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Students' Council: Off to a running start!

Monday, January 20, 2020 - 16:30 | Written By: Waterloo Undergraduate Student Association

This past Sunday, January 19, the Students’ Council met for its first regular meeting of the new calendar year to consider a jam-packed agenda. It seems the winter recess had Councillors chomping at the bit to get back to representing and advocating...


Potential GRT strike: What you need to know

Monday, January 13, 2020 - 15:45 | Written By: Seneca Velling

UPDATE: On January 19, Unifor Local 4304, the union of the dispatchers and transit operators of Grand River Transit, voted to reject the deal reached by their bargaining committee and Grand River Transit. Though negotiations will continue, unless a...

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Wednesday, January 8, 2020 - 13:45 | Written By: Lisa Umholtz

The arrival and return of students at the start of term can bring up questions about public transportation and using your UPass, so we put together a handy FAQ to address some of the most common issues and questions that come up! 1. What is the...


Taking the leap in Tucson

Friday, December 13, 2019 - 14:45 | Written By: Hannah Hill

When was the last time you took a leap – whether it be personally, professionally, or academically? With support from WUSA’s Enterprise, Opportunity, and Innovation Fund, I had the opportunity to explore what it means to "take the leap" by attending...

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Students’ Council initiates undergraduate fees review

Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 14:15 | Written By: Seneca Velling

On December 1, 2019, Students’ Council – your Waterloo Undergraduate Student Association’s governing body – voted to initiate a comprehensive review of undergraduate ancillary fees. This decision was made following considerable debate on how we...

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Spotlight: Maya Venters, Academic Affairs Commissioner

Monday, December 9, 2019 - 09:00 | Written By: Sabrina Guillen

Ever wondered who you can reach out to about an academic issue? For this Spotlight edition, we're highlighting the amazing work of our Academic Affairs Commissioner, Maya Venters, who advocates for student rights and assists with academic...

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Spotlight: Lily Abate, Arts Student Union Executive

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 - 13:30 | Written By: Erin Kuepfer

  Calling all Arts students! How much do you know about your Arts Student Union [external link] and all the amazing work they do year after year for the UW arts community? The ASU is the official representative of all undergraduate arts students. A...

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WUSA & GSA bring you expansions to mental health coverage

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 - 09:30 | Written By: Seneca Velling and Naima Samuel

We’re excited to announce additional mental health supports under your WUSA/GSA Health Plan coverage! The expanded coverage will make it easier for students to access mental health services where and when you need it, and from an increased number of...

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BREAKING: Student Choice Initiative Court Ruling

Friday, November 22, 2019 - 11:45 | Written By: Michael Beauchemin

This version has been updated as of 4 p.m. on Friday, November 22, 2019. WATERLOO, ON – Friday, November 22, 2019  On November 21, 2019, the Divisional Court of Ontario issued a ruling that strikes down the Student Choice Initiative on the basis...

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Student Housing Crisis

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 15:15 | Written By: Erin Kuepfer

  Whether a leasing pro, first-time lease hunter, or a student still relaxing in the comforts of residence, you’ve probably come across at least one horror story of life in off-campus student housing… rats in the rooms, key deposits that...

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Optional fees: make an informed decision

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 10:00 | Written By: Katherine Bradshaw

With the provincial government’s announcement of the Student Choice Initiative (SCI) earlier this year, some of your fees were made optional and deemed non-essential to your student experience.   While we are not shy about disputing how the...

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WUSA advocacy brings pedestrian safety to UWaterloo 

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 08:45 | Written By: Sabrina Guillen

Convenience over safety  It’s early in the morning. Too early. You have class at 8:30 AM and less time to get there than you wanted. Hurriedly you get dressed, collect your things and leave. Your way to class is made up of a series of busy streets...