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OPUS 50th Anniversary

Reception Gatherings, Get INVOLVED & HAVE FUN!


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 though 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.


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.

Any student registered at the University of Windsor is able to become an OPUS Volunteer. Our volunteers are a unique group of students who help with various OPUS social events including Orientation for New Students, Annual Welcome BBQ, Social Gatherings, Pot Luck Lunch, Annual General Meeting and more. There are also various campaigns and university committees for a volunteer to join in order to stay involved. OPUS Vounteers are students who are highly motivated, energetic and devote their time to helping other students get involved with university life. During this process, volunteers gain valuable experience and make connections with various university faculty and staff members.To get involved as a volunteer, visit this page.

The “OPUS Volunteers”, and the OPUS Board of Directors, meet twice during Fall and Winter semesters. OPUS Volunteers act as a link between part-time students and the OPUS Board Members. OPUS Associates are encourages to attend these gatherings and social events in order to familiarize themselves with the aim and function of OPUS.  

2019-2020 Receptions at a glance:

Tue. Oct. 22, 2019

Thurs. Feb. 13, 2020