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Next Board Meeting: Wednesday, March 30

March 25th, 2022

The next UWSA Board of Directors Meeting is Wednesday, March 30, at 5:30 PM.

All UWinnipeg students are welcome to attend Open Session. Please email t.hanan@theuwsa.ca by 4:30 PM on the day of the meeting for the Zoom link using your UWinnipeg webmail address and your Student ID Number.

Please review the following documents before the meeting:

220330 AGENDA

March 30, 2022 Open Package

2021-2022 Report of the Board

2021-2022 Report of the By-law and Policy Committee

2021-2022 Financial Statements

Operating Budget 2023

CEC Final Report GE 2022

ECF Final Report GE 2022

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

Any questions can be directed to Anjola Aderinto, Chair of the Board at: chair@theuwsa.ca.

Student Group Open Letter Addressed to the UWSA

March 17th, 2022

At the UWSA Annual General Meeting on March 16, 2022, the UofW Physics Students’ Association Co-President brought forward a letter regarding the formal complaints brought to the Election Accountability Board (EAB) about the current UWSA President’s conduct. This letter is signed by 14 independent student groups and associations on campus, outlining UWSA by-laws breached during the election, examples of misconduct and other complaints, and the UWSA’s failure to be transparent and diligent in informing the student body. Students can read the full Open Letter here: Student Group Open Letter to the UWSA.

The UWSA is deeply concerned by these matters and will address the letter and the concerns students discussed at the AGM in open session at the next UWSA Board of Directors Meeting on Wednesday, March 30, 2022, at 5:30 p.m. All UofW students are welcome to attend the Open Session. Please email t.hanan@theuwsa.ca by 4.30 PM on the meeting day for the Zoom link using your UWinnipeg webmail address and your Student ID Number.

If you are a student with questions or concerns regarding UWSA representative conduct, please contact Vice-President Student Affairs, Reza Saker Hossain at rs.hossain@theuwsa.ca.

Standing in Solidarity with Ukraine

March 10th, 2022

The Ukrainian flag has been raised at the University of Winnipeg to show support for Ukraine’s friends and allies.

The blue and yellow colours of the flag have been used on the national flag since 1848. The blue colour represents the sky, streams, and mountains of Ukraine and the yellow colour symbolizes Ukraine’s golden wheat fields and the richness of the earth.

As Russia commits crimes against humanity the UWSA stands in solidarity with The University of Winnipeg Ukrainian Students’ Association (UWUKRSA) and its allies in upholding the importance of democracy and freedom in Ukraine.

#standwithukraine

2022 General Election Results*

March 10th, 2022

Congratulations to all the winners! Here are the unofficial 2022 General Election Results*:

Turnout: 769 (8.3%) of 9272 electors voted in this ballot.

President – Kirt Hayer

Option Votes
Yes 445 (74.2%)
No 155 (25.8%)

Vice President External Affairs (2-year term)

Option Votes
Jonathan Henderson 217 (33.6%)
Kanwalpreet Kaur 156 (24.1%)
Bhavya Jindal 153 (23.7%)
Aman Kumar 120 (18.6%)

Arts Director – Umar Awan

Option Votes
Yes 458 (86.4%)
No 72 (13.6%)

Business & Economics Director – Jaspinder Kaur Dhillon

Option Votes
Yes 458 (88.2%)
No 61 (11.8%)

Community Liaison Director – Sarah Anderson

Option Votes
Yes 509 (93.7%)
No 34 (6.3%)

Emerging Leader Director (2-year term) – Shubhdeep Kaur

Option Votes
Yes 465 (89.4%)
No 55 (10.6%)

International Students’ Director

Option Votes
Tomiris Kaliyeva & Christine Quiah (Co-Directors) 279 (48.9%)
Suvansh Shukla & Tushar Singla (Co-Directors) 133 (23.3%)
Sunpreet Kaur 85 (14.9%)
Ravi Kumar 73 (12.8%)

Part Time/Mature Students’ Director – Clifford Stornel

Option Votes
Yes 471 (93.3%)
No 34 (6.7%)

Racialized Students’ Director – Oyin Akinboye

Option Votes
Yes 475 (91.5%)
No 44 (8.5%)

Recreation & Athletics Director – Vandan Khunt

Option Votes
Yes 410 (85.2%)
No 71 (14.8%)

Science Director

Option Votes
Kaynat Grewal 258 (51.3%)
Ardita Ibrahimaj 245 (48.7%)

Student Living Director – Vlad Samon

Option Votes
Yes 441 (92.3%)
No 37 (7.7%)

U-Pass Referendum Question

Option Votes
Yes 564 (87.0%)
No 84 (13.0%)

Transformational Library Renovation Referendum Question

Option Votes
Yes 318 (54.1%)
No 270 (45.9%)
*Results are unofficial till ratified by the Board of Directors.

