UWinnipeg Cyber Attack Update

April 4th, 2024

WINNIPEG, MB – The University of Winnipeg first brought news of a cyber attack to our community last week. Regrettably, we are confirming that the individuals who attacked us stole information.

We have been investigating since the cyber incident first came to our attention on March 24, 2024. We have now confirmed that data from a University file server has been stolen and that the stolen information likely includes the personal information of current and former students and employees.

Our investigation is continuing, but at this time we believe the theft most likely occurred in the week before March 24th, and we have identified the following exposure.

Population likely affected


Information exposed
All current employees and all former employees employed since 2003
Names, social insurance numbers, dates of birth, street addresses, phone numbers, and compensation information
All current employees and all former employees employed since 2015


Bank account information
All students enrolled in University of Winnipeg undergraduate and graduate programs since the academic year beginning in September 2018


This does not include Professional, Applied and Continuing Education (PACE) students, English Language Program students, and University of Winnipeg Collegiate students


Names, programs of study, street addresses, student numbers, dates of birth, social insurance numbers (domestic students only), fee and tuition amounts, gender information, and marital status information


All students enrolled in Professional, Applied and Continuing Education (PACE) and English Language Program (ELP) programs since the academic year beginning in September 2019


This does not include undergraduate and graduate students and University of Winnipeg Collegiate students


Names, programs of study, street addresses, student numbers, dates of birth, social insurance numbers (domestic students only), and tuition amounts
All students to whom the University issued T4A forms since 2016


Names, street addresses, social insurance numbers (domestic students only), and funding amounts


As a proactive step, we will be providing individuals who are likely affected a two-year credit monitoring service. This is a service that allows one to check for signs of identity fraud so protective action can be taken. Enrolling in the credit monitoring service provides you with excellent protection as you can ensure you receive an alert immediately if anyone attempts to open a credit account in your name.

In the coming days, we will begin e-mailing and mailing codes along with instructions about how to enrol. You do not need to contact us for a code; however, if you are a former employee or student and would like to update your address, please e-mail incident.support@uwinnipeg.ca. We will send future communications to your updated address. If you are included in one of the groups listed above and do not receive a code within two weeks, please email us at incident.support@uwinnipeg.ca.

We continue to investigate to determine whether others are affected, and will provide further notifications based on our findings. This investigation may take time, possibly months. In the interim, we have notified both law enforcement and the Manitoba Ombudsman.

Our community has been subject to a cyber crime. It is disturbing that higher education institutions like the University and other public sector organizations are being targeted by cyber attacks. This has been a terrible incident that has directly impacted our community, and for that we are deeply sorry. Rest assured that we will carefully consider the results of our investigation with a commitment to emerge from this incident with stronger cyber defences.

An FAQ containing more information can be found on our Incident Updates page. If you have questions that are not answered on that page, please email us at incident.support@uwinnipeg.ca or call our dedicated support line between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. at 204-786-9325.


Caleb Zimmerman, Executive Director, Marketing and Communications
The University of Winnipeg
E: communications@uwinnipeg.ca

UWSA General Elections 2024 Candidates

February 26th, 2024

Your UWSA General Election 2024 candidates. Voting takes place from March 4 – 6.

Voters Guide:

Learn more about the UWSA General Election 2024 candidates here. GE Election_Voters Guide 2024

Executive Director Candidates:


  • Tomiris Kaliyeva
  • Patrick Trudeau – Slate #forthefuture
  • Jashanpreet Singh (Bhari) – Slate Change
  • Christine Quiah – Slate Student Advocacy
  • Alan Saji Koshy – Slate The Luminaries

Vice-President External Affairs

  • Abdelrahman Abdelmeguid – Slate Student Advocacy
  • Chhavi Dhir – Slate The Luminaries
  • Khushneet Kaur – Slate #forthefuture
  • Melody Olowo
  • Saurav Dhand (Sherry)- Slate Change

Vice-President Student Affairs

  • Parth Kaushik – Slate Change
  • Divyanshi Kapoor – Slate #forthefuture
  • Arundhatti Muthu – Slate The Luminaries
  • Abrar Abdelmahmoud – Slate Student Advocacy

Faculty Director Candidates:

