Current Student Groups

Anthropology Student Association (UWASA)

Year: 2020/21
Status: Recognized
Contact(s): Sheena Starecki

Email: uwinnipegasa@gmail.com

The UWASA is a group aimed at uniting students both within our own department and with other departments to cultivate a safe, comfortable, enjoyable environment during our time at university.

Meetings:

Any student at the University of Winnipeg or University of Manitoba is welcome and encouraged to join.

Social Media:

  • Facebook – @University of Winnipeg Anthropology Students Association
  • Instagram – uwanthro

Applied Computer Science Students Association (ACSSA)

Year: 2020/21
Status: Recognized
Contact(s): John Garcis

Email: uwinnipegacssa@gmail.com

The UWACSSA seeks to provide ACS students with additional opportunities to learn and grow within the Computer Science industry. As well, the UWACSSA aims to provide a community for all ACS students by encouraging meaningful interaction and building an inclusive environment. In 2020-21, the UWACSSA intends to make efforts to increase women involvement within the Applied Computer Science Department.

All ACS students are welcome to join the UWACSSA. There is no membership fee required. All interested individuals are encouraged to inquire via e-mail or Discord.

Meetings:

Meetings are held on the last Friday of every month. To help prevent the spread of Covid-19, meetings will be temporarily held online. Please contact us via e-mail or join our Discord server in order keep up to date with events and announcements.

Social Media:

Facebook

Discord

 

Bangladeshi Student Association

Year: 2020/21
Status: Recognized
Contact(s): reza.shossain@gmail.com

Email: reza.shossain@gmail.com

University of Winnipeg Bangladeshi Students Association (UWBSA) is a new student group where you can make some friends from Bangladeshi community and learn more about their culture.

Meetings: Every week we will be having an executive meeting with the member mostly on Monday

Social Media:

Black Student Union (BSU)

Year: 2020/21
Status: Recognized
Contact(s): Ella Taylor

Email: bsuuofw@gmail.com

We are a group created by & for Winnipeg’s Black community to create connection, share knowledge and opportunities, and celebrate our culture(s). A space by and for Black students and community members to exist unapologetically, connect and find support as well as grow, share knowledge & opportunities and foster Black healing and liberation in Winnipeg.

Membership is open to Black students and community members.

Meetings:

Weekly or biweekly, over zoom or potentially at other community meeting spaces while the university is closed due to COVID-19.

Social Media:

  • Facebook – @bsu.uofw
  • Instagram – @bsu.uofw

Business Administration Students' Association (BASA)

Year: 2020/21
Status: Affiliated
Contact(s): Khalil Qasem

Email: president@uwbasa.ca

BASA provides industry leading experts and networking opportunities open to most students but specifically catering to those in business and economics.

Social Media:

  • Instagram – @uwbasa

Campus Radio CKUW

Year: 2020/21
Status: Recognized
Contact(s): Rob Schmidt

Email: manager@ckuw.ca

Mission: To engage the campus and community through radio. We provide training and an opportunity for students to learn new skills and share their passions with the wider community.

Since the early 60′s CKUW has offered students and the community a unique chance to express ideas and be introduced to music heard nowhere else in Winnipeg.

Meeting:

We don’t have regular meetings. Our studios are closed at the moment but training is taking place off campus and online.

Social Media:

Twitter

Instagram

Facebook

Catholic Christian Outreach (CCO)

Year: 2020/21
Status: Recognized
Contact(s): Kaitlyn Shupenia

Email: shupenia@live.ca

CCO is a university student movement dedicated to evangelization. We welcome students from all religious and cultural backgrounds to explore Christianity in a positive, fun environment. Each semester, we run faith studies, host game nights, attend mass together, and more. Students can connect with us through friends and social media.

Anyone can join CCO! Visit us on Instagram or Facebook at @ccouwinnipeg, connect with a student missionary, and join a faith study or come to an event!

Meeting:

Students meet in small groups for faith studies once a week for an hour. We host larger-group events typically once a month, or more frequently depending on interest and availability of space.

Social Media:

Chemistry Students Association (CHEMSA)

Year: 2020/21
Status: Recognized
Contact(s): Shaydel, Andrew Purcell, Gierys

Email: chemistrysa@uwinnipeg.ca

CHEMSA serves to provide a place to connect like-minded, scientific individuals inside of the university. CHEMSA attends and provides refreshments for the chemistry seminars held by professors and students on campus, and meets monthly for social events. CHEMSA allows the fostering of friendships and professor-student relationships outside of a classroom environment.

Members are typically chemistry or biochemistry majors within the university, however anyone is welcome to join Chemsa, and it is free to join! To become a member, attend our first meeting of the year, or send an email to chemistrysa@uwinnipeg.ca.

A fee of $10 is required for those students wishing to gain access to the CHEMSA student lounge on the second floor of the Richardson building, which is stocked with textbooks and a coffee pot.

Meetings:

Meetings are the first Mondays of the month during the free period

Social Media:

CODE (On Campus)

Year: 2020/21
Status: Affiliated
Contact(s): Kristen Myska

Email: codeoncampusuw@gmail.com

CODE on Campus is a network of students committed to taking steps to improve literacy rates around the world. CODE on Campus supports CODE’s ability to provide literacy and teacher training programs, while engaging young Canadians through awareness-raising, advocacy and fundraising initiatives. By sharing information about CODE, CODE’s programs, and global literacy issues, CODE on Campus fosters a new generation of literacy advocates.

