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Update: COVID-19 Vaccine Pre-registration Information 

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 14:30 | Written By: WUSA

Good news!  The region has extended eligibility to pre-register for the COVID19 vaccine to adults 18+ who live in high priority neighbourhoods. This is a good opportunity for students living in the Columbia/Lakeshore area who qualify to get ...

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First Year Diaries

Tuesday, May 11, 2021 - 10:00 | Written By: WUSA

Introducing WUSA's newest initiative, First Year Diaries! First Year Diaries looks to showcase stories of the newest members in our student community through WUSA's social platforms. By means of First Year Diaries, we want students to understand...

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Welcome, Welcome, Welcome! Week, Week, Week!

Monday, May 10, 2021 - 15:30 | Written By: WUSA

Calling all undergrads! Did you know that spring Welcome Week is almost here? This year’s Welcome Week will take place from May 17-21 with lots of fun events to kick off the Spring Term! We would like to welcome all students to the new term and...


WUSA Responds to the Extended Tuition Freeze

Tuesday, May 4, 2021 - 10:30 | Written By: WUSA

With Ontario students paying some of the highest tuition in the country, WUSA is pleased to see some action being taken by the government to address students’ financial needs. However, the decision to extend the tuition freeze is an inadequate...

Year End Recap on WUSA's Equity Work

Year End Recap on WUSA's Equity Work

Friday, April 30, 2021 - 11:45 | Written By: WUSA

As has become our standard since the first Anti-Black Racism update, each term we share updates on WUSA’s diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) work in different areas, internally and externally.  This year-end recap is no different. Since the...

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Term Wrap-up Talk with Execs - Get the Scoop

Friday, April 30, 2021 - 11:00 | Written By: WUSA

While this past year is not how any of us would have expected, the 2020-2021 executive term is ending and it’s time for these WUSA execs to say goodbye. I know everyone at WUSA would agree that is has been an absolute pleasure working with Abbie,...


WUSA's Submission for the HREI Review Team 

Thursday, April 29, 2021 - 11:15 | Written By: WUSA

As the official representative of University of Waterloo undergraduates, WUSA advocates for student needs and directs students to the appropriate body on campus to ensure their questions and concerns are being looked after. However, when it comes to...

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WUSA Executive 2020-2021 Annual Plan Update

Wednesday, April 28, 2021 - 13:45 | Written By: WUSA

Each year the WUSA Executive team puts together a plan for work they wish to complete. This year we put together an ambitious plan during a year of great uncertainty. While we worked hard to complete or set the stage for work within the organization...

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Congratulations to the Winners of the WUSA Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award

Monday, April 26, 2021 - 13:00 | Written By: WUSA

The Waterloo Undergraduate Association (WUSA) could not have imagined the challenge that teaching, working, and learning in a pandemic would bring. Our remarkable community has more than risen to that challenge, and we are announcing the winners of...


WUSA applauds Canadian government for investments in students and youth

Friday, April 23, 2021 - 10:30 | Written By: WUSA

The federal government recently announced their 2021 Budget, A Recovery Plan for Jobs, Growth, and Resilience. This budget focuses on student aid, youth jobs, innovation and Indigenous students and education as Canada recovers from the pandemic. The...


New Temporary Policy for Permanent Residency – What You Need to Know

Friday, April 16, 2021 - 11:30 | Written By: WUSA

The latest Government of Canada policy on permanent residency (PR) for recent (2020 – 2021) international student graduates is a welcome development that is sure to have a positive impact on the lives of thousands of students and their families. ...

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WUSA responds to outbreak at University of Waterloo Residences

Wednesday, March 31, 2021 - 15:15 | Written By: WUSA

WUSA is disappointed to hear about the outbreak at UW residences and especially disappointed to hear it is a result of public gatherings. While we understand the toll this pandemic has had on students, we know it’s important to stay diligent and...