The University of Winnipeg Golden Key Chapter has just begun its fifth year of operation on the UW campus. As a Chapter of The Golden Key International Honour Society, the largest collegiate honour society in the world with over 400 chapters, we offer valuable services to the UW student body and the local community. The UW-GK Chapter currently has over 500 student members and ten honorary members, among them representatives from The University of Winnipeg administration at various levels and faculty, as well as outstanding community members, all whom have been committed to the advancement and support of students.
Every year since our inception, the UW-GK Chapter has been recognized internationally as a top-performing Chapter in upholding the three pillars of Golden Key: Academics, Leadership, and Service. We achieved the Silver Standard for the 2013-2014 academic year and the Gold Standard for 2014-2015. In 2015-16, we, again, attained the Gold Standard and also the highest distinction of all—the Key Chapter Award—which was achieved by only 25 chapters worldwide, four of which were Canadian Chapters, and we are pleased to be one of the four.
Providing a service to our campus, as well as our local and global community, is of utmost importance to us. Over the years, we have volunteered for dozens of organizations, such as Siloam Mission, Canadian Blood Services, Boys and Girls Club of Winnipeg, Newcomers Employment and Education Development Services (N.E.E.D.S.), Golden Future South Africa, and others.
Supporting our local members and student body academically at The University of Winnipeg is another one of our goals. Beyond the scholarships that Golden Key International offers, our local UW-GK Chapter offers three of its own scholarships, two to support our local Chapter members and one in-course scholarship open to all students on campus. We also support students with our UW-GK Tutoring Service, currently offered to the Faculty of Business and Economics. We facilitate the service by aiding in the tutor-recruitment process, organizing and advertising the service to students, managing student requests, as well as coordinating tutoring sessions.
The UW-GK offers many leadership opportunities that, first and foremost, involve holding a position on our Executive Committee. These one-year terms offer development opportunities in leadership, organizational and personal skills, and professionalism. Additionally, throughout the year, we hold workshops for our membership and the University student body on topics such as essay writing, professional development, etiquette, and Robert’s Rule of Order.
Your support of our initiatives, be it $2 or $2,000, will make a big difference in our ability to maintain and continue to expand the services of our Golden Key Chapter at UWinnipeg. All gifts made are tax deductible.
If you do not want to make a gift online, you can also send a cheque to:
The University of Winnipeg Foundation
901 - 491 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 2E4 Canada
*Note: Please make sure to mark your cheque for "Golden Key" and your gift will be counted towards our Chapter’s fund!
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- UWinnipeg Golden Key website - uwinnipeg.goldenkey.org
- International Golden Key website - www.goldenkey.org
- UWinnipeg Golden Key Facebook page - facebook.com/uwinnipeggk