Motion for Alternate Grading Option for UWinnipeg Students to be Voted on by UWinnipeg Senate on December 22, 2020

December 16th, 2020

The University of Winnipeg Students’ Association President, Shawna Péloquin is working with UWSA Senators and UWinnipeg Faculty towards providing students with a flexible grading option for the Fall Winter 2020/21 Term. An amended version of the GPA Calculation Motion that was passed by the UWinnipeg Senate on April 8, 2020 will be voted on by the Senate on December 22, 2020.

If passed, students will be able to access this option when their grades for the current term are released up until February 12, 2021.

We recognize the academic, financial, and personal challenges that many UWinnipeg students are facing due to the pandemic and the impact it has on their education. UWSA is working with UWinnipeg departments and boards towards providing students with options to alleviate some of your hardships.

Updates on the motion will be available at the UWSA website on December 23, 2020. Until the motion is passed, we would like to strongly encourage students to access support if and when they need it. Some of the available supports are listed below:

  • Academic and Career Services Advisors are there to provide guidance with appeals and exam accommodations. Students can contact them at 204.786.9257 or advising@uwinnipeg.ca.
  • UWSA Staff can help you with academic advocacy or appeals. Please email vpsa@theuwsa.ca for more information.
  • Student Counselling staff are currently working remotely and would be pleased to assist you via phone or Zoom video counselling. Student can reach them at 204.988.7611 or studentwellness@uwinnipeg.cafrom Monday-Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm.
  • UWinnipeg’s Remote Teaching, Learning, and Research Hub provides valuable tips and resources to help students and educators succeed while working remotely.

In solidarity,
The University of Winnipeg Students’ Association

We're Hiring a Chair of the Board!

August 11th, 2020

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Do you want experience working on a non-profit board? We’re hiring a Chair of the Board at the UWSA!

The Chair of the Board of Directors acts as an essential component of the UWSA, setting the meeting agenda and ensuring that all directors are able to participate fully in the operations of the Board. A successful applicant should have a strong belief in the mission and mandate of the UWSA, and a willingness to invest in the success of the membership in a variety of different capacities.

Read more and apply here: UWSA Job Opportunities

U-Pass @ UWinnipeg: Community Consultation

June 23rd, 2020

The UWSA Board of Directors want your feedback on whether the UWSA should offer the U-Pass in the Fall 2020 term. Please submit your response via this survey here: U-Pass @ UWinnipeg: Community Consultation.

Questions? Please read through the FAQs below before you select your answer. 

How much is the U-Pass?  

The U-Pass fee for Fall/Winter 2020-21 is $200 per term. Students will pay this fee with their other registration fees at the beginning of each term. The U-Pass program is mandatory for all full-time students. 

What options do I have in the absence of U-Pass? 

In the absence of the U-Pass, students can purchase monthly or semester post-secondary passes. The post-secondary pass costs $81.65/month or $278/semester.  

Starting May 1, 2020, eligible adults can apply for a WINNpass, a monthly transit pass for individuals with low income. Please click here to check your eligibility. 

If you don’t plan on using transit frequently, you can choose to purchase e-cash or cash tickets on a pay-per-use basis. A full list of fares can be found here. 

Why do I have to decide now?  

In order to provide U-Pass in the fall, the UWSA and Winnipeg Transit need to start preparing in the summer. UWinnipeg and UWSA staff also need to input registered students’ data and collect financial information two-three months before classes start. 

How often will I have to travel to the campus in Fall 2020? 

As of now, the University has not made an official announcement regarding Fall classes. We have been told that a vast majority of classes will be offered remotely. According the provincial health guidelines, post-secondary institutions can provide learning in settings where learning and/or research requires hands-on experience. Examples may include, but are not limited to, laboratories, studios, trades instructions and practicums. 

If I select yes, does that mean U-Pass won’t be available all year?  

The U-Pass fee is assessed on per term. Your survey response will help guide us for the Fall 2020 term from September – December 2020. Depending on the public health situation, the U-Pass fee may or may not be charged for the Winter 2020 term.  

What if the public health situation improves by the Fall? 

The U-Pass fee is assessed at the beginning of the term. So, we will not be able to provide it in the middle of the term. Later in 2020, the UWSA Board of Directors will decide whether to offer U-Pass in Winter 2020-21 from January – May 2020/21. 

Is it safe to travel on the bus? 

