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YOUR CAMPUS 2012 – 13 Brought to you by MTS

MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT & VICE-CHANCELLOR Welcome to your University of Winnipeg: a diverse and multicultural community of more than 14,000 people. It’s an extraordinary time to be a UWinnipeg student, and you are attending a dynamic campus that is currently experiencing a renaissance. From the new Richardson College for the Environment and Science Complex — and adjacent green corridor — to the modern Buhler Centre and AnX facilities, our campus is renewing itself and growing to better serve you. That growth continues this fall when construction begins on our new Health & RecPlex. This three-storey, state-of-the-art facility will accommodate sports as well as cultural and community events — and will be one of the most significant recreational facilities ever built in Winnipeg’s downtown. Our academic community remains, as always, com-

mitted to access and excellence. In addition, UWinnipeg is renowned for Indigenous scholarship, environmental commitment, small class sizes and nurturing the leaders of tomorrow. It’s our goal is to help you prepare for a successful career and a life of active and engaged citizenship. I invite you to expand your skills and knowledge, while challenging yourself to achieve your full potential. Whether you are a new or returning student, you will surely find your time here to be an inspiring and rewarding experience. I wish you great success at The University of Winnipeg.

HEALTH & REC-PLEX BRINGS SPORTS AND WELLNESS TO UWINNIPEG AND DOWNTOWN COMMUNITY Let there be soccer... and a whole lot more! On Spence Street, between the Duckworth Centre and the Portage bus loop, The University of Winnipeg is building the Health & RecPlex, a multi-sport athletics and wellness facility that will help alleviate the chronic shortage of indoor recreational space in Winnipeg, enhance the UWinnipeg student experience and offer neighbourhood youth and residents unsurpassed recreational opportunities. Slated to open in spring 2014, the Health & RecPlex will feature a state-of-the-art, indoor green space to accommodate a multitude of sports such as soccer, flag football and track and field, as well as cultural and community events. It will also include: tBMBSHFNVMUJVTFBSUJĂŤDJBMUVSGĂŤFME tBGPVSMBOFSVCCFSJ[FETQSJOUUSBDL tBQSBDUJDFHZN tSFUSBDUBCMFCBUUJOHDBHFT tBNVMUJFWFOUTSPPN tBEBODFZPHBTUVEJP tGPPEBOECFWFSBHFLJPTLT tBOVOEFSHSPVOEQBSLBEFUIBUDBOBDDPNNPEBUF 200 vehicles With the new facilities, UWinnipeg will be able to expand its Wesmen Athletics program and intramural programs for

students, as well as offer new research, teaching and employment opportunities. UWinnipeg will also be able to impact the community through the new Health & RecPlex. For the first time ever, community service agencies have formed a coalition to create sports leagues and programming for the future facility, to serve inner city youth. “We recognize that participating in sports in a safe and healthy environment provides critical life and teamwork skills in a young person’s life,� says Dr. Lloyd Axworthy, UWinnipeg’s President and Vice-Chancellor. The indoor athletics green space will be connected by skywalks to UWinnipeg’s existing Duckworth Centre, which will be renovated to include a new health, wellness, and healingbased complex offering a 2,000 sq. ft. athletic therapy clinic, a 2,600 sq. ft. multi-professional medical clinic, a pharmacy and medical supplies store, and the Bill Wedlake Fitness Centre. It will also employ the expertise of athletic therapists, massage therapists, chiropractors, sports medicine practitioners and general physicians. Services will be open to the student body, the inner-city community and the general public, providing an entire block of health care and recreation options. Visit to learn more.

