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              In The News

              • UWSA Statement of Support for Ontario Students

                January 25th, 2019


                WINNIPEG, January 25, 2019 – On January 17, the Ontario Provincial Government announced cuts to post-secondary funding and their students’ right to representation under the pretence of a 10 per cent decrease in tuition fees.

                UWSA Vice President External Affairs, Zee Morales says,” This is another barrier that will make it difficult for marginalized students in Ontario to access post-secondary edution and will inevitably perpetuate a cycle of poverty.”

                Under this plan, funding is limited to students with a family income of $140,000 and below – a decrease from the previous threshold of $170,000. This gives an advantage to one-child families and places a greater emphasis on the family’s income and contribution, regardless of the students’ actual dependency on their families.

                Ontario students are also encouraged to opt-out of fees that aren’t considered “essential” like student union fees which provides necessary services like foodbanks, health plan, transit passes, service centres and ademic advocy.

                Student unions provide these services to make edution accessible to all, especially those who most need it. Unions operate democratilly and as student union members, students have the opportunity to engage with their union and vote on fee changes for services.

                UWSA Vice-President Student Affairs, Jade DeFehr says,” Student unions will not be able to do the work we do without the support and solidarity from the collective student body.”

                This plan also eliminates the six-month grace period after graduation that students previously received to help replay their student loans, forcing students deeper in debt beuse of high interest rates.?Morales urges students in Ontario to continue showing their resistance and hold the Ontario Provincial government accountable.


                About UWSA

                Established?in 1972,?the University of Winnipeg Students’ Association (UWSA) democratilly unites the students of the University of Winnipeg in order to advance student interests. As well as promoting communition within the University, the UWSA advotes on behalf of students to administrative bodies.

                For further information, contact:
                Shreya Jhunjhunwala
                Communitions Manager
                The University of Winnipeg Students’ Association
                0R30 – 515 Portage Avenue
                Winnipeg MB R3B 2E9
                (204) 786-9867

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                January 21st, 2019

                Please join the University of Winnipeg Students’ Association (UWSA) for a screening of award-winning documentary, Angry Inuk. The event is FREE TO ATTEND and all are welcome. RSVP through Facebook here!?

                Seal hunting, a critil part of Inuit life, has been controversial for a long time. Now, a new generation of Inuit, armed with social media and their own sense of humour and justice, are challenging the anti-sealing groups and bringing their own voices into the conversation. Director Alethea Arnaquq-Baril joins her fellow Inuit activists as they challenge outdated perceptions of Inuit and present themselves to the world as a modern people in dire need of a sustainable economy.

                Please visit this link for the trailer: https://vimeo.com/181059386

                The venue is accessible by elevators and the movie has English subtitles. Please email us at events@ for additional accessibility support.

                Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall is loted on the 3rd floor of Centennial Hall on the downtown mpus of the University of Winnipeg.

                Click here for a mpus map: https://www.uwinnipeg.ca/maps/docs/mpus-map.pdf
                Click here for a parking map: https://www.uwinnipeg.ca/maps/docs/uw-parking-map.pdf

                Thank you Cinema Politi Network for providing access to the film.

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              • January 18th, 2019

                We’re hiring an Events Manager: Click here to apply!?

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              • International Students Healthre Update

                January 17th, 2019

                International Students with Blue Cross Health Coverage:

                Please be advised that your Blue Cross Personal Coverage rd is offered through UWinnipeg International Student Services and will be sent to your UWinnipeg Webmail in the week following January 21, 2019.

                Blue Cross covers doctors and hospitals, including Emergency visits, so if you need to use your coverage before you receive your Blue Cross Coverage rd, keep all receipts after paying, and make a claim for reimbursement once your rd is received.

                If you have any questions regarding Blue Cross coverage or how to make claims, contact Justin rruthers at j.rruthers@uwinnipeg. or visit https://misip.,

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