Winnipeg Transit has made changes to service and operation in light of COVID-19. Please visit this link here to review their guidelines for social distancing and reduced schedules.  

Can I Opt-Out of U-Pass? 

Enrollment for full-time students is mandatory, as per the student referendum and legal Winnipeg City Council directive. However, select students, including but not limited to those who live outside city limits and/or use handi-transit are eligible to opt-out. Please click here to check if you qualify.  

UWSA BoD Meeting: June 3, 2020

May 27th, 2020

The next UWSA Board of Director Meeting will be conducted over Zoom on June 3, 2020 at 5.30 PM. All UWinnipeg students are welcome to attend the open session. To attend, email j.black@theuwsa.ca for the link using your UWinnipeg webmail address. Please include the following information in the email:

  • Full name
  • Student number
  • That they are a UWinnipeg student currently enrolled in classes, or registered to start or resume classes in the summer or fall.

Please note that students have to sign into the meeting using their UWinnipeg webmail address, and are expected to mute their mic unless we are in an active question period.  The acting chair of the meeting reserves the right to mute participant mics where necessary.

Please click here to view the June 2020 Board Meeting Agenda.

Student can download the June 2020 Board Meeting Package here.

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

Questions? Please email us a j.black@theuwsa.ca for more information.

Green Shield Extends Coverage for Fully Vaccinated Traveller who Test Positive for COVID-19 until June 2022

October 21st, 2021

From January 1, 2022, to June 30, 2022, emergency medical expenses related to COVID-19 will be included in standard GSC travel plans for Fully Vaccinated Travellers only.

Note: for the purposes of the COVID-19 emergency medical expenses and quarantine benefit, a Fully Vaccinated Traveller is someone who is eligible for and has completed the recommended vaccine treatment considered by the Canadian government (typically two doses) at least two weeks prior to departure. Travellers who are not able to receive a vaccine in Canada based on age or medical condition will be considered a Fully Vaccinated Traveller for the purpose of this coverage.

If your out-of-country travel coverage is under a pure ASO funding arrangement or you have an out-of-country pooling limit, we are also extending these most recent COVID-19 coverage enhancements to your plan – the same approach that we have taken with other travel enhancements during the pandemic. Please contact your GSC account team for more information.

Reminder on quarantine benefits

As you may have seen, effective August 1, 2021, standard GSC travel plans which include COVID-19 medical coverage are also covering some quarantine benefits for Fully Vaccinated Travellers who are unable to return home as planned due to a positive COVID-19 test pre-departure, resulting in the requirement to quarantine outside of their province of residence. This coverage extension will also be in effect until June 30, 2022 and will continue to apply to Fully Vaccinated Travellers only

CERC Meeting on Friday, October 22

October 20th, 2021

The next Campaign and External Relations Committee (CERC) Meeting will be happening on Friday, October 22 at 10:30 AM.

All UWinnipeg students are welcome to attend the CERC Meeting. Please email t.hanan@theuwsa.ca by 4.30 PM Thursday, October 21 for the Zoom link using your UWinnipeg webmail address and your Student ID Number.

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

UWSA By-Election Candidates

October 20th, 2021

Learn more about who your By-Election candidates are! Voting takes place online from October 25 – 27, and please check your UWinnipeg emails on Monday, October 25 at 9 AM for your voting information. In-Person Voting will occur at Riddell Hall from October 25 – 27 from 9 AM – 6 PM.

Candidates: Read their bios on the Voter Guide

Graduate Students’ Director

  • Jude Obidiagha
  • Muhammad Moshiur Rahman

Racialized Students’ Director

  • Manjot Singh Sembhi and Shubham Kumar (Co-Director)

Emerging Leader Director (1-year term)

  • Karanpartap Singh

Emerging Leader Director (2-year term)

  • Deep Thind and Amanpreet Singh Gill (Co-Director)

Questions? Please email cec@theuwsa.ca

Autumn Convocation 2021

October 13th, 2021

WINNIPEG, MB – The University of Winnipeg’s 119th Convocation ceremonies will be webcast live Friday, October 15.

The proceedings can be viewed online via live webcast or on our YouTube Channel.

Join us on Friday, October 15 at 9:30 AM, as degrees are conferred in Graduate Programs, Science, Education, Arts, Business and Economics, and Kinesiology.