CHANGES ON CAMPUS DURING CONSTRUCTION As we prepare for construction of the inner-city’s most significant recreation and wellness hub, demolition begins the week of August 15 with removal of McNamara Hall on Spence Street. The building at 359 Young St. will also be removed after Labour Day. We are committed to achieving LEED Silver status and will reuse and recycle all salvageable materials. This project means a number of changes on campus over the next few weeks. BUS SERVICE Winnipeg Transit is relocating the Spence Street Bus Loop to include our west campus. By mid-November a new bus loop will circle around our science complex. A new traffic light with pedestrian crosswalk will be installed at Langside and Portage by midfall 2012. In September, Spence Street buses will be temporarily rerouted south of Portage Avenue to accommodate construction. TREES Construction along Spence and Young necessitates the relocation of the Alumni Garden and a number of trees. In conjunction with our Campus Sustainability Office, Number TEN Architectural Group and local company Wood Anchor, we are committed to keeping or recycling every tree possible for reuse as lumber, furniture and art. Four large elm trees will remain in place. Four trees will be relocated on campus. Other elm, ash, spruce and maple will be carefully cut into lengths and used during construction of the new future United Health and RecPlex. The Richardson Green Corridor, a walkway and cycling path linking our main campus to the west Furby campus, is being landscaped and may accommodate relocated trees from Spence Street. The Alumni Garden will be rededicated on campus in the coming weeks. RELOCATIONS s Klinic on Campus has moved to the main floor of Sparling Hall. s The Legal Help Centre has moved to 310 Balmoral St. s Soma CafÊ is moving from the Duckworth Centre to Lockhart Hall, replacing CafÊ Bodhi in fall 2012. s CafÊ Bodhi will move to the 2nd floor, Duckworth Centre, sometime in fall 2012.

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WHAT’S NEW ON CAMPUS? STUDENT SERVICES s Klinic Student Health Services: new location in Sparling Hall 1S02. s International Student Services: new location, first floor Sparling Hall. FUTURE HEALTH & RECPLEX

s The University of Winnipeg’s Student Housing Office is now located at 515 Portage Avenue. CAMPUS RETAIL s EStore has moved to 473 Portage in the AnX. s Starbucks and Garbonzo’s in the AnX. s Elements the Restaurant (599 Portage) has a new patio adjacent to the Richardson College for the Environment and Science Complex. Take the newly completed Green Corridor from the main campus.

AT YOUR SERVICE For a complete listing of UWinnipeg services, locations, and contact information, use the Layar app on your smartphone and hover over this item or visit


Our campus has grown, but that doesn’t mean you have far to go to access all we have to offer. Student Central, located in the main hub on the first floor

of Centennial Hall, is where you will find the majority of student services support related to your academic career. Access the help you need quickly and efficiently at the newly consolidated and easily navigable hubs. Register for classes, pay tuition, obtain transcripts and records, get your student ID and more. Newly automated terminals streamline the wait process and put you in touch with the right person. There are also three independent “self service” terminals available for use by returning students or those already familiar with university registration. If you’re not able to make it to campus or do not have time to spend waiting in line, try UWinnipeg’s new “At Your

Service” internal voice recognition line by dialing 204-779UWIN (204-779-8946). It’s quick, easy and provides current as well as prospective students with important time sensitive messages. The voice activated prompts will put you in touch with the resources you’re looking for. CENTENNIAL HUB FIRST FLOOR, CENTENNIAL HALL Academic Advising - 1C16 Adult Learner Services - 1C16 Awards & Financial Aid - 1C22 Graduate Studies - Student Records and Registration - 1C16 Academic Scheduling - 1C15

GET THE HELP YOU NEED FROM STUDENT SERVICES Accessing student services is easier than ever. The first floor of Ashdown Hall is where you will find specialized professionals working to make your UWinnipeg experience the best it can be. University life can be stressful at the best of times, so we offer counseling services to those in need. Professional counselors have quiet, comfortable and private offices to help you work through the challenges and stress that many of us experience while working on building our future. Students with disabilities will find Accessibility Services to accommodate any needs, including: quiet spaces for exams, wheelchair friendly workstations, Deaf and Hard of Hearing 2


workstations, assistance with note taking and more. Feel free to visit the Accessibility Resource Centre for the support available to meet your needs. ASHDOWN HUB FIRST FLOOR, ASHDOWN HALL Accessibility Services - 1A08 Admissions - 1A09 Career Services - 1A02 Counseling Services - 1A09A and 1A09B Student Records - 1A14 Registrar’s Office - 1A03, 1B14 (Bryce Hall) Student Recruitment - 1A17

University is an exciting and sometimes challenging experience, especially if you are new to Canada. That is why we are excited to announce our International Students Services is newly located in Sparling Hall. You’ll find a friendly and welcoming new office, assistance with all aspects of academic life, a newly built lounge where you can study, relax and meet with friends, even after hours. Aboriginal Student Services is located on the 2nd floor of Lockhart Hall. Here you’ll find support for academic life, a place to relax between classes, learn about opportunities for extracurricular activities and it’s a great way to get involved with student government and activities.

