Campus Briefs

Thrive Week

Join Student Services for the University’s annual Thrive Week from Nov. 23 – 27!  This year, they are moving the fun and relaxation all online.  Go to the Thrive posting board and tell them about ways that you have found to survive and thrive during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Students can also participate in some of the many wellness activities that will take place during the week, including: 

  • Acing your Exams (webinar)
  • Meditation for Grounding and Relaxation (webinar)
  • Doggo Days with UWSA (online)
  • Take a stretch break with Recreational Services (video)
  • Stress-ball making and other DIY craft projects (videos)
  • Diversity Foods healthy cooking (video)

Find out more here:  uwinnipeg.ca/thrive

Webinar Wednesday

In weekly half-hour sessions, Student Services staff will share valuable strategies and tips to help you succeed at UWinnipeg. 

Upcoming topics for the series:

  • Exploring Career Options and Gaining Relevant Experience During your Studies (Dec.  2)
  • Preparing for Winter Term (Dec. 9)

Advanced registration is required. Sign up here: uwinnipeg.ca/webinar-wednesdays

Dropping courses

The final day to withdraw from a U2020FW class for 50% refund of the base tuition, UWSA, and UWSA Building Fund fees is Dec. 3. No refund is applicable from Dec. 4 to Feb. 23.

Work-study program 

The 2020-21 Work-Study Program is accepting student applications until Dec. 4. The position listing is now available online. More positions will be available to those that apply early. To obtain the application form and check out the position listing, go to:  Work Study Program

Exams

The Examination Period is Dec. 10-23. Please check the online exam schedule: Exam Schedules

Waitlists for Winter Term 

Don’t lose out on a seat in a waitlisted course! Remember to check your University Webmail for permission to register.

Tuition fees for Winter Term 

How do you pay tuition fees if Student Central is not open for in-person payments? Tuition payments can be made using the bill payment feature on your financial institution’s website. 

  1. Log on to your bank’s website
  2. Add The University of Winnipeg – Tuition as a bill payee
  3. Use your seven-digit student number as the account number

The Winter Term (U2020W) fees are due Jan. 22. Add/Drop Period is Jan. 6-19. The last day to drop a U2020W course and not be charged the fees is Jan. 19. Students who drop a U2020W course Jan. 20-22 and onwards are still responsible for paying all of the course fees.

Current award opportunities 

Graduate and Professional Studies Expenses Bursary is available for students in their final year of an undergraduate degree program in the 2020-21 academic year that are applying for Graduate or Professional Studies which begin in 2021-22. The application is open until funds have been exhausted. To obtain the application form, visit:  In-Course Awards (current students).

Need help getting connected to the financial supports you need and deserve to pay for your education? Visit website uwinnipeg.ca/awards to check out our various info pages, or Contact Us to find out the many ways you can connect with Awards and Financial Aid staff.

Student Aid 

The Canada Student Aid program is offering more loans and non-repayable forms of aid this year. If you have ever thought about applying, this would be the year to do so. For more information, check out Government Student Aid.

myVisit app 

Need to see a Student Central representative or an Academic or Career Advisor? You can now queue for Zoom drop-in sessions with Student Central, and/or Academic & Career Services using myVisit! Student Central has drop-in Zoom sessions where students can ask questions “in person”. The Zoom waiting room is enabled. One student will be admitted at a time. Students wait for their turn and need to present their UWinnipeg student card (or other photo ID) to talk about their account, the same as actual in-person interactions at Student Central. To enqueue yourself, please use the myVisit app (by Q-nomy) available for Apple or Android phones. Turn off the location permission in the app. The SMS notification when it is your turn shortly will provide the Zoom info. Student can enqueue themselves 1:00-4:00 pm from Monday-Friday. Thirty-minute Zoom appointments with Academic and Career Advisors can be booked through the myVisit app or via www.myVisit.com

Published in Volume 75, Number 10 of The Uniter (November 18, 2020)

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