Roll Call

Roll Call is UWSA’s annual back-to-school event in September. From September 8 – 10, Join us for three days of virtual and in-person events and giveaways on our social media and website. All in-person events will take place outdoors with masks.

Get ready to meet with your classmates, hang out with your friends, and enjoy fun and engaging events including:

🎨 Dance, and Art workshops⠀
🧩 Online Trivia w/ Amazing Entertainment
🎁 Instagram giveaway and a free silent auction
🎬 Rooftop WAG Film screening w/Cinematheque
🎉 After Party w/Sherbrook Street Fest at The Beercan
🛍️ Free UWSA swag bags and handbooks⠀

All programming is FREE for students and community members but students may need to pre-register for some events. All are welcome!

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Please review our UWSA Events Safer Space Policy


Daily 11AM – 3PM @ The Quad

Free Food + CKUW DJs
Grab a free lunch on us @ The Quad while listening to music from CKUW DJs! While supplies last.

Swag Bag Pickup
11am – 3pm | The University of Winnipeg
Pre-register online and pick-up a free UWSA Roll Call swag bag, filled with back-to-school essentials! Registration is open until supplies last. All bags and contents are sanitized before distribution.  

Each UWSA Swag Bag includes: 

  • 100% UWSA cotton Tote w/ 2021 Roll Call design 
  • UWSA Handbook 
  • UWSA Water Bottle 
  • UWSA Notebook 
  • UWSA Pen 
  • UWSA Highlighter 
  • UWSA Silicone Phone Card Holder 
  • UWSA Fidget Spinner 
  • UWSA 3 layered face mask 
  • UWSA mini hand sanitizer 
  • Copy of Stylus Magazine 
  • 2021 Roll Call Schedule 

Silent Auction
All Day
Each student gets 5 free tickets to enter their name in 10 different prize packs.

Students can enter the silent auction by doing ONE of the following: 

  1. Fill out the online form here
  1. Do it in person when you pick up a Free Swag Bag 

Winners will be chosen after Roll Call and contacted via email. Students will need a valid Student ID to pick-up their prize.  

Please note that if you have filled out the online form, you will not be able to enter in person and vice-versa. We will be checking!  

Wednesday, September 8

Elder Prayer and Drumming Opening
11am | Instagram Live, Facebook Live, + The University of Winnipeg Quad
Begin Roll Call 2021 with Elder Sharon Pelletier giving a prayer and Screaming Thunder Wolf Drum Group! Watch on Instagram Live, Facebook Live, + The University of Winnipeg Quad.

CKUW Picnic
4pm – 6pm | The University of Winnipeg Quad
Join CKUW’s Picnic at the Quad. You’ll learn more about CKUW, enjoy some free refreshments + tunes! All are welcome to attend.

Online Trivia Party with Amazing Entertainment
6pm – 8pm | Zoom

Meeting ID: 943 9403 5793 
Passcode: GAMESHOW 
Join Zoom Meeting
Play the ultimate online trivia quiz with lively host Al Pitch leading all the action on your computer screen. All you need is a buzzer app to play on your phone! Categories will include pop culture, movies, TV, music, University of Winnipeg, and general trivia. Prizes to be won!

Follow the steps to join:
Step 1: Download QuizXpress Smart Buzzer on your phone! Available on the App Store and Google Play
Step 2: Join the Zoom meeting below from your laptop/computer
Step 3: Start playing along with fellow students. Don’t forget that you can win some free prizes!

Free Rooftop Film Screening with Cinematheque   
9pm – 11pm | Winnipeg Art Gallery
Have you ever wanted to watch a movie on a Rooftop? Now is your chance to get together with some friends and hangout on top of the Winnipeg Art Gallery presented by Cinematheque. Check back soon for which movie we will be screening! Free refreshments and snacks will be provided.

