Term 1 U-Pass Opt Out Deadline

Last day to apply for Term 1 Opt Outs is September 19. Completed online applications are due no later than 4:30 p.m.

Visit ussu.ca/upass for more information and online opt out forms.

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SASKATCHEWAN STUDENT COALITION CALLING FOR ACTION!

On September 29 at 1pm, Saskatchewan Student Coalition is inviting the public to join us in a provincial call to action: a call on the Provincial Government to support post-secondary education, and to reverse the trend of cuts to our institutions.

In the March 2017 budget, the province introduced a 5.6% cut to the base funding of University of Regina, University of Saskatchewan, and Saskatchewan Polytechnic. The tuition tax credit was eliminated, and northern education programs are being defunded and closed down. These changes are the steepest Access to quality post-secondary education is threatened by these cuts, and Saskatchewan’s potential will be limited if there is not a change in direction.

It is our belief that the vibrant culture of creativity and diversity that our institutions provide, along with the value they add to the economy of #Saskatchewan, is being overlooked. We call on students and community members alike to join us in an effort to bring forward the value that quality education brings to the province, and the city of #Saskatoon.

For more information please visit saskatchewanstudentcoalition.ca

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Take Back the Night

The USSU Women’s Centre, Saskatoon Women’s Community Coalition, YWCA, and the Saskatoon Sexual Assault and Information Centre are proud to host Take Back the Night – an annual march to end violence in the community on Thursday, September 21, 2017.

Community gathering at 7:00 pm at YWCA Saskatoon (510 25 St. E) with the Community March to follow.

All ages and genders are welcome. The march will be happening rain or shine, so dress for the weather and bring signs and noisemakers!

For more information email womenscentre@ussu.ca

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Term 1 U-Pass Important Dates

August 14, 2017

Term 1 U-Pass stickers are available. Stickers can be picked up or reactivated at the Information Centre in Upper Place Riel.

* If you received a U-Pass sticker in the past you will be required to reactivate the sticker at the Information Centre.

August 14, 2017

Opt-Out applications may be submitted online to the USSU.

August 31, 2017

Summer Term U-Pass stickers are deactivated at the end of the day. Term 1 U-Pass will be required effective September 1, 2017.

September 1, 2017

Term 1 U-Pass stickers are activated. If you have received or reactivated your U-Pass sticker for Term 1, you will be able to access City Transit with your U-Pass.

September 19, 2017

Last day to apply for Term 1 Opt Outs. Completed online applications are due no later than 4:30 p.m.

December 31, 2017

Term 1 U-Pass stickers are deactivated at the end of the day.

For more information and Opt-Out applications visit ussu.ca/upass

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Sexual Assault Awareness Week, Sept 18-22

Sexual assault is everyone’s problem. Learn how to become part of the solution.

Sept 18-19 10am-2pm
Resource Fair
North Concourse, Upper Place Riel

Sept 18 7pm
Take Back the Mic
Louis’ Loft

Join us for an evening of reclamation, where local spoken word artists will take to the mic to share their experiences with sexual assault, and rewrite the narrative of what it means to be a survivor. $5 admission fee, community sign-up sheet at the door.

Sept 19 4pm
Ted Talk
STM Student Lounge

Sept 21 7pm
Take Back the Night
Saskatoon YWCA

A collective action to raise awareness about the violence that vulnerable people face.

Sept 22 6pm
We Can Dance If We Want To
GSA Commons

Consent themed all ages, and family friendly dance.

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Campus Club Week

Interested in joining a club? Campus Club Week is perfect for you! Come check out the Arts Tunnel September 18-22 to see all the different clubs this campus has to offer. Groups will be promoting their events, recruiting members and informing students on their mandate. For more information regarding campus clubs, visit ussu.ca/studentgroups

Interested in booking a table? Contact tables@ussu.ca

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Indigenous Student Panel

The USSU and The Indigenous Students’ Council are partnering to host a student-led panel discussion to give incoming Indigenous students a variety of tips, tricks, and advice on how to navigate through university life!

From academic-related topics to questions about the student experience, our panelists have you covered on everything university-related!

The panel will be taking place at the Gordon Oakes Readbear Student Centre in the common area. The panel will take place from 3:00-4:00pm, but there will be time before and after the panel to reach out and get to know your panelists and other attendees.

A candy bar will also be provided to attendees! Come on out and indulge in our candy selection while also building your connections at the university!

Everyone is welcome!

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USSU Welcome Week- Sept 6-8

Celebrate back to school with your USSU!

This year we have 3 days to celebrate being back on campus. You’ll see Food Trucks, Campus Groups, Beer Gardens, DJs and Live Music, and the Carless Drive-In.

Your USSU Executive will be handing out the Survival Calendar in the Bowl (11am-4pm), and you can grab great swag from all our sponsors and make sure to visit the information tent to learn more about some of the groups on campus.

If you’re on the University of Saskatchewan campus September 6-8, you better not miss USSU Welcome Week, the biggest party on campus!

Wednesday, September 6
Drewski 11am-1pm
MiniVandal 1pm-2pm
Shantaia 2pm-3pm
Tefrondon 3pm-5pm

Thursday, September 7
Pancake Breakfast provided by the faculty association, aspa, cupe 1975, space, cupe 3287, resident doctors of saskatchewan 7:30am-10am

DJ Pete 11am-1pm
Too Soon Monsoon 1pm-2pm
Taylor Jade 2pm-3pm
Kidalgo 3pm-5pm

Carless Drive-In (in the Bowl)
Ferris Buelller’s Day Off 9pm

Friday September 8
Eazy T 11am-1pm
Cory Dallas Standing 1pm-2pm
The Dirt Rich Band 2pm-3pm
Charlie Hustle 3pm-5pm

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Volunteer with the USSU

U of S students create an energetic community where diverse personalities and interests thrive—inside and outside the classroom. Becoming a Student At Large (SAL) on a USSU committee is a great way to get involved with your students’ union and contribute to making our campus a better place.
Students may apply for any of the following:

Academic Affairs Committee
Budget and Finance Committee
Elections Committee
External Affairs Committee
Indigenous Student Affairs Committee
International Student Affairs Committee
Student Affairs Committee
Sustainability Committee
University of Saskatchewan Student Forum

For more information and the online application visit ussu.ca/committees or to volunteer with a USSU Centre visit ussu.ca/centres

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International Students – Welcome Panel

The USSU and The International Student and Study Abroad Centre (ISSAC) are partnering to host a student-led panel discussion to give incoming international students a variety of tips, tricks, and advice on how to navigate through university life!

From academic-related topics to questions about the student experience, our panelists have you covered on everything university-related!

The panel will be taking place at the ISSAC Training Room 70.4 located next to the food court in Lower Place Riel. The panel will take place from 3:00-4:00 pm, but there will be time before and after the panel to reach out and get to know your panelists and other attendees.

A candy bar will also be provided to attendees! Come on out and indulge in our candy selection while also building your connections at the university!

Everyone is welcome!

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