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BREAKING: Student Choice Initiative Court Ruling

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

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 that the provincial government did not have the statutory authority to...

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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...

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Markham to Waterloo FedBus Break Down

Monday, November 18, 2019 - 16:30 | Written By: Katherine Bradshaw

On Sunday, November 17, 2019, the FedBus returning to Waterloo from Markham pulled over on the side of the highway, after sparks flew from the rear brakes. Folllowing procedure, the bus driver temporarily evacuated students while he performed a...

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Spotlight: Nada Abouelnaga, Clubs Assistant

Saturday, November 16, 2019 - 12:15 | Written By: Sabrina Guillen

If you're engaged in the extracurricular world of campus life, then you’ve probably either encountered or joined one of our over 250 clubs. WUSA supports a diverse collection of student-run clubs that cover everything from academics to community...

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Uplifting messages to help you thrive

Monday, November 11, 2019 - 14:30 | Written By: Sabrina Guillen

While university can often feel overwhelming and isolating, it can be good to hear that there are resources and others there to help. We believe good mental health is the first step to making a good student. And we decided a whole week (November 4...

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2019 Mental Health Forum: Keeping the conversation going

Monday, November 11, 2019 - 14:00 | Written By: Erin Kuepfer

2019 Thrive Week has come and gone, but its efforts to build positive mental health for UW students remains. Thrive Week featured a variety of awesome events, such as panels, a Harry Potter-themed escape room, therapy dogs, a crocheting circle and...

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Funding a frog-filled future

Friday, November 8, 2019 - 16:30 | Written By: Briar Hunter

First things first... Herpetology is the term given to the study of reptiles and amphibians: your favourite group of slimy creepy crawlers. I say this upfront so that as I furthermore refer to my experience of attending ‘Herp Conference’, you will...

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UW Sleighs the Santa Claus Parade

Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 09:30 | Written By: Erin Kuepfer

Halloween has come and gone, and now everyone’s favourite holiday is just around the corner… Christmas! And what better way to get into the Christmas spirit than by “sleighing” the annual KW Santa Claus parade? On Saturday, November 16 Santa Clause...

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Volunteer Centre Closure

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 - 13:15 | Written By: Amanda FitzPatrick

Moving forward, the Volunteer Centre website and its related services will be discontinued until further notice due to a steady decrease in interest over the past two years. The system has become obsolete and is in need of a major overhaul for both...

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WISC and WUSA know what's soup

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - 09:30 | Written By: Katherine Bradshaw

Soup and Bannock Days are hosted by your Waterloo Indigenous Student Centre (WISC) and held most Thursdays in the fall and winter term. Faculty, staff and students have an open invitation to drop by and see what they do, enjoy some great food and...

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Making a little go a long way

Thursday, October 31, 2019 - 09:30 | Written By: Erin Kuepfer

What is the SRP? The Student Refugee Program (SRP) has been in place at the University of Waterloo since passing a 2006 referendum. Aimed at giving refugees the opportunity to obtain a university education and educating UWaterloo students on the...