January 21st, 2019

Please join the University of Winnipeg Students’ Association (UWSA) for a screening of award-winning documentary, Angry Inuk. The event is FREE TO ATTEND and all are welcome. RSVP through Facebook here! 

Seal hunting, a critical part of Inuit life, has been controversial for a long time. Now, a new generation of Inuit, armed with social media and their own sense of humour and justice, are challenging the anti-sealing groups and bringing their own voices into the conversation. Director Alethea Arnaquq-Baril joins her fellow Inuit activists as they challenge outdated perceptions of Inuit and present themselves to the world as a modern people in dire need of a sustainable economy.

Please visit this link for the trailer:

The venue is accessible by elevators and the movie has English subtitles. Please email us at for additional accessibility support.

Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall is located on the 3rd floor of Centennial Hall on the downtown campus of the University of Winnipeg.

Click here for a campus map:
Click here for a parking map:

Thank you Cinema Politica Network for providing access to the film.

We're Hiring an Events Manager!

January 18th, 2019

We’re hiring an Events Manager: Click here to apply! 

International Students Healthcare Update

January 17th, 2019

International Students with Blue Cross Health Coverage:

Please be advised that your Blue Cross Personal Coverage Card is offered through UWinnipeg International Student Services and will be sent to your UWinnipeg Webmail in the week following January 21, 2019.

Blue Cross covers doctors and hospitals, including Emergency visits, so if you need to use your coverage before you receive your Blue Cross Coverage Card, keep all receipts after paying, and make a claim for reimbursement once your card is received.

If you have any questions regarding Blue Cross coverage or how to make claims, contact Justin Carruthers at or visit,


January 15th, 2019

Soup + Soap is a food and hygiene donation drive that started in 2017. The donation drive is for the UWSA’s Emergency Foodbank and The Giving Shelf  All of the donations must be brand new and unopened.

What we do need: 

  • Non-perishable items (beans, soup, pasta, sauce, etc.)
  • Toothbrushes
  • Toothpaste
  • Dental Floss
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Soap
  • Body Wash
  • Deodorant
  • Feminine hygiene products

Drop-Off Locations and more information here: Soup + Soap

January 18: UWSA Health Plan Opt-Out/Opt-Change Deadline

January 14th, 2019

The Winter Opt-Out/Opt-Change is almost over!

Full-time Students who started this semester and are Canadian Residents can Opt-Out of the Health Plan IF they can provide proof of alternative coverage. This coverage is mandatory for International students as per University policy. Click here to Opt-Out: Green Shield Opt-Out 

Students who started in January can also Opt-Change to add their family/partners to the plan before January 18! Click here to download the Opt-Change Form: Opt-Change Form
Fill up this form and drop it at the Health Plan Drop Box near the entrance of the Ridell Hall Cafeteria to Opt-Change.

Need help with the process? Stop by UWSA Health Plan Office in the Bulman Student Centre between 11 AM to 3 PM anytime this week or e-mail

More info at

Snowed In Event Schedule

January 9th, 2019

Check here for more event details: Snowed In 2019

Snowed In 2019!

December 23rd, 2018

U of W students! It’s time to get SNOWED IN with us again!

Dates: Jan 8-10, 2019
Location: Bulman Student Centre, The University of Winnipeg
Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Join us for our annual winter welcome-back event with:
> GOLDEN LADLE SOUP COMPETITION with FREE SOUP by Diversity Food Services, Feast Cafe & Bistro, Banh Mi King and Khao House. 
> DJ Sets by CKUW 95.9 FM
> CARTOONS & CEREAL with index coffee every morning!
SUPER KARAOKE atThe Good Will – Social Clubon Wednesday, January 9, 2019 from 9 PM onwards!
And a chance to win free ‘Stay Cozy Stay Cool’ sweatshirts!

Celebrate the start of the Winter Term with us! Everyone welcome!

Join the Facebook Event here! 

Please let us know if you need accessibility support, such as ASL-English interpretation, alternate formats of printed material, or seating at

Happy Winter Break!

December 21st, 2018

Wishing you a happy and restful winter break! UWSA offices, services and service centres are closed from December 21 – January 3 for Winter Break. We will see you in the new year with Snowed In 2019! 

Non-Academic Misconduct Advocacy

December 14th, 2018

Are you dealing with harassment, discrimination, theft or threats on campus? We’re here for you.

If you have a concern regarding another student, staff person, faculty member, or anyone else connected to the university community, or if you are accused of non-academic misconduct, you can contact the UWSA Vice-President Student Affairs (VPSA).

Your VPSA is familiar with non-academic misconduct procedures and can guide you through your options. The UWSA works to ensure that students know their rights, are safe, and can confidentially seek guidance on finding support and figuring out next steps.

For assistance, please contact your VP Student Affairs, Jade DeFehr, at 204-786-9780 or and find more information on this page. 

Women, Trans and Non-Binary Students' Director

December 12th, 2018


We’re looking for suggestion for alternative titles for the Status of Women Director. These are directors who represent you, UWinnipeg students, on the UWSA’s Board and your input is crucial to decision-making.

Let us know what you would like the changed title to by filling up this form:


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