Calling All Student Leaders

This is your chance to make a difference on campus!

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.

The USSU is governed by University Students’ Council; to aid Students’ Council, there are a number of committees that review issues in-depth and provide recommendations for action to the Executive. For more information regarding USSU committees, read the USSU Bylaw.

If any of the following committees are of interest to you, please submit an online application by 4:30 pm, September 17, 2019.

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

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Know Your Rights!!

Come one and come all to Know Your Rights Week!!!! During one of the most thrilling weeks of the year, get ready to know YOUR student rights and responsibilities! The week is designed to provide you with valuable knowledge that will be useful going into midterm season! It is a collaboration between your USSU and Student Learning Services! 

 

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 23

  • The week kicks off with the start of a weekly series of posts on Facebook, and Instagram called, “Know Your Rights Mondays”! 
  • Student Learning Services Workshop: Digital Literacy and Your Digital Footprint
    • Are you information savvy when it comes to your digital literacy skills?  Attend this workshop to learn more about digital literacy and tips for managing your digital footprint.
    • Collaborative Learning Lab (Room 145), Murray Bldg: 12:30-1:30pm.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24

  • Face to Face: Join your USSU Executive in St. Thomas More by the Student Lounge! While you are there, try your luck at spinning the wheel of rights and responsibilities! Test your knowledge and have a chance to enter a draw! 

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25

  • Student Learning Services Workshop: What Is Academic Integrity, and What Do I Need to Know About It?
    • You have probably heard the term “academic integrity.” Your professors mention it on every syllabus and in class, and you may hear other students talk about it. Come to this workshop to figure out what all the fuss is about and learn how to do your work with integrity!
    • Collaborative Learning Lab (Room 145), Murray Bldg: 2:30-3:30pm. 

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26

  • Your Wallet? At Risk? Shining a light on Online Homework Systems and Open Educational Resources
    • What are Online Homework Systems and how are they integrated into your learning experience? How can Open Educational Resources help save you $$$$$? Come to this workshop, hosted by your very own VP Academic! This presentation is broken into two parts. One section aims at raising students’ awareness of what Online Homework Systems are, as well as the risks associated with them. The second half of the presentation will discuss strategies on how to approach your professors when asking about Open Educational Resources, and the benefits they bring to both students and instructors. FREE FOOD. 
    • Roy Romanow Council Chamber, Upper Place Riel: 2:30-3:30pm. 

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27

  • In Lieu of the Earth Climate Strike, there will not be any specific programming. Instead, make sure you attend the rally happening at City Hall at noon! Bring Signs and have your voice heard!  

As well, make sure to check out other sessions Student Learning Services is providing for students in September through their SmartStart Program! Check out their September Schedule!

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Club Week

Interested in joining a club? Campus Club Week is perfect for you! Check out the Arts Tunnel September 16-20 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? Email tables@ussu.ca

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Take Back the Night

Saskatoon Women’s Community Coalition and USSU Women’s Centre presents Take Back the Night: An Annual March to End Violence in the Community on September 12th at the YWCA 510 25th Street East.

The evening will begin at 7:00 PM with a gathering at the YWCA and a presentation by Kendra Weenie. The community march will begin at 7:30 PM and there will be refreshments following the march and entertainment by Desiree Nieckar in the gym of the YWCA.

There will be a bus available for individuals that may not be able to walk the entire route.

Everyone is welcome! Dress for the weather and be prepared to make some noise.

Email womenscentre@ussu.ca for more information

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Term 1 U-Pass Important Dates

August 12, 2019

Term 1 U-Pass can be activated or reactivated at the Information Centre in Upper Place Riel. Term 1 U-Pass allows you to access Saskatoon Transit September 1 to December 31.

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

August 12, 2019

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

August 31, 2019

Summer Term U-Pass is deactivated at the end of the day. Term 1 U-Pass will be required effective September 1.

September 1, 2019

Term 1 U-Pass is active. If you have received or reactivated your U-Pass for Term 1, you will be able to access Saskatoon Transit with your U-Pass.

September 17, 2019

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

December 31, 2019

Term 1 U-Pass is deactivated at the end of the day. Term 2 U-Pass will be required January 1.

 

Term 2 dates will be available in November, for more information visit ussu.ca/upass

 

 

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Sexual Assault Awareness

Take Back the Night 

September 12, 7:00PM-9:00PM

Saskatoon Women’s Community Coalition once again presents Take Back the Night: An Annual March to End Violence in the Community on September 12th at the YWCA 510 25th Street East.

The evening will begin at 7:00 PM with a gathering at the YWCA. The community march will begin at 7:30 PM and there will be refreshments following the march and entertainment by Desiree Nieckar in the gym of the YWCA.

There will be a bus available for individuals that may not be able to walk the entire route.

Everyone is welcome! Dress for the weather and be prepared to make some noise.

Facebook Event 

 

Take Back the Night Sign Making Party

September 12,  12:00PM-3:00PM

Feeling creative? Are you interested on attending Take Back the Night, an annual march to end violence in the community on September 12th? Stop by the USSU Women’s Centre on September 12th anytime between 12:00PM-3:00PM to create a sign for the march. We’ll have lots of sign making supplies and inspiration, along with free snacks!

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Saskatoon Sexual Assault and Information Centre Student Workshop

September 13,  1:00PM-2:00PM

Participate in Sexual Assault Awareness week by attending a FREE student workshop focused around sexual violence and supporting survivors.

Would you like to learn more about the definition of sexual violence, receiving disclosures, consent and the law, the impacts of sexual violence on victims and survivors, and supports in Saskatoon? Join SSAIC (Saskatoon Sexual Assault and Information Centre) for a FREE workshop on September 13th from 1PM-2PM in the Roy Romanow Student Council Chamber in Upper Place Riel. Snacks will be provided!

