Monthly Archives: January 2020

Mindfulness for Women in Leadership

The USSU Women’s Centre invites you to join us for ‘Mindfulness for Women in Leadership’, an evening of mindfulness with USask’s own Dr. Erica Carleton and Dr. Megan Walsh!

Join us in learning more about how mindfulness can be used to promote success for women in leadership.

Louis’ Loft- Upper Level, Memorial Union Building, University of Saskatchewan, 93 Campus Drive
Monday, February 10th
Free admission! All are welcome!

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USSU Undergraduate Symposium

Come see all the great things students have been working on!

The Undergraduate Symposium is an annual event highlighting the research, scholarly and artistic works of undergraduate students at the University of Saskatchewan.

Thursday, January 30
North Concourse, Place Riel

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1st Year Students Needed!!

The USSU needs undergraduate students to contribute to the recently formed 1st Year Student Ad-Hoc committee. We will be collecting information and generating ideas to improve our services for incoming students.

If this is of interest to you, please submit an online application by 5:00 pm, January 29, 2020.

This is your chance to make a difference on campus!

For more information, contact:

Regan Ratt-Misponas
USSU President

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USSU Campus Club Week

Our January Campus Club Week has grown to be quite the event. Spanning 9 days, Campus Club Week includes two conferences and a number of independently presented sessions. After surveys, a good number of chats, and our experiences working with, and being in, campus groups, we have crafted this week to meet the needs of our student leaders. With 12 work-related sessions and three networking opportunities, Campus Club Week has something for everyone. Prizes will be available for groups and leaders that participate in Campus Club Week, so be sure to come to as many sessions as you can and bring as many people from your club to increase your chances of winning.

January 17/18: Global Connections Leadership Gathering

The third annual Global Connections Student Leadership Gathering brings together student leaders from across the University of Saskatchewan for a weekend of leadership development, cultural awareness and collaboration on the USask campus situated on Treaty 6 Territory and Homeland of the Metis. Students who attend this event will:
• Gain confidence in their roles as student leaders
• Develop intercultural competency skills
• Gain a deeper understanding of their impact as local and global citizens
• Make lasting connections with other student leaders

Register for the Leadership Gathering here.

January 20-24th: USSU led sessions

Club Expo

Monday January 20th 10:00-2:00
North Concourse, Place Riel
Looking to join a group in term 2? Take a walk through our campus group Expo!
Book a table for this here:

Money Huddle

Tuesday, January 21st 2:00-3:00
Roy Romanow Council Chambers, Place Riel
Tell us what you need help with when it comes to money. Do you have enough? How do you keep track of your money? This group will help us get a better understanding of what we can do to take the “AACKK!!” out of accounting.

Succession Planning

Wednesday, January 22nd 1:00-2:30
Roy Romanow Council Chambers, Place Riel
We all have to pass the torch eventually, so do your incoming executive a favour and hand it over gently, instead of throwing it at them. We’ll talk about succession documents, what they are, how to make them, and how to use them.

Funding Walkthrough

Thursday, January 23rd 1:30-3:00
Roy Romanow Council Chambers, Place Riel
The USSU gives out a bunch of grants to campus groups! Learn what you need to apply for sponsorship and how to go through the process smoothly.

January 25th: Campus Groups Conference

Our first conference dedicated to facilitating student leadership! This is a great opportunity if you’re wanting to continue with student leadership, or want to give your group’s executive the tools they need to succeed before you leave. We will enjoy a full day of valuable presentations, meaningful discussions, prizes for you and your group and, of course, food!

Our Schedule:
9:00 AM – Arrival and registration (food and beverages available)
9:30 AM – Welcome
10:00 AM – Session 1: Risk Management (presented by Cheryl Berndt, Aon Reed Stenhouse Inc.)
11:00 AM – Session 2: Brand Development and Advertising (Presented by Marjorie Delbaere, Edwards School of Business)
12:30 PM – Lunch
1:30 PM – Break-out Sessions
2:30 PM – Session 3: Conflict Resolution (Presented by Carla Odnokon, Edwards School of Business)
4:00 PM – Session 4: Financial Management (Presented by Michael Gonari, Virtus Group LLP)
5:00 PM – Summary
5:30 – 7:30 PM – Networking (food and beverages available)

Whether you come for the information, the opportunity to collaborate with other student leaders, or for the food at the networking session, your participation helps you, helps us, and helps your group! Prizes will be given to the individual that attends the most sessions, and to the group that has the best representation throughout the week!

Register here

Questions? Email

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Term 2 U-Pass Important Dates

December 2, 2019

Term 2 U-Pass can be activated or reactivated at the Information Centre in Upper Place Riel. Term 2 U-Pass allows you to access Saskatoon Transit from January 1 to April 30.

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

December 2, 2019

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

December 31, 2019

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

January 1, 2020

Term 2 U-Pass is active. If you have received or reactivated your U-Pass for Term 2, you will be able to access Saskatoon Transit with your U-Pass.

January 17, 2020

Last day to apply for Term 2 Opt-Outs. Completed online applications are due no later than 4:30 pm.

April 30, 2020

Term 2 U-Pass is deactivated at the end of the day. Spring Term U-Pass will be required on May 1. Spring Term dates will be available in March.

For more information and 0nline opt-out applications visit

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USSU Safewalk

Walking alone? Safewalk is here!

After studying, late classes, late labs, you may find yourself walking alone in the dark, and it can be intimidating!

Safewalk volunteers will be happy to accompany you to your destination within the campus (including parking lots and campus residences). Safewalk is a USSU-based volunteer service working to promote the safety of students alongside Protective Services.

Come visit us in the Arts Tunnel anytime between 8:30PM to 11:30PM on Sundays – Thursdays, we are ready to accompany you to your nearby destinations. You can also arrange for someone to meet you by calling 306-966-SAFE(7233).


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USSU Transit Ad-Hoc Committee

Calling all student leaders!

The USSU needs undergraduate students to contribute to the recently formed Transit Ad-Hoc committee. We will be collecting information and generating ideas to improve transit service for students.

If this is of interest to you, please submit an online application by 5:00 pm, January 14, 2019.

This is your chance to make a difference on campus!

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USSU Special General Meeting 

6:00 p.m. February 6, 2020, ARTS 241


All undergraduate students are eligible to propose amendments to the USSU Bylaw. The USSU consults with the USSU lawyer to ensure that the proposed amendments adhere to the spirit and intent of the Bylaw.

A Special General Meeting will be held Thursday, February 6, 2020, at 6 pm in the Neatby Timlin Theatre (ARTS 241). Please bring your student card for verification as a current U of S student. Pizza and pop will be provided.

Please use the Amendment Form and email your proposed amendments to

Proposed amendments are due January 17, 2020, by 4:30 pm.

Visit for more information


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USSU Undergraduate Symposium – Deadline Extension

With thousands of dollars in prizes up for grabs, undergraduate students at USask are welcome to showcase their research, scholarly and artistic projects at the annual USSU Undergraduate Symposium. Any project undertaken during your undergraduate years (summer internship work, class or personal projects, challenges, case competition results, FYRE research: any new knowledge built or created or researched as an undergraduate student) is welcome at the adjudicated, awarded showcase event.

Register your entry by January 13 – the USSU Undergraduate Symposium will be held in the North Concourse and Roy Romanow Student Council Chamber in Place Riel on January 30, 2020.

Learn more here  and submit your project here

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