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  • in Elections, News
    Research and Innovation Liaison (1)

    Research and Innovation Liaison

    The Graduate Student Society (GSS) recognizes that there is a need to develop new positions on our Council in order to represent the needs and interests of all our members. This position was created to represent the research and thesis-based students at the University of Windsor within Graduate Studies. The Office of Research and Innovation...
  • in Elections, News, Uncategorized
    Accessibility and Equity Liaison

    Accessibility and Equity Liaison

    Currently, the Graduate Student Society (GSS) has no representative voice for Graduate students who identify with physical or learning disabilities on the Council. The Office of Human Rights, Equity and Accessibility has a working committee that currently hosts several different student positions for the Accessibility Coordinating Committee. This p...
  • in Elections, News
    Diversity and Inclusion Liaison

    Diversity and Inclusion Liaison 

    The GSS has taken a stance that we fully condemn racism on campus, in our city and within our academic community. The University of  Windsor has created the Anti-Black Racism Task Force to directly advise the President of the University.  Responsibilities This position’s primary role will be to serve as the GSS representative on the...
  • in News, Services, Uncategorized

    Free Maple virtual care for GSC plan members this winter – now live!

    NOW LIVE! Green Shield Canada brings plan members free online doctor visits to navigate the winter months Green Shield Canada (GSC) has teamed up with Maple, Canada’s leading telemedicine provider, to provide free virtual care for all GSC Group plan members and their eligible dependents this winter. Great news – this access is now live!...
  • in COVID-19, News, Services

    International Readiness Plan

    Taken from ISC UWindsor is now on the approved list of designated learning institutions (DLIs) that have reopened to asymptomatic international students from outside of Canada. If you have been approved for a study permit you can now travel to Canada for your studies (a non-discretionary or non-optional purpose). More information on this along with...
  • in Elections, Governance, News
    GSS Council Elections 2020 Time to Vote Blog Post

    GSS Council Elections 2020: Vote Now!

    How and when can I vote? Elections are completed electronically, which means each eligible voting member must cast their vote using the official secure online elections portal. Members may vote by using their UWindsor credentials, and only between the official elections/voting period. Online Elections: Monday, October 5, 2020, @ 9:00 AM – Tue...
  • in Elections, Governance, News
    GSS Council Elections 2020 Blog Post

    GSS Council Elections 2020 Schedule

    GSS Council Elections Schedule Nomination Period: September 17 – September 23 All Candidates Meeting: September 24 @ 6:00 p.m. Preparation Days: September 25 – September 27 Campaigning: September 28 @ 12:01 a.m. – October 4 @ 11:59 p.m. Online Elections: October 5 @ 9:00 a.m. – October 6 @ 3:00 p.m. Election Results: October 6...
  • in Hiring, News
    We're hiring

    We’re hiring 2020

    The Graduate Student Society is hiring for three new Ignite Work Study positions on the team for fall/winter 2020-2021. These roles will be focused in Marketing, Communications, Outreach and Administration: PLEASE NOTE: These are Ignite Work Study positions. Digital Media Coordinator (1 position available) This position will assist with the develop...
  • in Elections, Events, Governance, News, Student Advocacy
    GSS Council Elections nominations open

    GSS Council Elections Fall 2020

    Attention Graduate Students: The nomination period for GSS Council Elections 2020 is now open until September 23, 2020! This is your opportunity to get involved and represent your department. Meetings will be conducted online for this semester. Eligible candidates must be registered from October 2020 – August 2021 to serve a full term. Counci...
  • in COVID-19, News, Student Advocacy, U-Pass Bus Pass
    U-Pass Suspended For Fall 2020

    U-Pass Suspended For Fall 2020

    The Universal Bus Pass (U-Pass) will be suspended this fall. Students will NOT need to opt-out as there will not be any automatic charge for this service. The pass will however, still be available to students who need it, starting Monday, August 24th, 2020 by appointment only with @uwsa4u. The pass will be valid between...
  • in News, Services
    Green Shield Supplemental Insurance Plan

    Green Shield Supplemental Insurance Plan: Fall 2020

    Green Shield Supplemental Insurance Plan (drug/dental) for Fall 2020 With the COVID-19 pandemic that has affected all graduate students, including International Students, the GSS would like to update all graduate students in regards to the GSS Supplemental benefits plan (drug/dental plan) for fall 2020. Back in February 2020, at the GSS AGM meeting...
  • in Academic, Events, News, Services
    GSS Admin Fees Explained

    GSS Administration Fees Explained

    With the changes that have developed over the course of the past several semesters, many students have asked questions about fees, tuition and the cost of being a Graduate student at the University of Windsor. The GSS is committed to always providing information to our members and advising them on what each admin fee, cost...
  • in Events, News
    GSS & Mare Nostrum Poutine Giveaway

