Events

Book your Grad Photo Session with Lifetouch!

September 30th, 2020

 Lifetouch Canada will be taking Graduation Photos at their Winnipeg Studio location for University of Winnipeg 2020 Graduates only, on Friday, October 23 and Friday, October 30.

Lifetouch Studio Address:  Unit # 3 – 1410 Mountain Avenue

To book your photo appointment, visit the following online link:  www.lifetouch.ca/wpgsales

 Once on the website, scroll down until you see the purple banner and in the drop-down menu please select “University of Winnipeg” in order successfully book your grad photo appointment.

You will receive your photo proofs by Canada Post 2 – 3 weeks after your photo session. Keep in mind that your proofs are not retouched, but your finished portrait order will include basic retouching at no charge to eliminate blemishes & soften lines.

If you are a graduate with the Faculty of Education, you have the option to purchase an 11×14 souvenir Composite of the 2020 Graduation Class, for $25.00 at the time of your session. Debit or credit is preferred.

In order to ensure your safety and that of our staff, Lifetouch has made a few adjustments to our daily operations to ensure a safe environment, including mask usage, no touch posing, no assistance on grooming and social distancing.

 

Please read the following points outlined below:

  • If you are experiencing any symptoms related to COVID-19 as outlined by the Province of Manitoba, please do not come to your appointment and we will be happy to reschedule you at a later date. You can refer to the Health Canada Screening Tool website to take a self-assessment test at: ca/covid19/screening-tool/
  • Please arrive 5 – 10 minutes prior to the start of your scheduled appointment time. Our studio door will remain locked so kindly please wait in your vehicle until one of the photographers calls you on your cell phone and will meet you at the front door. Anyone who is late will not be photographed and cancellations will require 48-hour notice online.
  • It is recommended that your $20 Session Fee is paid by debit or credit only.
  • Appointments will be 20 minutes. Only the graduate will be allowed at the appointment; no friends or family members will be permitted to ensure proper safe social distancing.
  • We will not be including props or casual photos during photo sessions; all photos will be taken in graduation attire.
  • Graduates who prefer to wear a white dress shirt and black tie, please come prepared to your session already dressed in this attire as there will be no public washrooms or change rooms available to use.
  • Graduates who prefer to not wear a white dress shirt and tie, we suggest wearing a v-neck or scoop neck shirt. Please come prepared to your session already dressed in this attire as there will be no public washrooms or change rooms available to use.
  • Photographers will not provide white dress shirts or black ties for graduates to use. Please ensure your tie is pre-tied before your appointment or use a clip-on tie.

Hand sanitizer will be provided upon arrival to your appointment; the refusal of using sanitizer will result in voluntary cancellation of your appointment.

UWSA Board Meeting Today!

September 30th, 2020

A UWSA Board of Director Meeting will be conducted over Zoom on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at 5.30 PM.

Please review the following documents before the meeting:
September 30 Board Meeting Agenda
September 30 Open Session Package

All UWinnipeg students are welcome to attend Open Session. Please email j.black@theuwsa.ca by 4.30 PM on September 30 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.

Virtual Roll Call 2020!

September 3rd, 2020

Roll Call is UWSA’s annual back-to-school event in September. This year, we’re celebrating the start of the school year by bringing Roll Call to the safety of your screens. From September 9 – 11, Join us for three days of virtual events and give-aways on our social media and website.

Get your laptops and phones ready, check your WiFi networks, gather your friends, and join us for a host of fun and engaging online events including:

All programming is FREE for students and community members but students may need to pre-register for some events. All are welcome!

Follow our event on Facebook here and follow us on Instagram and Twitter @theuwsa for updates! 

Click this link to Pre-Register for each event!

Click here to sign up to pick up your free Roll Call Swag Bag!

SCHEDULE

Wednesday, September 9

🤸Morning Move w/UWinnipeg Athletics
9am – 10am | Zoom + Facebook Live

🎁A Giveaway A Day!
All Day

🛍️Free Swag Bag Pickup
11am – 2pm | The University of Winnipeg

🎨Vision Board Workshop w/Rising Strong
5pm – 7pm | Zoom – Register below for link

🧩JackboxTV Trivia Game Night
8pm – 10pm | Zoom

Thursday, September 10

🤸Morning Move w/UWinnipeg Athletics
8am – 9am | Zoom + Facebook Live

🎁A Giveaway A Day!
All Day

🛍️Free Swag Bag Pickup
11am – 2pm
The University of Winnipeg

🎨Indigenous Beading Workshop w/Monias Beads
5pm – 7pm
Zoom: Register to receive link

🎬Roll Call x UWpg Film Fest Shorts Screening
8pm – 10pm
Facebook Live

Friday, September 11

🤸Morning Move w/UWinnipeg Athletics
9am – 10am | Zoom + Facebook Live

🎁A Giveaway A Day!
All Day

🛍️Free Swag Bag Pickup
11am – 2pm
The University of Winnipeg

🎨Cooking with Miss Assuma Gender: Uni Edition!
5pm onwards
Facebook Live and IG TV

🎉Roll Call Digital DJ Afterparty
8pm – 10pm
Facebook Live + IG Live + Zoom (link to come soon)

Questions? Reach us at events@theuwsa.ca

Please review our UWSA Events Safer Space Policy

Board Meeting: August 26

August 24th, 2020

The next UWSA Board of Director Meeting will be conducted over Zoom on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 at 5.30 PM.

Please review the following documents before the meeting:
August 26 Board Meeting Agenda
COB By-law Amendments 

All UWinnipeg students are welcome to attend Open Session. Please email k.vargscarr@theuwsa.ca 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.