ORIENTATION 2012: FIRST STEPS FOR FIRST YEAR Welcome to your first year at The University of Winnipeg! To support a successful transition to university, we strongly encourage you to attend one of the following “First Steps for First Year” orientation sessions:

12:30 - 5:00 p.m.


Join us for Breakfast Riddell Hall (off the Spence Street entrance)

9:30 - 10:00 a.m.

Engage in the Welcome Rally Riddell Hall (off the Spence Street entrance)

THINGS “TO DO” CHECKLIST Pay your tuition fees Get your student ID Get a locker Tour the campus Find out where your classes are Order/Pick up your books Activate your Duckworth Centre membership

10:15 - 11:15 a.m. Student Information Session

Convocation Hall, in Wesley Hall Parent Information Session Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall

11:30 - 12:30 p.m. Student Information Session

Convocation Hall, in Wesley Hall Parent Information Session Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall

For more info, visit

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UWSA O-WEEK 2012 TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4 TO FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 Participating in activities during O-Week 2012 is an excellent way to get to know the University – the great professors, students, staff, services, campus and atmosphere that make us unique. You will meet new friends, explore the campus, find out about helpful services and prepare yourself to be a successful university student. O-Week is brought to you by the University of Winnipeg Students’ Association. Learn more @ Did you know? Forty years ago, the University of Winnipeg Students’ Association was officially incorporated as a non-profit organization. To commemorate, the UWSA will be bringing back events and activities from over the years for O-Week 2012, including the Great Tricycle Race. Let’s celebrate!

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4 – STUDENT GROUP FAIR s 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Come learn about the many student groups on campus! Which will you join? You will also be welcomed by ambassadors from Student Services who can share information about student life at UWinnipeg. Another reason to come down a day before classes begin: shorter bookstore lineups!


8:00 a.m. 11:30 12:00 p.m. 12:30 12:45 3:30

FREE Pancake Breakfast DJ Co-op @ Spence Stage Beverages On Sale FREE Hot Dog Lunch @ B-Lot Rob Crooks @ Spence Stage Last Call For Beverages

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6 s s s s s s s s

8:00 a.m. 11:30 12:00 p.m. 12:30 12:45 1:00 3:30 10:00

FREE Pancake Breakfast DJ Co-op @ Spence Stage Beverages On Sale FREE Hot Dog Lunch Animal Teeth @ Spence Stage Great Tricycle Race @ Front Lawn Last Call For Beverages The Noble Thiefs @ Lo Pub

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 s s s s s s s s s

8:00 a.m. 11:30 12:00 p.m. 12:15 12:30 12:45 1:30 12:30 2:00

s 3:30 s 8:00

FREE Pancake Breakfast DJ Co-op @ Front Lawn Beverages On Sale Federal Lights @ Front Lawn FREE Hot Dog Lunch @ B-Lot Scotch + Tape @ Spence Stage Yes We Mystic @ Spence Stage UWinnipeg Duckworth Great Rock Climb Storytime with Uncle Glennie @ Gallery 1C03 Last Call For Beverages Roll Call IV @Pyramid Cabaret feat. Das Racist with Hunnicutt and Co-op

Choose any of the following activities: s Visit the Information Fair in Riddell Atrium s Take a tour of campus s Attend a “drop-in” Academic Advising session if needed s Check off items from your “To Do” list (see below)



Orientation 2012

State of the University Address by President and Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Lloyd Axworthy

8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

E.G Hall / Convocation Hall


9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Richardson College for Environment and Science Complex

E.G Hall / Convocation Hall


Orientation 2012

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.


8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Orientation 2012

E.G Hall / Convocation Hall


9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Aboriginal Student Services Orientation Day Lockhart Hall


8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

International Students’ Orientation Convocation Hall


10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Health Day for International Students Convocation Hall


5:30 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.

