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Chapter Events

Coming Soon!!

This year the UW-GK will be working in the website more!! Look for our upcoming activities on our homepage in the news and throughout the website. We have been spending the summer organizing our events, projects, and fundraising activities that will launch in September. We are thrilled to let you know what is upcoming through this website, Facebook, via emails, monitors throughout The University of Winnipeg and by our flyers. Can't wait?! Please contact us at any time at

What to look for? Look for a monthly listing of our upcoming events with doodle poll signups. We are excited to have all of this here and on Facebook.

If you have an exciting activitiy that you would like the UW-GK to consider participating in, contact us at any time.

Stay tuned for news coming soon!

Best, Ruth Dickinson, Chapter President UW-GK.



Events 2017

Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 6:00 - 8:15 pm, the donations accumulated at Siloam Mission need sorting and assistance. Siloam Mission needs up to 10 volunteers. Sign up at doodle poll:



The date for NEEDS volunteer initiative is Thursday, May 5, 2017 from 3:30 – 5:30 pm. The volunteer initiative offers 4-8 volunteers. The doodle poll to sign up is:

SILOAM MISSION (second date)

If you are unable to sign up for the above Siloam Mission date, another opportunity is available for Dinner Service – serving those in need, Saturday, May 13, 2017 from 6:00 pm – 8:15 pm. 4 volunteers needed.
Sign up at this doodle poll to volunteer:

Each year the UW-GK holds a year end dinner. Everyone is welcome. Appetizers will be provided. This year we will gather on Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 6:30 pm at Boston Pizza at 690 St. James Street, by Polo Park. Come and mingle with other UW-GK members and celebrate a successful year! Sign up below to attend:



This year the UW-GK Events is looking to set up a Day of Caring Volunteer initiative with the United Way. They are pleased to be working with us. They have some interesting options to choose from painiting to clothing sorting, to neighbourhood projects. This volunteer day will take place in May and a date will be posted once determined.



Relay for life is a main Golden Key commitment by the International Organization. If you go online, their commitment is on their website. Relay for Life has been done in the past by the UW-GK and those that participated had loads of fun. It is an overnight event but it is well worth the effort to support Cancer causes. You do not have to stay overnight, you can participate and leave when you need to. The Cancer Society is holding this event Friday, May 26th. More information will follow and feel free to Google it. A doodle poll will go up.



On Wednesday May 24, 2017 from 4-8pm join us at the University of Winnipeg for a fundraising event in support of local Winnipeg Syrian refugees and abroad in Jordanian refugee camps.  This event is organized by a passionate local UW student and co-hosted by the University of Winnipeg and Diversity Foods Services.  Dine for The Syrian Refugees brings together an evening of authentic Syrian food, information booths to learn about Syrian culture as well as inspiring stories about their journey to Canada and their profound appreciation for this great nation they now call home.  Tickets can be purchased by contacting the event coordinator at; tickets are $75 or student tickets for $50.



Stand Out from the Crowd! Proudly wear the UW-GK Graduation Regalia

As the winter term comes to an end, many of you are scheduled to graduate this upcoming June. Congratulations! Should you wish to wear the UW-GK regalia, please, e-mail the UW-GK immediately to book the graduation regalia. It will be made available on a first-come, first-served basis, so don’t wait! Use right after the ceremony for photos can also be arranged at



The UW-GK is hosting a free Etiquette Workshop on Wednesday, April 26, 2017, from 5:30pm to 8:30pm. It will be located in room1C16A. Please indicate in the doodle poll if you are interested in attending the workshop at the doodle poll listed:



UW-GK Hoodies
The UW-GK is selling University of Winnipeg Golden Key hoodies this year! Show your spirit and support
your Chapter by wearing one. Each hoodie costs $50.00, with the option of additional personalization for
$10. Please allow two to four weeks for the order. The order form is attached; it can also be picked up from
the UW-GK bulletin board in 0GM05 (Graham Hall, Mezzanine Floor). The deadline for orders is on May 15, 2017.



