Current Student Groups
Anthropology Student Association
Contact(s): Sheena Starecki
The UWASA is a student group aimed at anthropology students or anyone with an interest in participating in extracurriculars around campus. We have meetings every other week to catch students up on current events happening in our department such as the annual Professor Meet-and-Greet, or our own group events.
We host meetings on alternating Monday’s in our private student room on the 4th floor of Centennial Hall.
- Facebook – @University of Winnipeg Anthropology Students Association
- Instagram – uwanthro
Applied Computer Science Students Association
Contact(s): Devon Streu, David Bosc
The UWACSSA seeks to provide ACS students with additional opportunities to learn and grow within the Computer Science industry.
The UWACSSA seeks to provide ACS students with additional opportunities to learn and grow within the Computer Science industry.
Meetings: evening of the last Friday of the month, in 3D04/3D01
Social Media: Facebook
Bangladeshi Student Association
Contact(s): Ashraf Khan
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: Twice a month in various locations around the campus.
Social Media: Facebook
Contact(s): Anya Ingram
Join the Beekeeping club in its inaugural year! Bees play a huge role in pollination and biodiversity. We will learn about the benefits and practice of beekeeping by caring for our own hives. Anyone from the university of Winnipeg community who would like to be involved with beekeeping. People can join simply by sending us an email and coming to our meetings.
‘Bee‘ the first to know about our next meeting and events, send us an email to be added to our email list
Biology Student's Association BSA
Contact(s): Melanie William
The BSA provides UW Biology Students with opportunities and education, via seminars, workshops, and student advising. BSA hosts a variety of events such as trivia nights, bake sales, movie nights, student-faculty mixers to help students engage with professors/faculty, brewed beer (fermentation is biology too!), as well as a yearly soccer tournament with the other science student groups! The Biology Students’ Association engages students in the sciences and provides UW students with well-needed breaks from the hectic life of a science student. We strive to promote communication with students from other faculties and departments by hosting events with a wide range of people.
Want to get involved with the UW science community? The Biology Student’s Association hosts a variety of events such as trivia, student-faculty mixers and beer brewing! Meetings are biweekly in SOSA.
Meetings: Bi weekly in the SOSA lounge
- Instagram – @uwbsa
Black Student Union
Contact(s): Ella Taylor & Suzy Haile
The Black Student Union is a new group on campus to connect black students with community, knowledge and opportunities.
This group is for students and community members who are self-identified black individuals.
Meetings: Every Wednesday in the BIPOC lounge
- Facebook – @bsu.uofw
- Instagram – @bsu.uofw
Business Administration Students' Association (BASA)
Contact(s): Beverly Tran
Our vision is to provide students with an enhanced university experience that will contribute to the achievement of their career aspirations and to becoming leaders in the community. Our mission is to encourage students to be more involved in the faculty outside of the classroom by providing them with the opportunity to engage with the community. We do this by hosting workshops, conferences, and events!
BASA Executives run a campaign and are elected members. Directors go through an interview and are selected. Board of Directors are appointed.
Meetings: Board Meetings are quarterly and are set in the Buhler building at the University of Winnipeg. Executive meetings are monthly and are held in board rooms in Buhler. Full team meetings are held 2-3 times a year in Buhler or in the main building at the university
- Instagram – @uwbasa
- Facebook – @uwbasa
Contact(s): Patrick Trudeau & Daniel Mulder
We believe that personal freedom, lower taxes and small Government makes sense for all Canadians. If that intrigues you, don’t hesitate to join what we believe is the greatest party on campus. Anyone can easily become a member by signing up at our meetings or emailing us to sign up.
Meetings: Once a month
Social Media: Facebook
Status: Affiliated Group
Contact(s): Jibril Hussein
Are you interested in politics? Are you a supporter of either the federal or provincial Liberal parties? This is the group for you! We provide the chance to meet and hang with other Young Liberals!
- Must not hold membership in any political party than the Liberal Party of Canada (federally) and the Manitoba Liberal Party (Provincially).
- Party membership is not required, but is recommended.
Meetings: We try and have monthly events called Pints & Politics which are open to everyone, even non-members!
Instagram – @uwyliberals
Twitter – @UWYLiberals
Facebook – @UWYLiberal
Canada Region of the American Indian Science and Engineering Society
Contact(s): Evan Loeb
To get more indigenous students into science and create resources for them to help them excel. Creating this group will allow Indigenous science students to support each other and form relationships moving forward in their lives.
