There are many ways to get involved!!!
Students are invited to attend receptions and social events in order to familiarize themselves with the aim and function of OPUS. During the Fall & Winter semesters, we host engaging events for the campus community in October & February. At these gatherings, you will get the opportunity to meet other students and discuss concerns, ask questions and offer suggestions regarding course offerings, awards, graduation, teacher evaluation, exams, career or academic counseling, and student life topics in general. Food & Refreshments are provided. All students are welcome to attend and participate in these gatherings. Only Part-time Undergraduate Students have an opportunity to win a money prize and other students are eligible to receive door prize gifts.
2021-2022 Receptions at a glance:
Tue. Oct. 19, 2021
We invite you to join us virtually for an informative session sponsored by your student union, OPUS! The OPUS Annual Fall Social and Special Membership Meeting will be held virtually on October 19th, 2021 at 4:30 p.m.
Our guest speakers include Anna Rudzinski, a sexual violence service worker from the Sexual Misconduct Response and Prevention office, and Mariona Sabramsky, a representative from PocketPills, Canada’s leading online pharmacy.
The first 50 students to register and join will receive a gift card!
In order to register, email firstname.lastname@example.org
See the poster and meeting agenda below for more info.
We look forward to seeing you at the Fall Social and Special Membership Meeting!
Tue. Feb. 10, 2022
Fall 2019 Student Series Workshop
OPUS hosted its annual Student Series Workshop on October 22nd, 2019 with an amazing turnout from part-time, full time & graduate students from across the university. Our keynote speakers included Dr. Cynthia Stirbys from the University of Windsor's School of Social work speaking on the importance of diversity, Kayla Weiler from the Canadian Federation of Students (Ontario) talking about challenges post-secondary education student’s face and programs and services geared towards them, Yahia Abdelbar from TD Canada Trust who presented on financial literacy and what that means for students, Hussein Zarif an Immigration Consultant from Canada By Choice Immigration who spoke in regards to immigration. OPUS discussed the mental health programs through Beacon and their insurance provider Green Shield. We are very grateful for our speakers in providing our students with valuable insight into their areas of expertise!
OPUS also gave away a $250 money prize to one lucky part-time undergraduate student and that student was, Yazan Kaloti! The event could not have been a success it was without our volunteers and staff who worked behind the scenes to ensure everything ran smoothly.
One of the major reasons that OPUS hosts these gatherings is to bring students together on campus in order to discuss important issues that affect student life and show the value of their membership. These gatherings also introduce them to OPUS and the Board of Directors who advocate on their behalf. This opportunity is also used to inform our students about what other groups on and off campus have to offer, and what services and resources they provide to them.