U-Pass History

How did the U-Pass come to exist?

This is a student-led initiative. It was a political platform spearheaded by students at the University of Winnipeg Students’ Association in 2014, mirroring similar progressive U-Pass programs practiced in cities across Canada, including Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Ottawa, and Brandon.

Who authorized the U-Pass program?

UWinnipeg students voted and passed in a referendum on October 29, 2014 with a majority vote of 81.7% in favour of establishing a U-Pass program at the University of Winnipeg. Winnipeg City Council approved the U-Pass program to begin fall 2016. Students at the University of Manitoba also voted in favour of the U-Pass.

Watch the video campaign here: U-Pass Video

U-Pass in the News:

CBC News

Winnipeg Free Press

Winnipeg Sun 


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