Arts Director

  • Farwa Awan
  • Preet Surkhab Singh Birring

Business and Economics Director

  • Debashish Sarkar
  • Oladayo Daniel Adeniji
  • Richel Saldanha
  • Sahil Lekhi

Education Director

Graduate Students’ Director

Professional, Applied, Continuing Education (PACE) Director

Science Director

  • Abhijit Singh
  • Mohammed Sheheryar Mouzam
  • Muhammed Ayyan
  • Samarjeet Singh

Community Director Candidates:

Accessibility Director

  • Mahavir Partap Singh

Community Liaison Director

  • Harleen Kaur Deol
  • Harsimran Sadioura
  • Krupa Joshi

Environmental Ethics Director 

  • Arshdeep Singh Jassal
  • Navreen Kaur

International Students’ Director

  • Dhruv Gupta
  • Robinjeet Singh
  • Tariq Ahmad

2SLGBTQ* Students’ Director

  • Muskan Vhora

Part-Time/Mature Students’ Director

  • Harmandeep Ghataura

Racialized Students’ Director

  • Partho Sarkar
  • Tioluwalase Elizabeth Ajibola

Recreation and Athletics Director

  • Lavmeet Singh

Student Living Director

  • Aryan Sharma

Women, Trans & Non-Binary Students’ Director 

  • Harleen Kaur

Other Positions:

Emerging Leader Director (2-year term)

  • Rahul Kanwal Brar
  • Karaninder Singh Delow

UWSA Regent

  • Himanshu Tandon
  • Tegveer Singh Marahar

UWSA Senator

  • Anoisha Zafar
  • Karan Singh
  • Mandeep Singh Nanreh
  • Mohammed Arqam Naveed
  • Pragun Raj Aul
  • Priyanshu Mittal
  • Puneet Sharma
  • Soban Faiz

For all information about General Elections, visit theuwsa.ca/elections.

UWSA BIPoC Lounge presents: Black History a Week of Celebration

February 13th, 2024

UWSA BIPOC Lounge presents: Black History A Week of Celebration

Join us for a week to celebrate Black History Month! Support businesses, history, performers, and more from February 26 – March 1. The final schedule will be released soon.


Monday, February 26 and Tuesday, February 27 11:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Food and Drink Vendors | Bulman Student Centre
Have you wanted to try different Black Cuisines? Today is the day to try our selectin of different food and drink vendors! Staff note – All food will be brought to the Bulman Student Centre and nobody will be cooking in the space.

Black Art Exhibition | UWSA Boardroom
Enjoy and experience our Black Art Exhibition created by local black artists! Artist bios to come.

Tuesday, February 27

E-Gaming | The Hive
1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Are you the best gamer? Hang out with your friends and test out your skills in a selection of PS4 games!

Wednesday, February 28

Black Businesses Market | Bulman Student Centre
11:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Support local black businesses through our selection of clothing and accessory brands! Business names to come!

Clothing Swap and Donation | The Hive
1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Need to get rid of your clothes? Swap them with one of your colleagues or donate them to CommUNITY204!

Being Black on the Prairies hosted by UofW Faculty of Business & Economics | 460 Portage Ave, Room 3BC55
Starting at 4:00 p.m.
A candid talk and Q&A about race and racism in the workplace. Sponsored by The Black Manitobans Chamber of Commerce


  • Christopher Mongula, Director of Accounting at Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries Corp
  • Francis Opene, Senior Manager at IG Wealth
  • Sereta Thompson, Digital Marketer and Communication Strategist
  • Guzoronna Obi Business student, UW and BIPOC lounge coordinator

Hosted by: Jennifer Trotman, Director of Campus Living, UW

The event is aimed at students from all post-secondary institutions as well as members of the community.

The goal is to openly discuss prejudice and discrimination but also opportunities that black professionals may encounter during their careers in Manitoba.

Members of the audience are encouraged to ask questions and share their own experiences.

Guests are encouraged to continue the conversation with one another and the panel during the reception.

Thursday, February 29

Fitness Class hosted by Tola | Community Gym and Rec Plex
12:00 – 1:30 p.m.

