effort, the dismissal of Student leader’s voice and the Minister’s decision to delegate communication to his office staff is disappointing,” says Shawna Péloquin, UWSA President. “We want meaningful consultation, and we will not stay silent when the Minister chose to call us pawns.”

We call on the Minister to Scrap Bill 33. Without consultation, there is no consent. We call on the Minister to establish meaningful dialogue and consultation with student unions and include them at the start of any process when setting directions and priorities for post-secondary education.

Get involved by signing up to speak when the bill goes to committee hearings and sign this petition at cfsmb.ca/bill33.

UWSA 2021 General Election Voting Period!

March 25th, 2021

🗳️ Voting for the UWSA 2020 General-Elections opens Monday, March 29 at 9 AM and ends on March 31 at 6 PM! ⠀

⚠️ Check your Webmail on Monday morning (including spam!) for your unique ID, password, and voting link.

Learn all about your candidates and their agendas before you cast your vote! Download this handy Voter Guide for information on voting in the 2021 UWSA General Election: Voter Guide

Don’t forget to rewatch the Candidate Speeches!

Questions? Contact:

Meagan Nenka
Chief Elections Commissioner
cec@theuwsa.ca

Mikaila Collins
Chief Polling Officer
204-995-3725 | mikailam.collins@gmail.com

2021 UWSA Annual General Meeting

March 22nd, 2021

Join us for the 2021 UWSA Annual General Meeting on Thursday, April 1 at 12:30 PM over Zoom!

Register here: https://zoom.us/…/tJArc-2urz8uGd39PhMFLQp_3TOfIqK7ByC_

The AGM is a chance for UWSA members to receive an update on the budget and operations and propose motions. All students have voting and speaking rights!

The AGM is a chance for the UWSA to:

  • Report on the year’s accomplishments
  • Propose updates to the bylaws & policies
  • Present the budget for the upcoming year
  • Hear proposals from the membership
  • Meet the incoming 2021-22 Executives and Directors

Submitting Motions

All UWSA members can submit a motion to the Chair of the Board at chair@theuwsa.ca before March 22, 2021. To learn how to write a motion, please review the documents below:

Motion Template (Editable PDF)
How to Write a Motion

Questions? Email chair@theuwsa.ca.

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