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WUSA’s Statement on the Unmarked Graves Discovered at the Marieval Indian Residential School

WUSA’s Statement on the Unmarked Graves Discovered at the Marieval Indian Residential School

Thursday, June 24, 2021 - 14:00 | Written By: WUSA

We are saddened by the recent discovery of 751 unmarked graves at the former Marieval Indian Residential School in Saskatchewan. Our hearts are with the Cowessess First Nation people and everyone affected by this devastating news.  The effects of...

WUSA's Statement on Hate Crime and Islamophobia in London, Ontario

Statement on Hate Crime and Islamophobia in London, Ontario

Tuesday, June 8, 2021 - 13:45 | Written By: WUSA

Today, we stand with the Muslim community in London, at Waterloo, and across Canada in expressing our grief and horror at the Islamophobia and hate crime resulting in the death of four members of a family and a nine-year-old son in the hospital.  ...

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UW Just Declared a Climate Emergency. Now What?

Thursday, June 3, 2021 - 14:00 | Written By: Michelle Angkasa

On May 19, the University released its Climate Emergency Declaration, joining the ranks of the Region of Waterloo and many other postsecondary institutions that have publicly committed to taking action on climate change. In their statement, UW...

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WUSA 2021 Housing Report

Monday, May 31, 2021 - 13:45 | Written By: WUSA

Many University of Waterloo students have and/or continue to experience housing issues. WUSA conducted a Housing Survey to better understand the types of issues students are experiencing, their knowledge of housing bylaws, tenant rights, and how ...

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Two-Way-All-Day-GO Train Service: Why Students Stand to Benefit the Most

Saturday, May 29, 2021 - 09:30 | Written By: WUSA

Originally published in “OUSA Habitats: Students in their Municipalities 2020”  Updated April 30, 2021  For most students in Waterloo that don’t drive, getting to Toronto can often be a chaotic experience. While the GO Bus offers frequent...

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OUSA Calls on the Province to Stop Clawing Back OSAP

Thursday, May 27, 2021 - 14:45 | Written By: WUSA

In 2020, the federal government decided to help students during the pandemic and through the next two years by doubling its contributions to OSAP through the Canada Student Grant (CSG). However, despite this increased funding for student financial...

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Climate Emergency: Time to go “Beyond Ideas”

Thursday, May 27, 2021 - 14:15 | Written By: Frances Hallen

A review of The University of Waterloo’s May 2021 Declaration of Climate Emergency  This disclaimer informs readers that the views, thoughts, and opinions expressed in the following text belong solely to the author, and not necessarily to the...

WUSA Sustainability Update

Future Plans for the WUSA Sustainability Project

Wednesday, May 26, 2021 - 11:45 | Written By: Michelle Angkasa

I’ve just wrapped up my first term as WUSA’s Sustainability Commissioner and I’m excited to share some updates with you!  My first term in figures:  Number of completed or ongoing projects: 5   Number groups and students I met: 17 ...


Student Life Centre Scheduled Power Shutdown

Wednesday, May 26, 2021 - 10:30 | Written By: Pratik Patel

There will be a scheduled maintenance Power Shutdown occurring on Saturday May 29th from 8am until 8pm affecting the Student Life Centre.  Shutdown Window: Friday May 28th, 5:00 PM – Sunday May 30th, 12:00 PM  Total Hours – 43 hours  Here are the...


WUSA Responds to Israel Palestine Conflict

Friday, May 21, 2021 - 12:00 | Written By: WUSA

WUSA is saddened by the needless loss of lives in the recent Israel/Palestinian conflict and glad to see a ceasefire agreement has been reached.  We recognize many of our students are affected by this conflict. We acknowledge they are being...

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18+ and living in Ontario? Here’s how to book your COVID-19 vaccination

Tuesday, May 18, 2021 - 13:45 | Written By: WUSA

Last week, we shared news of the region of Waterloo’s extension of eligibility to pre-register for the Covid19 vaccine to adults 18+ living in high priority neighbourhoods. We are glad to share that welcome development has now been extended to the...


Keeping You in the Know - HREI Review Status Update

Friday, May 14, 2021 - 15:45 | Written By: WUSA

#yourWUSA raised concerns to the university administration about the HREI unit in Spring 2020 and participated in the review that followed in Winter 2021. We shared our thoughts about improvements needed to better serve Waterloo’s most important...