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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: https://www.uwinnipeg.ca/pride/pride-events.html

Tuition hikes at UofW increase barriers to post-secondary education

May 9th, 2019

TUITION HIKES INCREASE FINANCIAL BARRIERS FOR MARGINALIZED STUDENTS ATTENDING THE UNIVERSITY OF WINNIPEG.

WINNIPEG, May 9, 2019 – The University of Winnipeg announced a tuition increase of 3.7 per cent for most undergraduate programs on May 07, 2019. The University of Winnipeg Students’ Association (UWSA) believes that the added cost will be a barrier to the access of post-secondary education for students

UWSA President, Meagan Malcolm believes that marginalized groups such as Indigenous students, people of colour, students with disabilities and international students will be the ones most effected.

“If tuition continues to increase, only a certain amount of people will be able to access university and doors further closed for those who cannot afford these rising costs,” Malcolm says. “It will end up making our campus not inclusive as it needs to be.”

This is the second consecutive year that tuition has increased at the University of Winnipeg, after the provincial government’s decision to allow post-secondary institutions to remove the cap on tuition. Tuition had increased by 6.6 percent in 2018/19.

“We acknowledge that the provincial funding cuts to education are a part of the problem but we have to remember that it is also the responsibility of the University of Winnipeg to make sure that all students have access to this institution,” UWSA Vice-President External Affairs, Mahlet Cuff says.

Less investment in post-secondary education from the provincial government and regular tuition increases by institutions is the beginning of a disturbing trend that needs to be addressed. The UWSA calls on both the Provincial Government and UWinnipeg to find a more valued and inclusive path forward for students.

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.

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For further information, contact:

Shreya Jhunjhunwala
Communications Manager
The University of Winnipeg Students’ Association
0R30 – 515 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg MB R3B 2E9
communications@theuwsa.ca
(204) 786-9867

20 Years of CKUW!

May 7th, 2019

Congrats CKUW 95.9 FM on 20 years on the FM Dial! 

On April 30th 1999 at midnight the decades long dream of an FM CKUW was realized. Staff and volunteers huddled in the studio, playlists at the ready and celebrated the launch of Winnipeg’s latest FM radio station. You can listen to our first broadcast below, please excuse the tape hiss & static present on this archival recording!

Give a listen to their 1999 broadcast here: https://ckuw.ca/news/entry/20-years-on-the-fm-dial

We're Hiring!

April 26th, 2019

Are you a person disabled by barriers? We’re hiring an Access Lounge Coordinator!

Apply here: UWSA Job Opportunities

Doggo Days

April 25th, 2019

Doggo Days is today, April 24! Come de-stress with cute dogs in the Bulman before the school year ends.

Long Weekend Update

April 18th, 2019

The UWSA offices, and services will be closed for the long weekend (April 19 – 22).

UWSA Bike Lab will be closed on April 22 and will reopen on April 29.

UWSA Foodbank will be closed tomorrow, April 19. The next Foodbank will be on Friday, April 26 in the Bulman Student Centre.

Info Booth will be closed all of long weekend and will reopen on Tuesday April 23.

Top 15 Canadian University Child Care Centre

April 16th, 2019

“[The UWSA Day Care] strives to promote children’s growth in five crucial areas: thinking skills, body awareness, social competence, emotional well being, and creative expression. ” – OneClass

Congratulations to the UWSA Day Care for ranking number 2 as one of the best university child care programs in Canada. They’ve been recognized for their affordability, programs and services, and helping student parents through parenthood and schooling.

You can view the list here: Top 15 Canadian University Childcare Centres in 2019

Visit the UWSA Day Care page for more information.

 

#Textbroke survey

April 12th, 2019

Were your textbooks useful? Were they expensive? How #Textbroke are you?

Fill out our survey to let us know! We’ll compile the responses and send them to the UWinnipeg Faculty and administration.

You can fill out our survey here!

Visit our #Textbroke page for more information.

April Board Meeting

April 11th, 2019

Want to learn more about the UWSA?

Our last board meeting of the 2018/2019 year is on Tuesday, April 16 at 5 PM in the UWSA Boardroom!

Check out the agenda here: April 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.

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