USSU Last Lecture Series

The USSU Last Lecture Series provides faculty with an opportunity to share their hypothetical ‘last lecture’ and discuss any topic of their choice.

On Wednesday, March 29th from 5:30 to 6:30 PM, the USSU and the SESS are pleased to host Dr. J.D. Johnston, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, who will be giving a lecture to students about biomedical design. The event is in Engineering Room 1B79.

Dr. Johnston will be giving students a walk-through of the design process for making a new hip implant allowing them to design the device alongside him.

There will be free pizza and beverages for those in attendance.

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Trans Awareness Week

Trans Awareness Week is a time to raise the visibility of transgender and gender non-conforming individuals, as well as outline the issues experienced within this community. The following is a list of educational and fun events that will be occurring throughout the week:

Monday, March 27
Trans 101 Workshop
3:00pm-4:30pm, ARTS 108
This workshop, facilitated by OUTSaskatoon’s Ben Lindsay, will take you through the definitions of and issues surrounding transgender identities. A basic understanding of queer identities is recommended before taking this workshop.

Tuesday, March 28
Gender Revolution Potluck
6:00-9:00 pm, OUTSaskatoon
Gender Revolution, a group that meets every Tuesday, is happy to put on a community dinner and potluck for the week. This event is open to all trans and gender non-conforming people and accepting friends, families, and allies. Please bring some food to share, and we highly encourage you to be conscious of other people’s food restrictions and allergies.

Wednesday, March 29
Movie Night
6:00 pm, OUTSaskatoon
This night will include a screening of “Transgender Journey: the Struggle for Rights and Respect”, a documentary that gives a voice to Canadian trans and gender non-conforming people. There will also be lots of snacks! If you like eating and watching some educational TV, this is the night for you.

Thursday, March 30
Saskatoon Squares
6:30 pm, OUTSaskatoon
OUTSaskatoon is proud to put on the game show, Saskatoon Squares. The show’s topic is around Sexual Health and Trans Health. If you want to have some fun and learn something new, come on out to this event!

Friday, March 31
Living Trans 101
6:00 pm, OUTSaskatoon
This event is catered toward transgender and gender non-conforming individuals. Two facilitators from Gender Revolution will lead a discussion on myths and misconceptions of being trans.

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USSU Election – Vote Today!

The University of Saskatchewan Students’ Union (USSU) is holding a General Election today for Executive positions, Members of Student Council, and University Senate. Voting began at 9 am on Wednesday, March 22, and ends at 4 pm on Thursday, March 23, 2017. Results will be announced on the final day of voting in Place Riel.

Vote by going to the My Elections channel in PAWS. You will need your Network Services ID (NSID) and password to access your ballot. If you don’t know your NSID, or cannot log in to PAWS, please contact the ICT Service Desk.  

USSU election and candidate information can be found at ussu.ca/elections.

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USSU Last Lecture Series

The USSU Last Lecture Series provides faculty with an opportunity to share their hypothetical ‘last lecture’ and discuss any topic of their choice.

The USSU and the EBSS are pleased to host Dr. Keith Willougby, the Interim Dean of the Edwards School of Business will be speaking to students. The title of his lecture is “Straight Outta Sanity: Three Life Lessons Learned from Data Analytics.”

There will be free pizza and beverages for those in attendance.

TODAY – March 21
11:30 am
Moeller Resource Room (ESB 244)

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USSU Elections

The University of Saskatchewan Students’ Union (USSU) is holding a General Election for Executive, Members of Student Council and Senate. Campaigning will begin on March 13, 2017 and end on March 23, 2017.

The USSU will be conducting Executive Candidate Forums across campus during this time. We encourage you to come out and ask questions of those students wishing to represent you.

EXECUTIVE FORUM LOCATIONS AND TIMES

March 14, 2017
Location: Louis’
Time: 4 p.m.