AISES provides professional development opportunities and networking for students to help find work opportunities and opportunities for further education.
Meetings: Once per month or more if deemed necessary. We will use the ASSC Lounge for meetings!
Catholic Christian Outreach (CCO)
Contact(s): Tim Killoran
Have you ever wondered what it means to be Catholic? What is the clear and simple explanation of the Catholic Faith? CCO is a welcoming and non-judgemental environment to learn, pray and be together.
Our meetings are scheduled for different students at different times according to their schedule.
Just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a meeting and give us your schedule and we will do our best to fit you in!
Mass at 12:30 every Wednesday in the Bryce Hall Chapel.
- Facebook – @ccocampus
- Twitter – ccocampus
- Instagram – ccocampus
- Website – cco.ca
Chemistry Students Association (CHEMSA)
Contact(s): Hannah Bloomfield
Anyone may become a member! To become a member, attend our first meeting of the year, or send an email to email@example.com.
Meetings: Meetings are the first Mondays of the month during the free period
- Instagram – @uwchemsa
CODE (On Campus)
Contact(s): Kristen Myska
CODE on Campus is a network of students supporting CODE’s commitment to improving literacy rates & teacher training programs world-wide through awareness-raising, advocacy & fundraising initiatives.
Meetings: Twice a month, meetings may vary. There may be additional meetings for special events or fundraisers
- Facebook – @CODEoncampusUW
- Website – code.ngo/oncampus
Criminal Justice Students' Association (CJSA)
Status: Recognized Group
Contact(s): Breanna Belisle
The CJSA is a volunteer based group on campus, which aims to bring a voice to students who are interested or pursuing studies in Criminal Justice. We encourage all University of Winnipeg students to come out and participate in the CJSA, no matter their major!
Meetings: Meetings are held biweekly, times vary. Keep up to date on our social media!
Contact(s): Daniel Leblanc
Cultivate Uwinnipeg is a rooftop gardening organization founded and operated by students, which focuses on producing fresh vegetables from seed, starting in January and ending in October every year!
Meetings take place in various common spaces on campus such as the buffeteria or riddell hall. In the summer we meet at the gardens, in the spring we meet in the library greenhouse. Usually 2 or 3 people meet at a time to work together on planting, watering, and general garden tasks. There is also a facebook messenger group chat to update who visited the gardens last.
Cultural Celebration Club
Contact(s): Kiratveer Sing Hayer
To promote positive contact between the diversity of cultures present in the Uwinnipeg student body. We seek to decrease prejudice on campus, and in the wider Canadian society. We plan to have meetings and events where people of different cultures engage in discussions and activities that promote cross cultural understanding. We seek to promote inclusivity, unity and understanding between various cultural groups.
Meetings: Every second wednesday at the IIRSS lounge on eighth floor of rice centre
- Insta: @cccuwinnipeg
Contact(s): Kimberley Panaligan
The CYN School Outreach Ministry (SCOM) is a group that provides an encouraging and life-giving space for all university students. The mission of our youth group is to share the love of Jesus and to “Inspire the youth to live for Christ and offer the prime years of their lives in service to God and Country.”
Meetings: We plan on meeting up once a week, most likely around 4:00pm.
- Instagram – @cynwinnipeg
- Facebook – @cynwinnipeg
Disabilities Justice Collective
Status: Recognized Group
Contact(s): Loc Trinh & Sarah
Come join the Disabilities Justice Collective to meet other students disabled by barriers and discuss accessibility matters that are relevant on campus and beyond. Meetings are held in the Access Lounge
Space: Access Lounge
Loc: Friday bi-weekly starting from September 20th to March 27th (excluding December)
Sarah: Tuesday bi-weekly starting from September 10th to March 31st (excluding December)
Schedule subject to change base on students request
Social Media: Facebook
Education Students' Association (EdSA)
Contact(s): Tamara Ingram & Cassandra Grosenick
The Education Students’ Association (EdSA) represents the students of the Faculty of Education at the University of Winnipeg and serves their needs by providing social and professional development opportunities. EdSA strives to make every student’s experience in the Faculty of Education successful, positive, and rewarding.
All students in the Faculty of Education have automatic membership to the association as part of the faculty.