Membership is open all students at the University of Winnipeg. Students interested in education, international development, or literacy are encouraged to join!

Meetings:

If campus re-opens, meetings will be dependent on any group events planned.

Social Media:

  • Instagram – @codeoncampus.uw
  • Facebook – @CODEoncampusUW

Criminal Justice Students' Association (CJSA)

Year: 2020/21
Status: Recognized Group
Contact(s): Sara Pelland

E-mail: president.CJSA@gmail.com

The CJSA aims to provide students with services such as linking them with LSAT prep programs, study help, networking, and resume building opportunities. We also run events such as Criminal Justice discussion panels, community outreach such as volunteering and fundraising for community organizations, and social events for students.

All students are welcome, regardless of their major! Those interested can sign up on our website at https://uwcjsa.wixsite.com/home/recruitment or contact us via email or Instagram!

Meetings:

We meet bi-weekly online via Zoom, times vary. Check out our social media to stay updated!

Social Media:

Eco Team UWinnipeg

Year: 2020/21
Status: Recognized
Contact(s): Monique Ellison

Email: moniqueellison.g@gmail.com

  • Educate about environmental issues and initiatives
  • Advocate for environmental sustainability on and off campus
  • Engage the UWinnipeg community with positive events and initiatives
  • Create a space for members to work on leadership development and event organization skills in a team setting
  • Provide volunteer opportunities for members
  • Connect with actions, events, workshops, and groups related to environmental sustainability and stewardship in the broader Winnipeg community

Any student at the U of W who wants to learn more about or educate people on sustainability related issues and solutions.

Meeting:

Mondays | 12:30-1:20PM | 1RC028 – RCFE

Social Media:

Facebook – @Eco Team UWinnipeg

English Literature Student Association (ELSEA

Year: 2020/21
Status: Recognized
Contact(s): Sisika Duvalko

Email: Elsa.uwinnipeg@gmail.com

We are a group of English students who love literature! We are looking for other students who enjoy their English classes!

Anyone interested in English or Literature can become a member!

Meetings:

We are meeting primarily on Discord this year. Please find us on Facebook to join our server!

Social Media:

Facebook

Twitter

Instagram

Geography and Enviromental Studies and Sciences (GESA)

Year: 2020/21
Status: Recognized
Contact(s): Alexandra Mattocks

Email: mattocks-a@webmail.uwinnipeg.ca

Our purpose is to get students involved in activities outside the classroom. We work to create awareness about events happening in the school and around the city related to our field of study. Students are also made aware of learning and employment opportunities related to their degree. We want students to have the chance to meet each other on a social level so that connections and friendships can be built throughout their studies at UWinnipeg and beyond. Our quaint student lounge is a great place to do homework, get help with assignments, and chat about whats happening in the department(s). We also raise money through various means throughout the year to support student research in Environmental Science and Biology.

Anybody can join: we encourage all students from Geography and Environmental Studies, and anyone who is taking geography or related sciences to come out to the meetings and to get involved with what we do.

Meetings:

GESA meets every Friday at 12:30-1:20 pm in the GESA Lounge

Social Media:

Global College Students Advisory Council (GCSAC)

Year: 2020/21
Status: Recognized
Contact(s): Kelsey Lambert and Nav Brar

Email: kelseycapri@hotmail.com
Email: brar-n47@webmail.uwinnipeg.ca

The Global College Student Advisory Council is a group of university students who work with the Global College to advance human rights centered Community/University collaboration. The Council offers students opportunities to become actively involved in making a difference through leadership skill development, community outreach, conferences, workshops, and volunteer opportunities.

Anyone that is a current University of Winnipeg student that is a Human Rights major, minor, taking a global college class, or is interested in Human Rights issues.

Meetings:

Meetings will be held online this year and the times will be determined at a later date.

Social Media:

  • Instagram – @gcsac
  • Twitter – @UWGCSAC

Health and Well-Being Group (HWBG)

Year: 2020/21
Status: Recognized
Contact(s): Aimee Louis

Email: louis-a@webmail.uwinnipeg.ca

The Health and Well-being Group promote holistic health habits on campus. We achieve this by development of invaluable skills from yoga, meditation, and mindfulness. We support the spiritual wellness of all students at University of Winnipeg. We are open to collaborations with community, student groups or individuals whose values align with the HWBG.

HWBG promote holistic health habits on campus. We achieve this by development of invaluable skills from yoga, meditation, and mindfulness. We support the spiritual wellness of all students at University of Winnipeg. Our events are open to Students, Faculty and Staff at the University of Winnipeg.

Meetings:

Meetings will be held monthly for anyone who is on the email list or follows the Facebook Group.

Social Media: Facebook

Hillel Winnipeg

Year: 2020/21
Status: Recognized
Contact(s): Hartley Ellis Mendelsohn

Email: hmendelsohn@jewishwinnipeg.org

Hillel Winnipeg supports students’ journeys, no matter the destination. We are a welcoming, lively, and inclusive community that provides an empowering, innovative, and joyful Jewish experience for all students; inspires discovery and ownership of personal identity; prepares students for life beyond college as leaders and community members; and embraces the dynamic diversity of Jewish traditions.

