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USSU Welcome Week

We should be lined up for Sasktel Mini doughnuts or in the Bowl celebrating Welcome Week! This year will be different in many ways, but the USSU is determined to continue to offer as many of our services as possible!

This year, the USSU Welcome Week contests and activities will take place online September 2-4.

Survival Calendar
If you are looking for a copy of the Survival Calendar, you’ll be able to find a copy with our friends at the Shop USask location in Preston Crossing.

USSU Work From Home Challenge #USSUWFH
We want to see all the great spaces you have created to work from home! On Instagram, take a picture of your home workspace and tag @ussuexec and use #USSUWFH to enter to win a great Work From Home Package! Contest Ends Sept 4th at 4pm.

USSU Executive Buzzfeed Quiz
Ever wondered which USSU Executive you would be? Take our Executive Buzzfeed quiz and find out!

Sept 2
USSU Trivia
Hosted by VP McKay & VP Bell
6pm on Zoom

1st $125 Visa Gift Card
2nd $75 Visa Gift Card
3rd $50 Visa Gift Card

Sept 3
Online Scavenger Hunt
What better way to get to know all the services that the USSU offers? We will lead you through our website and social media platforms not only to learn about your USSU services but by completing the scavenger hunt; you could win a great prize.

1st $250 Visa Gift Card
2nd $75 Visa Gift Card
3rd $25 Louis’ Loft Gift Card

Sept 4
USSU Bingo
Hosted by VP McKay
6pm on Zoom
$300 worth of prizes throughout the night.

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Louis’ Loft Now Open!

Louis’ Loft is the University of Saskatchewan’s top lunch and coffee spot located on the second floor of the historic Memorial Union Building. We offer a wide array of fresh sandwiches, paninis, and salads along with baking and breakfast offerings sure to satisfy any needs.  We are committed to ensuring we provide a multitude of gluten free, vegan, and vegetarian options to ensure we fulfill our customer’s needs.

We offer locally roasted and equitably sourced coffee and espresso from Venn and Road Coffee.  We also exclusively offer a selection of  Saskatchewan brewed beers on tap.

In our efforts to re-open Louis’ Loft during the Covid-19 pandemic, we have worked hard to ensure optimum safety for our customers and staff. We have created socially distanced areas for ordering and pick up with appropriate signage and demarcation. Online ordering will be available for pick up, and seating with social distancing and cleaning protocols to ensure the Loft is clean and safe for our guests.

Visit ussu.ca/louisloft to order online or Click Here 

Face Masks

Face masks (non-medical mask or cloth face-coverings) are mandatory in all indoor public spaces for faculty, staff, and students to be on campus.

Feeling Sick

If you are feeling unwell and/or showing signs of illness, you should self-isolate. Even if your illness and symptoms are not consistent with that of the COVID-19 virus, please stay home, monitor your symptoms, and reduce your contact with others:

  • isolate yourself at home to avoid spreading it to others
    • if you live with others, stay in a separate room or keep a 2-metre distance
  • visit a health care professional or call your local public health authority
    • call ahead to tell them your symptoms and follow their instructions

Hours

Monday-Friday 9am-2pm

Closed Saturday, Sunday and Holidays

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EMPOWER ME

The USSU is proud to offer this new service to our members! If you’re struggling to find support during this time of physical distancing, Empower Me provides access to counselling and other well-being services delivered by telephone or video-conferencing. It’s confidential, multilingual, and accessible 24/7 at 1-833-628-5589 from anywhere in North America.

Learn more at www.studentcare.ca

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USSU Elections

The University of Saskatchewan Students’ Union (USSU) is conducting Elections for the USSU Executive and University Senate. Voting begins at 9am on Wednesday, March 25, and ends at 4pm on Thursday, March 26.

All eligible voters will have access to the My Election channel in PAWS. Additionally, a notice of the election will appear in PAWS as a larger “sticky” announcement at the top of the PAWS Announcements feed and will not disappear until dismissed by individual users (with “Vote now” or “No thanks” buttons) or the close of the election.

For candidate information visit ussu.ca/elections

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USSU COVID-19 Update March 24

Effective 4:30pm, Tuesday, March 24, 2020, Place Riel and all university buildings will be closed. For all USSU inquiries email contactus@ussu.ca

As an essential service, the Campus Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy in Place Riel remains open. As of March 25, the pharmacy will be delivery only.

Please visit usask.ca/updates for the most up-to-date information on this rapidly changing situation.

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USSU COVID-19 Update March 20

The USSU will remain open in a limited capacity for students and the campus community. We have adjusted our hours of operation to our services.

For all inquiries email contactus@ussu.ca or call 306-966-6960

Place Riel
Effective March 23, Monday to Friday 7:30am-5:30pm. Closed on weekends.

