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Don’t quarantine your mental health

Tuesday, November 3, 2020 - 17:00 | Written By: Miti Chheda

With the COVID-19 pandemic entering wave 3, the past few months have been challenging for the entire world. To make things worse, we have seen several other human rights issues like the fight for justice for the black community and recent natural...

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It's time to thrive!

Tuesday, November 3, 2020 - 16:15 | Written By: Miti Chheda

Developed by the University of British Columbia in Spring of 2009, Thrive has been adopted by more than 11 Canadian colleges and universities. The first Thrive week, which focused on building positive mental health for University of Waterloo...

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A pay day that makes a difference

Tuesday, November 3, 2020 - 15:45 | Written By: Miti Chheda

We have several services available for students on campus. Twelve of these are student-run and require coordinators to ensure things run smoothly. In the past, student coordinators volunteered, however beginning winter 2021, these positions are...

your policy, your input

Tell us what you think: UWaterloo’s Sexual Violence Prevention and Response

Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 12:45 | Written By: Teresa Tan

We want to hear your feedback on what WUSA can do to better support Gender-Based and Sexual Violence Prevention and Response at the University of Waterloo!  "Sexual violence is any sexual act or act targeting a person’s sexuality, … whether...

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Our thanks to the provincial government

Thursday, October 8, 2020 - 15:15 | Written By: Megan Town

Waterloo, ON – On October 6, Minister Romano and Minister Tibollo announced $19.25 million into mental health supports for 2020-2021. Students are thrilled to see an increase of $3.25 million compared to last year. In 2019, the American College...

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W Store supports WUSA’s student-run services

Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 13:30 | Written By: Aiju Chau

Earlier this year, W Store began selling unique, limited edition, UWaterloo merchandise to raise funds to support COVID-19 relief efforts on campus. All proceeds from the sales of the COVID fundraiser merchandise will go towards Mental Health...

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More than 170k students call for change to police funding announcement

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...

Update

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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