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Roll Call 2019!

August 19th, 2019

Get on the lawn and kick off the 2019-20 school year with your students’ association!

Sept 3-6 | 11AM – 4PM | The U of W Front Lawn

☕ Morning Coffee Giveaway
🍕 Free Food + Ice Cream by Local Restaurants
🎤 Live Music + Performances by Local Artists
🍻Craft Beer
🎨 Arts & Crafts
🏀 Drop-in Basketball + Pickleball
🐶 Doggo Days and Cozy Corner
🎉 After Parties @ The Good Will
🎊 Grand Opening of Langside Learning Garden
👥 Student Group Tabling Fair

Free entry | All welcome | Liquor service 18+ w/ID

Detailed daily schedule + performers + food menu details at
@theuwsa on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram
University of Winnipeg Students’ Association (UWSA)

Please e-mail accessibility requests and event questions to

Bike Lab Closure

August 12th, 2019

The Bike Lab will be closed today due to a security issue. We hope to be back next Monday for Open Hours. Sorry for the inconvenience!

In case of urgent repairs and maintenance, please consider visiting our friends below during their Open Hours. Check them out on Facebook and Twitter for updated hours!

Ethical Investments at The University of Winnipeg

August 6th, 2019

Over the past year, the University of Winnipeg Foundation and the UWSA have had several discussions around responsible investing.

While recognizing the work done by the Foundation since 2016, the UWSA recommended that two possible ways to follow through their commitment to invest ethically. Two ways we can move forward are by:

  • Tracking and publicizing our fossil fuel investments
  • And, setting tangible goals beyond baseline Environmental, Social, and Governmental Criteria.

The 2018-19 VPSA, Jade DeFehr presented an update and recommendations to the University of Winnipeg Board of Regents in Spring 2019. You can read the full speech here: Board of Regents Responsible Investments Speech.

Want to learn more about the issue? Click here to visit the Divestment page!

Job Opportunities

August 1st, 2019


Get involved with the UWSA through different job opportunities. Fill out the application form on our Job Opportunities page. We are currently looking for:

  • Chief Election Commissioner
  • Roll Call Event Staff

UWSA believes in equal opportunity employment and providing an accessible work environment.  Accessibility accommodations will be made throughout the interview process and upon hiring.

To keep up with our job postings follow us on Twitter: @theuwsa and Facebook: @theuwsa

For more information, please email Karolya Vargscarr at

Health Plan Opt-Out/Opt-Change Forms Available

July 30th, 2019

The Health Plan Opt-Out/Opt-Change period is on right now!

Students who have alternative health coverage can choose to Opt-Out of their student Health Plan at this link. The deadline to Opt-Out of the Health Plan is September 16, 2019. Please note that the Health Plan is compulsory for all International Students.

Your Health Plan is a one-year contract so students can only Opt-Out/Opt-Change in the first year of their study. This means that students who have Opted-Out last year will have to Opt-Out again this year. This also means that if you started school in the winter term, you can only Opt-Out in the winter.

You will need to have your student ID number and be covered under another health benefits plan to Opt-Out.

To Opt-Change, student will have to download the form from the UWSA Health Plan Page and submit it at Info Booth before September 16, 2019.

If you have any questions, please visit the Info Booth or email with your name, student number, and concern to set up an appointment.

U-Pass Opt-Out Forms Available

July 25th, 2019

The U-Pass is a universal bus pass program where all full-time students pay a fee at the beginning of the term to access transit services for a highly reduced fare.

The U-Pass program is mandatory but students can decide to Opt-Out of the program if they fulfill any of the following criteria:

  • A student who lives outside the City of Winnipeg boundaries
  • A student who is registered with the Canadian National Institute for the Blind
  • A student who is a Winnipeg Transit Employee
  • A student who will be studying outside of Canada for more than sixty (60) days per term
  • A student who will be participating in an internship, cooperative program, or research outside the City of Winnipeg boundaries for more than sixty (60) days per term.
  • A student who holds a valid U-Pass from another post-secondary institution
  • A student who is a registered Handi-Transit user
    (Handi Transit users can use their U-Pass to access Handi Transit Services. This means Handi Transit users will be assessed the U-Pass fee each term they are full-time students. Handi Transit users do have the option to opt-out, as well.)

Forms can be found here.

Please drop off the completed forms at the Info Booth by September 16, 2019.

For more information, visit, email or visit the UWSA Info Booth.

Technical Issue with Forms on Website

June 10th, 2019

UPDATE: We’ve resolved the technical issue. Forms filled out on the website will be sent to UWSA staff. Thank you for your patience.


We’re currently experiencing a technical issue with forms on the website. The forms filled on the website are not getting delivered to UWSA staff.

For urgent enquiries, please e-mail the department you wish to reach.

We apologize for the inconvenience caused.

May Board Meeting

May 24th, 2019

The first board meeting of the year is on Monday, May 27 at 5 PM at the UWSA Boardroom (Bulman Student Centre).

All students are welcome and have speaking rights! Please send all questions to

Check out the agenda here: May 2019 Board Meeting Agenda

CKUW Celebrations!

May 16th, 2019

Join the party tonight at the Good Will and celebrate 20 years of CKUW!

Free cake, DJs and Live bands! Event is pay-what-you-can and all are welcome!

Free UWinnipeg Pride Events

May 14th, 2019

From May 23-June 2, we’re celebrating Pride with The University of Winnipeg. Catch a movie or join us on the float!
All events are free and accessible. Find more information and a detailed schedule here:

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