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Green Shield Extends Coverage for Fully Vaccinated Traveller who Test Positive for COVID-19 until June 2022

October 21st, 2021

From January 1, 2022, to June 30, 2022, emergency medical expenses related to COVID-19 will be included in standard GSC travel plans for Fully Vaccinated Travellers only.

Note: for the purposes of the COVID-19 emergency medical expenses and quarantine benefit, a Fully Vaccinated Traveller is someone who is eligible for and has completed the recommended vaccine treatment considered by the Canadian government (typically two doses) at least two weeks prior to departure. Travellers who are not able to receive a vaccine in Canada based on age or medical condition will be considered a Fully Vaccinated Traveller for the purpose of this coverage.

If your out-of-country travel coverage is under a pure ASO funding arrangement or you have an out-of-country pooling limit, we are also extending these most recent COVID-19 coverage enhancements to your plan – the same approach that we have taken with other travel enhancements during the pandemic. Please contact your GSC account team for more information.

Reminder on quarantine benefits

As you may have seen, effective August 1, 2021, standard GSC travel plans which include COVID-19 medical coverage are also covering some quarantine benefits for Fully Vaccinated Travellers who are unable to return home as planned due to a positive COVID-19 test pre-departure, resulting in the requirement to quarantine outside of their province of residence. This coverage extension will also be in effect until June 30, 2022 and will continue to apply to Fully Vaccinated Travellers only

CERC Meeting on Friday, October 22

October 20th, 2021

The next Campaign and External Relations Committee (CERC) Meeting will be happening on Friday, October 22 at 10:30 AM.

All UWinnipeg students are welcome to attend the CERC Meeting. Please email by 4.30 PM Thursday, October 21 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.

UWSA By-Election Candidates

October 20th, 2021

Learn more about who your By-Election candidates are! Voting takes place online from October 25 – 27, and please check your UWinnipeg emails on Monday, October 25 at 9 AM for your voting information. In-Person Voting will occur at Riddell Hall from October 25 – 27 from 9 AM – 6 PM.

Candidates: Read their bios on the Voter Guide

Graduate Students’ Director

  • Jude Obidiagha
  • Muhammad Moshiur Rahman

Racialized Students’ Director

  • Manjot Singh Sembhi and Shubham Kumar (Co-Director)

Emerging Leader Director (1-year term)

  • Karanpartap Singh

Emerging Leader Director (2-year term)

  • Deep Thind and Amanpreet Singh Gill (Co-Director)

Questions? Please email

Autumn Convocation 2021

October 13th, 2021

WINNIPEG, MB – The University of Winnipeg’s 119th Convocation ceremonies will be webcast live Friday, October 15.

The proceedings can be viewed online via live webcast or on our YouTube Channel.

Join us on Friday, October 15 at 9:30 AM, as degrees are conferred in Graduate Programs, Science, Education, Arts, Business and Economics, and Kinesiology.

This week, UWinnipeg will recognize Past President and Vice-Chancellor Dr. Annette Trimbee with a portrait unveiling, as well as recognizing the following award recipients:

  • Robin H. Farquhar Award for Excellence in Contributing to Self-Governance, Christine Payne;
  • Clarence Atchison Award for Excellence in Community Service, Dr. Richard Westwood; and
  • Valedictorian Ciarro O’Reggio (Bachelor of Arts, Honours)

These individuals embody UWinnipeg’s culture of inclusivity, outstanding academic scholarship, research excellence, and community engagement.

Join us in celebrating this year’s graduates and learn more about 2021 Autumn Convocation.


Jennifer Cox, Communications Lead
The University of Winnipeg

Info Booth Closed for Fall Reading Week

October 12th, 2021

The UWSA Info Booth will be closed during the Fall Reading Week (October 11 – 15) and reopen on Monday, October 18.

Health Plan questions and information, please visit: Health Plan Page

If you have an urgent inquiry please email the Corporate Account Manager, Emmanuel Iwuoha at

Any general questions, you can fill out our Ask Us Form!

REES (Respect, Educate, Empower Survivors) is available at the UofW

October 7th, 2021

REES is a simple, secure online reporting platform for sexual violence that is available to the University of Winnipeg campus community. 
REES allows an individual to Create a Record of an incident and choose from multiple reporting options including Anonymous Report, Connect to My Campus and Repeat Perpetrator Identification (RPI), as well as critical information about sexual violence policies and supports on campus and in the community. Learn more or Create a Record at

For any questions about REES please email the Sexual Violence and Human Rights Advisor, Hemali Krueger-Vyas at

UWSA By-Elections Polling Officer Opportunity

October 5th, 2021

Want to work during the UWSA’s By-Elections? You can apply to become a Polling Officer during October 25 – 27! The deadline to apply is Monday, October 18 by 4:00 p.m.

Read more about the posting here: 2021 By-Election Polling Officer Posting

Apply for the position at: Job Applications Page

For more information please contact: Meagan Nenka, Chief Elections Commissioner at

New City of Winnipeg Bike Map

September 28th, 2021

The City of Winnipeg has created a new Bike Map for cyclists of Winnipeg. The map includes varies paths around the city and details the types of paths including the level of traffic for each.

The map’s legend provides describes the Bikeway Network and the multiple points of interest such as Bike Shops and Repair stations. Helpful information such as traffic signs can be found on the bottom of the map.

Check out the for more information.

UWSA 2021 By-Elections Begin!

September 27th, 2021

The UWSA By-Election period has begun!

The By-Election is where students can run for vacant positions that were not filled during the General Election. To run, you will need to fill out a nomination form and submit it to the Chief Elections Commissioner before the end of the nomination period.

Nomination Period:  Monday, Sept. 27 – Thursday, Oct. 7 *Due by 6 p.m. 

By-Election Nomination Form 2021 – Candidates must submit a completed nomination form to the CEC at by 6 PM on October 7, 2021, in order to be eligible to run in the 2021 UWSA By-Elections. All candidates or their scrutineers are encouraged to attend the All Candidates Meeting on Friday, Oct. 8 at 12:30 p.m.

Nomination forms are available in alternate formats for students with accessibility needs. Requests for an alternative nomination form must be submitted in writing (University of Winnipeg Students’ Association, University of Winnipeg, 0R30-515 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3B 2E9) or by email ( to the CEC.

Open Positions

  • Education Director
  • Graduate Students’ Director
  • Professional, Applied, Continuing Education (PACE) Director
  • Racialized Students’ Director
  • 2SLGBTQ* Director
  • Emerging Leader Director (1-year term)
  • Emerging Leader Director (2-year term)

Questions? Email the Chief Elections Commissioner at

The next UWSA Board of Director Meeting will be conducted over Zoom on Wednesday, September 29, 2021, at 5.30 PM

September 27th, 2021

The next UWSA Board of Director Meeting will be conducted over Zoom on Wednesday, September 29, 2021, at 5.30 PM.

Please review the documents below:

210929 AGENDA

210929 OPEN Package


All UWinnipeg students are welcome to attend Open Session. Please email 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.

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