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Bell Let's Talk Day and UWinnipeg

January 23rd, 2023

This week The University of Winnipeg is creating a week of wellness-related activities leading up to Bell Let’s Talk Day (Wednesday, January 25).

Events/things you can find on campus related to mental health:

For more information on what The University of Winnipeg is doing, please visit their page here: uwinnipeg.ca/student-wellness/bell-lets-talk-day-uwinnipeg.html

UWSA Election Reforms Approved

January 19th, 2023

On Wednesday, January 18, the Board of Director Meeting occurred. One of the agenda items was to review the UWSA Elections Reform Proposal. The UWSA Board of Directors has decided to approve the proposal.

You can read the full changes here: UWSA Election Reforms Package January 2023

The major Election rule changes are: 

  1. Election Cycle:
    • The Election will be a 6-week cycle from a 5-week cycle. (Two Nomination weeks, two All Candidates’ Training and Preparation weeks, one Campaign Week, and one Voting Week.)
    • Removal of the All Candidates Meeting.
    • One-day mandatory training session.
  2. Election Management:
    • Removal and relocation of Election Campaign Faciliatatoes (ECFs) duties to General Manager.
    • Election Accountability Board (EAB) membership change. EAB will consist of the Chief Operation Officer (COO), the Chair of the Board, and one UWSA Staff Member as selected by the COO.
  3. Campaign Material and Preparation:
    • Candidates can design and create any of their campaign materials (print and digital). The UWSA Communications Team is available to assist upon request and availability.
  4. Campaign Expenses Budget:
    • Uncontested, non-executive directorship shall have $50 per position.
    • Contested, non-executive directorship shall have $100 per position.
    • Executive directorship shall have $100 per position.
    • Referenda sides shall have $150.
  5. Terms of Office:
    • Removal of two-year terms for Executive Directors.
  6. Slates:
    • This means two (2) or more candidates who are members of a single campaign, each running for a different position.
    • Executive Candidates who want to register with a slate must notify the CEC and General Manager via email or in writing before 4PM on Thursday of Week 3.
    • Slates can only include Executive Directorship candidates.

UWSA Elections Reform Package Update

January 4th, 2023

The By-Law and Policy Committee has added more additions to the Election Reform Proposal Package. The package includes the original one posted in December plus the new ones. Please view the package linked below.

Please click here to review the proposed changes: January 2023 – By-Law Package Posting.

We also want to hear your feedback: theuwsa.ca/uwsa-reforms-feedback/

By-Law and Policy Committee Reports Dec 2022

December 31st, 2022

Below you can view the By-Law and Policy Committee Reports from December 2022. For any comments or information, please email Thomas Hanan at t.hanan@theuwsa.ca.

B&P Report December 2022 – Slates

B&P Report – DEC 2022

Job Opportunity: Chief Election Commissioner and Election Campaign Facilitator

July 8th, 2022

We’re looking to hire our election team! You can apply for the Chief Election Commissioner and Election Campaign Facilitator. These part-time positions are scheduled to start on August 15, 2022. 

For more information on the roles and responsibilities, view:

Chief Election Commissioner Posting

Election Campaign Facilitator Posting

To apply, go to Job Opportunities and submit an application! Applications are open until Tuesday, August 2, 2022, by 9:00AM. 

Job Opportunity: Digital Marketing Assistant

June 20th, 2022

Have you ever wanted to be part of the UWSA team? We have an opening for the part-time position of Digital Marketing Assistant (DMA)! This part-time position is scheduled to start on July 18, 2022. 

The DMA works alongside the Graphic Design Assistant in service of the UWSA Communications department and is an integral role. Some of their duties are social media content creation and monitoring, website updates, photography and videography, and communication and marketing strategy support. For more information on the roles and responsibilities, view:

Digital Marketing Assistant Posting

To apply, go to Job Opportunities and submit an application! Applications are open until Tuesday, July 5, 2022 by 4:00PM. 

Next Board Meeting is Wednesday, June 22

June 20th, 2022

The next UWSA Board of Director Meeting is on Wednesday, June 22, 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:

220622 AGENDA

220622 Open Package

Committee Appointment Motion 2022

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

Health Plan Spring Opt-Out Deadline: May 18, 2022

May 10th, 2022

Students who started in the Spring Term may choose to Opt-Out their UWSA Health Plan until May 18, 2022.

To opt-out of the health plan click here: Opt-Out Portal

Learn more about opting out and whether it’s the best option for you here: theuwsa.ca/healthplan/

Questions? Email: health@theuwsa.ca

Info Booth: New Hours!

May 2nd, 2022

Welcome to the Spring Term! Info Booth is now open:

Monday to Friday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Visit Info Booth to:

  • Reload or replace your Peggo transit card
  • Pick up your lab supplies (lab coats, lab goggles, lab manuals)
  • Ask Health Plan questions
  • Use our printing services
  • Use our Canada Post outlet

To view more detailed information about the services that Info Booth offers students, please visit our Info Booth Page.

Alternate Grading Option 2022

April 29th, 2022

Due to the additional challenges faced by students because of the pandemic and remote learning, students may choose how their grades from the Winter 2022 and Fall/Winter 2022 terms will affect their grade point average (GPA).

When can I request an Alternate Grading Option? 

This option will be made available after final grades are posted (tentatively May 18, 2022). Once final grades are posted, forms will become available here under “How Do I Make a Request”. Students will need to complete either an Undergraduate form or a Graduate form and then send it via your UWinnipeg webmail to Student Central at studentcentral@uwinnipeg.ca.

The deadline to apply for the Alternate Grade Option is May 31, 2022. 

What are my options for an alternate grade? 

Option 1: A notation will be added beside the grade to indicate that it is not included in the GPA — however it is visible on your transcript so that it can be used as a prerequisite for other courses as required. Please note that other post-secondary institutions may not recognize this exclusion.

Option 2: You can also choose a pass/fail option instead. This means that you will get an ‘S’ (Standing) on your transcript instead of a grade, provided you passed the course. If you failed to pass your course you will get an ‘F’. Please note that an ‘S’ won’t meet the requirement as a prerequisite course if a minimum grade is required.

Who do I talk to to help me make a decision about an alternate grade?

Undergraduates are not required to an advisor to request an alternate grade, but we do encourage you to meet with an Academic Advisor to help you make the best decision for your academic goals.

Students in the Faculty of Education should meet with their respective advisor if they’d like to request an Alternate Grading Option. Details can be found here: Education Academic Advising.

Students in the Faculty of Graduate Studies must consult with their graduate program coordinator and get their sign-off on the request form, indicating that they have been advised of the potential ramifications of their choice. More information can be found here: Graduate Studies.

How do I meet with an academic advisor?

University of Winnipeg will be offering drop-in sessions from May 19 to May 31. Academic Advisors will be available for 10-minute drop-in session’s via Zoom on Monday to Friday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. You can email advising@uwinnipeg.ca to request the zoom link.

More details are on the university’s Academic Advising page.

Where can I find more information about this on the UofW website? 

University of Winnipeg Academic Advising

Final Grade Option FAQ

 

Questions? If you have any further questions, please email: advising@uwinnipeg.ca.

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