Dear UW-GK Members,

Don't miss out on these great opportunities! Details below about our Chapter Scholarship and vacant positions on the UW-GK Executive Committee. Application forms are in our office on the bulletin board in 0GM05 or you can email us for one at



Due Date Extended:

There is still time to apply and become a member of the 2017-2018 UW-GK Executive Committee! Are you looking to gain valuable experience being a part of a committee, organizing events, networking with peers and professionals, or volunteering in the community? This is your chance! Pick up an application in our boardroom in 0GM05, or email us for a form. Please, submit applications no later than March 31, 2017 via e-mail to Francine Laurin, Chapter President, at The UW-GK would like to thank all applicants, in advance, for their interest.
Vacant Positions:
Executive Vice President
Vice President Communications
Vice President Events
Vice President Marketing
Director Communications
Director Marketing


The UW-GK Chapter offers an in-house scholarship that is awarded to one Golden Key member who distinguishes himself or herself in areas of academics, leadership, and service—the three Golden Key pillars. The application deadline is March 31, 2017. Pick up an application form from the UW-GK boardroom bulletin board in 0GM05 on the mezzanine floor in Graham Hall.

If you have any other questions please contact us at

Thank you and good luck with your applications!






Welcome Back Information Table - Wednesday, January 4, 2017

The first week of January! Stop by our UW-GK information table to find out more information about the UW-GK volunteer opportunities, our scholarships, upcoming events, and executive committee positions and membership opportunities.

Survey Monkey

Watch for the survey to all UW-GK members in January. The survey will be emailed to all members and also found on the UW-GK Facebook page.

Personal Development Workshop I

Personal etiquette workshop. Learn the proper way to conduct etiquette issues. TBA

Career Fair

The UW-GK will have an information table at the University of Winnipeg 12th Annual Career Job Fair Date: January 17, 2017. Time: 9: 30am - 2:30pm. Location: Duckworth Gymnasium. Learn more about volunteering, membership, and scholarships.

Personal Development Workshop II

Resume writing with an academic focus. Would you like to learn more about resume writing? Watch for more details for the workshop date and location.

UW Awards Night

The UW-GK volunteers at the UW Awards Night to fund raise for our scholarships. If you would like to volunteer please contact us at This year's event will be held in the Riddell cafeteria on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at 7 pm.

Canadian Blood Services Information Table

January 19, 2017 is our third CBS information table. Stop by to learn more about donating to save a life or to volunteer with CBS. Our table will be outside of the Riddell cafeteria.

UW-GK Open House

Join us for our 2nd annual Open House Wednesday, January 25, 2017 from 11 am - 1:30 pm. Stop by the UW-GK room 0GM05 to enjoy coffee and snacks, and learn more about volunteering in the Winnipeg community.

Canadian Blood Services Blood Typing Table

The UW-GK and CBS will host a blood typing table outside of Riddell cafeteria on Thursday, January 26, 2017. Join us to find out for free what your blood type is, and find out more information about donating to save a life.




Canadian Blood Services Donor Clinic - Thursday, December 1, 2016, 10:30 am - 2:30 pm in the Bulman Centre

Donate to save a life! Stop by the Bulman Centre to donate, or book in advance to donate at Its in you to give. Volunteers are welcome to work with the hospitality team.

Candy Cane Cart Handout for Students - Friday, December 2, 2016

Candy canes are a favourite this time of year!! Volunteers are welcome to hand out candy canes around campus!

Boys & Girls Club Gift Wrapping Volunteer - Saturday, December 17, 2016, and Sunday, December 18, 2016

Volunteers are welcome to sign up for gift wrapping at Polo Park Mall for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Winnipeg. Contact us at for more information.

Roberts Rules Training Session (RONR) – December 21, 2016

The UW-GK is offering a Roberts Rules of Order workshop on Wednesday, December 21, 2017 at 10:00 am in room 2C06 (2nd floor Centennial Hall, Room 6). Find out how to conduct a meeting. These skills are valuable in employment and volunteer environments.