Any students interested in exploring the Jewish culture and traditions and networking with like-minded individuals. Those who look for leadership opportunities through a number of our great Jewish organizational partners.

Meeting:

Monthly Shabbat dinners, Weekly lunches on campus, Advocacy programs, leadership skills and developmental programs, as well as social networking events throughout the year.

Social Media:

  • Facebook: /HillelWinnipeg
  • Instagram: @hillelwinnipeg

Illicit Dance Crew

Year: 2020/21
Status: Affiliated
Contact(s): Dana Lance

Email: dana_nagata@yahoo.ca

This dance crew aims to not only express their love of Kpop but through their interests which include, fashion, skincare, food, culture and more. Performing at cultural events around the city as well as promoting dance and Korean music/culture.

There’s no fees or auditions as we want dedicated individuals show up to practices and have a passion for dance or Kpop. Just email us at our email and we’ll set up you up to join the dance crew. The only time there will be any fees is for filming or performances that will go towards clothing or other applicable fees.

Meetings:

TBA Practices vary as our spaces might change but we use the Asper centre for film & theatre at the UofW. Email our director for more information about practice dates and times.

Social Media:

  • Facebook – @Illicity Dance Crew
  • Instagram – @illicitydancecrew

Indigenous Studies Students Association

Year: 2019/20
Status: Recognized
Contact(s): Jessica Martin

Email: Martin-j66@webmail.uwinnipeg.ca

To facilitate MA Indigenous Governance graduate students to share their research with peers and faculty for purposes of reflection, and to foster community building within the Indigenous Studies Department. We also organize cultural events and ceremonies for students to attend.

 

While this group was originally established primarily for students in the MA Indigenous Governance program, any student can attend a number of the events we host.

 

Meetings: We do not host regular meetings, but rather I, as the coordinator, am available year-round to take requests from students who wish to organize research presentation panels; further, I organize events throughout the year to facilitate cultural experiences on campus and to foster community building in the Department

InterVarsity

Year: 2020/21
Status: Affiliated
Contact(s): Ashton Beals

Email: uofwvcf@gmail.com

All students are warmly welcomed and included – all genders, ages, ethnicities, and sexual orientations. We care about and care for students. More importantly, so does Jesus. That’s why we are on campus. We are creating come-as-you-are spaces where there’s a spot on the couch and a seat at the table reserved for any student who wishes to join us. We welcome questions about God, faith, and life in general. Regardless of where students are from or what they believe, we would love for them to join us and discover the deep love and acceptance God has for each person. Our student group community offers weekly Bible studies, social events, prayer, and opportunities to serve other students and the wider community through social justice activities. Through our small group discussions, we help students grow in areas of dialogue, conflict resolution, group dynamics, planning and leadership development. We mobilize students to pray for, serve and care for the campus, especially during seasons of high stress.

Anyone, everyone, and all their friends too. All are welcome.

Meetings:

  • Wednesdays 11-12:20 Bible Study group
  • Wednesdays 12:30-1:20 Spiritual Disciplines group
  • Thursdays 7-9pm Bible Study group
  • Fridays 7-9pm Community events

Social Media:

Jack.Org

Year: 2019\20
Status: Affiliated
Contact(s): Rachel Beazley & Maree Rodriguez

Email: uwhealthwellness@gmail.com

The UWinnipeg Jack.org chapter is part of the national Jack.org network. It aims to educate all members of the U of W community about mental health and wellness, and the the seven dimensions of health

Any current student who attends The University of Winnipeg, its affiliated colleges, or the UW PACE program. Members need valid student identification and must apply online. New members will receive mandatory training (i.e. mental health first aid, sexual violence awareness and prevention training) before becoming a full member of the group. All training costs are covered by the university or the UWSA.

Meetings: Twice a month between September and April

Social Media:

  • @uwhealthwellness

Kinesiology and Athletic Therapy Students' Association (KATSA)

Year: 2020/21
Status: Recognized
Contact(s): Nick Litchti

Email: lichti-n@webmail.uwinnipeg.ca

We strive to provide U of W students with a better school experience by planning Kinesiology and Athletic Therapy events, events for all students, fundraisers, and create a welcoming community feel.

Members can email the current executive with an application to apply to be a part of the next years executive. Anyone can participate in the events, fundraisers and meetings we have.

Meetings:

We have a executive meeting about every 2 weeks on zoom or in the KATSA office. We have a general “open” meeting the first Wednesday of every month over the lunch hour in Duckworth 2D12.

Social Media:

  • Instagram – @uofwkatsa

Manitoba Council for Exceptional Children University of Winnipeg Student Chapter (UWMCEC)

Year: 2020/21
Status: Affiliated
Contact(s): Rebekah Johnson

Email: theuniversityofwinnipegmcec@gmail.com

Welcome to the UW MCEC Chapter! UW MCEC would love to share PD and resources with you on teaching students with exceptionalities. Start finding resources and PD event plans on our Instagram: @mcec_uw

Anyone! Just come out to one of our events or send us an email, the student chapter is free. There is a fee and application process to become a member of the larger organization, the Council for Exceptional Children.

