A Word From The President

At MAPS, 2015-16 is all about our members.

Your Board of Directors have been working hard to ensure you have access to everything you need to navigate your success.

We have just finished updates to the part-time student lounge that include:

A variable height workstation

12 Day-use lockers for use by members during office hours

A low cost (free to members) video-conference system that can be used as a virtual meeting room

Reorganization of the office with built-for-purpose millwork to increase floor space and make the office and lounge easier to navigate

We are also updating our website (starting with this page) to make it easier to navigate; and are applying this principle to all of our communications.

We are continuing programs like our mentorship program - which links students with greater campus experience with those who are relatively new to university life.

We are providing any member with a customized tours of campus which includes identification of important university offices as well as practical information like the fastest route to your class and where you can get coffee at break.

We continue to advocate for part-time students to improve access, the part-time experience in the classroom, and will shortly be surveying you about what campus services you want access to.

We are very excited about this year, and as always, we would love to meet you. Please feel free to stop by the office and lounge - we are in room 234 in the student centre.

On behalf of the Board, have a great term!

Jackie Arlen, President


You Should Know...

Get your copy of the 2015 Handbook @ the MAPS Office

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New at MAPS

Door prize winners -->

Open House / Wine and Cheese Event

Thanks to everyone who stopped by on Nov 12th. We enjoyed meeting and chatting with you and hope to see you again soon!

The winners of our door prizes are:

Livescribe Smart Pen 3:

Abhishek M.

Nanotips Blue + USB Drive:

Karin Fish

Nanotips Black + USB Drive:

Nestor Walnyckyj

Our lucky winners can stop by the office to pick up their prizes during normal office hours.

Awards of Academic Excellence

MAPS Instructor

CCE Centennial Award

Congratulations award recipients!

On November 12th at the CCE Graduation Ceremony, the 2015 recipients of the Awards for Academic Excellence, the MAPS Instructor Award, and the CCE Centennial Award were announced.

Congratulations to all 2015 CCE Graduates!


--> see award recipients

Help support infants and children this holiday

MAPS is supporting the Essential Aid Family Services of Ontario's Infant and Children Community Food Drive.

You can drop-off non-perishable child friendly foods and snacks at the MAPS Office until mid-December, or visit www.essentialaid.ca

Listen to the interview we did with the Executive Director

You Can Now Text Maps

You Can Now Text MAPS

In order to be more accessible to our members, MAPS is now able to send and receive SMS messages. You can send messages to 289-351-5679. We will respond to messages during normal operating hours.

You Can Now Text Maps

Student Financial Aid Update

Undergraduate part-time students apply for financial assistance on a term-by-term basis. Information regarding OSAP for part-time students and the MAPS Bursary can be found at here.

OSAP for part-time students for the Fall Term can be submitted until November 10th. Apply at https://osap.gov.on.ca

MAPS Bursary

Applications for the MAPS bursary for the Winter (Term 2) are now open. Applications close on November 7th. Please use the online aid application in the Mosaic Student Centre.

MAPS Lounge Upgrades Complete

On Wednesday October 21st, we received the bulk of the new furnishings for the part-time student lounge arrived. Included among the upgrades were the 12 day use lockers (pictured left). For more details, please see our September newsletter








MAPS Partners


Health and Dental
Opt-in Period
is now CLOSED

The Term 1 Opt-in period to purchase coverage in the MSU's Health and Dental Plan closed on September 30th.

The Term 2 Opt-in period will run from January 5-29, 2016. The premium for 8 months coverage will be announced shortly.


MAPS Is Your Campus Store Pick Up Location


MAPS-MSU Transfers are closed for 2015-16

Campus Store Pick-up Service is available for anyone making purchases at the Campus Store online.

For more information, click on the Campus Store Logo



The online membership transfer system developed by MAPS, the MSU, and representatives from Student Accounts and Cashiers, Student Accessibility Services, and the Registrar's office resulted in significant improvements in processing time for membership transfers. Stakeholders will be reviewing the results over the next few months to see if further improvements can be made.



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