Canadian Blood Services Volunteer Information Table - Tuesday, November 15, 2016 between 10 am - 2 pm in Ridell Hall

Volunteer to help Canadian Blood Service provide information and sign ups for people to Save a Life! Blood products are used in many manners to help people with their medical needs. Sign up to donate at

Pizza Fundraiser

Our Fundraisers support our UW-GK Scholarships. Our next fundraiser is a Pizza and Pop lunch held on the second floor by the escalators - Wednesday, November 16, 2916 between 11:30 - 1:30 pm.

New Member Recognition Event

Each year we hold our annual New Member Recognition Event (NMRE). This year it is on Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 7 pm in the Richardson Science Building. See our section on this website called the New Member Recognition Event and read about our past events and about our Honourary Members inducted each year. This event is open to members and new members, please contact us to become a part of our guest list at

Canadian Blood Services (CBS) Blood Typing Table

Have you ever wondered what your blood type is? On Thursday, November 24, 2016 between 10 am - 2 pm in Ridell Hall you can find out for free! The CBS will provide you with this great information and also let you know about donation opportunities to save a life. To donate or for more information contact and look for the Winnipeg campus dates such as December 1, 2016 to donate.

Robert's Rule of Order Workshop

Each year we offer a workshop regarding how to conduct a meeting. This year's workshop is held on Thursday, November 24, 2016 at 5:30 pm in 3C14 (3rd floor, Centennial Hall, room 14). This is a great way to learn and ask questions on how to organize a meeting that can flow well, be respectful and productive. This is a great tool to have for future employment and volunteer choices.

TBA- New Comer Education and Employment Services (NEEDS)

Volunteers are needed for the NEEDS volunteer day. This service initiative is still being organized. Information will follow and be updated as known.

Canadian Blood Services Donor Clinic

The next CBS donor day is Thursday, December 1, 2016 between 10:30 am - 2:30 pm in the Bulman Centre. You can sign up to be a donor at anytime at or stop by any of our information or blood typing table events listed above to find out more information.



Coffee & Cookie Scholarship Fundraiser

Join us on the 3rd Floor by the escalators for Coffee & Cookies plus baked goods! All proceeds raised go the UW-GK scholarship. Come hungry and bring your friends!! If you wish to volunteer for this great event, contact us at


Job Search/Interview Preparation Workshop

On Tuesday, October 18th, 2016 from 2:30pm-4:30pm in 0GM05 (mezzanine level of Graham Hall) we will have a Job Search/Interview Preparation Workshop. Spots are limited, and are on a first come first serve basis so email Francine (UW-GK President) at to sign up!


New Member Information Nights

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 & Thursday, October 27, 2016 on both nights from 6-7pm in 3C14 we are having New Member Information sessions that will inform new members what the UW-GK has on the volunteer agenda and more! Come out to learn more about the UW-GK and the International Golden Key Society.


Halloween Candy Drop off to Sick Kids at Children's Hospital

On Thursday, October 27, 2016 at 4pm, volunteers dressed in Halloween costumes will deliver candy to Children's Hospital to provide sick kids with Halloween treats! We are collecting candy for this initiative every Wednesday in October during the lunch period from 12:30-1:20pm in the UW-GK office 0GM05. To participate in the Costume drop off, contact us for more information at

Siloam Mission

Once again we will be volunteering at Siloam Mission towards the end of October. 4 Volunteers are wanted for Siloam Mission on Saturday, October 29th, 2016 for 6:00 pm. Volunteers will be working in the Drop In aspect of their services. If we get more a large amount of volunteers, we will sign up for another day at the beginning of November. To sign up to volunteer for this great community service, please email us at





Updated September 19, 2016:

