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Amanda FitzPatrick

Your VP Student Life moves on with hers

Friday, May 8, 2020 - 10:30 | Written By: Amanda FitzPatrick

This has truly been one hell of a year. If you’d told me when I first came into office all the hurdles I’d have to deal with I never would’ve thought I’d make it through. We started off the year as The Federation of Students in the middle of the...

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Quarantine cuisine: Four cheap and easy recipes

Monday, May 4, 2020 - 11:15 | Written By: Sabrina Guillen

Recently, during my time on the internet I’ve come across a lot more pictures where people are showing off what cool and new recipes they’re trying at home now that they have more time on their hands. While many of those look amazing and probably...

Matthew Gerrits

Your VP Education takes his last bow

Friday, May 1, 2020 - 10:30 | Written By: Matthew Gerrits

The world of student union executives is not one of gods. It is at best, one of flawed heroes, and at worst, one of quixotic ones. Too often people, students included, put Executive on pedestals, expect near infallibility, expertise on day one, and...

GRT

WUSA introduces reserve fund for future transit disruptions

Wednesday, April 29, 2020 - 10:45 | Written By: Seneca Velling

Following GRT’s first ever transit strike, we heard countless stories of students whose options were walking to class from miles away, paying $40/day for ride-sharing services to get to and from campus if they were too far, or not making it to...

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Titles to binge watch while you’re at home

Monday, April 27, 2020 - 16:00 | Written By: Aiju Chau

Personally, I’ve been quite productive while being at home these past few weeks - and by productive, I mean productively going through my shows-to-watch and movies-to-watch list. Whether it be Netflix, YouTube, Disney+, Viki, or Crunchyroll, there’s...

Michael Beauchemin

Your WUSA President bids farewell

Friday, April 24, 2020 - 10:15 | Written By: Michael Beauchemin

While this year's Exec transition is not how any of us would've expected, we wanted to bring you something you have come to expect. Each year at the end of their term, our outgoing Exec share a blog, recapping their time with us and all they...

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COVID-19: Federal support for post-secondary students

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 - 12:30 | Written By: Waterloo Undergraduate Student Association

Today, on behalf of the Government of Canada, the Prime Minister announced substantial supports for students not currently eligible for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit. We at the Waterloo Undergraduate Student Association commend the...

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Preparing for the possibility of online autumn

Tuesday, April 21, 2020 - 13:30 | Written By: Your WUSA Executives

On April 20, President Hamdullahpur’s office distributed an email asking that we prepare for the possibility of an online fall term. WUSA will stand behind the university as it determines what is best for the health of our community.   As we await...

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SLC remains open to provide essential services to students

Wednesday, April 15, 2020 - 16:00 | Written By: Seneca Velling

The University of Waterloo has moved to a lockdown of most non-residence buildings on campus, less the Student Life Centre (SLC) and Health Services, and has requested that WUSA look at a reduction in hours for the SLC. The move to the reduction of...

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WUSA stands for equity and inclusion on campus

Tuesday, April 14, 2020 - 19:00 | Written By: Waterloo Undergraduate Student Association

Between navigating the social and physical impacts of COVID-19 and adjusting to online learning, this is a tumultuous time both on and off campus.  Among these challenges, we’ve seen institutional racism continue at the University of Waterloo: in...

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Undergraduate incidental fees approved by WUSA and UWaterloo 

Monday, April 13, 2020 - 19:00 | Written By: Seneca Velling

There’s been a lot to consider – and reconsider – as we look ahead to online instruction for spring term. While the University of Waterloo works to deliver the quality of education you’ve come to expect, your student association is working to...

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Getting your game on in quarantine

Friday, April 10, 2020 - 10:00 | Written By: Sabrina Guillen

  With the added time on all of our hands, you've probably been looking for good ways to pass the time solo. However, others may still want to hang out and interact with your friends. While there are many cool alternatives to binge TV shows...

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