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GRT to provide UPass opt-in exception for spring term

Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - 11:00 | Written By: Alana Guevara

Hello Warriors,   With COVID-19 disrupting many of our plans, your WUSA and GSA worked with the Region to secure the UPass program on an opt-in basis for spring term. This program had been suspended due to the pandemic, and in response, Grand River...

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Supporting our International students! 

Thursday, May 21, 2020 - 15:45 | Written By: Megan Town

Thanks to the government’s support, domestic students are now able to apply for the Canadian Emergency Student Benefit (CESB). However, international students are notably unable to receive the benefit. Outgoing Vice President Education, Matthew...

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Student Health Plan expands once again!

Thursday, May 21, 2020 - 13:15 | Written By: Seneca Velling

In late April, the joint student Health Plan Oversight Committee of WUSA and the GSA agreed to a series of expansions for coverage to your student health benefits! In total, the Health Plan will now see improved vision and chiropractic coverage,...

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WUSA's response to fall term announcement

Friday, May 15, 2020 - 15:45 | Written By: Waterloo Undergraduate Student Association

Waterloo, ON – Earlier today, the University of Waterloo announced a “combined approach” for the fall 2020 academic term, with large classes online and some in-person classes and supports where possible.   While we support following the advice and...

Seneca Velling

Leaving WUSA better than I found it 

Friday, May 15, 2020 - 11:00 | Written By: Seneca Velling

"Outgoing Executives shall normally be retained for a period of at least two (2) weeks of the succeeding fiscal year as casual part-time employees...” (Board Procedure 12), and retained I have been.   As the outgoing VP Operations and Finance (VPOF...

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A spring term unlike any other!

Friday, May 8, 2020 - 14:15 | Written By: Abbie Simpson

Hello Warriors,   With COVID-19 keeping us from campus, we are about to begin a spring term unlike any other. I know from reading our student survey results that many of you are apprehensive about what an online term might look like. We hear you ...

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...


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...

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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...