Campus Briefs

It's Okay to not be Okay

Join the UWSA and the University of Winnipeg Wellness Centre for a conversation on taking care of your mental health during exam period and the holidays. “It’s Okay to not be Okay” will be on Instagram Live on Dec. 7, 12:30 – 1:00pm. The event is organized by the UWSA in partnership with the University’s Counselling Services.

International Exchange Opportunities 

Looking for exciting, international experience?  Participate in a UWinnipeg exchange opportunity!

First Information Session:  Dec. 8 at 6:00pm

Complete this form if you would like to attend:  Exchange Information Session

For more information, please go to: Exchange Opportunities

Application Deadline for Fall and Winter 2021-22:  Feb. 15, 2021

Webinar Wednesdays 

In weekly half-hour sessions, Student Services staff share valuable strategies and tips to help you succeed at UWinnipeg. The last session for the series this year, Preparing for Winter Term, will be held on Dec. 9 at 12:30 pm. Advanced registration is required. Sign up here: uwinnipeg.ca/webinar-wednesdays

Exams

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

Waitlists for winter term 

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

Bursaries 

Winter 2021 Bursaries will open mid-December 2020. Application deadline will be Feb. 1. Need help getting connected to the financial supports you need and deserve to pay for your education? Visit uwinnipeg.ca/awards for more information, or Contact Us to find out the many ways you can connect with Awards and Financial Aid staff.

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.

Holiday break/start of winter term 

The University is closed for the holidays from Dec. 24 to Jan. 4.  Most services resume on Jan. 5.  Lectures for Winter Term begin on Jan. 6. 

Add/drop period

The winter term (U2020W) 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.

Tuition fees for winter term 

How do I pay my 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

Student aid 

The Canada Student Aid program is offering more loans and non-repayable forms of aid (grants) this year. If you have ever thought about applying, this would be the year to do so. You can still receive student aid for the September 2020 to April 2021 study period even as long as you apply before or in February. Go to Student Aid

Transit subsidy 

A transit subsidy will be available to students who purchase a semester bus pass for the 2021 Winter term. Applications are available through the online award application system and will remain open until Feb. 1.

MyVist 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” with a staff member. 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 12 of The Uniter (December 2, 2020)

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