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Who is GESA?
GESA is the Geography and Environmental Studies/Sciences Student Association.

What is GESA's purpose?
Our purpose is to get students involved in activities outside the classroom. We work to create awareness about events happening in the school and around the city related to our field of study. Students are also made aware of learning and employment opportunities related to their degree. We want students to have the chance to meet each other on a social level so that connections and friendships can be built throughout their studies at UWinnipeg and beyond. Our quaint student lounge is a great place to do homework, get help with assignments, and chat about whats happening in the department(s).

Who can join?
Anybody can join: we encourage all students from Geography and Environmental Studies, anyone who is taking geography or related sciences, to come out to the meetings and get involved with what we do.

When does GESA meet?
GESA meets every Friday at 12:30 p.m. Meetings are typically 15-30 minutes long. We meet in room 5L24. To attend online, hybrid options are available. For more information about GESA, please contact:

GESA Executive (2023-2024):
Vice-President: Monique Ellison
Secretary: Danica Dunmore
Treasurer: Wynonna Mendoza
Media Manager: Jordana Dwornick
Email: gesa.exec@gmail.com

GESA Eco-Grant
The Eco-Grant is an award of up to $2500 given out annually by GESA. Its goal is to support environmental stewardship within the University of Winnipeg community. It can be applied for by anyone with some affiliation with the university (ie. Students, Faculty, Alumni, etc.). The Eco-Grant is available to fund a wide range of potential opportunities that fall under three main categories:

  1. Eco-Grant Sustainability Project: Initiatives that will promote sustainability on campus. Past projects have included rooftop gardens, plastic bag recycling, campus beehives and more. Apply here.
  2. Eco-Grant Research Award: This can include any type of research in either the physical or social sciences that will in some way promote environmental sustainability. Grant money could be used to cover an array of potential research costs such as student salary, equipment/supply purchases, etc. Apply here.
  3. Eco-Grant Travel Award: Student or graduate travel to relevant conferences or other professional development events that will equip the applicant to make subsequent contributions to environmental sustainability. Apply here.

Questions and inquiries may be sent to gesa.exec@gmail.com. The application deadline is Monday, February 12th, 2024. Applicants will receive an email of confirmation once they have submitted their form.

CMOS Scholarships
The Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society (CMOS) offers undergraduate and graduate scholarships to students in atmospheric sciences, meteorology, climate, oceanography and related fields (e.g., mathematics, hydrology, limnology). Information about these scholarships and how to apply can be found at http://www.cmos.ca/site/scholarships.