Roadmap to Medical School FREE Events
Are you applying to medical school? If you answered yes, then these two upcoming free events are for you!!
The Princeton Review and MedApplications are hosting two FREE seminars in September! 
Roadmap Webinar - Tuesday September 20th, 7:00pm-8:00pm - the basics of applying to med school and taking the MCAT. 
Roadmap In-Person Seminar  Presented by the UWinnipeg Golden Key Chapter - Tuesday, September 27th, 5:30-7:30pm,University of Winnipeg, at Centennial Hall 4th Floor Room 40 (4C40). This in-person event will cover the admissions process, and then we’ll discuss the MCAT and run through the sample passage!
You are welcome to attend one event or both! The best news is that The Princeton Review will raffle off a half-price MCAT Course Certificate at the in-person event!! Be there for your chance to win!
Room locations for these free events will be emailed to registrants the day before the seminars. 
Register now for this FREE event online at or by calling 1-800-273-8439 x.1207



Together The Princeton Review and the UW-GK have some great opportunities coming soon. Please see the following posting below for Free Events and how to sign up!

Roadmap to Medical School FREE Events
Are you applying to medical school? If you answered yes, then these two upcoming free events are for you!!
The Princeton Review, the University of Winnipeg Golden Key Chapter, and MedApplications are hosting two FREE seminars in September!
Roadmap Webinar - Tuesday September 20th, 7:00pm-8:00pm - the basics of applying to med school and taking the MCAT.
Roadmap In-Person Seminar - Tuesday, September 27th, 5:30-7:30pm, University of Winnipeg, Room 4C40 - this in-person event will cover the admissions process, and then we’ll discuss the MCAT and run through the sample passage!
You are welcome to attend one event or both! The best news is that The Princeton Review will raffle off a half-price MCAT Course Certificate at the in-person event!! Be there for your chance to win!
Room locations for these free events will be emailed to registrants the day before the seminars.
Register now for this FREE event online at or by calling 1-800-273-8439 x.1207.

LIST OF EVENTS FOR SEPTEMBER 2016 - in reverse date order bottom to top.



1- INFORMATION TABLE - Thursday, September 15, 2016 from 11 am- 2 pm.

Our first CBS information table will be held outside Riddell Hall and will offer information about donor clinics. It is also an opportunity for those interested to sign up to become a blood donor and save a life! Stop by our table to learn more or to volunteer, contact us at

2- BLOOD TYPING TABLE - Thursday, September 22, 2016 from 11 am - 2 pm.

This table offers blood typing to all those interested in learning their blood type and for potential donors. This helps to understand how each blood type benefits those in need. Sign ups for those interested will also be taken and information on the donor clinic & hospitality services will be provided to all those interested in learning more.

3- DONOR CLINIC & HOSPITALITY - Thursday, September 29, 2016 from 11 am - 2 pm in the Bullman Centre.

 Volunteer at the hospitality table to insure donors are comfortable and hydrated after their donation. Cookies and drinks are offered to those who donate. Or become a donor and save a life! You can become a donor every 53 days and make an impact in your local community. For more information to sign up, email us at



NEW MEMBER INFORMATION SESSION - Thursday, September 15, 2016 from 5:00 - 6:30 pm.

Learn more about becoming a member of the UW-GK. All potential members would have received an invitation letter to join the UW-GK from the University of Winnipeg. This information session will inform you about academic, leadership, and service opportunities over the  2016- 2016 year. You will meet many Executive Committee members who will let you know what it means to be a member and what great opportunities are offered to those who join, including volunteer initiatives, scholarship opportunities, and travel potentials to Canadian and International summits. Our student group is actively involved on campus, in the local community, and internationally, impacting the lives of many, not to mention our own lives along the way. Learn more about the International Golden Key which offers scholarships, grad school matches, and more! Meet us in room 4C40 to learn more.



CANADIAN BLOOD SERVICES TRAINING SESSION - Monday, September 12, 2016 from 12:00 - 1:30 pm.

