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More than 170k students now represented in call for change to provincial government

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 13:00 | Written By: Katherine Bradshaw

Waterloo, ON – September 16, 2020 – The provincial government recently announced a six-million-dollar investment toward the institution of policing. Students of the University of Waterloo are concerned that current strategies for the funding of law...

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A message from your president

Friday, August 21, 2020 - 16:30 | Written By: Abbie Simpson

Hi Warriors,   A few weeks ago, our Students’ Council met to discuss an advocacy effort brought forward by your Vice President, Education. To say the meeting went poorly is an understatement.   Since the meeting, I have been extremely upset by the...

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An Equity for Who update

Monday, July 20, 2020 - 10:00 | Written By: Abbie Simpson & Nada Abouelnaga

After consulting with Equity for Who, the Indigenous Student Association (ISA) and Racial Advocacy for Inclusion, Equity and Solidarity (RAISE), WUSA shared this brief with University administrators in advance of our July 17 meeting, asking for...

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Our first WUSA Town Hall is TONIGHT!

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 - 23:15 | Written By: Megan Town

Recently, we shifted from holding two general meetings a year to one meeting in the spring term. We’ve received lots of feedback from students about the content and format of general meetings. Typically, we spend these meetings discussing bylaw...

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A message from your Execs

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 - 22:00 | Written By: WUSA Execs

Our students have called on us to take action in response to multiple cases of sexual assault and harassment happening on and off our campus. We know for every experience of sexual assault shared, there are countless stories that will never be. ...

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Sending our heartfelt condolences

Monday, July 6, 2020 - 14:15 | Written By: Waterloo Undergraduate Student Association

The below is a message from the University of Waterloo. On behalf of everyone at WUSA, your Execs join the University in sending our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Michelle Miller. In addition to the resources listed, students...

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GRT to provide UPass opt-in exception for spring term

Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - 11:00 | Written By: Alana Guevara

Hello Warriors,   With COVID-19 disrupting many of our plans, your WUSA and GSA worked with the Region to secure the UPass program on an opt-in basis for spring term. This program had been suspended due to the pandemic, and in response, Grand River...

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Supporting our International students! 

Thursday, May 21, 2020 - 15:45 | Written By: Megan Town

Thanks to the government’s support, domestic students are now able to apply for the Canadian Emergency Student Benefit (CESB). However, international students are notably unable to receive the benefit. Outgoing Vice President Education, Matthew...

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Student Health Plan expands once again!

Thursday, May 21, 2020 - 13:15 | Written By: Seneca Velling

In late April, the joint student Health Plan Oversight Committee of WUSA and the GSA agreed to a series of expansions for coverage to your student health benefits! In total, the Health Plan will now see improved vision and chiropractic coverage,...

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WUSA's response to fall term announcement

Friday, May 15, 2020 - 15:45 | Written By: Waterloo Undergraduate Student Association

Waterloo, ON – Earlier today, the University of Waterloo announced a “combined approach” for the fall 2020 academic term, with large classes online and some in-person classes and supports where possible.   While we support following the advice and...

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Leaving WUSA better than I found it 

Friday, May 15, 2020 - 11:00 | Written By: Seneca Velling

"Outgoing Executives shall normally be retained for a period of at least two (2) weeks of the succeeding fiscal year as casual part-time employees...” (Board Procedure 12), and retained I have been.   As the outgoing VP Operations and Finance (VPOF...

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A spring term unlike any other!

Friday, May 8, 2020 - 14:15 | Written By: Abbie Simpson

Hello Warriors,   With COVID-19 keeping us from campus, we are about to begin a spring term unlike any other. I know from reading our student survey results that many of you are apprehensive about what an online term might look like. We hear you ...

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