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Learn, Practice, Thrive: AESES Education Seminars

Your AESES Education Committee​ has planned five new seminars for the fall season, which we hope will appeal to your brain cells:

Sunday, October 1 – Trolley City Tour
Hop aboard a historic looking trolley, as it drives past many of Winnipeg’s sites, from St. Boniface to Assiniboine Park. A running commentary will allow you to appreciate the city you live in once again, taking in the very best sights and learning the stories behind many of the buildings and neighbourhoods you drive by on a weekly basis. According to, the tour is “humorous, engaging, and…will help you discover what makes the city at the heart of the country so special!” Limited seating, capped at 32. The tour will depart from in front of The Forks Market (1 Forks Market Road) at The Forks.

Tuesday, October 3 / Thursday, October 5 / Thursday, October 12 – Sick Leave & Attendance Management: Understanding Your Rights
AESES’ very own Labour Relations Officer, Lorne, and our Executive Director, Lisa, will be speaking on this important topic, clarifying the policies and answering related questions. It’s a great opportunity to learn about your rights and how the Universities are currently applying their Sick Leave policies. Informed members make for a stronger union. We have set aside one day at each campus for us to meet.

Wednesday, October 25 – Jewelry Making
The folks at PoCo Inspired will help a group of us craft and string our own bracelets. A valuable skill if you’re intrigued by all things shiny and bead-y and gem-y. Plus you walk away with a piece you can either re-gift or proudly wear yourself.

Thursday, November 2 – Self Defense for Women
This Wen-Do course will serve as a good starting point for women at our campuses, providing them with a skill set to help defend themselves in situations that warrant it. Boost your self-confidence, independence, mental and physical health, by combining moves used in classical martial arts like karate, jujitsu and judo. Wax on, wax off. Wax on, wax off.
Thursday, November 30 – Knife Sharpening
Just in time for the holiday season, this workshop will focus on how to keep a keen edge on your kitchen knives. John Sharples (really!) will lead you through the steps required to sharpen and maintain these tools with a hands-on approach, so feel free to bring along a couple of dull items from your kitchen to work on. All other tools and materials will be supplied.
If interested in attending any of these educational seminars, please fill out the registration form (click here for download) and submit your completed form, along with payment, to the AESES office via interdepartmental mail:
  • at UM to – AESES c/o Mail Room, Stores Building
  • at UW to – AESES c/o Mail Room
​The deadline to register for these seminars is September 25th. All seminars will be filled on a first come, first served basis.

Did you know

AESES is affiliated with the Confederation of Canadian Unions (CCU).

AESES' Charter Meeting was held in December of 1972.

We offer scholarships for AESES dependants at both universities.

Anyone can attend a Board meeting by calling the AESES Business Office prior to the meeting and confirming their attendance.

AESES requires new volunteers for various committees. Please contact the Business Office if you are an AESES member interested in joining one of our committees.

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