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    GSS Drug and Dental Opt-out Portal Now Open

    The GSS Supplemental Benefits Plan (also known as the GSS Drug and Dental Plan) is a supplemental plan that ensures coverage for costs outside of Ontario Health Insurance Program (OHIP). If you are eligible to opt-out, the portal is now open until February 3. To see if you meet the eligibility requirements, please visit The...
  • in News, Services

    U-Pass Opt-in Program Update for Summer 2022

    The Summer 2022 Universal Bus Pass (UPass) Opt-in program will not be offered. As part of the contractual agreement with Transit Windsor, we have to run the Fall and Winter mandatory programs to offer the opt-in program. Those were suspended due to covid. The UPass program will begin again at the beginning of the Fall...
  • in Events, External promotion, News

    Recruiting Volunteers for Fall Open House 2021

    Hello Lancers! Are you ready to showcase what makes you #UWindsorProud? Join the UWindsor Volunteer team on Saturday, October 23rd for the first ever hybrid Open House event – offered both virtually and in-person! UWindsor needs you to be a leader on campus, showing the future Lancers how to have both a safe and enjoyable...
  • in External promotion, News

    Need Student’s Feedback on Lancer Center

    The University of Windsor is excited to introduce the Lancer Centre to you! Designed to enhance the student experience, promote campus spirit, and community pride the Lancer Centre expands and enriches Building Campus, Building Community and Building Champions at UWindsor and throughout Windsor-Essex. The $73 million Lancer Centre provides students...
  • in News, Services, U-Pass Bus Pass

    The Universal Bus Pass (U-Pass) will be suspended fall 2021

    The Universal Bus Pass (U-Pass) will be suspended for Fall 2021. Students will not need to opt-out.  The pass will still be available to students who need it, by appointment only with @uwsa4u. The Semester Pass is valid from September 1, 2021 to December 31, 2021. If you are buying a Semester Pass for the...
  • in Academic, News, Research

    A Model for Improvement of Patient Wait Times

    M.A.Sc. Candidate Selena Celic is researching ways to improve the healthcare system by focussing on reducing the patient wait time in hospital radiology departments.  Selena Celic’s, “A Model for Improvement of Patient Wait Times” objective is to ensure emergency patient wait times do not increase – but also attempting to decrease the w...
  • in News, Services

    UPass fees will be reimbursed to graduate students

    The UPass Program is suspended for the Fall 2021 term. Students who have been charged the UPass fee on their UWinsite Student account will be reimbursed. The Cashiers Office is currently working on reversing the fee on all accounts that have been charged. You should see the change made by the end of the day...
  • in Events

    Tweet your Scholarly Work – #UWINGradShowcase

    The Faculty of Graduate Studies is hosting its first Twitter-based Graduate Showcase in collaboration with the Graduate Student Society and the Alumni Association. All graduate students are invited to use their own Twitter account to tweet in any format a summary of their scholarly activity. Examples of format include: text alone, an image with tex...
  • in News

    Social Media Coordinator Position – New Opening

    Digital Media Coordinator for Summer 2021 Content development (social media & website) Track analytics Development of creative ways of engaging ways to connect with our membership Marketing Generating brand awareness Attending events Written and verbal content creation Photo and video editing skills Community outreach Please apply directly to s...
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    Call for Graduate Student Volunteers: 20th Annual Research Money (R$) Conference

    Written by: CAGS |ACES A memo from Research Money (R$) to be distributed among graduate students at your institution: Call for Graduate Student Volunteers:  20th Annual Research Money (R$) Conference The 20th annual Research Money virtual conference, Co-Creating Economic Recovery: New Models and Best Practices is happening June 1st-4th, 2021. We’re...
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    UWindsor appoints new acting Provost and VP Academic, acting AVP Student Experience, acting VP Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, and acting Dean of Graduate Studies.

    The Graduate Student Society would like to congratulate Dr.Weir, Dr. Beckford, Dr. Lam and Dr. Kane for your appointments. See the articles below for more information on the appointments: 1) Dr. Weir – Acting Provost and VP Academic 2) Dr. Beckford – Acting VP Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion 3) Dr. Lam – Acting AVP Student...
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    Social Engaged Applied Doctoral Research in Canada: Approaches to Contemporary Social and Management Opportunities and Challenges

    Doctoral research is the source of innovative and impactful research that transforms society and challenges dominant theories and practices. While recognizing the changing landscape of doctoral education, the higher education community continues to emphasize the need to maintain the quality and rigour in doctoral scholarship. Central to this topic ...
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    GSS Condemns Harassment in Open Letter

    Dear Students: Due to recent events involving online harassment and discrimination toward a GSS member. The GSS President and Council have penned an open letter condemning these disrespectful and hurtful actions. The Graduate Student Society (GSS) condemns any form of discrimination against its members, the campus community and beyond. We will not ...
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    Disability Inclusion Webinar

    Written by: Celeste Simpson & Melissa Hunter Social Work & Disability Studies/Psychology & Disability Studies Disability Studies Student Association’s Co-Presidents The Disability Studies Student Association (DSSA) is holding our first Disability Inclusion Webinar.  This online event will be open to students in all majors, as well...
  • in Academic, News

    Update on Leddy Library Services

    Dear Graduate Students, From March 1, Leddy Library has resumed selected services, including – access to computer workstations, interlibrary loans and appointments to Statistics Canada Research Data Center. Please click the below link for detailed information: Select services re-open at Leddy Library  ...
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    GSC Plan Member Update – Five tips to save you time when you call GSC

    Written by: Green Shield Canada As you may recall, we updated our phone system last summer to enhance your experience when you call Green Shield Canada (GSC). Since then, we have received some great feedback and we continue to upgrade the system to make it even easier to use. Here are five tips to save...
  • in COVID-19, News

    International Students Travelling to UWindsor

    Dear International Students, The Government of Canada has made recent announcements impacting travel for international students. Please see the links below to ensure you have the appropriate information before you depart your home country. Post-graduate Work Permit – Extension and Expansion Enhanced Travel Restrictions UWindsor’s student FAQ portal...
  • in External promotion, News
    Participants for Research Examining Grad Student's Mental Health

    Participants for Research Examining Grad Student’s Mental Health

    Written by: Maryam Marashi MSc. Student, Kinesiology Honours BSc. Biology & Neuroscience McMaster University Maryam Marashi, a graduate student in the Department of Kinesiology at McMaster, is conducting a study about the impact of COVID-19 research disruption on graduate students and postdoctoral fellows conducting l...
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    New Council Member Election Results

    Unofficial results from the election online. Please contact for any questions.  ...
  • 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...