We're Hiring a Chair of the Board!

August 11th, 2020

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Do you want experience working on a non-profit board? We’re hiring a Chair of the Board at the UWSA!

The Chair of the Board of Directors acts as an essential component of the UWSA, setting the meeting agenda and ensuring that all directors are able to participate fully in the operations of the Board. A successful applicant should have a strong belief in the mission and mandate of the UWSA, and a willingness to invest in the success of the membership in a variety of different capacities.

Read more and apply here: UWSA Job Opportunities

Next UWSA Board Meeting: July 24

July 20th, 2020

A UWSA Board of Director Meeting will be conducted over Zoom on Friday, July 24, 2020 at 5.30 PM.

Please review the agenda and materials here:
July 24 Board Meeting Agenda
July 24 Board Meeting Open Session Package

All UWinnipeg students are welcome to attend open session. Please email j.black@theuwsa.ca 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.

Some Winnipeg biking pit-stops to help you maintain your bike over the summer!

June 1st, 2020

Does your bike need a tune-up or maintenance? Although the UWSA Bike Lab’s physical location is closed due to University of Winnipeg’s closure and the pandemic, some community bike shops are still open and ready to help!

The situation is changing everyday so please visit the specified websites or follow them on social to check when they reopen.

Co-op Velo (Open)
190 Ave de la Cathedrale
Tue – 4:00 to 7:00 PM
Thu – 4:00 to 7:00PM
Sun – 12:00 to 4:00PM
Contact: info@coopvelocite.ca

Orioles Bike Cage 
444 Burnell St.

Tues 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Contact: oriolesbikecage@gmail.com

South Osborne Bike Hub
725 Kylemore Ave
Mon, Fri, Sat – 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Contact: sobikehub@gmail.com

The Bike Dump (Temporary Closed)
631 Main Street
Volunteers are answering questions via e-mail and Facebook.
Contact: winnipegbikedump@gmail.com

The Wrench
1057 Logan

Thurs, 12:00 to 5:30 PM
@ The Forks – 1 Forks Market Rd

Wed, 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM 

Sat, 1:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Sun, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Contact: inquiry@thewrench.ca

Ralph Brown Tool Cupboard

460 Andrew St. (located in the Community Centre)

Thurs and Fri 1:00 to 5:00 PM

The Bicycle Garden

267 Sherbrook St.

Tues to Fri – 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Sat – 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM

UWSA Bike Lab (Temporarily Closed)
515 Portage Avenue (The University of Winnipeg)
Contact: b.hewagamage@theuwsa.ca

UMCycle (Temporary Closed)
University of Manitoba
Contact: umcycle@umsu.ca

Please note that all community bike shops are DIY shops, which are volunteer-led. Staff and volunteers are there for you to learn how to repair your bikes by yourselves in a well equipped workshop, at no charge.

Questions? Contact the UWSA Services Manager at b.hewagamage@theuwsa.ca.

UWSA BoD Meeting: June 3, 2020

May 27th, 2020

The next UWSA Board of Director Meeting will be conducted over Zoom on June 3, 2020 at 5.30 PM. All UWinnipeg students are welcome to attend the open session. To attend, email j.black@theuwsa.ca for the link using your UWinnipeg webmail address. Please include the following information in the email:

  • Full name
  • Student number
  • That they are a UWinnipeg student currently enrolled in classes, or registered to start or resume classes in the summer or fall.

Please note that students have to sign into the meeting using their UWinnipeg webmail address, and are expected to mute their mic unless we are in an active question period.  The acting chair of the meeting reserves the right to mute participant mics where necessary.

Please click here to view the June 2020 Board Meeting Agenda.

Student can download the June 2020 Board Meeting Package here.

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

Questions? Please email us a j.black@theuwsa.ca for more information.

Final Grade Options Deadline: May 28

May 26th, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 public health emergency, University of Winnipeg students may choose how their grades will affect their grade point average (GPA) calculation for the Winter 2020 and Fall/Winter 2019-20 terms. 

Students can either request to have a course final mark appear on their transcript but not count toward their GPA, or, choose a pass/fail option (Standing or F) rather than a grade displayed on a transcript.

 You have until May 28 to make your decision and submit your request for either options.

To request an alternative final grade, please complete one of the following forms and send it, via your UWinnipeg webmail, to Student Central at studentcentral@uwinnipeg.ca

For questions about progression in your program or prerequisites in your major, please contact your Department Chair.  You are strongly encouraged to speak with an academic advisor prior to making your decision, to ensure you consider possible consequences. Please contact advising@uwinnipeg.ca or call 204-786-9257.

UWSA representatives are also there to support you through the process. Please contact your VPSA, Melanie William, at vpsa@theuwsa.ca if you require academic guidance.

UWSA Health Plan Opt-Out/Opt-In/Opt-Change Deadline: May 20

May 19th, 2020

Tomorrow, May 20. is the last day to Opt-Out, Opt-Change, or Opt-In for the UWSA Green Shield Health Plan for students enrolled in Spring-Summer Courses. 

Please note that only students starting classes in the Spring/Summer term can Opt-Out/Opt-Change right now. Students who started in Fall or Winter can Opt-Out/Opt-Change in September/January. Coverage is mandatory for International Students. 

All Opt-Outs are processed online. Please have your student number handy. Click here to Opt-Out.

Download the form here and submit it to optchange@theuwsa.ca to join the plan or add a partner or dependent to your plan.

For more information, contact Emmanuel Iwuoha e.iwuoha@theuwsa.ca

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