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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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Transgender Day of Remembrance

Transgender Day of Remembrance is a day to memorialize those we have lost as a result of anti-transgender violence and to raise public awareness of the continued violence that the transgender community faces today.

We call on all our allies to step forward and stand in vigil beside us.

This will be followed by a cake and tea in the Education Student’s Lounge.

Wednesday, November 20
The Education Student’s Lounge
6 pm

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Who Needs Feminism

Tell us why YOU need feminism and win a prize! Taking a photo at our booth or submitting a response to our Instagram or Facebook, both count as an entry to win one of our daily prizes!

Why do you need feminism? The USSU Women’s Centre will be traveling to colleges across campus from November 4th-8th promoting our Who Needs Feminism photo campaign. The intention of this event is to highlight intersectionality in feminism by gathering and sharing responses about what feminism means to students across campus. Stop by any of the locations listed below between 10AM-1PM to tell us why you need feminism, have your photo taken for our Facebook page, and learn more about the USSU Women’s Centre.

OR check out our Instagram @ussuwomenscentre to respond to our daily Instagram stories with your “I need feminism because…” message!

November 4th: Health Science across from theatre 1130
November 5th: Lower Place beside Treats
November 6th: Lower Place beside Treats
November 7th: Thorvaldson hallway 131
November 8th: Engineering second floor near 2C00

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USSU Teaching Excellence Awards

The USSU Teaching Excellence Awards recognizes Professors and Teaching Assistants who demonstrate teaching excellence at the University of Saskatchewan. An excellent teacher not only gives us access to knowledge but also gives us the tools with which to turn that knowledge into wisdom. Students evaluate teachers and their environment in a number of ways; three important areas include enthusiasm, organization, and fairness of evaluation.

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!

Nominations are open from October 21 to November 1.


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USSU Annual General Meeting

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.

The AGM will be held Thursday, November 21, 2019, 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 November 1, 2019, by 4:30 pm.

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USSU Undergraduate Symposium

The Undergraduate Symposium is an annual event highlighting the research, scholarly and artistic works of undergraduate students at the University of Saskatchewan. The Undergraduate Symposium will take place on Thursday, January 30, 2020, in the North Concourse of Place Riel.

From research posters to sculptures, presentations to musical numbers, community-engaged learning experiences to dramatic dialogues, click here to submit your project.

If you have any questions, please direct them to

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USSU By-Election – VOTE Oct 9 and 10

The University of Saskatchewan Students’ Union (USSU) is holding a By-Election for Vice-President Student Affairs, and Members of Students’ Council. Voting begins at 9 am on Wednesday, October 9, and ends at 4 pm on Thursday, October 10.

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

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USSU By-Election

The University of Saskatchewan Students’ Union (USSU) is holding a By-Election for Vice-President Student Affairs, and Members of Student Council. Voting begins on PAWS at 9am on Wednesday, October 9, and ends at 4pm on Thursday, October 10, 2019. Results will be announced after the Election Committee ratifies the results and will also be available online.

VP Student Affairs Meet and Greet

October 8, 2019
3 pm
Louis’ Loft, behind the fireplace.

Campaigning begins October 7, 2019. Visit for candidate information.

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Mental Health Awareness Week

Monday, October 7

Resource Fair
Place Riel, North Concourse
10 am-1 pm

  • Games, snacks, and lot’s of resources pertaining to mental health
  • Self-care booth where we do Henna
  • Popcorn and slushies
  • Information on mental health as well as resources

Self Care Night
Wellness Centre, Marquis Room 104
5-7 pm
Games and snacks! Meet other people, and just have a chill evening.

Tuesday, October 8

International Students and Mental Health
Place Riel, North Concourse
Information on some of the things international students have to deal with when coming to another country.

  • Culture Shock
  • Parental Pressures
  • Stigma
  • Financial Pressures
  • Loneliness
  • And a lot more

Culture Shock Workshop
ISAAC Room 70.4 Lower Place Riel
4:30- 6:00 pm
We will be providing pizza!

Being an International student and coming from another country can be tough. Whether it be trying to adjust to Canadian culture or trying to feel accepted, culture shock can affect one’s experience and mental health while living abroad. Join us for some information. Food and wonderful discussions around what culture shock looks like and listen to the experiences of other international students. You don’t have to be an international student to come, everyone is welcome! 70.4 lower Place Riel, ISAAC Training room. Register on the link to let us know if you are coming! It is completely free! Food will be provided!

Register here  

Facebook Event 

Wednesday, October 9

Men’s Health and Resources on LGBTQ+ Mental Health
Place Riel, North Concourse

Thursday, October 10

Harm Reduction
Place Riel, North Concourse

Information on harm reduction, mental health, and addictions.

Harm Reduction through the Medicine Wheel
Arts 213
1:30-3:30 pm

Facilitated by Lauryn Kronick, Education & Prevention Coordinator, AIDS Saskatoon (pronouns: they/them)
What is harm reduction and how can we apply this to our daily lives? In this interactive workshop, we’ll talk about how to apply harm reduction practices in our communities and how to use it for ourselves. We will be exploring harm reduction through the Medicine Wheel model with a focus on mental health, communities of care and support, stigma, and more. There will be a Powerpoint presentation in addition to small group break-out discussions with handout activities.

Friday, October 11

The Biology of Mental Health
Place Riel, North Concourse

Information and displays on invisible disabilities

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Elections Canada – Vote On Campus

Students, Staff, and Faculty will be able to cast a vote in the upcoming Federal Election in the Roy Romanow Student Council Chamber in Place Riel and the Education Building from October 5–9.

Bring ID, register, vote. Your place of residence is where you ordinarily live, where you think of as home or have adopted as home. Once you’ve decided on your place of residence, bring ID with that address to register and vote.

Visit to find out what pieces of ID you can use.

  • Saturday, Oct. 5, 9 am–6 pm
  • Sunday, Oct. 6, 12 pm–4 pm
  • Monday, Oct. 7, 10 am–10:30 pm
  • Tuesday, Oct. 8, 10 am–10:30 pm
  • Wednesday, Oct. 9, 10 am–10:30 pm

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