Fall Term U-Pass

U-Pass for the Fall Term will be assessed to students attending on-campus classes. Undergraduate Students taking only online (remote) delivery of Fall Term courses will not be assessed the U-Pass fee.

 

Those attending on-campus courses may apply to opt-out of the U-Pass service if you qualify for one of the following categories: those living outside the city limits, those living in on-campus housing (Ogle Hall, Voyageur Place Residence, Lutheran Theological Seminary, and St. Andrew’s, *College Quarter residences are not eligible), or those unable to ride the bus due to a disability. Opt-Out applications will be available at ussu.ca/upass we will update you when the applications open.

 

U-Pass activation details are being finalized and will be available as soon as possible.

 

Details regarding opt-ins for U-Pass will be announced at a later date.

 

For more information, please email contactus@ussu.ca

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Spring and Summer U-Pass

With online (remote) delivery of Spring and Summer courses, undergraduate students will not be assessed the U-Pass fee. You may see the fee on your account, but the amount will not be collected.

Please note that students will not have access to spring and summer U-PASS. Students wishing to access transit can visit Saskatoon Transit to see the various payment options available. Information on U-PASS availability for the Fall semester will be announced at a later date.

For more information visit ussu.ca/upass or email contactus@ussu.ca

 

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USSU Fee Update

The University of Saskatchewan Students’ Union exists to represent, serve, and support the academic and non-academic needs of undergraduate students of the University of Saskatchewan through accountable, dynamic, and unified leadership. It also serves to protect and maintain the integrity of quality, accessible public education.

Understanding the many difficulties students are facing, we have decided to hold the student union fee at the 19/20 rate and collect $48.06 for the fall term. We are reducing our infrastructure fee by 50% and collecting $32.22 for the fall term. These reductions are made possible by financial reserves and investments that we are able to draw from for short term support.

The USSU is committed to providing services to our members and will announce any updates regarding changes as decisions for the fall are made.

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EMPOWER ME

The USSU is proud to offer this new service to our members! If you’re struggling to find support during this time of physical distancing, Empower Me provides access to counselling and other well-being services delivered by telephone or video-conferencing. It’s confidential, multilingual, and accessible 24/7 at 1-833-628-5589 from anywhere in North America.

Learn more at www.studentcare.ca

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USSU Elections

The University of Saskatchewan Students’ Union (USSU) is conducting Elections for the USSU Executive and University Senate. Voting begins at 9am on Wednesday, March 25, and ends at 4pm on Thursday, March 26.

All eligible voters will have access to the My Election channel in PAWS. Additionally, a notice of the election will appear in PAWS as a larger “sticky” announcement at the top of the PAWS Announcements feed and will not disappear until dismissed by individual users (with “Vote now” or “No thanks” buttons) or the close of the election.

For candidate information visit ussu.ca/elections

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USSU COVID-19 Update March 24

Effective 4:30pm, Tuesday, March 24, 2020, Place Riel and all university buildings will be closed. For all USSU inquiries email contactus@ussu.ca

As an essential service, the Campus Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy in Place Riel remains open. As of March 25, the pharmacy will be delivery only.

Please visit usask.ca/updates for the most up-to-date information on this rapidly changing situation.

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USSU COVID-19 Update March 20

The USSU will remain open in a limited capacity for students and the campus community. We have adjusted our hours of operation to our services.

For all inquiries email contactus@ussu.ca or call 306-966-6960

Place Riel
Effective March 23, Monday to Friday 7:30am-5:30pm. Closed on weekends.

USSU Office
Monday to Friday 8:30am-4:30pm, If you require assistance email contactus@ussu.ca or call 306-966-6960
XL Print & Design email xl@ussu.ca for assistance

Memorial Union Building – Closed
Louis’ Loft – Closed email louisloft@ussu.ca
Louis’ – Closed email louis@ussu.ca

USSU Centres – Closed

USSU Childcare – Closed

Safewalk
Protective Services will provide Safewalk. Anyone requiring a Safewalk should contact Protective Services at 306-966-5555

The USSU will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation as it unfolds. Our focus is ensuring the health of our students and the campus community. The USSU is currently undertaking a series of precautionary steps, including increased cleaning and sanitizing, to help prevent the spread of all germs in Place Riel.

