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Spring/Summer Term Health Plan Opt-Change/Opt-Outs

April 28th, 2016

All full-time undergraduate students, taking 9 credit hours or more in a term, are automatically included in the UWSA Health Plan. All other UW students (part-time, graduate, registered with accessibility services) have the option of opting into the UWSA Health Plan. As well, all students on the health plan can extend their coverage to their spouse, common-law partner, or children.

Students starting as full-time students in the Spring and Summer term can opt-change or opt-out of the UWSA Health Plan starting May 1, 2016. You can opt-change/opt-out here!

To read more about the UWSA Health Plan here:

Job Opportunity at the U of W

April 18th, 2016

The English Language Program at The University of Winnipeg is seeking a project officer for the Languages at Work component of the Explore Program.

The Languages at Work Program is a joint initiative of the Explore Program and Young Canada Works. Designed for Explore bursary recipients, Languages at Work offers participants unique opportunities to continue learning their second language in a professional context. Following the completion of the Spring Explore program, bursary recipients will have the opportunity to stay in Winnipeg for job placements.

Read more about the job here: LAW Project Officer

Tax season

April 7th, 2016

As part of the students’ association, you get a discount at UFile! You can file your taxes online and you can check out the site here:

Through the Canadian Federation of Students, you can do your taxes for free with this code: FAY1493

Advance Voting for the provincial election

April 5th, 2016

A provincial election will be held on Tuesday, April 19, 2016, and every vote counts. You can vote in advance in the University of Winnipeg, at the Bulman Student Centre Lounge, basement level of Riddell Hall. Cast your ballot anytime from Monday, April 11 to Friday, April 15 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

All eligible voters can vote at the University of Winnipeg. To be eligible to vote, you must be:

  • a Canadian citizen;
  • at least 18 years of age on election day; and
  • a resident of Manitoba for at least six months before election day.


Voters are required to show one piece of government-issued photo identification (such as a driver’s licence) or two other documents with their name.


For more information, visit, or download Elections Manitoba’s new mobile app, Manitoba Votes 2016, available for Apple, Android or Blackberry.

Tomorrow! Screening + Discussion of The Hunting Ground

March 30th, 2016

Hunting Ground Promo Photo

The UWSA + Ending Violence Across Manitoba present:

The Hunting Ground | Screening + Discussion 
w/ activists Annie E. Clark and Andrea Pino

Free admission | Refreshments | Everyone welcome

The Hunting Ground is an exposé of sexual assault and rape culture on campuses in the United States. It documents the story of activists Annie Clark and Andrea Pino as they force US universities to address sexual assualt and related issues more aggressively, uncovering a system of institutional cover-ups and denial.

Join us in a discussion about what’s happening at the University of Winnipeg and hear from Annie E. Clark and Andrea Pino about their experiences, and how Manitoba campuses can further develop a culture of consent.

TRIGGER WARNING: Topics of rape and sexual assault. Not suitable for children.

Klinic will be on-site at a Safe Space, providing support and guidance

Join the Facebook event here.

We're hiring!

March 29th, 2016

We’re hiring a term Office Administrator. The Office Administrator is responsible for maintaining and overseeing all aspects of general office operations and spatial requirements, and collaborates on long and short term projects with the entire full- time administrative team of the UWSA.

See the full posting and details about applying here!

Canadian Federation of Students - Job Posting

March 23rd, 2016

The Canadian Federation of Students is seeking a Brand Ambassador to approach local businesses around their campus community and encourage them to participate in the student discount programme. As members of the nationwide Discount Solicitor Network, Brand Ambassadors will play a critical role is creating meaningful and long-lasting partnerships with local businesses and providing exclusive discounts for their peers to benefit from. The position requires Brand Ambassadors to work independently and remotely, while providing consistent progress reports to the Discount Solicitor Network.


Read the job description here: Job Posting

UWSA Annual General Meeting

March 22nd, 2016

Our Annual General Meeting is tomorrow at 12:30 in The Hive

Join our Facebook event here


UWSA Election 2016 Results

March 3rd, 2016


Congratulations to all candidates in the UWSA Election 2016!
Here are your election results:

President: Kevin Settee
Yes  614
No  55
Spoilt  78

Vice President Internal Affairs: David Fanhbulleh
David Fanhbulleh 362
Jonathan Northam 303
Spoilt 82

Vice President External Affairs: Sadie-Phoenix Lavoie
Yes 604
No 57
Spoilt 86

Vice President Student Affairs: Laura Garinger
Laura Garinger 404
Alexa Potashnik 257
Spoilt 86

Accessibility Director: Mohamed Behi
Yes 623
No 33
Spoilt 91

Arts Director: Adrienne Tessier
Adrienne Tessier 344
Julianne Petrasko & Sydney Christie 282
Spoilt 121

Business and Economics Director: Mitchell Van Ineveld
Yes 598
No 39
Spoilt 110

Community Liaison: Abigail Pudwill & Andrew Vineberg
Yes 623
No 48
Spoilt 76

Education Director: Allan Dunkeld
Yes 584
No 39
Spoilt 110

Environmental Ethics Director: Oladele Ojewole
Avery Letkeman 248
Oladele Ojewole 381
Spoilt 118

LGBT* Director: Jacqueline Pelland
Yes 563
No 55
Spoilt 129

Part-Time & Mature Students Director: Laura Gurbhoo & Hazim Ismail
Yes 575
No 36
Spoilt 136

Science Director: Mohamed Abo Aoun
Mohamed Abo Aoun 247
Raphael Hoult 189
Meghan Fehr & Lochlan Wilson 246
Spoilt 65

Status of Woman Director: Jade DeFehr
Yes 591
No 24
Spoilt 32

University of Winnipeg Senate: David Wiebe
Yes 587
No 37
Spoilt 123

Voter Turnout: 8.2%

Thank you to those of you who came out to vote!
** ‘Spoilt’ includes spoilt votes and “blank votes” within the candidate box on the ballot

We want to send 3 students to RISE!

February 25th, 2016

Rise Banner

We want to send three students to RISE!

We have allocated funds for 3 Racialized students to attend the Racialized and Indigenous Student Experience (RISE) Summit in Toronto, Ontario.

To apply please send Kevin, Vice-President External Affairs, your registration via email to  The application will be reviewed by the UWSA and forwarded to the national office. We’re accepting applicants until Feb. 28.

With your application please include:

  • A 200 word piece on why you want to go
  • What you are studying
  • How you will apply the summit to your university experience.

You can download the registration form here: RISE Registration Forms

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