Adult Learners Orientation 2M70 Manitoba Hall

Bocce tournament in support of The Opportunity Fund $40/team of four, sign-up on site Portage Commons (front lawn)


10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Ecumenical Service of Worship

(Coffee at 10:00 a.m. and Breakfast following service) The Carl Ridd Sanctuary, Bryce Hall


5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

UWFA Welcome Back Reception RCFE Atrium

OCTOBER 20 2:00 - 5:00 pm

2012 PACE Graduation Duckworth Centre

OCTOBER 21 2:00 - 5:00 pm

2012 Fall Convocation Various

STUDENT GROUPS OFFER DIFFERENT WAYS TO GET INVOLVED ON CAMPUS What is the University of Winnipeg Students’ Association (UWSA)? “The UWSA is important because it really stands there to act for the students and work for the students, and to make sure that their needs are being met,” explains Laura Sexsmith, the UWSA’s Vice-President of Student Services for 2012-13. The UWSA democratically unites UWinnipeg students in order to advance student interests. Its efforts include promoting the exchange of ideas and information among students, and within the greater university community. In aid of this, the UWSA supports and encourages the development of student groups and societies on campus. There are more than 45 different student groups under the UWSA umbrella. “All the groups are a really great place to meet like-minded individuals and have a safe, positive space where students can come and interact with each other socially and academically,” Sexsmith says. And if there isn’t already a student group out there that interests you, she adds, consider starting your own. “There are probably like-minded individuals out there


who would enjoy the same thing.” As well as promoting communication within the university, the UWSA advocates on behalf of students to administrative bodies. Beyond the campus, the UWSA communicates with, and advocates on behalf of students to all levels of administration and government. By working together with other students across Canada, through membership in the Canadian Federation of Students, members of the UWSA have an effective voice at the provincial and federal level.

The UWSA is committed to working at all levels toward a post-secondary education system that is accessible and of the highest possible quality. In all its activities, the UWSA is committed to providing leadership in environmentally-responsible, ethical and progressive ways. Sexsmith says that if you ever have a question or concern, you shouldn’t hesitate to visit her or her fellow executives — Lauren Bosc, president; Zach Fleisher, vice-president advocate; and Andrée Forest, vice-president internal — in the UWSA office in the Bulman Centre. “We really try to be welcoming,” Sexsmith says. “If anyone ever has any questions, definitely don’t be shy to come down and chat with us.” Contact the UWSA by visiting them in the Bulman Students’ Centre or by calling 204-786-9792. Visit THE UNIVERSITY OF WINNIPEG STUDENTS’ ASSOCIATION Bulman Students’ Centre OR30-515 Portage Avenue Winnipeg, MB R3B 2E9



WESMEN’S 2012–13 SEASON PROMISES PLENTY OF ACTION WESMEN SOCCER KICKS OFF SEPTEMBER 7TH Come support your Wesmen soccer teams as they kick off their inaugural CIS seasons on Friday, September 7th on their home turf! The women’s team will host the Manitoba Bisons at 6:00 p.m. and the men’s team will take on the Saskatchewan Huskies at 8:00 p.m. Both matches will take place at the Winnipeg Soccer Complex.

The University of Winnipeg provides fans with the best Men’s and Women’s Volleyball and Basketball excitement in the country. Since the university was founded in 1967, Wesmen teams have gone on to win 20 national championships in both sports. The Wesmen program has also expanded in recent years to include Men’s and Women’s Soccer and Wrestling, as well as Men’s Baseball. The 2012-2013 season will once again provide plenty of action and excitement for sporting fans of all ages. All games are free to students. Visit for a full list of team rosters and schedules. Not on a team, but interested in working out? The Duckworth Centre houses the Bill Wedlake Fitness Centre, which covers nearly 6,000 square feet and features state of the art cardio equipment, weight machines and free weights. The facility also features a new sound system and several mounted televisions for student, faculty, staff and local com-

munity members to enjoy during their workout. The Duckworth Centre also provides a variety of different recreational programs, including badminton, ballroom dancing, fencing, judo, racquetball, yoga and Zumba. Participants will receive top quality instruction tailored for all levels of ability. The cost for classes is $50 for UWinnipeg students and $90 for the general public. For more info, visit

