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Happy Reading Week!

February 16th, 2019

Happy Reading Week!

University of Winnipeg students, here’s what’s open and closed at The UWSA!

Info Booth, index, UWSA Bike Lab and Foodbank are CLOSED for Reading Week.
Health Plan Drop-in Hours on Wednesday only (Tuesday closed).
UWSA General Office is OPEN from 10 AM to 4 PM.

 

UWSA 2019 General Election Candidates

February 15th, 2019

Here are your UWSA 2019 General Election Candidates! Please note that some candidates (*) are pending approval.

President of the UWSA
Meagan Malcolm

Vice-President Student Affairs of the UWSA
Noelle Sagher

Vice-President External Affairs of the UWSA
Mahlet Cuff

Vice-President Internal Affairs of the UWSA
Natasha Reimer*

UWSA Senator
Braeden Broschuk

Accessibility Director
Sarah Anderson*

Arts Director
Wesley Fallis*

Business and Economics Director
Ann-Cecile Panchaud
Jibril Ladir

Science Director
Ryan Nykvist

Environmental Ethics Director
Avery Letkemann

Graduate Student Director
Theresa Mackey and Racheal Kalaba (Co-directors)*

International Students’ Director
Alex Ilesanmi

Racialized Students’ Director
Ella Taylor*

Recreation and Athletics Director
Himal Parekh

*Candidates pending approval, as we are waiting for the Grad Students list to verify signatures, or the claiming of a unmatched transcript.

Foodbank is at Riddell Hall today!

February 15th, 2019

UWSA Foodbank is at Riddell Hall today instead of the Bulman Student Centre!

Walk-ins are welcome. Check-in starts at 2 PM and Distribution at 3.30 PM. Students can register by filling up this form here: Foodbank Registration Form

Have a question? Check out the FAQs or email the Foodbank Coordinator at foodbank@theuwsa.ca

All Candidates Meeting on Feb 15!

February 14th, 2019

General Election Candidates! 

If you’ve filled up a nomination form, it is recommended you attend the All Candidates Meeting today at the UWSA Boardroom at 12 PM on Feb 15! 
Check for an e-mail from the Chief Elections Commissioner, Lisa Gingera or send your questions to cec@theuwsa.ca

Download the Candidates Guide or check out theuwsa.ca/elections for more!

UWSA General Election Nomination Period Ends Tomorrow!

February 13th, 2019

The UWSA General Election Nomination Period ends tomorrow! Submit your forms at the Health Plan Drop Box by 6 PM on Thursday to run for an Executive, Director of the Board, Senate, or Regent position.

More details here: theuwsa.ca/elections

UWSA Student Meet & Greet

February 11th, 2019

The UWSA Student Meet and Greet is tomorrow! Come meet your UWSA representatives and student groups, and find community on campus.

Questions? Email your Community Liaison Co-Directors, Meseret and Ugonna at community@theuwsa.ca.

February Board Meeting

February 7th, 2019

Want to learn more about the UWSA?

Our next board meeting is on Wednesday, February 13 at 5 PM! Check out the agenda here: February 2019 Board Meeting Agenda

All students are welcome and have the right to speak! For more information, e-mail the Chair of the Board at chair@theuwsa.ca or visit the Board of Directors page.

UWSA Bike Lab Winter Mechanics Training Workshop

January 28th, 2019

UWSA Bike Lab‘s FREE Mechanics Training Course starts next Monday, Feb 4! Register at the link below and learn how to fix and tune your bike in time for Spring! Click here: https://buff.ly/2SaYheh

A poster advertising Bike Lab's Free mechanics training Course.

UWSA Statement of Support for Ontario Students

January 25th, 2019

UNIVERSITY OF WINNIPEG STUDENTS’ ASSOCIATION (UWSA) SUPPORTS ONTARIO STUDENTS’ RESISTANCE TO CHANGES TO THEIR STUDENT AID AND FUNDING.

WINNIPEG, January 25, 2019 – On January 17, the Ontario Provincial Government announced cuts to post-secondary funding and their students’ right to representation under the pretence of a 10 per cent decrease in tuition fees.

UWSA Vice President External Affairs, Zee Morales says,” This is another barrier that will make it difficult for marginalized students in Ontario to access post-secondary education and will inevitably perpetuate a cycle of poverty.”

Under this plan, funding is limited to students with a family income of $140,000 and below – a decrease from the previous threshold of $170,000. This gives an advantage to one-child families and places a greater emphasis on the family’s income and contribution, regardless of the students’ actual dependency on their families.

Ontario students are also encouraged to opt-out of fees that aren’t considered “essential” like student union fees which provides necessary services like foodbanks, health plan, transit passes, service centres and academic advocacy.

Student unions provide these services to make education accessible to all, especially those who most need it. Unions operate democratically and as student union members, students have the opportunity to engage with their union and vote on fee changes for services.

UWSA Vice-President Student Affairs, Jade DeFehr says,” Student unions will not be able to do the work we do without the support and solidarity from the collective student body.”

This plan also eliminates the six-month grace period after graduation that students previously received to help replay their student loans, forcing students deeper in debt because of high interest rates. Morales urges students in Ontario to continue showing their resistance and hold the Ontario Provincial government accountable.

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About UWSA

Established in 1972, the University of Winnipeg Students’ Association (UWSA) democratically unites the students of the University of Winnipeg in order to advance student interests. As well as promoting communication within the University, the UWSA advocates on behalf of students to administrative bodies.

For further information, contact:
Shreya Jhunjhunwala
Communications Manager
The University of Winnipeg Students’ Association
0R30 – 515 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg MB R3B 2E9
(204) 786-9867

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