USSU Office
Monday to Friday 8:30am-4:30pm, If you require assistance email contactus@ussu.ca or call 306-966-6960
XL Print & Design email xl@ussu.ca for assistance

Memorial Union Building – Closed
Louis’ Loft – Closed email louisloft@ussu.ca
Louis’ – Closed email louis@ussu.ca

USSU Centres – Closed

USSU Childcare – Closed

Safewalk
Protective Services will provide Safewalk. Anyone requiring a Safewalk should contact Protective Services at 306-966-5555

The USSU will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation as it unfolds. Our focus is ensuring the health of our students and the campus community. The USSU is currently undertaking a series of precautionary steps, including increased cleaning and sanitizing, to help prevent the spread of all germs in Place Riel.

In compliance with the Government of Saskatchewan’s Expanded Public Health Order, the USSU Food Court seating area is closed.

Please visit usask.ca/updates for the most up-to-date information on this rapidly changing situation.

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USSU COVID-19 Update Mar 16

The USSU will remain open for students and the campus community. With respect to the University Social Distancing Protocols, we have adjusted our hours of operation to our services.

USSU Office 8:30am-4:30pm
Louis’ Loft 8am-4pm
Louis’ 11am-7pm
XL Print & Design 8:30am-4:30pm

USSU Centres
The Help, Pride, and Women’s Centres will not be a social gathering space. We will continue drop-in services, 10am-1pm, Monday-Friday.

USSU Food Centre
Students will be able to access the uFood program at ussu.ca/foodcentre.

Please contact the Saskatoon Food Bank directly if you require an Emergency Food Basket https://saskatoonfoodbank.org

Safewalk
Safewalk will be provided by Protective Services. Anyone requiring a Safewalk should contact Protective Services at 306-966-5555

 

The USSU will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation as it unfolds. Our focus is on ensuring the health of our students and the campus community. The USSU is currently undertaking a series of precautionary steps, including increased cleaning and sanitizing, to help prevent the spread of all germs in Place Riel and Memorial Union Building.

Social Distancing Protocols

In an effort to aid the campus community with social distancing, the USSU has removed a number of seats in lower Place Riel and providing spacing in Louis’ and Louis’ Loft.

The university recommends the following community-based safety measures:

*When possible, keep 2m (6ft) of distance between you and other people, and avoid shaking hands and hugging.
*Minimize in-person meetings and group activities; use phone, teleconference and other technologies for meetings.
*Evaluate the need for bringing in outside people to campus; cancel, reschedule or using other methods for the meeting or activity.

Please visit usask.ca/updates for the most up-to-date information on this rapidly changing situation.

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USSU COVID-19 Update

Hi everyone,

Classes are suspended Monday, March 16 through Wednesday, March 18, and beginning Thursday, March 19; the university is moving to remote delivery of classes for the remainder of the winter term.

The USSU will remain open for students and the campus community. We will provide an update on Monday regarding any changes to the hours of our services, including the Food, Help, Pride, and Women’s Centres, Safewalk & Student Crew, Louis’ and Louis’ Loft, and XL Print & Design.

With respect to the mandate from the university, the USSU will be canceling upcoming USSU events and election forums. Campaigning for USSU elections will begin as scheduled on Monday, and we will provide an update regarding the USSU election as soon as possible.

The USSU will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation as it unfolds. Our focus is ensuring the health of our students and the campus community. The USSU is currently undertaking a series of precautionary steps, including increased cleaning and sanitizing, to help prevent the spread of all germs in Place Riel and Memorial Union Building.

Please continue to take these recommended precautions that can help prevent illness and transmission:

  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Sneeze into your sleeve or elbow and throw away soiled tissues as soon as possible, followed by hand washing
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth
  • Stay home if you are sick
  • Make sure that your vaccinations are up-to-date
  • Avoid contact with people who are sick

Please visit usask.ca/updates for the most up-to-date information on this rapidly changing situation.

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Women with Disabilities Take Action

Women with Disabilities Take Action is a safe space discussion group for students who identify as women with disabilities at the University of Saskatchewan campus. We meet every Wednesday from 4-5 pm at the Arts Building room 1008. The meeting room is accessible through the main Arts elevators beside the Arts Café which go up to the 10th floor of the building.

Throughout these sessions, we discuss various disability-related topics such as accessibility issues on campus, mental health resources etc. Also, there are snacks at every meeting!

This discussion group is student-led and organized by the Women’s Centre.

For any questions, please email wwdtakeaction@gmail.com or send us a message on Instagram @wwdtakeaction

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USSU Tax Clinic

File your income tax return with the help of the USSU’s Accounting staff.

March 24 1:00-3:30
March 25 9:00-12:00
USSU Office

Bring your:
• Student ID
• Social Insurance Number
• T2202A (Tuition)
• T4A (Scholarship)
• T4 (Employment Income)

This Clinic is open to undergraduate students with no income, or income less than $35,000 from
• employment
• pension
• benefits such as the Canada Pension Plan, disability
insurance, employment insurance, and social assistance
• registered retirement savings plans (RRSPs)
• support payments
• scholarships, fellowships, bursaries or grants
• interest (under $1,000)

This Clinic is not open to the general public or students who:
• are self-employed or have employment expenses
• have a business or rental income and expenses
• have capital gains or losses
• filed for bankruptcy in the tax year (or the year before, if
that return has not yet been filed)
• are completing a tax return for a deceased person

Questions? Email vpopfin@ussu.ca

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