Congratulations to new UWSA team for 2016-2017

Congratulations to new UWSA elected representatives for 2016-2017

Dr. Annette Trimbee, President and Vice-Chancellor, offers sincere congratulations on behalf of the UWinnipeg community to the newly elected executive of the University of Winnipeg Students’ Association.

“We work closely with our student leadership on issues ranging from sustainability to health and wellness on campus throughout the year, and look forward to a collaborative 2016-2017,” said Trimbee.

Trimbee also thanked the outgoing UWSA executive members for their dedicated service to the UWinnipeg community:  Peyton Veitch, President; Kevin Settee, Vice-President External Affairs (and now newly elected President); Jesse Blackman, Vice-President Student Affairs; and Emily Epp, Vice-President Internal Affairs.


President – Kevin Settee

Kevin Settee is a strong advocate for the health and safety of people in Winnipeg’s inner city and is currently studying Urban and Inner City Studies and Geography at UWinnipeg.  He has been instrumental in the development of the mandatory Indigenous Course Requirement, and has been very involved in the issue of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, as the main organizer of two commemorative All Nations Medicine Walks in Winnipeg. Originally from Fisher River Cree Nation and Matheson Island, a small fishing community, he grew up in Winnipeg’s West End. In 2014 he received the City of Winnipeg Harry Lehotsky Scholarship.

Vice-President External Affairs – Sadie-Phoenix Lavoie

Sadie-Phoenix Lavoie is from Sagkeeng First Nation in her fourth year of Indigenous Studies and Political Science. She also served as Co-President of the Aboriginal Student Council and UWSA Aboriginal Co-Director. She has also worked on development of UWinnipeg’s Indigenous Course Requirement.

Vice-President Student Affairs – Laura Garinger

Laura Garinger is an active member of the Women-Trans Spectrum Centre, helping to organize events and providing resources to students. She is also the Women’s Commissioner for the Canadian Federation of  Students – MB, recently coordinating the Provincial Consent Culture Forum.

Vice-President Internal Affairs – David Fanhbulleh

David Fanbulleh is a fourth-year Human Rights and Political Science student who is passionate about advancing human rights within the community.He is involved in leadership skill development, community outreach, conferences, workshops, and volunteer opportunities.

Also elected:

Science Director: Mohammed Abo Aoun
Environmental Ethics Director: Oladele Ojewole
Accessibility Director: Mohamed Behi
Business and Economics Director: Mitchell Van Ineveld
Community Liaison: Abigail Pudwill & Andrew Vineberg
Education Director: Allan Dunkeld
LGBT Director: Jacqueline Pelland
Part-Time & Mature Students Director: Laura Gurbhoo & Hazim Ismail
Status of Woman Director: Jade DeFehr
UW Senate: David Wiebe



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