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Registration  

 

Ted Talk Time at STM

September 16, 4:00PM-5:00PM

Come on down to the STM Student lounge September 16th from 4:00PM-5:00PM for a TED Talk viewing and discussion, in association with Sexual Assault Awareness week 2019. 

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Pizza and Movie Night 

September 17,  5:00PM-6:30PM

The Graduation Students’ Association presents a free screening of the film “Audrie & Daisy” as part of the Sexual Assault Awareness Week 2019. Join us for the movie while you meet new friends and establish contacts with the campus community. The screening will take place at the GSA Commons on September 17th at 5PM. 

FREE PIZZA + FREE POPCORN

Open to all graduate and undergraduate students!

Facebook Event 

 

Bringing in the Bystander Training

September 18th 12:00PM-1:30PM

Bringing in the bystander is a 90-minute workshop that uses real-world examples, skill and empathy-building activities, and role-playing scenarios that equip participants with the skills and knowledge to make a difference at the community level by addressing elements of rape culture.

Participants learn about a spectrum of harmful behaviours that constitute sexual violence and methods of interrupting sexual violence safely when it is occurring or likely to occur.

 

To register for training and more information, check out this link: https://students.usask.ca/events-calendar/2019/09/SAO_BITB.php

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USSU Welcome Week Presented by SaskTel

If you’re on the University of Saskatchewan campus September 4-6, you better not miss USSU Welcome Week, the biggest party on campus! And YES, there will be Mini Doughnuts provided by SaskTel in front of Place Riel all three days!!

Celebrate back to school with the USSU! This year we have Food Trucks, Beer Gardens, Bands, DJs, Pancake Breakfast, Ping Pong, the Carless Drive-In, and tonnes of fun taking place in the Bowl including student groups and lots of free giveaways to students, including the USSU Executive handing out the USSU Survival Calendar.

USSU Welcome Week festivities begin at 11:00 am each day in the Bowl with food, beer gardens, bands and DJs playing throughout the day. Thursday will host the pancake breakfast from 7am-10am and Carless Drive-In, featuring Hocus Pocus starting at 8pm, in the Bowl. Nom Nom, Güd Eats, Smokes Poutine, and Boryski’s will be in the Bowl all week for students to enjoy.

Wednesday, September 4

  • Shevy Chase
  • Matt Remenda Ensemble
  • Surprise Performance
  • Easy T

Thursday, September 5
Welcome Week Pancake Breakfast hosted by the Unions on Campus, 7am-10am.

  • Shevy Chase
  • Ariel and Sean
  • Taylor Long
  • Tefrondon

Carless Drive-In 8 pm in the Bowl
Hocus Pocus

Friday, September 6

  • Tony Tech
  • Mark Mills
  • Easy T

Keep checking social media for updates on everything going on!

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Summer Term U-Pass (Quarters 3 -4) Important Dates

June 17, 2019

Summer Term U-Pass can be activated or reactivated at the Information Centre in Upper Place Riel.

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

June 17, 2019

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

June 28, 2019

Last day to submit opt-out applications for qualified students enrolled in Summer Term, Quarter 3, Quarter 4 (6 credit) and/or Quarter 3 (3 credit) classes.

Completed applications are due no later than 4:30 p.m.

June 30, 2019

Spring Term U-Pass stickers are deactivated at the end of the day. Summer Term U-Pass will be required July 1, 2019.

July 1, 2019

Summer Term U-Pass is activated. If you have received or reactivated your U-Pass for the 2019 Summer Term you will be able to access City Transit with your U-Pass.

July 24, 2019

Last day to submit opt-out applications for qualified students enrolled in Summer Term, Quarter 4 (3 credit classes).

Completed online applications are due no later than 4:30 p.m.

August 31, 2019

Summer Term U-Pass stickers are deactivated at the end of the day. Term 1 U-Pass will be required September 1, 2019.

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SPRING TERM U-Pass (QUARTERS 1 & 2) Important Dates

April 15, 2019

Spring Term U-Pass can be activated or reactivated at the Information Centre in Upper Place Riel.
* If you received a U-Pass in the past you will be required to reactivate your U-Pass at the Information Centre.

April 15, 2019

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

April 30, 2019

Term 2 U-Pass stickers are deactivated at the end of the day. Spring Term U-Pass will be required effective May 1, 2019.

May 1, 2019

Spring Term U-Pass is activated. If you have received or reactivated your U-Pass for the 2019 Spring Term you will be able to access City Transit with your U-Pass.

May 10, 2019

Last day to submit opt-out applications for qualified students enrolled in Spring Term, Quarter 1, Quarter 2 (6 credit) and/or Quarter 1 (3 credit) classes.

Completed online forms are due no later than 4:30 p.m.

May 28, 2019

Last day to submit opt-out applications for qualified students enrolled in Spring Term, Quarter 2 (3 credit classes).
Completed online forms are due no later than 4:30 p.m.

June 30, 2019

Spring Term U-Pass is deactivated at the end of the day. Summer Term U-Pass will be required effective July 1, 2019.

 

For more information visit ussu.ca/upass

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USSU Elections – VOTE March 27 and 28

The University of Saskatchewan Students’ Union (USSU) is holding Elections for USSU Executive, Members of Student Council, and University Senate. Voting begins at 9am on Wednesday, March 27, and ends at 4pm on Thursday, March 28.
All eligible voters will have access to the election channel in PAWS. This channel appears in the main PAWS menu under the heading, “Vote.”
For candidate information visit ussu.ca/elections

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