Meetings: We host meetings in the Education Students’ Lounge (0GM10) Monday, Wednesday and Friday for the first half of the academic year. The meeting times will rotate between lunchtimes (12:30pm) and early evening (5:30pm) in order to accommodate those who are in practicum.
- Facebook – @uwedsa
- Twitter – @uofw_edsa
- Website – uofwedsa.com
English Literature Association
Contact(s): Sisika Duvalko
We are a collective of English students. We discuss the issues the department is facing. We help bring English students together and strive to have students in the group from all different years so that newer students can learn issues of upperclassmen. We act as a bridge between the English Faculty and the students.
Any student can be a member, but we would prefer those who are interested in English Literature!
Meetings: We meet bi-weekly. Our first meeting of the new school year will be September 11. We meet in the English common room 2A47.
Social Media: Facebook
Finance and Economics Students' Association (FESA)
Contact(s): Keelan Dagdick
FESA is dedicated to bridging the gap between the classroom and real-world opportunities and applications for economic and finance students. We host guest speakers from the academic, policy and business communities to ensure that students develop a well-rounded understanding of future opportunities and the current economic and financial environment. Membership is open to all students at the University of Winnipeg, but activities will be focused on students interested in finance or economics.
Meetings: Once a semester.
- Instagram – @uwfesa
Functional Transit Winnipeg
Contact(s): Kyle Owens
Functional Transit Winnipeg is a grassroots non-profit made up of Winnipeggers who volunteer their time to research and advocate for improvements to public transit in our city.
Individuals can join Functional Transit Winnipeg as a Supporter, attend meetings and participate in discussions and events, or they can join as a Member in order to be able to vote on issues brought to Membership by the Board of Directors. Membership is optional to participation.
Meetings: The second Thursday of every month 7pm – 9pm
- Twitter: @ftwinnipeg
Geography and Enviromental Studies and Sciences (GESA)
Contact(s): Julia Athonyshyn
GESA is the student association for all students in Geography and Environmental Studies & Sciences. GESA’s primary objectives are to facilitate opportunities for students and faculty to connect, as well as fundraise for the Eco-Grant, which provides funds to students every year for expenses related to research or a sustainability-focused project.
Meetings: Every Friday at 12:30pm in the GESA lounge (5L01)
- Facebook – @GESA
- Instagram – @UWgesa
Global College Students Advisory Council (GCSAC)
Contact(s): Isabelle Hodgson & Fiona Vowell
GCSAC is for anyone who is interested in social justice issues, local or global. GCSAC connects, advocates, and takes action in a number of ways that represents the UofW as global citizens.
Meetings: GCSAC meets every other Wednesday during free period (12:30-1:20) in the Global College classroom.
- Instagram – @gcsac
- Twitter – @UWGCSC
- Facebook – @Global College Student Advisory Council
Health and Well-Being Group
Contact(s): Aimee Louis
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
Meetings: Weekly meetings and group events.
Social Media: Facebook
Illicit Dance Crew
Contact(s): Dana Lance
illicit dance crew aims to dance to Kpop songs, original choreography and promote Korean culture. High energy performances accompanied with never ending charisma they never aim to fail!
There’s no 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
Meetings: Tuesday and Thursdays 5:30-8 PM
Practices vary as our spaces might change but we use the Asper centre for film & theatre at the UofW.
- Facebook – @Illicity Dance Crew
- Instagram – @illicitydancecrew
Contact(s): Alex Thacker
Come and get out of your comfort zone! Improvisation is for anybody and everybody, no experience required. Improv is all about free flowing creativity and self expression, come try it out.
Meetings: Wednesday from 1 – 2 p.m. A theatre in the Asper Center
Indigenous Studies Students Association
Contact(s): Jessica Martin
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
Indo-Canadian Students' Association (ICSA)
Contact(s): Harneil Aulakh
Indo-Canadian Students’ Association is to bring together the Indian community at the University of Winnipeg. Our goal is to also spread awareness about the richness of Indian and Canadian culture by providing a medium for both Canadian and International students to interact and communicate.
Any student who wishes to be part of the tea can contact us personally around campus, at our meetings, or through our Instagram page.
Meeting: once a month in a classroom
- Instagram – @icsauwinnipeg
Contact(s): Ryan Nykvist
Do you have a passion for technology? Are you interested in how your everyday devices work? Do you want to practice your public speaking skills? If so, then sign up for Innovate today!
