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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 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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#USaskVotes is a campus-wide voter engagement campaign brought to you by the University of Saskatchewan Students’ Union.  We are firmly committed to democracy and recognize that every single vote counts, especially considering that there are more than 2,000,000 undergraduate students in Canada.  Students have a powerful voice that can and should be brought to bear on Canada’s political leaders, no matter which party they represent.

The goals of the campaign are:

  1. To showcase the overall importance of voting and voter participation.
  2. To make voting engaging so that students will take the time to cast their ballot.

To keep up to date with our election events follow the #USaskVotes hashtag or visit


Debate Forum

September 30
3:00-5:00 pm
Neatby Timlin Theatre – 241 Arts Building – at the top of the ramp
Federal Candidates will debate issues of importance to Students


How to Register and How to Vote 

October 3
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Arts Tunnel
Stop by the tunnel for voting information. Find your riding, find your candidates, find out if you’re registered to vote, find out where to vote all in a one-stop-shop!


Canadian Trivia Night and Watch the Results Roll In

October 21

7:00 pm
Trivia near the stage
Results on the screens in the Den

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USSU 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 2019-2020 Members of Students’ Council and Vice-President Student Affairs

Arts and Science
Edwards School of Business
Engineering (2)
Indigenous Students (2)
Pharmacy and Nutrition
St. Thomas More (2)

September 30, 4 pm

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 pm. Nomination forms will be available at the Orientation Meeting. Chaired by the USSU General Manager.

September 30, 4:30 pm

MANDATORY Orientation Meeting for all undergraduate students who wish to run for Vice-President Student Affairs in the Roy Romanow Student Council Chamber, Room 110.3, Upper Place Riel at 4:30 pm. Nomination forms will be available at the Orientation Meeting. Chaired by the USSU General Manager.

For more information visit

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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! 



  • 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.


  • 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! 


  • 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. 


  • 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. 


  • 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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