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Live your best life online: tell us how

Tuesday, April 7, 2020 - 16:00 | Written By: Michael Beauchemin

Hi Warriors,   TL;DR: Let’s stay connected this Spring Term!  A lot has happened since you last heard from me on March 13. We’ve compiled the information from that email and the latest updates from your student association on our COVID-19 page. We...

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Supporting our small business owners

Monday, April 6, 2020 - 09:30 | Written By: Kumar Patel

As people and sectors face uncertainty, it's important to be doing whatever we can to help one another during the difficult times we face. Small businesses are large contributors to our community and economy in many ways. Within our community, they...

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Student Survey: Financial Impact of COVID-19

Friday, April 3, 2020 - 11:45 | Written By: Katherine Bradshaw

The Undergraduates of Canadian Research Intensive Universities (UCRU), for which your Waterloo Undergraduate Student Association is a part, have put together a survey to understand the financial impacts students all across Canada are facing as a...

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Creating a work space at home

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 15:15 | Written By: Aiju Chau

With the University's transition to online learning for the remainder of this term and next, if you didn't already have a space to work from home, it's likely a consideration that is now on your radar. Creating a workspace for at-home learning can ...

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WUSA's position on tuition

Monday, March 30, 2020 - 14:30 | Written By: Matthew Gerrits

We understand that your learning has been interrupted by the reaction to COVID-19 at the University of Waterloo: with classes having been cancelled for a week, and remaining classes moved online, we know this is not the experience you expected when...

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Winter 2020 General Meeting Highlights

Friday, March 27, 2020 - 11:45 | Written By: Sabrina Guillen

On Tuesday, March 24, 2020 WUSA’s Annual General Meeting met under unusual circumstances. With the increased health and safety measures taken in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly the suspension of all on-campus activity, WUSA had a...

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WUSA welcomes new Canadian Emergency Response Benefit

Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 13:00 | Written By: Matthew Gerrits

The federal government announced the implementation of its new Canadian Emergency Response Benefit, filling the welfare gap for many Canadians not eligible for Employment Insurance (EI). This benefit would provide substantial support to many...

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WUSA welcomes Ontario budgetary measures

Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 09:30 | Written By: Matthew Gerrits

The provincial government has delivered its fiscal update. The Ontario legislature approved funding for Ontario’s COVID-19 response. This included the passage of debt relief to millions of Ontarians by pausing payments and interest on the provincial...

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WUSA works to establish Student Emergency Support Fund

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 - 13:45 | Written By: Seneca Velling

WUSA has committed to establish a support fund to help students who are struggling financially as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. We will be working diligently over the coming days to outline the details of this fund, including how students can...

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WUSA welcomes Senate vote on opt-in credit/no-credit grading schemes

Monday, March 23, 2020 - 12:15 | Written By: Matthew Gerrits

Today, the University of Waterloo Senate passed a motion instructing the administration to explore a process allowing students to optionally transition from numerical grades to credit/no-credit marks, without the need for a Policy 70 petition. This...

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WUSA applauds swift action of provincial government on student debt relief 

Friday, March 20, 2020 - 11:30 | Written By: Matthew Gerrits

In a press conference held Wednesday, the Government of Ontario confirmed that the provincial portion of student loans would see a suspension similar to that of the federal government. This action will mean affordability through this crisis to...

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COVID-19 Update: Notice of changes to WUSA General Meeting

Friday, March 20, 2020 - 09:30 | Written By: Michael Beauchemin

Hi Warriors, I hope you’re all staying safe and healthy with all that’s going on around us! Each year, Waterloo Undergraduate Student Association (WUSA) holds a Winter General Meeting at which all students are able to give general direction as to...

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