MSA Financial Award Scholarships

MSA announces two brand new scholarships for MSA Members!
New this year, MSA will be giving away two (2) financial award scholarships of $500 each to signed MSA members who are enrolled in a credit or non-credit course. Applications will be accepted between October 11, 2016 to January 30, 2017. Get the application and full criteria here.


 Financial Award for Dependents of MSA Members
In addition, MSA will be giving away four (4) financial award scholarships of $1000 each to dependents of MSA members attending a post-secondary institution. Applications will be accepted from October 11 to November 15, 2016. Criteria has been updated from previous years. Get the application and full details here.

Update from the Joint Benefits Committee

The Joint Benefits Committee was re-established in 2015 to review the university’s benefits plans with the goal of optimizing benefits for employees within existing funding levels. The committee includes voting members from all employee groups. Over the past year, the committee has made considerable progress toward designing and implementing a new benefits plan for the university. Continue reading

2016/17 In-Service Line-up

The 2016/17 In-Service line-up has arrived!
From the Art of Mindful Communication to Effective Business Writing to Service Excellence, Preventing Burnout and many more! Check out the full line-up here!

The in-service program is designed to allow staff more control in directing their personal learning needs in relation to job related duties and task and offers a variety of courses to help staff hone their skills and advance in their career. All courses are free, sign-up is on a first come-first served basis.

Coming up next:
A Taste of Google Apps, October 14
Work/Life Balance Redefined, October 28
Can We Talk? The Art and Skill of Mindful Communication, November 3

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