This week, UWinnipeg will recognize Past President and Vice-Chancellor Dr. Annette Trimbee with a portrait unveiling, as well as recognizing the following award recipients:

  • Robin H. Farquhar Award for Excellence in Contributing to Self-Governance, Christine Payne;
  • Clarence Atchison Award for Excellence in Community Service, Dr. Richard Westwood; and
  • Valedictorian Ciarro O’Reggio (Bachelor of Arts, Honours)

These individuals embody UWinnipeg’s culture of inclusivity, outstanding academic scholarship, research excellence, and community engagement.

Join us in celebrating this year’s graduates and learn more about 2021 Autumn Convocation.

MEDIA CONTACT:

Jennifer Cox, Communications Lead
The University of Winnipeg
E: j.cox@uwinnipeg.ca

Info Booth Closed for Fall Reading Week

October 12th, 2021

The UWSA Info Booth will be closed during the Fall Reading Week (October 11 – 15) and reopen on Monday, October 18.

Health Plan questions and information, please visit: Health Plan Page

If you have an urgent inquiry please email the Corporate Account Manager, Emmanuel Iwuoha at e.iwuoha@theuwsa.ca.

Any general questions, you can fill out our Ask Us Form!

REES (Respect, Educate, Empower Survivors) is available at the UofW

October 7th, 2021

REES is a simple, secure online reporting platform for sexual violence that is available to the University of Winnipeg campus community. 
REES allows an individual to Create a Record of an incident and choose from multiple reporting options including Anonymous Report, Connect to My Campus and Repeat Perpetrator Identification (RPI), as well as critical information about sexual violence policies and supports on campus and in the community. Learn more or Create a Record at uwinnipeg.reescampus.ca

For any questions about REES please email the Sexual Violence and Human Rights Advisor, Hemali Krueger-Vyas at h.kruegervyas@uwinnipeg.ca.

UWSA By-Elections Polling Officer Opportunity

October 5th, 2021

Want to work during the UWSA’s By-Elections? You can apply to become a Polling Officer during October 25 – 27! The deadline to apply is Monday, October 18 by 4:00 p.m.

Read more about the posting here: 2021 By-Election Polling Officer Posting

Apply for the position at: Job Applications Page

For more information please contact: Meagan Nenka, Chief Elections Commissioner at cec@theuwsa.ca

New City of Winnipeg Bike Map

September 28th, 2021

The City of Winnipeg has created a new Bike Map for cyclists of Winnipeg. The map includes varies paths around the city and details the types of paths including the level of traffic for each.

The map’s legend provides describes the Bikeway Network and the multiple points of interest such as Bike Shops and Repair stations. Helpful information such as traffic signs can be found on the bottom of the map.

Check out the winnipeg.ca/bikemap for more information.

UWSA 2021 By-Elections Begin!

September 27th, 2021

The UWSA By-Election period has begun!

The By-Election is where students can run for vacant positions that were not filled during the General Election. To run, you will need to fill out a nomination form and submit it to the Chief Elections Commissioner before the end of the nomination period.

Nomination Period:  Monday, Sept. 27 – Thursday, Oct. 7 *Due by 6 p.m. 

By-Election Nomination Form 2021 – Candidates must submit a completed nomination form to the CEC at cec@theuwsa.ca by 6 PM on October 7, 2021, in order to be eligible to run in the 2021 UWSA By-Elections. All candidates or their scrutineers are encouraged to attend the All Candidates Meeting on Friday, Oct. 8 at 12:30 p.m.

Nomination forms are available in alternate formats for students with accessibility needs. Requests for an alternative nomination form must be submitted in writing (University of Winnipeg Students’ Association, University of Winnipeg, 0R30-515 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3B 2E9) or by email (cec@theuwsa.ca) to the CEC.

Open Positions

  • Education Director
  • Graduate Students’ Director
  • Professional, Applied, Continuing Education (PACE) Director
  • Racialized Students’ Director
  • 2SLGBTQ* Director
  • Emerging Leader Director (1-year term)
  • Emerging Leader Director (2-year term)

Questions? Email the Chief Elections Commissioner at cec@theuwsa.ca

The next UWSA Board of Director Meeting will be conducted over Zoom on Wednesday, September 29, 2021, at 5.30 PM

September 27th, 2021

The next UWSA Board of Director Meeting will be conducted over Zoom on Wednesday, September 29, 2021, at 5.30 PM.

Please review the documents below:

210929 AGENDA

210929 OPEN Package

 

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.

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

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