Thursday, September 9 

UWPG Pride: Queer Cocktail Party: UPDATE! This Event has been Cancelled!
4pm – 6pm | The University of Winnipeg Quad
Celebrate Pride 2021with the university and your fellow students. UWinnipeg Queer Alumni Friends Cocktail Party – Thursday, Sept 9 from 4 – 6 PM. The University of Winnipeg 2SLGBTQ* Alumni and Friends are invited to a Queer Cocktail Party! Catch up with old friends and make new ones. Featuring cocktails and hors d’ouevres from Diversity Food Services. Registration required. 

Dance Workshop w/ Studio 393
7pm – 8pm | Zoom 

Meeting ID: 988 0638 3821
Passcode: STUDIO393 

Join Zoom Meeting

Learn some dance moves with Studio 393! No equipment or dancing experience is needed. 

Friday, September 10 

Interconnectedness Artwork Workshop with Ruby Bruce and Marika Schalla 
4pm – 6pm | Zoom 

Zoom link emailed after registration 
Gallery 1CO3 presents Interconnectedness Artwork Painting with artist Ruby Bruce and guest speaker Marika Schalla. This two-hour session will explore the concept of interconnection that is central to the worldviews and ways of knowing of First Nations, Inuit, and Metis peoples. This ideology reinforces the notion that everyone and everything has a purpose, is worthy of respect and care, and has a place in the grand scheme of things. This workshop gives participants the opportunity to create a visual representation of interconnection while also learning a brief overview of this ideology and connecting to it through painting, storytelling, and sharing their own ideas and thoughts on interconnection. 

Artist and Art Educator: Ruby Bruce

Ruby Bruce, or Zhaawenoodin (Southern Wind) is a Métis and Anishinaabe Visual Artist, Indigenous Art Educator and Mother from the Métis community of Saint Laurent, Manitoba. Her family is from the Red River Settlement, Turtle Mountain Reservation and Kitigan Zibi Reservation. Ruby has always held a strong connection with her community, family, culture and Shkaakaamikwe (Mother Earth). The vast majority of her work illustrates and celebrates the beauty of the natural world, particularly the beauty of Manitoba’s Prairies.

Instagram: @southernwindikwe  

Art Instagram: @Miskoasinlaar 

Guest Speaker: Marika Schalla, Traditional Knowledge Keeper 

Marika Schalla, or Waabishkanakwadikwe (White Cloud Woman), is a Metis and Anishinaabe Educator, Curriculum Developer, Business Owner, and Mother from Winnipeg, Manitoba. Marika is an award-winning educator for her young traditional knowledge keeping. Her expertise is cultural traditions, cultural knowledges, and land-based education

Instagram: @heartberryeducation  

In Partnership with Gallery 1C03

After Party at The Beer Can with Sherbrook Street Festival
6pm – 11pm | The Beer Can (1 Granite Way, Winnipeg, MB R3L 0Y9)
Head over to The Beer Can for the official Roll Call After Party with Ila Barker, Gabriela Ocejo, Caid Jones, Mouraine, and DJ  Zuki 

Ila Barker:
With soul and voice as smooth as warm honey, singer-songwriter Ila Barker captures audiences with her sweet melodies and dynamic presence. Ila is of mixed Anishinaabe and settler heritage with roots running deep in the Manitoban prairies, seasoning her craft with rich history and powerful textures. Coming from a long line of storytellers, she fuses authentic and timeless notes creating moments of serenity and blissful escape. Ila has brought her craft to an array of national festivals and stages including the Regina Folk Festival, the Winnipeg Folk Festival and the sākihiwē festival. In the summer of 2019 Ila opened up a sold-out show for Jeremy Dutcher at the Indian River Festival in PEI.

In February of 2020 Ila released the “Let Go” single, an atmospheric and stripped-down collaboration with UK-based artist Milan André that was recorded off the floor in one take in the northern Cree Nation of Nemaska, Quebec. “Let Go” landed on the National Indigenous Music Countdown and climbed up the charts for three months straight hitting the top 15. Currently, Ila is in the planning stages of a future release. 