Most Wednesdays from 12:30 – 1:20 p.m.
Meetings will not be held during exam seasons. Meetings will be held in the library (West or East Study Room, depending on scheduling).
A schedule of meeting dates is available by request, or found on our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/UWInnovate/).
Social Media: Facebook
International Students' Association
Contact(s): Alexander Ilesanmi
ISA 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.
- Insta: @uw.isa
- Facebook: @uwisa20
Contact(s): Jada Schellenberg
We are a Christian community on campus where all students, regardless of belief, can explore, discover, and deepen faith, develop friendships and serve our world. Feast, pray, love together at U of W.
All students are welcome to become a part of our student group community. There is no formal membership initiation
Meetings: Two or three days a week: various small group Bible studies (the Hive, Riddell Cafeteria, or small classroom).
Two days a week: various prayer meetings (the Chapel or small classroom).
Once a week large group activity (either on or off campus).
Other events and activities throughout the year as we plan them.
- Instagram – @icvfuofw
- Facebook – @InterVaristy Undergraduate at University of Winnipeg
Iranian Student's Association
Contact(s): Nadia MoazenChaharsoughi
The Iranian student association is a student group which seeks to promote Iranian culture and create a network for Iranian students to interact and have fun!
Meetings: To Be Announced after consensus with the community.
Contact(s): Rachel Beazley & Maree Rodriguez
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
Kinesiology and Athletic Therapy Students' Association (KATSA)
Contact(s): Brooke Enns & Mia Prenovault
We are a group of enthusiastic and energetic students, that are majoring in various Kin degrees. We provide the larger student population with volunteer opportunities, job postings, and other practical opportunities within the field. We are establishing a community by hosting events on and off campus, along with raising funds for our two scholarships. Our goal is to promote physical activity and overall health and wellness.
We are enthusiastic and energetic students, that are majoring in Kinesiology. KATSA presents volunteer, job and extra curricular opportunities on and off campus.
First Wednesday of every month during free period.
- Instagram – @uofwkatsa
- Twitter (department) – @UWdeptKin
Let's Talk Science
Contact(s): Theresa Mackey, Chelsea Lukawy, Olivia Ferreira
Enjoy STEM? Looking for education and public speaking experience? Then come volunteer with LTS and develop leadership skills, become a role model, and collaborate with like-minded individuals!
Must be a student at the University of Winnipeg (undergraduate or graduate). If you’re interested in joining, please send an email to our email listed. You will need to attend a training session and sign up on the LTS portal, and then you are ready to volunteer.
Meetings: There are 3 volunteer training sessions in the Fall Term and then training sessions are offered on a needed basis. Volunteers sign up for events via our Google Forms. There are events everyweek, almost daily.
- Facebook – @Ltsuwinnipeg
- Instagram – @letstalkscienceuw
- Website – outreach.letstalkscience.ca/uwinnipeg
Linguistics Students' Association
Contact(s): Mathieu Godin
The group was create to create a presence at the school for the Linguistics Program.
It is a way for like minded individuals sharing interest in culture and language to meet.
The group also assisit with or organises department events and activities.
Anyone can be a member. If you wish to join or simply be added to the mailing list, all you need to do is send us an e-mail.
Our meetings tend to be bimonthly, and meet in the Anthropology Student Lounge. The dates have yet to be determined.
Contact(s): Danielle Zacharias
Luke18 is a Christian student group that focus on prayer & worship over the campus. We also prioritize community as we organize pizza parties, baking giveaways, and worship nights. Everyone is welcome
Anyone can become a member by simply showing up to meetings, there are no restrictions.
Meetings: Generally Wednesday lunch break is our main group meeting and a Tuesday or Thursday is our secondary meeting. Our main meetings have been in Manitoba hall and our second meetings in the chapel.
- Facebook – @Luke18 Project
Manitoba Council for Exceptional Children UW Student Chapter
Contact(s): Sharon Hando
Provide professional development and resources to preservice teachers to educate and effectively work with students with exceptionalities.
Meetings: Meetings TBA
Contact(s): Jody Krahn
We are a student group with the common interest of Math and Stats. Join us for social hangouts, support through your studies, or simply to make some friends at this University.