In compliance with the Government of Saskatchewan’s Expanded Public Health Order, the USSU Food Court seating area is closed.

Please visit usask.ca/updates for the most up-to-date information on this rapidly changing situation.

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USSU COVID-19 Update Mar 16

The USSU will remain open for students and the campus community. With respect to the University Social Distancing Protocols, we have adjusted our hours of operation to our services.

USSU Office 8:30am-4:30pm
Louis’ Loft 8am-4pm
Louis’ 11am-7pm
XL Print & Design 8:30am-4:30pm

USSU Centres
The Help, Pride, and Women’s Centres will not be a social gathering space. We will continue drop-in services, 10am-1pm, Monday-Friday.

USSU Food Centre
Students will be able to access the uFood program at ussu.ca/foodcentre.

Please contact the Saskatoon Food Bank directly if you require an Emergency Food Basket https://saskatoonfoodbank.org

Safewalk
Safewalk will be provided by Protective Services. Anyone requiring a Safewalk should contact Protective Services at 306-966-5555

 

The USSU will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation as it unfolds. Our focus is on ensuring the health of our students and the campus community. The USSU is currently undertaking a series of precautionary steps, including increased cleaning and sanitizing, to help prevent the spread of all germs in Place Riel and Memorial Union Building.

Social Distancing Protocols

In an effort to aid the campus community with social distancing, the USSU has removed a number of seats in lower Place Riel and providing spacing in Louis’ and Louis’ Loft.

The university recommends the following community-based safety measures:

*When possible, keep 2m (6ft) of distance between you and other people, and avoid shaking hands and hugging.
*Minimize in-person meetings and group activities; use phone, teleconference and other technologies for meetings.
*Evaluate the need for bringing in outside people to campus; cancel, reschedule or using other methods for the meeting or activity.

Please visit usask.ca/updates for the most up-to-date information on this rapidly changing situation.

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USSU COVID-19 Update

Hi everyone,

Classes are suspended Monday, March 16 through Wednesday, March 18, and beginning Thursday, March 19; the university is moving to remote delivery of classes for the remainder of the winter term.

The USSU will remain open for students and the campus community. We will provide an update on Monday regarding any changes to the hours of our services, including the Food, Help, Pride, and Women’s Centres, Safewalk & Student Crew, Louis’ and Louis’ Loft, and XL Print & Design.

With respect to the mandate from the university, the USSU will be canceling upcoming USSU events and election forums. Campaigning for USSU elections will begin as scheduled on Monday, and we will provide an update regarding the USSU election as soon as possible.

The USSU will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation as it unfolds. Our focus is ensuring the health of our students and the campus community. The USSU is currently undertaking a series of precautionary steps, including increased cleaning and sanitizing, to help prevent the spread of all germs in Place Riel and Memorial Union Building.

Please continue to take these recommended precautions that can help prevent illness and transmission:

  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Sneeze into your sleeve or elbow and throw away soiled tissues as soon as possible, followed by hand washing
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth
  • Stay home if you are sick
  • Make sure that your vaccinations are up-to-date
  • Avoid contact with people who are sick

Please visit usask.ca/updates for the most up-to-date information on this rapidly changing situation.

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Women with Disabilities Take Action

Women with Disabilities Take Action is a safe space discussion group for students who identify as women with disabilities at the University of Saskatchewan campus. We meet every Wednesday from 4-5 pm at the Arts Building room 1008. The meeting room is accessible through the main Arts elevators beside the Arts Café which go up to the 10th floor of the building.

Throughout these sessions, we discuss various disability-related topics such as accessibility issues on campus, mental health resources etc. Also, there are snacks at every meeting!

This discussion group is student-led and organized by the Women’s Centre.

For any questions, please email wwdtakeaction@gmail.com or send us a message on Instagram @wwdtakeaction

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