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USSU Elections

Call For Nominations

Being an Executive member at the USSU allows you to be the voice of your fellow students!

Whether you’re passionate about student rights, creating positive change, holding the University to account, or just having more fun on campus, consider running in the election or tell a friend who you think would make a great student leader.

To learn more about the Executive roles and elections, visit

2024  USSU General Election Schedule

February 12
Call for nominations for Executive and Senate positions begins. Nomination forms for Senate are available at the USSU, Room 110, Upper Place Riel.

February 26
MANDATORY Orientation Meeting for all undergraduate students who wish to run for Executive in the Roy Romanow Student Council Chamber, Room 110.3, Upper Place Riel at 4:00 pm. Chaired by the USSU Communications & Marketing Manager. Nomination forms will be available at the Orientation Meeting.

March 1
All Nomination Forms must be delivered to the USSU office by 4:00 pm.

MANDATORY Procedures Meeting for ALL nominees in the Roy Romanow Student Council Chamber, Room 110.3, Upper Place Riel at 4:30 pm. Chaired by the Chief Returning Officer.

March 4
Academic standing checks for nominees.

March 7
Confirmation of academic standing.

March 18
Campaigning begins at 12:01 am.

March 27
Voting begins at 9:00 am.

March 28
Voting ends at 4:00 pm.  The deadline for formal complaints to be delivered to the ACRO is 4:00 pm.

The Elections Committee meets at 4:00 pm. to discuss disciplinary matters and to ratify the results, which will be emailed from PAWS to the ACRO by 4:30 pm.

Election results, subject to further discipline, are announced in Place Riel.

All campaign material must be removed by 11:59 pm.

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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 gives us access to knowledge and gives us the tools 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 February 5-19. 

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USSU Bingo Night

Prepare to dab your way to victory at the USSU BINGO Night! We are ecstatic to invite students, faculty, and staff to join us for an evening filled with excitement, laughter, and the chance to win fabulous prizes.

Mark Your Calendars:

Monday, February 5th
7:00 pm (Doors open at 6:30 pm)
Louis’ ( Memorial Union Building )

Various Rounds with many exciting prizes, and it’s FREE TO ENTER!!!

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USSU Undergraduate Symposium

The USSU Undergraduate Symposium is an annual event highlighting the research, scholarly, and artistic works of undergraduate students at the University of Saskatchewan.

From research posters to sculptures, presentations to musical numbers, community-engaged learning experiences to dramatic dialogues, FYRE projects, honours, Dean’s Projects, and summer research: any type of work may be submitted! All research conducted within the past year (including projects that you’ve presented in class or at a department or college research day) is eligible to be presented at the USSU Symposium.

Register for the Undergraduate Symposium 

If you have any questions, please direct them to

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Indigenous and International Student Advisory Committees

The USSU is looking for 4 self-declared Indigenous students and 4 self-declared International students to join our student advisory committees.  If either committee interests you, please submit your application by January 26, 2024, at 4 PM CST. Email for any questions about the application process.

Student At Large Application 


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USSU Undergraduate Symposium

Do you have questions about the USSU Undergraduate Symposium?
The symposium is happening on February 29, 2024
Join us for one (or both) of our information sessions!
Online: Wednesday, January 24, 4 pm.
Register to receive the Zoom link
In-person: Monday, January 29, 3 pm in the Roy Romanow Student Council Chamber in Place Riel
Please register for either session! We will have treats for the in-person session, and knowing how many people will help us avoid food waste.
However, you are welcome to drop by without registering!
Registration for the info sessions:
Registration for the Symposium:

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Winter Term U-Pass Important Dates

December 18, 2023

Winter Term U-Pass can be loaded on your phone but can’t be activated until January 1, 2024. Winter Term U-Pass allows you to access Saskatoon Transit from January 1 to April 30. You will be required to activate your U-Pass each term.

December 18, 2023

Opt-out applications may be submitted online for eligible students enrolled in Winter Term. You will be required to submit your U-Pass opt-out application each term.

December 31, 2023

Fall Term U-Pass is deactivated at the end of the day. Winter Term U-Pass will be required effective January 1, 2024.

January 1, 2024

Winter Term U-Pass is active. You can activate your U-Pass on your phone after the start of the term (midnight on January 1st for the Winter Term).

January 16, 2024

Last day to submit opt-out applications for eligible students enrolled in Winter Term. Completed online forms are due no later than 4:30 pm.

April 30, 2024

Winter Term U-Pass is deactivated at the end of the day. Spring Term U-Pass will be required effective May 1, 2024.

For more information visit

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USSU Winter Welcome Week

Monday, January 8
Taylor Swift Trivia Night
Hello, all the Swifties at USASK!

USSU presents to you Taylor Swift Trivia Night this upcoming Monday. Get ready to show off your fan knowledge and have fun!
Mark your calendars:
January 8th, 2024
LOUIS’ – Memorial Union Building
7:00 pm ( Doors open at 6:30 )


Tuesday, January 9
Movie Night: Despicable Me
Bello, calling all minions at USASK! 💛

USSU presents to you Despicable Me
Arts 241 Neatby Timlin Theatre
7:00 pm

Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, January 10
The USSU presents to you ice skating with FREE hot chocolate.
Try on skates for the first time or show off your skills on the ice!

Brunskill School
(Meet at the USSU in Place Riel at 4pm)

Limited Skates Available – Bring your own or extra skates if you have them.

Friday, January 12
Huskies Women’s Hockey
Come cheer on the Huskies vs Trinity Western Spartans!
7pm at Merlis Belsher Place
Student tickets are available here


Follow the USSU at @ussuexec on Instagram for more info!

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Join Our Team!

The USSU is seeking a student assistant to provide support to the Executive as the Academic and Governance Assistant, working with the VP Academic Affairs on academic grievances, Teaching Excellence nominations, and Experience in Excellence Awards, to transcribe minutes from recordings of University Student Council, executive meeting minutes, prepare University Student Council packages, and to support front office staff.

The USSU is hiring an Academic and Governance Assistant for the Winter Term, beginning January 2, 2024. The application deadline is December 8, 2023. Visit for details.

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USSU Annual General Meeting

Join us for the USSU AGM and vote on important Bylaw changes that direct your students’ union. The Annual General Meeting will be held Thursday, November 30, 2023, at 6 pm in ARTS 143. Pizza and refreshments will be served.

For more information and the amendments please visit

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