Fee:

Student Chapter: Free, Larger Organization Member Fee: $52.50

Meetings:

Meetings to arrange for PD events are arranged via email or whatsapp. Please send us an email if you would like to be involved!

Social Media:

@mcec_uw on Instagram

Menno Simons College Students Association (MSCSA)

Year: 2020/21
Status: Affiliated
Contact(s): Keegan R Denty

Email: mscsacontact@gmail.com

MSCSA strives to embody the spirit and principles of peace, justice, equality, social action, and community. The MSCSA is a voice for the MSC student body, including students and those in our local and global communities; promoting the values of the disciplines of Conflict Resolution Studies (CRS) and International Development Studies (IDS). To accomplish these directives, the MSCSA organizes, participates in and/or supports community building activities and independent initiatives.

Anyone, especially those in the Conflict Resolution Studies and International Development Studies programs can join by reaching out to MSCSA members, or by contacting us through mscsacontact@gmail.com.

Meetings:

Every second Tuesday at 5:30pm

Social Media:

  • Instagram – @mscstudentassociation
  • Facebook – @Menno Simons College Student Association

Physics Student Association

Year: 2020/21
Status: Recognized
Contact(s): Kiera Augusto

Email: uwphysics.sa@gmail.com

The purpose of the Physics Student Association is to get together students who are currently taking physics classes, or interested in physics. This club will benefit students as they will have a place to go where people have the same interests as them. We use this club as a means to study together a lot as well.

Need to have taken or be enrolled in 3 credit hours worth of physics courses and adhere to the rules in place.

Fee: $10

Meetings:

Once a month, but TBA.

Social Media:

Political Science Students' Association (PSSS)

Year: 2020/21
Status: Recognized
Contact(s): Nicolas Matsuo

Email: matsuo-n@webmail.uwinnipeg.ca

The Political Science Students Society is a registered student group with the University of Winnipeg Students Association (UWSA). We bring together Political Science students within the university community through social and political events both on and off campus. Furthermore, we organize a variety of exciting events throughout the year. Joining in on our events is a great way to connect with new people! Our events offer the opportunity for the participants to learn and gain new skills and experiences. For the UWSA the PSSA brings about an opportunity for an ongoing discourse on politics and the world in a non-partisan manner between students at the University of Winnipeg.

Anyone with an interest in Politics at the University of Winnipeg is welcome to partake in any events, activities, or otherwise organized by the group. We pride our selves in being open to anyone who has the wish to become involved in any capacity and encourage membership for all students of Political Science!

Meetings:

Our meetings are during free periods on Mondays or Fridays, about once or twice a month. Meeting schedule might be interrupted and all meetings are currently held online due to the COVID-19 situation. Please follow our social media pages or contact us to know about our upcoming meetings. We are looking forward to seeing you in our next meeting.

Social Media:

 

Punjabi Student Association

Year: 2020/21
Status: Recognized
Contact(s): Gursimran Singh

Email: lekhi1544@icloud.com

The PSA (Punjabi Student Association) first established this year by UWinnipeg students. The PSA has created an avenue for students at UWinnipeg to discover and celebrate the richness of Punjabi culture.

Anyone interested in joining our culture is welcomed.

Meeting:

Due to Covid-19 we will not do in-person or virtual meetings but as soon as it becomes normal meetings details will be shared.

Social Media:

Students of Science Association (UWSOSA)

Year: 2020/21
Status: Recognized
Contact(s): Yasmin Yanovski

Email: yasminwpg@gmail.com

The student of science association is a very inclusive student group where any student involved in the sciences can join! This group allows students in any year of their major to join other students and discuss events, research opportunities, and more.

Any student taking 3 or more credit hours of a science course.

Meetings:

Meetings will be held on Discord biweekly on Fridays.

Social Media:

  • Instagram – @uwsosa

 

The University of Winnipeg Filipino Student Association

Year: 2020/21
Status: Recognized
Contact(s): Aira Villanueva & Clare Blanco

Aira Email: Uwinnipegfilsa@gmail.com

The University of Winnipeg Filipino Student Association, (uwpgfsa) shall be to serve as a platform to promote and celebrate the Filipino identity, culture, and heritage through cultural events to Filipinx-Canadian students and other University of Winnipeg students alike. In doing so, we hope to provide a space of inclusivity for all Filipinx students living in the diaspora to network and connect with each other.

Additionally, The Club aims to bring awareness to the current Philippine issues, deeply rooted historical, social, and cultural matters that still impact Filipinx youth today. Lastly, the club shall create various workshops, master classes, and volunteer activities. Our goal is to cultivate and empower future generations of Filipino-Canadians to play an active role in the Filipino community in Winnipeg and to support other ethnic communities in North America. 

Be part of the Pamilya! 

Meeting:

The basic meeting schedule will be twice a month, every other Friday.

Social Media:

The Wildlife Society - University of Winnipeg Student Chapter (TWS-UW)

Year: 2020/21
Status: Affiliated
Contact(s): Kerianne Chant

Email: kerianechant@gmail.com

“To inspire, empower, and enable wildlife professionals to sustain wildlife populations and habitats through science-based management and conservation.” The Wildlife Society enhances our members’ networking and learning opportunities, professional and career development, and provides numerous ways for them to get more involved in creating a better future for wildlife and their habitats.”