CAMPUS OFFERS A VARIETY OF DIFFERENT DINING OPTIONS DINING OPTIONS ON CAMPUS Duckworth Café and Eatery Duckworth Centre Elements - The Restaurant Science Complex Garbonzo’s Pizza Pub The AnX The MALECON 4th floor, Centennial Hall Pangea’s Kitchen Riddell Hall Soma Café Lockhart Hall Starbucks The AnX Stella’s Café and Bakery The Buhler Centre

BE SAFE! UWINNIPEG SECURITY Did you know UWinnipeg operates two programs for free? SAFE WALK Monday - Thursday 6:00 - 10:00 p.m. Friday 5:30 - 9:30 p.m. SAFE RIDE Daily until 11:00 p.m. Call 204-786-9272 for a walk or ride or visit for further details.


In 2012, people looking for something to eat on campus have more options than ever. Diversity Food Services, the company responsible for the cafeterias on campus at UWinnipeg, have three different locations to serve you: Elements - The Restaurant in the Richardson College for the Environment and Science Complex, Pangea’s Kitchen at Riddell Hall and The MALECÓN on the fourth floor of Centennial Hall. Each location has a different menu, including everything from homemade hamburgers and fries to options like soup, sandwiches, salads, quesadillas

and stir-fry. What each location has in common is a dedication to providing delicious, fresh, affordable, socially responsible food made with locally sourced ingredients. The staff want to keep you, the customer, happy. “The core crew that I brought are all restaurant chefs, and have been for a long time,” says Ben Kramer, Diversity’s executive chef. “We still kind of think like restaurant people where, if we don’t make you happy, we’re dead in the water.” There are plenty of other options on campus as well, including the Duckworth Café and Eatery in

WIRELESS SERVICES MAKES CONNECTING TO THE WEB EASIER THAN EVER Want to use your laptop or smartphone to browse the web in between class? The University of Winnipeg launched a new and improved wireless service this past May so you can do just that. The new wireless network has increased capacity, greater accessibility and usability of service. You can access university public web resources and the internet. There is no extra cost for this service - it’s already covered in your student fees. The UWinnipeg-Wireless network: t Replaces the UW-STUDENT and UWRESEARCH networks

the Duckworth Centre. If you’re looking for pizza and beer, there’s Garbonzo’s Pizza Pub in The AnX, right near the Starbucks where you can grab a coffee in between classes. And don’t forget, The University of Winnipeg Students’ Association runs a small eatery in Lockhart Hall called Soma Café. You can enjoy caffeinated beverages, daily soup and sandwich specials, samosas and baked goods. “We make sure all our products are affordable and of the best quality as well,” UWSA President Lauren Bosc says of Soma. And last but not least, one of Winnipeg’s favourite breakfast places opened a location on campus last year. Stella’s Café & Bakery is located in the Buhler Centre. Each Stella’s location has its own feel and charm, and the Buhler Centre is no different. “It’s a much more contemporary space than we’re used to,” says Grant Anderson, director of operations for Stella’s. “We’ve infused the space with Stella.” For more info, visit



t Has eight (8) times more capacity t Offers higher availability through increased coverage t Can be used for student, staff, and faculty personal wireless devices t Offers a secure connection You can access the UWinnipeg-Wireless network everywhere on campus.


For full info on how to access the new wireless network and who to talk to if you’re having trouble, please visit


5 Lectures begin 14 In-Course bursary and award application deadline 18 Last day to add a course & last day to drop a course in the fall & fall/ winter terms for a full tuition credit – if you have fees owing in January this credit will go towards those fees 8

Thanksgiving (The University is closed) 15 In-Course scholarship application deadline 25 Final date to drop a fall term course without academic penalty


11 Remembrance Day (The University is closed) 12 Regular classes 23 Final date to drop a fall/winter term course and receive a 50% tuition credit 27 Last day of regularly scheduled classes 28 Make-up day for classes missed on Thanksgiving Monday


3 Exams begin 17 Exams end 21 Winter break (The University is closed) 4


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