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  • UWSA Health Plan Blackout Period

    September 19th, 2017

    UWSA Health Plan Opt-Changes and Opt-Outs are now closed.

    Your UWSA Health Plan coverage started September 1, 2017. Between September 1 and September 22 is known as the Blackout Period. This means during this period your enrolment in the UWSA Health Plan is not active, but you are covered by Green Shield. During the Black Out Period, you will not be able to create an online Green Shield account to make a claim or have any services be direct billed. Any eligible expenses you’ve incurred during this period will need to be claimed after this period has ended.

    To view your Summary of Benefits, please visit the UWSA Health Plan page here!

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  • Let's Walk The Talk

    September 18th, 2017

    PFIR Save the Date Poster WPG

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  • Inclusive Gym Initiative Update – UWinnipeg’s Fall Term Pilot Project

    September 7th, 2017



    We would like to inform students of recent updates to the UWSA’s Inclusive Gym Initiative. This week, UWinnipeg released information about changes to the their recreation services that will be implemented this fall (You can read the release here). These changes were based on extensive consultations with the UWSA from August 2016 through April 2017, and are intended to improve access to the services students pay for.

    In addition to these publicized changes, the UWSA continues to advocate for other changes to the fitness centre to ensure more students feel welcome accessing and participating in these services. This summer, the UWSA Inclusive Gym Initiative had ongoing discussions with the Rainbow Resource Centre to discuss trans inclusion in the fitness centre. We recognize that the fitness centre is a space traditionally dominated by those who have male identities, which may not make the space feel accessible to all people.

    Based on these discussions, the UWSA has suggested that the reserved hours pilot project beginning this fall include cis and trans women and non-binary people. This is due to the intent of this initial gym initiative of creating a safe(r) and more comfortable fitness centre space. Full inclusion is a process and this pilot is the first step. We recognize that there are groups that may still feel excluded from this initiative and we are working hard to make the space welcoming for them too. We are open to suggestions and invite conversation.

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  • Need help with U-Pass?

    September 1st, 2017


    September 1 is the first day you can use your U-Pass this term.

    If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your Peggo card on your first-scan and the error message reads: “Insufficient funds” try to scan your card a second time. If your card is still not accepted, please visit the Info Booth on the first-floor of Centennial Hall. Staff are happy to answer questions or replace your Peggo card.

    If you have questions about the U-Pass program, please visit our web page here or email



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