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!


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

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 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 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

Orioles Bike Cage 
444 Burnell St.

Tues 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

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


The Bike Dump (Temporary Closed)
631 Main Street
Volunteers are answering questions via e-mail and Facebook.

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


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)

UMCycle (Temporary Closed)
University of Manitoba

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

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 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 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

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 or call 204-786-9257.

UWSA representatives are also there to support you through the process. Please contact your VPSA, Melanie William, at 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 to join the plan or add a partner or dependent to your plan.

For more information, contact Emmanuel Iwuoha

Welcome Execs and Directors of 2020/21!

May 1st, 2020

It’s the first day for the 2020/21 Executive team and directors. Welcome to the UWSA team – Jibril, Melanie and Breanna!

We’re starting the year a bit differently than we would usually would but we’re excited to continue working and advocating for students in 2020/21!

An End-of-term Message from your 2019-20 UWSA VP External Affairs, Mahlet Cuff

April 29th, 2020

I have had the privilege and honour of being a part of the UWSA team for the past 11 months. Working with Nawal and Meagan has taught me so much about not only myself but the UW campus. I would have never thought that I would be a part of making history as the first ever Women of Colour team to work and run the UWSA. The three of us came into this job with the idea and plan to prioritize BIPOC students and marginalized students from all walks of life. I think that we were able to to not only say we are going to do it but also stick to for the last year.

Looking back on my exec reports and notes that I made during my time at the UWSA, I was able to list a couple things that I accomplished alongside my team that I am very proud of. As the Vice President of External Affairs, I have been able to connect and organize with student groups, be the local 8 representatives for the Canadian Federation of Students MB and be the individual that is able to connect with community organizations within the surrounding core of the University of Winnipeg.

In the beginning of my term I was able to finalize the BIPOC lounge Library Agreement with Micheal Dudley from UWinnipeg library and our Special Projects Manager. This is something that I have made a priority to continue with the re-elected Racialized Director and the BIPOC Lounge Coordinator. As being the Local 8 rep for the Canadian Federation Manitoba, I thought it was very important for me to make time to meet with delegates from National when they were in town. I was able to meet with the National Chair Person, Sofia Descalzi and Trina James when they were both in town to learn more about the Federation as a whole.

Alongside connecting with students and community, I have also had the chance to meet with faculty and be on committees that make decisions about academic misconduct, student services such as bursaries and scholarships and governance and community relations. I also got the chance to represent students on the Board of Regents where a lot of important decisions are being made about the university at large. In those spaces, we have been able to advocate for students that may not have the voice to do so and bring our own lived experiences to those meetings, where faculty and admin are able to learn from us as well.

In this role, I have learned that it is important to be able to work on your solo projects but to support your team in their projects as well. This means assisting Meagan in her role as President by showing up to Divest meetings and the great events she has been able to put on. I was also able to support to Noelle when she is advocating for the UPass and working with students going through various academic appeals.

As the elected LGBTTQ* Students’ Commissioner of the Canadian Federation of Students Manitoba for 2020-21, I hope to continue to prioritize marginalized students at a provincial level.

Mahlet Cuff (She/They)
2019/20 Vice-President External Affairs
University of Winnipeg Students’ Association

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