March 15, 2017
Location: North Concourse, Place Riel
Time: 2:30 p.m.

March 16, 2017
Location: Engineering Student Lounge
Time: 12 p.m.

March 21, 2017
Location: Edwards Reading Room
Time: 12:30 p.m.

Vote on PAWS March 22 & 23, for more information and candidate information visit ussu.ca/elections

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#UsaskMatters

Ensuring student success requires adequate funding for student services and programs. The USSU is calling on the provincial government to fulfill their campaign promise of supporting post-secondary students.

Student services and supports are essential for the U of S to maintain a quality and accessible post-secondary education. However, the financial costs of these programs cannot be forced upon students through tuition increases.

What can you do to help ensure the STUDENT VOICE is heard?

Come to Upper Place Riel TODAY, Wednesday, March 15th @ 10:30 AM and share your story at the rally!

Let your stories show the provincial government just how important post-secondary services and programs really are!

Visit ussu.ca/usaskmatters

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Experience In Excellence Awards

Doug Favell U of S Staff Spirit Award
This award recognizes non-academic staff members who are responsible for enhancing the student experience. This award recognizes non-academic staff members who are responsible for enhancing the student experience.

Doug Favell U of S Staff Spirit Award Nomination Form

Vera Pezer Award for Student Enhancement
This award is presented to U of S student volunteers who have given their time and energy to ensure that non-academic facets of the student experience are enhanced.
Please nominate and complete the evaluation of a current undergraduate student or group that you think has contributed to creating a positive environment through their volunteerism at the University of Saskatchewan.

Vera Pezer Award for Student Enhancement Volunteerism Nomination Form

Academic Advising Award
This award honours outstanding delivery of Academic Advising at the University of Saskatchewan and serves to recognize the importance Academic Advising has on enhancing the student experience.
Please nominate and complete the evaluation of a current Academic Advisor that you think has contributed to creating a positive environment through their effective and professional approach to academic advising at the University of Saskatchewan.

Academic Advising Award Nomination Form

Walter Murray Leadership Award
This award is presented to a student who has provided leadership beyond the call of duty in enhancing the student experience at the University of Saskatchewan.
Please nominate and complete the evaluation of a current undergraduate student that you think has contributed to creating a positive environment through their leadership roles at the University of Saskatchewan.

Walter Murray Leadership Award Nomination Form

Deadline for nominations is 4:30 pm March 3, 2017.

 

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USSU Elections – Call For Nominations!

Do you want to make a difference in your campus community? Interested in planning awesome events? Are you enthusiastic about academics or budget and finances? Do you feel your College, School, Institution or Group need a voice?

If you answered “yes” to any these questions then you should consider running for a position with your Students’ Union.

The USSU is looking for undergraduate students to become the 2017-2018 Executive, Members of Students’ Council (MSC) and Student Senate representatives.

Visit ussu.ca/elections for more details!

 

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Menstrual Product Drive

Newspapers, Rags, Balled Up Yarn and Toilet Paper are just a few examples of items that women use to absorb their menstrual flow when they cannot afford conventional products.

The USSU Women’s Centre is holding a Menstrual Product Drive February 13-17 in the ARTS Tunnel from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Donate menstrual products such as pads, tampons, menstrual cups, and other personal hygiene products. We will also be accepting cash donations to purchase menstrual products.

All donations go directly to AIDS Saskatoon and northern Saskatchewan communities.

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Campus Farmers’ Market

The Campus Farmers’ Market, brought to you by the Office of Sustainability, the USSU and the Saskatoon Farmers’ Market, is shifting its day of operation this term from Fridays to Thursdays. Join local vendors and artisans in Upper Place Riel TODAY (Feb. 9) from 9 am–1 pm.
Come check out:
Laura’s Fabulous Rolls
Good Spirit Bakery
Gail’s Soap Cutts
Hort Club
Beadtendo
Those Girls at the Market
Three Foragers Honey

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