Any University of Winnipeg student who has an interest in the welfare and conservation of wildlife.

To become a member follow us on any social media platforms to learn more about us and to join our general meetings.

Meetings:

Once a month for general meetings and once a month for executive meetings. Tentative; No spaces needed due to Covid-19. Meetings will be available via zoom.

Social Media:

 

Tumbling and Acrobatics Club

Year: 2019/20
Status: Recognized
Contact(s): Albert Bruyere

Email: billbrasky141@hotmail.com

Become stronger, more powerful, more flexible, smarter; and improve your coordination, improve your sleep.

Meetings: No set meeting schedule yet, but hopefully soon!

 

U of W History Student Association

Year: 2019/20
Status: Recognized
Contact(s): Jackson Anderson

Email: Anderson-j99@webmail.uwinnipeg.ca

The History Students’ Association (HSA) offers U of W history students opportunities to meet and socialize with fellow students and faculty through various events and activities.

Meetings: The HSA meets every second Wednesday at 12:30pm in the History Common Room, 3A39.

Social Media:

  • Twitter: @historyUW
  • Facebook: @uwhsa

U of W Pre-Med Society (UWPMS)

Year: 2020/21
Status: Recognized
Contact(s): Ishika Mittal

Email: ishika_mittal@hotmail.com

The purpose of this group is to help inform students about the medical school application process, and to connect students to medical professionals (virtually) to explore their career options and interests. For those that are interested in the medical field, it is important to understand current issues in our healthcare system, and this group will educate students on those issues. It will also serve the purpose of developing a network of students who have a common goal and common interests.

Anyone can become a member of this group! Specifically, this group is targeted at:

a) those who are interested in a career in the medical field,

b) those who simply want to learn more about healthcare, Anyone who is interested can simply attend meeting times, which will be posted.

Meetings:

Meetings will be held once a week. Meeting spaces that will be most effective will be lecture halls, but for events such as blood donation clinics, locations such as the gymnasium would provide the space needed.

Social Media:

  • Instagram: @uwpms

U of W Social Dynamics

Year: 2019/20
Status: Recognized
Contact(s): Adhiraj Dhungana

Email: Winnipeg.paranormalhunting@gmail.com

Afraid of Public Speaking? Nervous of Job Interviews? Have extreme approach anxiety? Want to improve your Social Skills?
UWSD is here to help students improve their Social Dynamics Skills.

The membership is free for anyone with the desire to grow and develop their Social Dynamics skills. Just show up in meetings.
However, it is highly encouraged to inform your first attendance via email.

Meetings: The group will be meeting one to two times a week for an hour, depending on what aspect of Social Dynamics Skills is being focused on for development. The meetings will be on Monday and Friday from 12:30 to 1:30.

Ultimate Club

Year: 2019/20
Status: Affiliated
Contact(s): Nicholas Einarson

Email: einarson-n95@webmail.uwinnipeg.ca

Run around, catch discs, drink.

Any part time and full time students of the University of Winnipeg. Contact Nick Einarson for more information on the membership.

Meetings: Monday’s
Wednesday 6pm-8pm at Churchill Park

Social Media:

  • Twitter – @theUWUC

University of Winnipeg Beekeeping Club

Year: 2020/21
Status: Recognized
Contact(s): Anya Ingram

Email: uwbeesclub@gmail.com

This group’s purpose is learning about beekeeping and why it is important; spreading this information to our university community; and fundraising to support beekeeping initiatives in our city. This benefits students at the university by providing a way to learn about why bees are important, and to get involved in bee activism.

Any student at the university of winnipeg can become a member simply by emailing us.

Meeting:

Because of covid there will not be regular meetings requiring a meeting space. We will be communicating through email.

 

University of Winnipeg Biology Students' Association (UWBSA)

Year: 2020/21
Status: Recognized
Contact(s): Erin Hare

Email: hare-e@webmail.uwinnipeg.ca

The University of Winnipeg Biology Students’ Association (UWBSA) is a volunteer student group established to represent and advocate for science students on campus. Democracy, academic freedom, mutual respect, and service are the principles that shall guide its endeavours. The UWBSA was created to achieve the following four goals: 1. To advance the interests of Biology and other science students; 2. To build a sense of community on campus; 3. To give members the opportunity to develop leadership and organizational skills by getting involved in university affairs; and, 4. To collaborate with other student groups, external organizations, and the University to work toward the greater good.

General membership: any attending University of Winnipeg student who is or has taken a course in the department of Biology. To become a Member At Large of Bio Club, the prospective Member At Large must meet the general membership criteria. The prospective Member At Large must submit their full name and email address to the Executive to be entered into the Membership At Large roll. The prospective Member At Large must attend two consecutive meetings and be in good standing with the Bio Club. Members At Large lose their title upon missing a Bio Club meeting without notifying a member of the Executive.

Meetings:

Meetings will be held biweekly through zoom until further notice. The first meeting is to be decided.

Social Media:

  • Instagram – @uwbsa

University of Winnipeg Campus Conservatives (UWCC)

Year: 2020/21
Status: Affiliated
Contact(s): Daniel Mulder

E-mail: daniel.mulder1996@gmail.com

A group for like minded conservative students to come together and discuss conservative ideals. Small government, equality, freedom of speech, and respect as key factors for conservatives.