This group is not exclusive to students who are enrolled in Math/Stats courses. We are a group that has the common interest of Math/Stats and who seek to support one another through the University experience. Anyone can show up to our events.
Meetings: We are still discussing the scheduling but we hope to use classroom space for weekly study sessions (hopefully twice a week) where we work on our own assignments and through Math/Stats problems.
- Instagram – @uwmathstats
Menno Simons College Students Association (MSCSA)
Contact(s): Keegan R Denty
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 can join by reaching out to MSCSA members, or by contacting us through firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meetings: Tuesdays [Fall Term]*, 8:30-930am
*Please note that the meeting time changes during the winter semester, please contact the MSCSA by emailing email@example.com for info.
- Instagram – @mscstudentassociation
- Facebook – @Menno Simons College Student Association
Muslim Students' Association
Contact(s): Najiha Ali
The MSA is to serve and represent the needs of Muslims on and off campus.
All are welcome. Please fill out a simple application at the mosque for us to submit to the University of Winnipeg security team. This will give your student ID access into the mosque. The mosque is located in the Wesley Hall basement room 0W16.
Meetings: Monday, Wednesday or Friday at 12:00pm
- Instagram – @uw.msa
- Facebook – @UofWMSA
Nigerian Student Association
Contact(s): Glory Ugah
Are you looking for a way to get involved in school, connect with your fellow Nigerians, build your network and make the best of your student life?
Then you should definitely join us at UWNA.
Meetings: Every 1st and last Friday by 5 pm, we would be using the meeting room in the library and student lounge.
Pakistani Students' Association
Contact(s): Haroon Ashraf
UWPSA aims to organize social, cultural, concerts and sports tournaments. UWPSA vision is to promote diversity. UWPSA seeks to help students for finding jobs, accommodation and educational purposes.
Meetings: Following this year, Meetings will be scheduled at-least four times a month.
Contact(s): Tim Crouch
We ask questions and wonder about the world through a Christian lens. We don’t come away with the answers, but we long to support one another in it all. All orientations and gender identities welcome.
Meetings: Meetings will be varied. Some will be to simply offer a space for people to rest during the day, refuel, and engage in contemplative practices. Others will be to have speakers from various fields related to some of the aforementioned topics of concern speaking from a faith perspective. Still others will be small gatherings for conversation and communal support.
Physics Student Association
Contact(s): Joe Hizrich
If you have any desire at all to involve yourself in physics then join the physics club here at the University of Winnipeg. Monthly activities, events, annual social, computer and printing services.
Meetings: Meetings are usually once a week during the free period on Wednesday in the physics lounge.
- Instagram – @uwphysics
Political Science Student Society (PSSS)
Contact(s): Mark Giesbrecht
The PSSS prides itself in being a group where any student with an interest in politics is welcome to participate in social and community events promoting the realm of politics as an approachable
Meetings: Our meetings are during free periods on Mondays or Fridays, about once or twice a month
Poverty Awareness & Community Action
Contact(s): Anny Chen
PACA is run through the Community Service-Learning dept at UofM. We bring students and community volunteers together to learn about and advocate for issues related to poverty. We put on different types of training sessions as well as poverty simulation workshops for different faculties and community groups. Students from the UofW are invited to participate in becoming more active members of their communities and increase their awareness of issues affecting their communities in Winnipeg.
Anyone can become a member of PACA including both students and interested community members.
Meetings: We hold monthly meetings which would most likely be held in a space like the HIVE. We also put on Workshops that would require space for roughly 85 ppl.
Contact(s): Ishika Mittal
Are you thinking of applying to medical school? Join the U of W Pre-Med Society to network with med-school admissions officers, medical professionals, and like-minded students!
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.
RCCG - Distinguished Young Adults Fellowship (DYAF)
Contact(s): Priscilla Mensah
United in faith and ardent about being change agents, our young adults dare to remain distinguished wherever they find themselves in the city and across the globe. Let’s grow together
Meetings: Our meetings will be held once or twice in a month. We would need classroom or halls for our meetings.
Revolutionary Student Movement - UWinnipeg (RSM-UW)
Contact(s): Mieke Ruth van Ineveld
The Revolutionary Student Movement is an anti-capitalist, anti-colonial proletarian feminist student group struggling to end tuition and make university accessible and welcoming for all.
