UWinnipeg’s Golden Key Chapter recognized four years in a row

UW-GK 2018-2019 Executive Committee: Faculty Advisor Cathrine Froese Klassen, VP Finance Nicole Van Hove, President Ruth Dickinson, VP Events Karan Dhillon, VP Communications Patricia Joven, VP Fundraising Ugonna Chigbo.

For the fourth consecutive year, The University of Winnipeg Golden Key Chapter (UW-GK) academic student group has been awarded the highest recognition by the International Golden Key Honour Society — the Key Chapter Award.

This recognition was publicized at the Golden Key International Summit this past July in Houston, Texas. It is awarded annually to chapters that exceed the expectations rooted in the Golden Key pillars of academics, leadership, and service.

Each fall, UW-GK welcomes new academic achievers who meet the academic eligibility standard of performing in the top 15 per cent of the university student body.

This past year, many of these members demonstrated outstanding devotion to the chapter’s community service initiatives. Samples of their achievements include volunteering at 11 separate Canadian Blood Service, and six Siloam Mission events. They also provided free workshops that included Business Etiquettes, and Robert’s Rules of Order. The UW-GK offers all UWinnipeg students volunteer opportunities with the Canadian Red Cross, Let’s Talk Science, Boys and Girls Clubs of Winnipeg, Siloam Mission, Canadian Blood Services, and more.

Regarding academics, UW-GK is partnered with The Princeton Review to offer free campus-wide MCAT and LSAT seminars and mock tests to all UWinnipeg students. UW-GK also offers three scholarships, including: In-Course, Chapter, and Convocation. The chapter continuously fundraises for these scholarships via bake sales.

The current UW-GK tutoring services, performed in conjunction with UWinnipeg’s Faculty of Business and Economics, saw an increase in sessions over the previous year. As a result, the UW-GK has expanded to two tutoring services, the second service partnering with FESA — which means more tutoring sessions will be offered over the next year.

Each year, the chapter recognizes individuals from the UWinnipeg community who exemplify a passion for learning and community service. At its New Member Recognition Event last November, two honorary members were inducted into the Golden Key Society: Dr. Phil Baker, Instructor Access Education, and Dr. Jeffery Martin, Professor and Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) in Fundamental Symmetries in Subatomic Physics.

Students interested in UW-GK are invited to a new member information session on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm in Room 2M70. There will be a new member recognition event on Thursday, November 28, 2019 from 6:30 – 9:30 pm.

For a full list of the 2019-20 events, projects, and workshops calendar, see facebook.com/uwinnipeggk, and goldenkey.org, or email uwinnipeggk@gmail.com.

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