Are you interested in Volunteering? This year the UW-GK has partnered with Canadian Blood Services for 4 Donor Clinics throughout the UW academic 2016-2017 year. Each clinic involves an information table, blood typing table, and hospitality table on the Blood Donor days. The Clinics will be in September, November, January, and March. If you would like to participate, a training session will take place on Monday, September 12, 2016. For more details contact us at



ROLL CALL - Friday, September 9, 2016 from 10 am - 1 pm.

Meet us at our table on the front lawn for Roll Call Week with the UW! Our information table will offer you swag, popcorn, and plenty of information about our upcoming events and projects including Canadian Blood Services, Siloam Mission, and Newcomer Employment and Education Development Services. Learn more about campus, local community, and international service initiatives. Ask us about the UW-GK activities and how you can be involved and make a difference!




Join us to find out more about volunteering with the UW-GK. Academics, Leadership, and Service opportunities are provided in many information pamphlets. Learn more from our Executive Committee members and volunteers from the membership about how you can volunteer and earn a letter to join the UW-GK after your 1st 30 credits are completed. Sign up sheets for more information are provided to join our volunteer list and come check out our swag items.




UW-GK has partnered with Canadian Blood Services to oversee the Donation Drives on the University of Winnipeg Campus. The first drive is July 7th, 2016. If you are interested in Donating or Volunteering, please contact us at




It is our YEAR END DINNER already! With exams concluding and the academic year closing (for most students), we are celebrating by enjoying a night out on Thursday, April 28th, 2016 at 7pm at Boston Pizza by Polo Park Mall. Check out their website for dinner specials!! Come and mingle with other UW-GK members and share your academic, leadership, and service experiences from the past year. It is a great time to meet other members and learn what else is going on within the Golden Key organization such as this summer's Tuscan, Arizona Conference in August!! See you at Boston Pizza!


Siloam Mission - Saturday, April 23, 2016.

Volunteers are needed for our Siloam Service initiative. Volunteers will work with Siloam patrons serving breakfast and providing supports where needed. If you are interested please contact us at



This year we added an Alumni Event to the Chapter Events schedule. Come and celebrate the end of term with a Free night of Trivia at Garbonzos on Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 7:30pm! Drink and Food Specials, Trivia contests, Prizes, Raffles, and 50/50 draw. UW-GK welcomes all students, faculty, staff, members and Alumni UW-GK members to their first ever Alumni Event! See you there!


Gardening Skills Workshop Volunteer Opportunity!! - March 14-16, 2016

The UW-GK is partnering with Ecopia during Grassroutes to host gardening skills workshops on March 14th, 15th, and 16th from 12:30pm to 1:20pm.

Students interested in volunteering need no prior experience as training is provided on Wednesday, March 9th at 12:30pm in the GESA lounge (5L26).

If you are interested in volunteering or would like more information please contact Maureen from Eucopia at .

Also check out their websites at:


Our Annual Social/Fundraising Event!! Gaming Night - March 24, 2016

Tickets now on sale for our 2nd annual social/fundraiser on Thursday, March 24th, 2016 at 7:00pm at Garbonzo's at the UW Anex!! Come out and join us for giant Jenga, giant Twister, Mario cart challenges and more!! 50/50 and raffles. Tickets available through your Executive Committee members, by email, or at the door. We hope to see you there!!



Newcomer and Employment Education Development Services Centre (N.E.E.D.S.). - February 24, 2016

On Wednesday, February 24, 2016 UW-GK Volunteers will work with N.E.E.D.S. to read to inner school kids from 4-8 pm. If you would like to volunteer please contact us. Rides are also being arranged for our volunteers. Let's make this initiative a bigger success than our fall 2015 event!


Deep Impact

When Golden Key members join together, something magical happens. The bigger the event, and the more minds, experiences and cultures that are brought together, the more inspiration is produced. As a Society, we host an International Summit every other year, as well as multiple Regional Summits annually, where members can meet, mingle and truly make an impact. The International Summit offers members a unique opportunity to form relationships that can be invaluable through their professional lives. Golden Key also hosts large-scale events for its international community in Australia, Canada, South Africa and the United States. 


Click here to find out more information about Golden Key Global Events

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