12:00 – 12:30 p.m. is the women/non-binary fitness class in the Community Gym on the 2nd floor of RecPlex. 1:00 – 1:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome and will be held on the 1st floor RecPlex field. Please bring your indoor show and workout attire. Register for the classes here: www.uwinnipeg.ca/machform/view.php?id=587169

Check out Tola’s awesome studio at 2 Donald St #7, Winnipeg, MB R3L 0K5. They are offering an in-studio student promo, too! The first ten students to purchase the student promo will get $20 off their first month. Learn more here: www.mindbodyonline.com/explore/locations/tola-movement-training

Movie Night | The Hive
5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

A free movie night screening of The Book of Clarence. Popcorn will be available. Please RSVP to this event by filling out this form: https://theuwsa.formstack.com/forms/events

Friday, March 1

Black Excellence Gala |Richardson College for the Environment and Science Complex Atrium (599 Portage Ave)
7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

A Night of Black Excellence! Come dressed up in your finest and celebrate with your community while also enjoying performances, non-alcoholic drinks, and other hors d’oeuvres. Please RSVP to this event by filling out this form: https://theuwsa.formstack.com/forms/events

Questions? Reach us at events@theuwsa.ca

Please review our UWSA Events Safer Space Policy

UWSA General Elections Nominations Open

January 30th, 2024

The UWSA General Election 2024 Nomination Period begins today!

The nomination Period opens at: 9 a.m. on Monday, Jan 29.

The nomination Period closes at: 6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb 8.

Do you want to create positive change for your fellow students at the University of Winnipeg?

The General Election is where students can run for an Executive Team position (President, Vice-President Student Affairs), a Board of Director position, a Board of Regents seat, or a Senator position.  

Becoming an Executive Director or a member of the UWSA Board of Directors gives you experience serving on a non-profit board, awards you the opportunity to connect with student communities and represent their needs, gives you a voice to help make decisions that impact students and the university, and helps you learn more about the student union, university governance, and lobbying government.

To nominate yourself, download a nomination form here:

For more information, please visit theuwsa.ca/elections or email the CEC@theuwsa.ca.

UWSA Daycare's 50th Anniversary Celebration

December 21st, 2023

We invite you to the 50th anniversary of the University of Winnipeg Students’ Association Day Care.

Where: UofW Recplex

When: Friday, January 19, starting at 3:00 p.m.

This event celebrates a half-century of excellence in child care on campus. Since its inception in 1974 in the basement of Bryce Hall, the UWSA Daycare has been a proud leader in the childcare sector through its continued growth.

The UWSA daycare is a unique environment where student parents, faculty and staff from UWinnipeg and community residents form a shared and diverse community where inclusivity and dynamic campus-supported programming result in exceedingly high standards of child care.

The Opening Ceremony will begin at 3:45 p.m. Please join us for activities, guest speakers, and refreshments. All are welcome to attend!

For any questions, please email events@theuwsa.ca.

UWSA Holiday Drive for Foodbank & CommUNITY204

November 29th, 2023

The UWSA Holiday Donation Drive is a food, hygiene, menstrual products, and clothing donation drive that started in 2016/17. This year’s donation drive is for the UWSA Foodbank and CommUNITY204. All of the donations must be lightly used, brand new or unopened.

We will be collecting till Dec 13!

What does Foodbank need: 

  • Non-perishable items (beans, soup, pasta, sauce, dried good, potato chips, peanut butter, honey, etc.)
  • Toothbrushes
  • Toothpaste
  • Dental Floss
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Soap
  • Body Wash
  • Deodorant
  • Pads
  • Tampons
  • Diva Cups
  • What Foodbank doesn’t need:
    • No mouthwash
    • No cosmetics/make-up
    • No razors

What CommUNITY204 needs:

  • Winter Gear: Shirts, ski pants, winter jackets, boots, and socks (lightly used or new socks), etc.
  • Necessity clothing items: sweaters, shirts, pants, shoes, and socks (lightly used or new socks), etc.

Drop Off Locations: 

  • UWSA General Office
  • Info Booth
  • Merchant’s Corner
  • Pangea’s Kitchen
  • Elements
  • Buhler Centre Lounge Area
  • Wii Chiiwaakanak
  • Duckworth

Questions? Please email communications@theuwsa.ca

UWSA By-Election 2023 Candidates

October 18th, 2023

The UWSA By-Elections 2023 Voting is almost here. Vote for which candidate will represent your voice on campus!