We seek to actively centre the concerns of working-class students, while also recognizing that class is not the only, or even the primary axis of oppression experienced by students. As such, we also actively cultivate leadership by gender oppressed students, racialized students, disabled students and students experiencing various forms and interesting of oppression.
Membership: People who attend at least two meetings.
Meeting: Fridays at 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. in Room 3M59.
Social Media: Facebook – Revolutionary Student Movement – UWinnipeg
Sociology Action Students
Contact(s): Georgia Defer & Stacy Woods
Sociology Action Students (SAS) is a UW student group that puts critical theories into action. Through its activism, SAS aims to engage in praxis and contribute to an anti-oppressive campus community
Meetings: Every other Friday, 12:30 – 1:20 p.m. in the Hive (check our social media for meeting updates!)
- Facebook: The UW Sociology Action Students
- Instagram: @the_uw_sas
Spread the Word Ministry
Contact(s): Erick Jasper T Ortega
For the glory of God, we commit ourselves to evangelise and enlist people into our fellowship, to edify and equip them for spiritual maturity and service, and to exalt God together in worship.
We seek to help students and other people that may join our fellowship into understanding the Bible and helping them navigate university life with the hopes of producing a positive impact in the community.
Everyone is welcome to attend weekly meetings. Membership is conditional depending on the covenant between the group leaders and membership seeker.
Meetings: Every Thursday @ 7:00pm at Leatherdale hall commons area
Contact(s): Mohammad M
Meetings: TBD. At the UofW Squash Courts.
Students for Tibet
Contact(s): Jordhan Lynch
This is an open student group, created by a first-generation Canadian, Tibetan student, looking to bring together other Tibetan students in Winnipeg, and those who have an interest in Tibetan culture.
Meetings: Once a month, Monday afternoon/evenings. With possible occasional weekend meetings.
- Instagram: @studentsfortibet
Students of Colour Collective (SOCC)
Contact(s): Mahlet Cuff
Our ultimate goal is to create dialogue, community and to share knowledge with one another. We hope and will continue to create a safe space for Black, Indigenous and racialized students on campus.
Any person that self identifies as a Person of colour (POC)
Meetings: To be announced
- Instagram – @socc.uw
Students of Science Association (SOSA)
Contact(s): Olivia Ferreira
SOSA offers a safe space where all science students can make connections with their peers and teachers while fostering a student lead, creative, and educational environment within the science faculty.
Students enrolled in a minimum of 3 science credits or students pursuing any science related major.
Meetings: Biweekly on Friday’s during the lunch slot (12:30-1:20) in the SOSA lounge, located in the basement of the Richardson College building.
- Facebook – @uwinnipegsosa
- Instagram – @uwsosa
The University of Winnipeg Badminton Club (UWBC)
Contact(s): Aalekh Patel
Currently, we play at the Recplex Community Gym on the following days:
- Wednesdays: 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. (until March 27, 2020)
- Fridays: 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. (until March 27, 2020)
The Wildlife Society University of Winnipeg Student Chapter
Contact(s): Katrina Wilcox
We are a group for students who are passionate about wildlife and the outdoors. We provide opportunities to network with professionals and other students interested in the field of biology or conservation
Anyone with an interest in the outdoors is welcome to join! There is no cost to become a member but there will be a 5$ donation fee to attend skill building workshops. All money will go toward the group so we can continue helping students gain useful experience and build their resumes!
Meetings: General meetings are once a month. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram to find out when!
- Facebook – @The Wildlife Society University of Winnipeg Student Chapter
- Instagram – @wildlifesocietyuw
Tumbling and Acrobatics Club
Contact(s): Albert Bruyere
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
Contact(s): Jackson Anderson
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.
- Twitter: @historyUW
- Facebook: @uwhsa
U of W Social Dynamics
Contact(s): Adhiraj Dhungana
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.
U Winnipeg MMF (Manitoba Metis Federation) local
Contact(s): Kiera Kowalski
The UWinnipeg MMF Local is a designated MMF Local aimed at creating a community of Metis students on campus. It hopes to encourage Metis student participation in the larger MMF governance structure.
Individuals who are interested in becoming a member of the U Winnipeg MMF Local must be citizens of the Manitoba Metis Federation. Those who are interested pursuing citizenship with the MMF are encouraged to reach out to leadership.
Meetings: We will have monthly meetings. We are primarily interested in utilizing meeting spaces that are open to UW clubs.
