The University of Winnipeg Golden Key Chapter (UWinnipeg-GK), an academic student group, has been awarded the Key Chapter Award for a seventh consecutive year, the longest streak for any Canadian university chapter. This award is the highest recognition given by the Golden Key International Honour Society. It’s awarded annually to chapters that exceed the rigorous criteria grounded in the Golden Key pillars of academics, leadership, and service.
Golden Key is the world’s largest collegiate honour society. Membership into the Society is by invitation only and applies to the top 15 per cent of students, based on their academic achievements. All UWinnipeg students are eligible after their first 30 credits.
The UWinnipeg chapter helps high-achieving students establish professional and social contacts within a network of universities, bringing together students from diverse faculties and degree programs.
The Key Chapter Award recognizes the UWinnipeg-GK’s dedication to serving students and the wider community. This has included establishing and raising scholarship funds, volunteering at Siloam Mission events, and providing a free workshop series open to all students. The series includes sessions on resume writing, interview skills, mental health and wellness, conflict resolution in the workplace, and Robert’s Rules of Order. Many volunteer opportunities for all UWinnipeg students are available monthly.
Partnering with the Faculty of Business and Economics, the UWinnipeg-GK offers free tutoring services for first- and second-year courses. The group is also partnered with The Princeton Review to offer free, campus-wide MCAT and LSAT seminars and mock tests to all UWinnipeg students. With year-round fundraising, the UWinnipeg-GK continues to fund its three scholarships: an In-course, a Chapter, and a Convocation scholarship.
Annually, UWinnipeg-GK recognizes individuals from the University and local community who exemplify a passion for learning and community service. At its most recent New Member Recognition Event, two new honorary members were inducted into the Golden Key Society: Dr. Anna Stokke, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, and Dr. Laura Sokal, Faculty of Education.
The University of Winnipeg Golden Key student group continues to offer a wide variety of events throughout the academic year. Each year, the group welcomes new academic achievers who meet the academic eligibility standard of performing in the top 15 per cent of their program of studies.