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GESA

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 12:30-1:20 pm but it usually ends earlier. We meet in 5L01, the GESA lounge. For more information about GESA, contact:


GESA Executive (2017-2018):
Co-presidents: Jeremy Leathers, Vicky Cloutis
Treasurer: Bryanne Lamoureux
Secretary: Ariane Dilay
Media Coordinator: Julia Antonyshyn

GESA Annual Trivia Night
Where: Garbonzo's, University of Winnipeg AnX
Date: March 8, 2018
Time: 7:00-10:00 pm (Trivia starts at 7:30)
Cost: $10.00
50/50 Draw! Door Prizes! Free beer and pizza to be won!
Proceeds support the Eco-Grant and other GESA initiatives.

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 gesastudents@gmail.com. The application deadline is January 31, 2019.


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.