Voter’s Guide

Read all the bios of each candidate and learn about how voting works! Download the voter’s guide here: By Election Voters Guide 2023


Environmental Ethics Director

  • Mantej Singh

Recreation and Athletics Director

  • Dylan Stroski
  • Jashanpreet Singh

Women, Trans & Non-Binary Students’ Director

  • Clay Mykietowich
  • Harman Ghataura

UWSA Senator

  • Muhammad Arqam Naveed
  • Parth Kaushik
  • Soban Fiz

For all information about Elections, visit theuwsa.ca/elections.

Statement of solidarity to students affected by conflict in Israel and Gaza

October 13th, 2023

With the ongoing conflict in Israel and Gaza that has resulted in the loss of many innocent Palestinian and Israeli lives, we want to express our solidarity with students who have been affected by the violence and strongly condemn any acts of discrimination, including Antisemitism and Islamophobia.

We kindly request everyone to be respectful and caring towards one another during this challenging time. As the UWSA, our utmost priority is to provide support and assistance to all students.

Here is a list of mental health and support resources in Winnipeg and throughout Canada that you may find helpful: theuwsa.ca/mental-health-resources

In solidarity,

Unlocking Opportunities: The Power of Student Groups in Your Business and Economics Journey

October 13th, 2023

Dear Faculty of Business and Economics Students,

I hope this message finds you well as you embark on your academic journey at the University of Winnipeg. As the Business and Economics Director of the Student Association, I want to highlight the invaluable benefits of actively participating in student groups during your time here.

Enhanced Engagement: Getting involved in student groups allows you to immerse yourself in the vibrant campus community. It’s not just about attending classes but becoming integral to our academic environment.

Exploring Opportunities: Keep a vigilant eye out for open vacancies in our faculty’s student groups. These positions are not just titles but opportunities to shape your academic and professional future.

Real-World Experience: Student groups provide an excellent avenue to gain real corporate experience while navigating the demands of academic life. This hands-on experience can set you apart in the competitive job market.

Leadership and Communication Skills: Involvement in student groups symbolizes your commitment to leadership and enhances your communication skills. The business world highly values those qualities.

Networking: Building a robust network is essential in today’s business landscape. Student groups offer a unique platform to connect with peers, faculty, and professionals in your field.

Stay Informed: Always monitor opportunities such as co-op programs, CPA recruitment, and internships. Our faculty updates their career page with these valuable openings.

Faculty Newsletters: Don’t forget to check your faculty’s newsletters regularly. They provide invaluable information about events, opportunities, and developments within our academic community.

Social Media Connection: Follow our student groups on social media platforms to receive real-time updates, event notifications, and valuable insights from fellow students.

Faculty of Business and Economics student groups: BASA+FESA+UWASA+JDC WEST

Remember, these student groups are here for you. They are vital to your academic journey and can significantly enrich your overall university experience. So, seize these opportunities, engage actively, and let your time at the University of Winnipeg be a stepping stone to a promising future.

Best wishes,

Sahil Lekhi

Business and Economics Director

University of Winnipeg Student Association

Truth and Reconciliation Week at the UofW

September 25th, 2023

Truth and Reconciliation Week is a time to reflect and honour those who have been victims and survivors of the Residential School history and legacy. Learning through raising awareness and commemorating the truth of the Canadian and Indigenous history from First Nations, Métis and Inuit Elders and Knowledge Keepers is essential in understanding that truth from the Indigenous lens. Please take time to engage and learn about this truth by attending events, reading a book, or watching a movie or TV show by an Indigenous creator.

There is a Flag Raising today at 10:00 a.m. on the front lawn of the UofW, and on Friday, we will be doing our annual orange shirt giveaway and a smudging station. Watch our Instagram stories for updates on activities and events happening on campus and throughout our community. For those of us who are Indigenous, take time to make sure your mental health is in balance during this challenging week. The steps toward reconciliation cannot happen without learning the truth first.

Jonathan Henderson

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