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Take the hassle out of meal time and have your pick of four dining options when you live on campus at UWinnipeg. It’s all part of a new food attitude that embraces local and seasonal ingredients, cultural menus, and old-fashioned scratch cooking.
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Meal Plan Options
Three declining-balance meal card options are available to students: UWinnipeg Student Meal Plan, Visiting Scholars Meal Program, and Diversity Foods Gift Card.
Note that either a full Meal Plan or Meal Program subscription is required for all residents of McFeetors Hall dorms. However, students with special religious and/or dietary requirements may request an exception to this requirement from the Manager of Campus Living (Food Services). To request an exception, please Download Meal Plan Exception Form and submit it to the Housing Office.
UWinnipeg Student Meal Plan
Meal Plan options are available to any student enrolled at UWinnipeg, including student residents. Meal Plan purchases can be made at any of Diversity Food Services on campus. The benefit of a Meal Plan Card over a regular Gift Card is that food purchases made with the Meal Plan Card are tax-exempt. Not paying tax on your food means you save 13% on each purchase – over $200 per term if you use the full amount of a meal card!
The Meal Plan is available only to registered UWinnipeg students and its use is neither transferable nor shareable. What this means is that the meal plan subscriber can purchase food only for themselves, not for others. For more details about Diversity’s meal plan policies Read the Meal Plan Contract (PDF).
Meal Plan amounts are based on Term Sessions. Amounts for one term session (e.g. Fall, Winter, or Spring) expire at the end of each term session and do not carry over to the next session. For example, if a student has a balance of $200 at the end of Fall term session, this balance will not carry over to Winter term session.
The current per-term session cost of the UWinnipeg Student Meal Plan is $1700. This Meal Plan is included in the cost of Single and Double Premium Dorm rooms at McFeetors Hall.
Visiting Scholars Meal Program
The Visiting Scholar Meal Program is designed for non-UWinnipeg students living in McFeetors Hall. It is similar to the Meal Plan, except that its cost includes provincial and federal taxes. Visiting scholars are not eligible for the tax-exempt meal plan, per UWinnipeg’s agreement with the Provincial government on the matter.
Meal Program amounts are based on term sessions. The current per-term-session cost of the Visiting Scholars Meal Program is $1921 per term session. The Meal Program is included in the pricing of Single and Double Premium Dorm rooms at McFeetors Hall for non-UWinnipeg students..
Diversity Foods Gift Card
Gift Cards are available to anyone (including non-residents) from Pangea’s Kitchen, Diversity Food Service’s primary location in Riddell Hall. The minimum amount that can be loaded to the card is $25. This option is ideal for anyone who frequently purchases food on campus as paying with the gift card is quicker than any other method.
Food Service Locations
Diversity offers four locations to serve you: Pangea’s Kitchen, The Malecón, Café Bodhi, and Elements: The Restaurant.
Pangea’s Kitchen is the primary cafeteria of Diversity foods, offering a larger menu, greater seating area, and more extended hours than the other two locations on campus. Visit Diversity’s Facebook Page for the latest menu updates.
The Malecón is on the fourth floor of Centennial Hall, beneath the Bernice Reading Room. This location’s menu focuses on bringing you dishes from international cuisines. The Malecón is closed on weekends.
Café Bodhi is in Lockhart Hall, near the Ellice Street doors. Deluxe coffee and espresso-based drinks, along with a variety of café-style snacks.
Elements is in The Richardson Complex on Furby-Langside Campus, right beside McFeetors Hall. Visit the Elements Facebook Page for more information.
About Diversity Foods
Diversity Food Services is a joint venture of the University of Winnipeg’s Community Renewal Corporation’s (UWCRC) & SEED Winnipeg to deliver excellent food services to the University of Winnipeg while providing meaningful employment and ownership opportunities for the community. Together our specific community objectives include job opportunities in the food industry for new Canadians, Aboriginal people, community residents and University students. Diversity’s mission is to provide food services that demonstrate the desire to meet the goals of sustainability at the University within a work environment that reflects a high level of training for the diverse group of employees. We believe that together we can both enhance the quality of food services and develop competencies in all our employees.
If you’re interested in learning more about Diversity Foods’ philosophy, please visit their page at The University of Winnipeg’s homepage .