Anyone can become a member as long as they are a University of Winnipeg staff or student. Members are encouraged to but not required to buy a provincial Progressive Conservative Party membership and/or a Conservative Party of Canada membership. Those holding either membership are eligible to be on executive for the group.

Meetings:

Meetings occur monthly if possible. MLAs or MPs are present to speak to the group. Casual events such as in bars or a restaurant happen throughout the year.

Social Media:

University of Winnipeg Campus New Democrats (UWND)

Year: 2019/20
Status: Recognized
Contact(s): Sophie Hershfield and Michael Kvern

Email: uofwnewdemocrats@gmail.com

UWND provides a voice for students at the University of Winnipeg interested in progressive electoral politics while advocating for social democratic principles on campus.

Anyone affiliated with the University of Winnipeg is welcome.

Meetings: We meet once a month

Social Media:

  • Facebook – @yourMYND
  • Instagram – @yourmynd
  • Twitter – @yourMYND

University of Winnipeg Chinese Student Association

Year: 2019/20
Status: Recognized
Contact(s): Cheng Zhang

Email: zhang-c64@webmail.uwinnipeg.ca

Meetings: Second weekend of each month.

Social Media:

 

University of Winnipeg Classics Students Association (UWCSA)

Year: 2019/20
Status: Recognized
Contact(s): Ruth Dickinson

Email: rhrb@shaw.ca

The purpose of the UWCSA is to engage students in activities that allow for continued learning regarding the Classics. We aim to help other students whether it is through tutoring help, educational support or in personal growth. We also want to connect with fellow students in Classics and in other disciplines to encourage social and academic engagement.

Our membership is open to everyone. They can come to our weekly meetings and can contact us to participate.

Meetings: We meet weekly. We have a common room we use in the Classics Department.

University of Winnipeg Downtown Jazz Program

Year: 2020/21
Status: Recognized
Contact(s): Ian Cherry

Email: ianwildcherry@yahoo.ca

The UW Downtown Jazz Program provides a fun, zero pressure environment for students to continue their love of music despite having chosen to attend a university with no music program.

Membership is open to any musician with the equivalent of a high school band level experience on their instrument.

Fee:

Membership is free for U of W students, and $50.00 per term for members of the community at large.

Meetings:

Rehearsals are Sundays in the Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall 10:30am – 12:00pm – Lab Band

12:30pm – 2:00pm – Big Band

Ekhardt Grammate Hall, Centennial Hall, University of Winnipeg

University of Winnipeg Education Students' Association (EdSA)

Year: 2020/21
Status: Affiliated
Contact(s): Reese Braden

Email: uwedsa@gmail.com

To provide programming and advocacy that promotes social and professional development of the University of Winnipeg’s Education student body

All students currently registered in The Faculty of Education or affiliated/joint programs at The University of Winnipeg are eligible to be members of EdSA.

Meetings:

Meetings held by EdSA occur once per month.

Social Media:

  • Instagram – @uwedsa
  • Facebook – @uwedsa
  • Twitter – @uofw_edsa
  • Website – uofwedsa.com

University of Winnipeg International Students' Union (UWISU)

Year: 2019/20
Status: Recognized
Contact(s): Alexander Ilesanmi

Email: info.uwisa@gmail.com

UWISU aims to create a strong network of international students at University of Winnipeg. We celebrate cultural diversity and work towards establishing equality and rights for international students.

Meetings: Once a month at various places around the main campus. Please check our social media page to get full update of our next meetings.

Social Media:

 

University of Winnipeg JDC

Year: 2019/20
Status: affiliated
Contact(s): Jordy de Oliveria

Email: captains@uwinnipegjdcwest.com

JDC West is the largest business competition in Western Canada. It is a three-day event that showcases academics, athletics, debate, and a social competition. Find out more at www.uwinnipegjdcwest.com

Any Business Students enrolled in 3 or more classes during the Fall term

Meetings: Ongoing basis. Please contact for details.

Social Media:

  • @uwinnipegidcw

University of Winnipeg Math and Stats Students Association (UWMSSA)

Year: 2020/21
Status: Recognized
Contact(s): Joshua Basman Monterrubio

Email: joshuabasman@gmail.com

The goal of this student group is to engage with students in the Mathematics and Statistics fields. The student association has worked closely with faculty members over the years to provide students with access to events and talks in the field of Mathematics and Statistics. As well, the association may provide an opportunity for student to gain experience in their field by completing research work with faculty. There are also work and volunteer opportunities for students as tutors, lab demonstrators and markers. The UWMSSA is a community pillar for students in the Math and Stats fields. It enables students to connect and collaborate outside the classroom. It also shares resources for students across various fields of study. Whether students are in the Math and Statistics department or just taking Math/Stats courses to fulfill a program requirement, they have found community in being with other students in similar courses and have found important resources

This group is not exclusive to students who are enrolled in Math/Stats courses. We are a group that has common interests in Math/Stats, and who seek to support one another throughout the University experience. Everyone is welcome to our events.

Meetings:

We meet through zoom for various events and get-togethers. Meeting information is shared to students through our email list. If you would like to receive emails with meeting and event information, please contact us using the email address above.

