University Students’ Council By-Election

The USSU is looking for undergraduate students to become members of University Students’ Council.

Member for College of Dentistry
Member for Edwards School of Business
2 Members for International Students
Member for College of Kinesiology
Member for College of Medicine
Member for Western College of Veterinary Medicine

Students associated with the college, institution or group will be able to vote on PAWS October 17 (beginning at 9 a.m.) until October 18 (ending at 4 p.m.).

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Teaching Excellence Awards

Do you have a Professor or Teaching Assistant that inspires you? Is your instructor passionate about teaching? Do they go that extra mile to ensure you succeed?

 

Nominate them for a Teaching Excellence Award at ussu.ca/tea

 

 

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Mental Health Awareness Week

Join the USSU Help Centre and Peer Health Mentors celebrate Healthy Mental Health Practices, and talk about Mental Illness!

Monday, October 2
9:30: Smudge at the ASC to start the week off!
10-2: Look for us in the Tunnel and tell us what you do for Self-Care!
11:30: Weekday Mass @ STM Chapel
3:30: Drop-in Mindfulness Meditation @STM Chapel
5:30: PED Exercise is Medicine Event, hosted by SPNSS

Tuesday, October 3
10-2: Look for us in the Tunnel and tell us what you do for Self-Care!
11:30 – 12:30: Drop in Mindfulness Session in Admin C280
11:30: Weekday Mass @ STM Chapel
5:00 – 7:30: Maternal Mental Health in Gordon Oaks Red Bear Centre, hosted by Parents on Campus.

Wednesday, October 4
11:30: Soup and Bannock in the Aboriginal Student Centre
11:30: Weekday Mass @ STM Chapel
1:30 – 2:30: Paws your Stress Therapy Dogs in Gordon Oaks Red Bear Centre
1:30: SafeTALK, Suicide Prevention Workshop hosted by GSA
4:00 – 5:00: Mental Health Ted Talk in STM Student Lounge

Thursday, October 5 – Be Well Day
9:45: Wellness Strategy Launch in PAC Gym
10:00 – 2:00: Resource Fair in the North Concourse
11:30: Weekday Mass @ STM Chapel
12:00: Resiliency Talk, hosted by ASC
5:00 – 8:00: Paint Night at Louis’ Loft, hosted in partnership with SCYAP
8:00: Mindful Living Yoga w/ food to follow in the Williams Gym

Friday, October 6
9:30: Centring Prayer @ STM Chapel
12:00: Elephant in the Room Hot Chocolate Giveaway in the tunnel

Email help.centre@ussu.ca if you have any questions or if you would like to add an event to the week!

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USSU By-Election Call For Nominations

Do you enjoy politics and want to make a difference on campus? Do you feel your College, School, Institution or Group need a voice?

The USSU is looking for undergraduate students to become the 2017-2018 Members of Student Council.

College of Dentistry (1 member)
College of Education (1 member)
College of Kinesiology (1 member)
College of Medicine (1 member)
Edwards School of Business (1 member)
International Students (2 members)
Western College of Veterinary Medicine (1 member)

October 4
MANDATORY Orientation Meeting for all undergraduate students who wish to run for Members of Student Council in the Roy Romanow Student Council Chamber, Room 110.3, Upper Place Riel at 4:00 p.m. Chaired by the USSU General Manager. Nomination forms for Members of Student Council will be available at the Orientation Meeting.

For more information visit ussu.ca/elections

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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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Trick or Eat

This Halloween, instead of candy, the USSU Food Centre volunteers will go off campus to ask for donations and non-perishable food items for the Saskatoon Food Bank.

Last year the USSU recruited 150 volunteers, who collected and donated 5000 pounds of food, and we want you to join the fun!
To sign up or for more information email food.centre@ussu.ca

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Queerapalooza 2017

Flag Raising
Monday, September 25
Nobel Plaza; 12pm
Opening ceremony to kickstart the week.

Gaymes Night
Tuesday, September 26
Pride Centre, Room 104 Memorial Union Building; 6-9pm
Come join us in the Pride Centre for a fun-filled evening of games and fun. Meet new people and make new friends in a gender and sexually diverse positive space. Free snacks! Everyone Welcome!

Sharing Circle
Thursday, September 28
Room 230 Gordon Oakes Centre; 1pm
An open group for Two-Spirit identified people, their families, friends, and allies, regardless of age, race/ethnicity, gender, health status, socioeconomic background, sexual orientation, and gender identity. Join us for this facilitator guided Sharing Circle! In partnership with the Aboriginal Students’ Centre

Drag Show- Carnival
Saturday, September 30
Louis’  8pm
Presale tickets can be purchased at the Pride Centre or in the Arts Tunnel during Queeralapalooza. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door. This is a +19 event.

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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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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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