Job Opportunity: Access Lounge Service Centre Coordinator

March 10th, 2022

Have you ever wanted to be part of the UWSA team? We have a job opening for the role of Access Lounge Service Centre Coordinator! This is a part-time position starting May 2, 2022. 

The Access Lounge is a safe space for students disabled by barriers to create community, relax, study, socialize, and plan events and actions. The Access Lounge Service Centre Coordinator is responsible for maintaining the safer space and coordinating the activities of the Access Lounge (physically or virtually). Applicant must have lived experience with disabilities.

For more information on the roles and responsibilities, view:

Access Lounge Coordinator Job Description

To apply, go to Job Opportunities and submit an application! Applications are open until March 31, 2022. 

Election Accountability Board March 7th 2022 Report

March 9th, 2022

One formal complaint was brought up to the Election Accountability Board (EAB). The board met on Monday, March 7th, 2022. You can view the report in the link below:

EAB Report March 7th 2022

Next Board of Directors Meeting: March 10

March 8th, 2022

The next UWSA Board of Director Meeting (rescheduled from March 2) is Thursday, March 10, at 5:30 PM.

All UWinnipeg students are welcome to attend Open Session. Please email t.hanan@theuwsa.ca by 4.30 PM on the day of the meeting for the Zoom link using your UWinnipeg webmail address and your Student ID Number.

Please review the following documents before the meeting:

March 10, 2022, AGENDA

March 10, 2022, OPEN PACKAGE

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

Any questions can be directed to Anjola Aderinto, Chair of the Board at: chair@theuwsa.ca

Election Accountability Board March 5th 2022 Report

March 7th, 2022

Two formal complaints were brought up to the Election Accountability Board (EAB). The board met on Saturday, March 5th, 2022. You can view the reports in the links below.

EAB Report March 5th 2022

EAB Report 02 – March 5th 2022

Free Manitoba Moose Hockey Games on March 11 and 12

March 3rd, 2022

The Manitoba Moose are pleased to partner with the UWSA to offer all UofW students and staff the opportunity to attend one of the Manitoba Moose Hockey games on Friday, March 11 @ 7 p.m. or Saturday, March 12 @ 6 p.m.  The partnership offers all students and staff the opportunity to attend the game with two complimentary tickets – if you require more than two you can purchase additional tickets for only $12.

The Manitoba Moose host their second annual Gender Equality game on Saturday, March 12 @ 6 p.m. when the Moose take on the Bellville Senators.  This game aims to promote, celebrate, and bring awareness to girls and women in sport.  In partnership with their NHL affiliate, the Winnipeg Jets, the Gender Equality game is part of the NHL’s “This is Hockey” initiative, which endorses diversity and inclusiveness in hockey.

Proof of vaccination requirement remains in place for Winnipeg Jets and Manitoba Moose games at Canada Life Centre.  Masks remain required until March 15, 2022.  Effective March 15, 2022, Canada Life Centre will transition to a Mask-Friendly venue for all events where mask use will be strongly encouraged, but not required.  https://www.canadalifecentre.ca/health-wellness.

We ask that you only claim tickets if you are attending – if you claim tickets and do not attend your email may be blocked from future complimentary offers.

STEPS TO ORDER TICKETS

  1. Select the game you want to attend
    1. CLICK HERE FOR FRIDAY MARCH 11
    2. CLICK HERE FOR SATURDAY MARCH 12
  2. Select the section for your complimentary ticket and select the number required max 2 complimentary tickets (add to cart)
  3. If you require an additional ticket(s) please select the SAME section for additional discounted tickets that you selected for your complimentary ticket – select the number of additional tickets (add to cart)
  4. Review cart – ensure all tickets are in the same section (comp and additional discounted tickets – proceed to checkout if all is correct.

*If you have any issues or questions during the process, please send a message to service@moosehockey.com

UWSA 2022 Annual General Meeting

March 2nd, 2022

Join us for the 2022 UWSA Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, March 16 at 12:30 PM over Zoom!

All UWinnipeg students are welcome to attend the AGM. please email t.hanan@theuwsa.ca by 4.30 PM, Tuesday, March 15 for the Zoom link. When emailing please use your UWinnipeg webmail address and your Student ID Number.

The AGM is a chance for UWSA members to receive an update on the budget and operations and propose motions. All students have voting and speaking rights!

The AGM is a chance for the UWSA to:

  • Report on the year’s accomplishments
  • Propose updates to the bylaws & policies
  • Present the budget for the upcoming year
  • Hear proposals from the membership
  • Meet the incoming 2022-23 Executives and Directors

UWSA AGM Package

UWSA Financial Statements 21

AGM 2022 AGENDA

2021-2022 Report of the Board

2021-22 Report of the By-law and Policy Committee

UWSA BUDGET 23

Submitting Motions

All UWSA members can submit a motion to the Chair of the Board at chair@theuwsa.ca before March 7, 2022. To learn how to write a motion, please review the documents below:

Motion Template (Editable PDF)
How to Write a Motion

Questions? Email chair@theuwsa.ca.

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