Contact(s): Nicholas Einarson
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.
Wednesday 6pm-8pm at Churchill Park
- Twitter – @theUWUC
University of Winnipeg Campus New Democrats (UWND)
Contact(s): Sophie Hershfield and Michael Kvern
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
- Facebook – @yourMYND
- Instagram – @yourmynd
- Twitter – @yourMYND
University of Winnipeg Chinese Student Association
Contact(s): Cheng Zhang
Meetings: Second weekend of each month.
University of Winnipeg Classics Students Association (UWCSA)
Contact(s): Ruth Dickinson
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
Contact(s): Ian Cherry
Going to miss High School Jazz Band?
Don’t stop grooving! The University of Winnipeg Downtown Jazz program is a Big Band and a smaller Lab Band that meet Sunday mornings to keep the music alive!
Lab Band : Sundays 10:30am – 12:00pm
Big Band : Sundays 12:30pm – 2:00pm
Ekhardt Grammate Hall, Centennial Hall, University of Winnipeg
University of Winnipeg JDC
Contact(s): Jordy de Oliveria
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.
University of Winnipeg Smash Bros (UWSBA)
Contact(s): Matthew Dankewych
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
Contact(s): Brian Peterson
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.
Urban and Inner-City Student Association
Contact(s): Shawna Peloquin
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
Contact(s): Kynan Bertulli
Meetings: Every Friday during lunch hours @12:30 – 1:30 in 2C01
Contact(s): Reza Saker Hossain
Are you interested to get involved in campus activities and make new friends? Join us to be part of a cool group that aims to encourage students getting more involved in the community.
Meetings: Our members meet twice a month. Please visit our Instagram page to get update about meetings.
- Insta: @uwimpact
UW Neuroscience Association
Contact(s): Morgan Hrynknow & Meredith Seager
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!
Open to any Neuroscience student or anyone who is interested in the program.
Meetings: General membership meetings occur once every 1-2 months. Occasionally, there may be additional meetings for special events or fundraisers.
- Facebook – @uwbpsa
Winnipeg Whomping Willows Quidditch
Contact(s): Ally Klassen
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)
Contact(s): Dallas Gillingham
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.
- Facebook – @uwwgssa
Contact(s): Ciara O' Reggio
The UW Writing Group offers a safe space for writers of all genres and forms to get constructive criticism on their pieces.
This group is open to anyone who is a student at the University of Winnipeg and who considers themselves a writer.
How the group works:
1. Each person submits a piece of writing the Monday before a meeting into a designated Dropbox where everyone can read.
2. By Wednesday, we come to the meeting having read everyone’s pieces and ready to give critiques.
3. Critiques should be constructive, thoughtful, and respectful, aiming to help each writer grow and develop their craft.
The best way to keep updated on the group is to join us on Facebook. There you will get more information on meeting times, submission guidelines, etc. In order to get added to the Dropbox, 1) Sign up for Dropbox if you haven’t already 2) Email me that you are interested in being added.
Meetings: We will meet every other week on Wednesday at 12:30, starting September 25 and alternating with ELSA in 2A47 (English Common Room). Meeting times are subject to change, so keep updated via the Facebook Group.
Social Media: Facebook
Young Greens at the U of W
Contact(s): Bryanne Lamoureux
The Green Party of Canada is an emerging Party in Canadian politics that seeks to do politics better. Joins us to learn more, to support the Green Party, and to help our local candidates get elected.
This group seeks to specifically engage people under 30, as this demographic is vastly underrepresented in government. However, all are welcomed to join.
Meetings: Meetings: Every Wednesday at 1 p.m. in 3M52*
*subject to change: contact firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm.
Social Media: Facebook
Youth Parliament of Manitoba (YPM)
Contact(s): Hannah Marie Sutherland
Youth Parliament of Manitoba is a non-partisan, non-profit organization run by youth for youth that aims to engage young people in Manitoba in our political system.
Any youth between the ages of 16-20 may become a member by participating in our Winter session, held from December 26-31 every year.
Meetings: Our meetings are held biweekly on Sundays, starting August 25. Meetings are open to all youth who volunteer with us. We would like to use the UWSA boardroom on alternating Sundays from 1:30-4pm until the Winter break.
- Twitter – @ypmanitoba
- Instagram – @ypmanitoba
- Facebook – @Youth Parliament of Manitoba