Social Media:

  • Instagram – @uwmathstats
  • Facebook – @UWMSSA

University of Winnipeg Neuroscience Students' Association (UWNSA)

Year: 2020/21
Status: Recognized
Contact(s): Meredith Seager and Natalia Gala

Email: seager-m@webmail.uwinnipeg.ca

The UWNSA is a group for neuroscience students who want to connect with their peers and faculty. We offer advice, plan events, and help to connect our members with other helpful student groups! Our events usually consist of 1-2 fundraisers, a faculty mixer, exam study sessions and end of year event. Our fundraisers help cover the costs of the faculty mixer and/or are used to donate to a charity of the groups choice. Our events also help us to connect students with faculty for possible thesis, volunteering or other opportunities. This is a newer student group that was created last year to replace the Biopsychology student group.

Open to any Neuroscience student or anyone who is interested in the program. Please email us at uwneuroscience@gmail.com if you are interested in joining!

Meetings:

General membership meetings occur once every 1-2 months. Occasionally, there may be additional meetings for special events or fundraisers.

Social Media:

  • Facebook – @uwbpsa
  • Instagram – @uwnsa

University of Winnipeg Pre-Dentistry Club

Year: 2020/21
Status: Recognized
Contact(s): Landon Rattai

Email: rattai-l41@webmail.uwinnipeg.ca

Our aim is to connect Pre-Dental students that attend the University of Winnipeg, allowing them to network and make friends with like minded students with similar aspirations. We also strive to be a helpful and informative resource to early Pre-Dental students in terms of courses, application, the DAT and dentistry in general.

To be a member simply be interested in becoming a dentist and be willing to interact with other like minded individuals. Email rattai-l41@webmail.uwinnipeg.ca with your name and why you want to join!

Meeting:

Members will be added to the Instagram group chat, Zoom meetings will be planned around members schedules, and in person meetings in the library conference rooms can be made if conditions allow. The meeting schedule is flexible.

Social Media:

  • Instagram – @uwpdc

University of Winnipeg Smash Bros (UWSBA)

Year: 2019/20
Status: Recognized
Contact(s): Matthew Dankewych

Email: uwsbassociation@gmail.com

Welcome to the UWSBA! We are a student group focused on bringing the competitive smash bros. scene to the university of Winnipeg! We welcome everyone from casual players to even the best of the best!

Anybody, whether a student or a community member, can be apart of our student group. By simply attending our meetings and events.

Meetings: We host weekly meetings every Monday and Wednesday, located in the Bulman centre during the times of 5pm to 9pm. We also host monthly events located also in the Bulman centre, on the last Saturday of each month.

Social Media: Instagram

University of Winnipeg Westies

Year: 2019/20
Status: Recognized
Contact(s): Brian Peterson

Email: petersen-b34@webmail.uwinnipeg.ca

Become a Westie! Learn how to dance West Coast Swing, the state dance of California. Whatever your musical taste, West Coast Swing covers it, Pop, Jazz, Blues, Country, R n’ B or Rock. We Got It!

Any student or faculty member of the University of Winnipeg.

Meetings: once or twice a week. on Modays thru to Thursdays
12 noon to 1pm.

 

University of Winnipeg Writing Group

Year: 2020/21
Status: Recognized
Contact(s): Ciara O' Reggio

Email: uofwwritersassociation@gmail.com

The University of Winnipeg writing group purpose is to encourage students to write more and share their work, as well as to connect the writing community on campus.

Any University of Winnipeg student may join as long as they have a love for writing. All genres are welcome as well as all forms.

Meetings:

Meetings occur weekly on Wednesdays at 12:30. We will alternate between workshop-based meetings and writing exercise-based meetings, to encourage both creative production and critique. As all meetings will happen online this year, prospective members must also create a Discord account to participate. If you are interested in joining, email the group and we will give you the link to the Discord server, through which we will share files, give updates on the group, and conduct virtual meetings.

Social Media: Facebook

Urban and Inner-City Student Association

Year: 2019/20
Status: Recognized
Contact(s): Shawna Peloquin

Email: snpelo@gmail.com

The Urban and Inner-City Student Association offers various activities that reflect the values and aspiration of it members, students, and of it home campus in the North End

Members must attend regular bi-weekly meeting,
and have interest in volunteering or participate within the Inner-city campus.

Meetings: Every second Wednesday, from 12 to 1 pm

 

UW Chinese Club

Year: 2019/20
Status: Recognized
Contact(s): Kynan Bertulli

Email: bertulli-k35@webmail.uwinnipeg.ca

Meetings: Every Friday during lunch hours @12:30 – 1:30 in 2C01

UW Impact

Year: 2020/21
Status: Recognized
Contact(s): Rand Salem

Email: info.uwimpact@gmail.com

Motivating students to get more engaged in the campus community through events and activities

Helping student groups reach more students by helping them advance their digital presence

Providing tech workshops to familiarize students with programming and development

Organizing events and activities that help students get together, meet new people and help them acquire necessary soft-skills

Anyone interested in tech and/or programming can be member of UW Impact. Membership is free. Please email to us or reach out to us via social media to become member.

Meetings:

We organize meeting once a month. Meeting time varies and declared before each meeting.

