Campus briefs

Add/drop peroid 

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 January 19. This is different from the tuition fee deadline of January . 22.  Students who drop a U2020W course Jan. 20-22 and onwards are still responsible for paying all of the course fees. Please consult withdrawal schedules.

Study Skills Workshops 

Study Skills Workshops are designed to improve your learning skills and help you achieve your academic goals. Organized by Academic and Career Services, these workshops are free to all students. Topics that will be covered include note-taking, using the Library, time management, and academic writing. The workshops for Winter Term 2021 will be delivered via Zoom on Mondays and Wednesdays, from January 18 - February 3. Pre-registration is required. Please see: Study Skills Workshops

Career Fair 

The University of Winnipeg’s virtual Career Fair is January 19 from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm. This is a great event for students to learn about opportunities that can help them work towards their career goals.  Recruiters from a wide variety of companies and organizations will be available to chat about potential careers, part-time jobs, volunteer and internship positions, as well as educational programs. Registration information is here: https://app.brazenconnect.com/a/uwinnipeg/e/0Z7Q0

Waitlists 

After classes have started, if you are still on a waitlist for your preferred course section, you should continue to check your webmail account daily for permission to register off of the waitlist. (NOTE:  Professors will not be handing out permission slips anymore.)

If a space becomes available during the course add/drop period, you will receive an email letting you know that you can register through WebAdvisor. The “Drop Waitlist” Button will have changed to a “Register” button. Register immediately! (Or drop yourself from that waitlist using “Manage My Waitlist.”)

Only students registered in a course on WebAdvisor will have access to the course materials and/or (recorded) lectures on Nexus. Nexus access will be given on the next business day after registering. Students waitlisted for a course will not have Nexus access to it. Being on a waitlist for a course does not mean that you will be given permission to register in it. Students are only admitted from the waitlist if there is space available in the course before the end of the add/drop period. If space does not become available by the end of the add/drop period, students can try to register in the course in a future term.

For Winter Term, the last day to register in a regularly-scheduled Winter Term 2021 course is January 19. The waitlist will run for the last time on January 19 and students who receive permission on January 19 will only have that day in which to register. NOTE: Consider whether it is advisable to register in the course for which you have received permission. How far into the course is it? Do you have the time and ability to catch up? Did you miss any potential marks already? January 19 is also the last day to drop most U2020W courses for refund.

UWSA's Health Plan and U-Pass

The deadline to opt out of the Greenshield health plan is January 19. See theuwsa.ca/healthplan for details.

International exchange opportunities

Looking for exciting, international experience?  Participate in a UWinnipeg Exchange Opportunity! The next information session is on January 20 from 12:30 pm until 1:30 pm. Complete this form if you would like to attend:  Exchange Information Session

This year, UWinnipeg is looking for students who are interested in becoming UWinnipeg Intercultural Mentors! In this role, students will document their exchange journey via a series of vlogs, culminating in a professional video. The position comes with a $4,000 stipend, to be used towards your exchange! Applications are via video entry – please see the Exchange website for full details: Exchange Opportunities. The application deadline is February 15.

Tuition fees 

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. Tuituin fees are due January 22. 

  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

Note: The fee deadline is NOT the same as the add/drop period. Students who drop a U2020W course January 19-22 and onwards are still responsible for paying all of the course fees.

Tax information  

The Canada Revenue Agency requires all designated educational institutions to provide students’ Social Insurance Numbers (SIN) on the T2202 tax forms and so The University of Winnipeg is requesting students’ SIN in order to comply with this requirement. There is a module in WebAdvisor and Student Planning through which students add their SIN to their University record. Please follow these steps:

  1. Login to WebAdvisor
  2. Click on Current Students
  3. Click on Student Planning/Registration or Student Finance
  4. Choose Social Insurance Number (SIN) Information
  5. Click on the pencil/edit icon on the right side
  6. Type in your nine-digit SIN and save

The University will begin the process of creating the T2202 tax forms on January 22, 2021 in order to have the forms ready to be posted on WebAdvisor on February 28. It is very important that students provide their SIN before January 22.

Grades 

Grades for Fall Term classes will be posted on WebAdvisor on January 27.

Bursaries 

Winter 2021 Bursaries will open mid-December 2020. Application deadline will be February 1.

Need help getting connected to the financial supports you need and deserve to pay for your education? Visit the Awards website uwinnipeg.ca/awards to check out the various info pages, 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.

Transit subsidy

A $78 subsidy will be available to students who purchase a semester bus pass for the 2021 Winter term. Applications are available through our online award application system and will remain open until February 1.

Webinar Wednesdays 

In weekly sessions, Student Services staff will continue to share valuable strategies and tips to help you succeed at UWinnipeg. The next session is on February 10. For more information, please visit: Webinar Wednesdays 

Fall/winter term  

The final day to withdraw from a Fall/Winter Term (U2020FW) class is February 23. No refund is applicable. Courses are dropped through WebAdvisor using the “Student Planning/Registration” link.

Student Aid 

The Canada Student Aid program is offering more loans and 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. For more information, please visit: 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” with staff. To add yourself to the queue, 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 add themselves to the queue 10:00 am - 4:30 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 14 of The Uniter (January 13, 2021)

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