Gabriela Ocejo:
Gabriela Ocejo is an Argentinian Canadian guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter.  She has played with numerous musical outfits as lead guitarist and vocalist. Some of her bands include Super Duty Tough Work, Juvel and Sunny Rosaland. Her debut album ‘Jonny’ is set for release in 2022. The lyrics on the record blend heart-wrenching truths of a self-realized hopeless romantic with charming tongue-in-cheek cynicism. Her eclectic multi-talented band which consists of Ashley Au (Bass), Kevin Waters (Drums) and Holly Ruth (Keys), echoes modern sounds still with a touch of old early jazz elements as well as her south American influence. 

Caid Jones: 
Born in Treaty 1 Winnipeg Manitoba, The 21-year-old First Nations/Irish artist Caid Jones is a Recording Artist & the Co-founder of PayAttention Records. He currently specializes in Hip-Hop/R&B but has shown his vision of becoming a fully immersed musician. Caid jones is focused heavily on community outreach, advocacy for indigenous voices in business and is passionate about environmental + social justice. He centers his music around his story in hopes to bring value and relation to those who listen. Speaking storytelling and raising awareness towards world issues in hopes to raise attention and vibration through art. Caid Jones brings passionate delivery combined with authentic and crafty wordplay to the music scene, his raw stage presence draws attention from all corners of the venues that he has played at.

Opening for artists such as Swollen Members, Brother Ali, DJ Shub and Skratch Bastid, Caid Jones has maneuvered his way through the Winnipeg music scene whilst being strategic with his releases and confident in his approach. He has spent the last year building his Community Focused brand PayAttention. His most recent release “Higher” can be found on Youtube along with his debut Music Video. His Debut EP “No Distractions Please” is set for release in 2021. Caid Jones can be found on Instagram, YouTube, Facebook, and all streaming platforms. 


Mouraine’s story is nothing short of remarkable; the artist immigrated to Canada from Northern Sudan with his mother and siblings after they were forced to seek asylum. After finding refuge in Edmonton Canada, Mouraine began exploring the intersection between sports and hip-hop culture as a way of establishing a community. Motivated by his uniquely personal life experiences, a raw and innate musical ability, and an undeniable instinct to connect with others; Mouraine’s energy is endlessly entertaining. His debut release, Cold Mornings 2 led to Mouraine supporting notable artists like J. Cole, Akon, Pusha T, Mac Miller, T-Pain, Big Sean and Tyga.  

Spring 2020 revealed the beginning of a series of singles including the standout track “Open Letter to America”, written mere hours prior to the tragic murder of George Floyd. “I wrote this at 4 am and woke up to the sad news. It’s crazy how relatable it is, and it was just some shit on my mind. I’m really tired of this. They’re out here killing us for the simple fact that our skin differs in tone. I think it’s time for us to wake up as people and unite in this fight against racism. Music is the weapon that I chose to battle in this war against the corrupt authority and racist system. What’s your weapon in this fight?” – Mouraine 

His debut EP Bigger Dreams (August 2021) features 5 tracks written by Mouraine, recorded at Atreus XO with Graham Smith in Edmonton AB. The project is mixed and mastered by Grammy-nominated and G.O.O.D Music Producer Mike Snell (Kanye West, Teyana Taylor). The lead single, Badmon, has received props from The Source, CBC, Earmilk, If It’s Too Loud, Hip Hop Canada, and more.  From building an international hip-hop legacy to raising up the next generation of dreamers, creators, policymakers, and entertainers; Mouraine is determined to inspire a revolution. 

 DJ Zuki: 

“it’s simple, I’m here to make you dance, feel good or both.” 

That’s how Zuki describes his purpose as a DJ. With his eclectic musical taste inspired by his travels, you’re guaranteed to go on a musical journey and ultimately be left wondering how you ended up on the dance floor. Growing up to his Mother’s 70’s funk essentials box set and his Dad’s Fela Kuti tapes playing in the household, his range of musical influence is wide. Zuki can take the hypnotizing drums of South African house, saxophone samples from afrobeat hits and blend them effortlessly with your favourite rhythm, funk and hip-hop tunes. 



Questions? Reach us at 

Please review our UWSA Events Safer Space Policy 

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