Social Media:

  • Website: uwimpact.net

UWinnipeg Nepalese Students' Association (UWNPSA)

Year: 2020/21
Status: Affiliated
Contact(s): Anurag Anand

Email: anand-a@webmail.uwinnipeg.ca

UWinnipeg Nepalese Students’ Association is aiming to have a better understanding of the setbacks Nepalese students face while being away from home and also to make their University life enjoyable by supporting them in any way possible. Our sole purpose is to make the Nepalese community on campus unite well.

All students who are from Nepal and enrolled within UWinnipeg can become a member.

Meeting:

We will hold a meeting every 2 weeks to establish a stronger bond between the Nepalese students on campus.

Social Media:

  • Instagram – @uwnpsa

UWSA Photo Club

Year: 2020/21
Status: Recognized
Contact(s): Margaret Gehman

Email: uofwphotoclub@gmail.com

The purpose of this group is to provide a community and artistic outlet for photographers who are students at the University of Winnipeg. We aim to allow students who do not have equipment access to equipment and a platform on which to learn and display their photography.

Any student who is currently taking courses with the University of Winnipeg can email UofWphotoclub@gmail.com to become a member.

Meeting:

The club meets monthly for photoshoots in the university (when rooms large enough are available) or photo walks around downtown Winnipeg. There is a Facebook group that members can post in anytime.

Social Media:

Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/uwsaphotoclub/

Facebook – https://m.facebook.com/pg/uwsaphotoclub/about/

Winnipeg Whomping Willows Quidditch

Year: 2019/20
Status: Affiliated
Contact(s): Ally Klassen

Email: abt_klassen@hotmail.com

Calling all athletes, Potterheads, and everyone in between! Inspired by the Harry Potter series, Quidditch combines aspects of dodgeball, rugby and handball into a fun, gender-inclusive sport for all!

Anyone can become a member regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, nationality or other personal attributes.
To become a member, you need only come to a practise.

Meetings: Practises are held once a week, typically on Saturdays from 12-2 at the UofW RecPlex from September-April.

 

Women's and Gender Studies Student Association (WGSSA)

Year: 2019/20
Status: Recognized
Contact(s): Dallas Gillingham

Email: uw.wgssa@gmail.com

The WGSSA is group for students and WGS Majors/Minors who are interested in intersectional feminisms. We aim to build community, promote dialogue, and facilitate feminist activism on campus.

We have no specific requirements for members – we encourage those who are WGS Major/Minors to join our group but welcome anyone with an interest in intersectional feminism to take part however they see fit.

Meetings: The WGSSA will meet every second Monday from 12:30-1:30pm. Meetings will be held in the shared student space between Classics, Philosophy, and Women’s & Gender Studies/Dis, located on the 4th floor of Graham Hall.

Social Media:

  • Facebook – @uwwgssa

Young Communist League Manitoba (YCL-MB)

Year: 2020/21
Status: Recognized
Contact(s): N/A

Email: lea-j24@webmail.uwinnipeg.ca

The Young Communist League of Manitoba is a revolutionary group of young Manitobans who volunteer their time to organize efforts against colonialism, imperialism, and capitalism, and to build working-class power. Our goal is to provide aid for marginalized communities in their struggles against capitalism and colonialism, by offering political education, mutual aid and manpower.

The YCL is Canada’s oldest revolutionary youth organization. Formed in 1923, we struggled against the Great Depression, sent brigades to fight fascism during the Spanish civil war, resisted the cold war, and rallied for peace and nuclear disarmament. The YCL is politically united with the Communist Party of Canada, but is organizationally autonomous with our own constitution, conventions, & membership.

The YCL club meets at least once a month to discuss tasks, plan our activities and follow up on our progress. We organize and participate in protests, marches and movements in support of local and international progressive causes, do work to raise awareness of issues brought on by capitalism and the need for a socialist system as well as combating anti-communist propaganda, and hold educational gatherings to improve our understanding of Marxist-Leninist theory and history. This club is currently the only one in the province of Manitoba.

Anyone under the age of 31 may join. Prospective members must attend at least two meetings or events in order to be considered for membership. Membership is granted by the executive committee.

Fee:

Members must pay $17 for their initial membership fee, which covers a $2 initiation fee, $5 annual convention assessment, and $10 every 6 months.

Meeting:

The YCl-MB meets at least once a month to discuss tasks, plan our activities and follow up on our progress, and organizes and participates in various marches, protests and movements. Monthly, we would require a meeting space that would fit 10-15 people. We would also require space for 20-30 people for events, including access to a projector or multimedia system. We also plan to table monthly.

Youth Parliament of Manitoba (YPM)

Year: 2020/21
Status: Affiliated
Contact(s): Marie Sutherland

Email: hmariesutherland@gmail.com

Youth Parliament of Manitoba is a youth-run non-partisan non-profit focused on engaging youth in politics. Our flagship event is an annual winter session held in the Manitoba legislature from December 26-31. Additional information is available at www.ypmanitoba.ca.

Any youth between the ages of 16-20 may attend our winter session. After attending a session, youth may apply for our cabinet, a year-round professional development program.

Meetings:

Cabinet meets bi-weekly from August-January every year. We have in the past met on Sundays from 1-4 pm in the UWSA board room in the Bulman student centre.

Social Media:

 

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