    Poutine Giveaway #GSSCanadaWeek2020

    Hey grad students! Tuesday, July 7th, 2020 at 11am The GSS and Mare Nostrum will be giving away 50 FREE ready-made Poutine lunches to University of Windsor grad students. This part of our Canada Week festivities, and we want to celebrate with you! Please follow social distancing rules. First come, first served. Don’t forget to...
  • in Events, News
    GSS Canada Week 2020

    GSS Canada Week 2020

    #GSSCanadaWeek2020 Hello, grad students! 👋 Hey, grad students! We are excited to announce the launch of our Canada Week 2020 celebrations. That’s right, all this week we will be featuring programming all about Canada! This event will be taking place on our social media pages and website from Monday, June 29th (TODAY!) to Friday, July...
  • in Media Release, News
    GSS Solidarity Statement

    GSS Solidarity Statement

    GSS Solidarity Statement Dear Students: We have been following the recent events in Canada and the US. As a country, we value multiculturalism. That, unfortunately, does not mean that there is not racism in Canada and in our community. We continue to advocate for equality for all: black women, men, and children, those who are...
  • in News, Other
    UWindsor graduation 2020

    Graduating Class of 2020

    Congratulations to the University of Windsor graduating class of 2020! Even though graduation is going to look different for you this year, the achievement is all the same. You have all worked so hard at achieving your goals and it has finally paid off! Whether you decide to move into the workforce or continue on...
  • in COVID-19
    Canada Emergency Student Benefit

    Canada Emergency Student Benefit (CESB)

    Canada Emergency Student Benefit (CESB) As of May 15th, students are able to apply for the Canada Emergency Student Benefit. The CESB provides financial support to post-secondary students and high school graduates who have lost the opportunity to find work due to COVID-19. This benefit is for students who DO NOT qualify for CERB or...
  • in COVID-19
    Information regarding Student Relief Fund

    Important Information: Student Relief Fund

    Student Relief Fund There is an emergency fund available to all University of Windsor students. Domestic students, please email International students, please email The criteria to consider requests are as follow:  Bursaries are intended to cover a temporary loss of resources and are not intended to supplement a...
  • in COVID-19, Mare Norstrom Resaurant

    Quick and Easy Recipes during Quarantine

    Hey grad students! Looking for some new meal ideas? Here are a few quick and easy recipes from Adam of Mare Nostrum , that you can tryout this weekend! Hummus Ingredients 1 cup dry chickpeas 100 ml of vegetable oil 170 g Tahini  19 g Salt  75 ml Lemon juice (to taste) Garlic (optional) (to...
  • in COVID-19, Services

    GSS Makes Donation to Campus Food Pantry

    The University of Windsor’s Student Alliance’s Food Pantry remains open to all UWindsor students thank you to campus partners. The Graduate Student Society (GSS) donated to the food bank to ensure all graduate students can eat. “The UWSA food pantry has been an essential service for students. Many students struggle financially and have so many...
  • in COVID-19, News, Research
    Updates on UWindsor Research and Innovation Guidance

    Updates on UWindsor Research and Innovation Guidance

    To members of the the University of Windsor Research community, According to the Office of the Vice-President, Research & Innovation, policies and actions must conform to the following criteria of safety and physical distancing: Research which is conducted on-line, does not require the research to be on campus, and does not require any travel b...
  • in COVID-19, News, Services, U-Pass Bus Pass

    U-PASS Public Transit Bus Access Refund

    U-PASS Public Transit Bus Access Refund Transit Windsor will be suspended until Friday, May 1st, 2020. This is an extension of the existing suspension set by the City of Windsor. All students are automatically enrolled for the U-PASS for Fall and Winter semesters unless they opt-out (subject to opt-out conditions). If you have not opted...
  • in COVID-19, Other

    Student resources available during COVID-19

    Student resources available during COVID-19 In this time of crisis, there are many businesses closing their doors, which means access products and services have significantly reduced. Because of this, we need more support than ever to get through these challenging times. As a result, we’ve compiled a list of services and student resources ava...
  • in Uncategorized

    5 Tips for Coping with Self-Isolation

    5 Tips for Coping with Self-Isolation In this time of uncertainty, it’s important to remain motivated, positive, and grounded. Here are some tips to help reduce anxiety during this period of self-isolation and quarantine. 1. Connect with friends and family Connecting virtually with friends and family can help you to stay grounded and in the...
  • in Media Release, News, U-Pass Bus Pass
    GSS Office closed

    Update from the GSS Office

    Attention all GSS members, The GSS Office will be closed until the University resumes non-essential services. The University of Windsor has transitioned to an essential service only model. The following have been identified as some essential services areas: Student Health Services Campus Community Police Energy Conversion Centre Central Animal Care...