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VP Student Life Encourages GM Engagement

Friday, October 12, 2018 - 16:45 | Written By: Savannah Richardson

Vice President Student Life Savannah Richardson on the upcoming General Meeting [external link] in the Student Life Centre.  “Another GM already?!” Yes, another General Meeting (GM), and it’s far from a bad thing! General Meetings are one of the...

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Fall Break Referendum Results

Friday, October 5, 2018 - 12:30 | Written By: Lisa Umholtz

The results of the Fall Break Referendum are in! 10,285 undergraduates voted out of 34,020 eligible voters. That’s a 30.23% voter turnout! That’s the highest voter turnout we’ve had since went live in 2014. Way to go, Waterloo! Thank...


Spotlight: International and Canadian Student Network (ICSN)

Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 11:15 | Written By: Lubaba Hoque

International and Canadian Student Network (ICSN) is a Feds student-run service catered toward helping international, exchange and local students feel welcome at the University of Waterloo and in Canada. ICSN holds biweekly events such as Babble...

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Spotlight: Ben Brown, Feds Clubs Graphic Designer

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - 15:00 | Written By: Julie Nguyen

There are over 250 Feds clubs at the University of Waterloo with students passionate about everything from deception board games and Dance Dance Revolution, to loving cheese and cooking. If you don’t find a club that you want to join, the Clubs...

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The Glow Centre Celebrates Coming Out Week!

Monday, October 1, 2018 - 12:00 | Written By: Julie Nguyen

The Glow Centre for Sexual and Gender Diversity is celebrating Coming Out Week (external link) with events at the University of Waterloo from Wednesday, October 3 until Friday, October 12. What is Coming Out Week? "Thanksgiving weekend is a very...

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CAPS: Providing Academic Policy Support for Students

Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 11:00 | Written By: Lubaba Hoque

Have you ever had to file an academic grievance or appeal, and didn’t know where to even begin? The Centre for Academic Policy – or CAPS for short – is a confidential resource that supports students through the petitions, grievances and appeals...

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GRT Changes Cause Confusion with UPass

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 11:30 | Written By: Lubaba Hoque

Starting September 27, Grand River Transit (GRT) will only accept updated Watcards that work with their new tap-to-ride system. Some part-time students are finding that this means they can no longer ride GRT using their Watcard, even though they did...

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Notice of October General Meeting

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 10:15 | Written By: Richard Wu

Hello everyone, I hope you have all been having a fantastic fall term so far. This email is to advise that the Federation of Students is hosting it October General Meeting on October 24 in the Student Life Centre Great Hall starting at 12 p.m. All...

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UPass and You: FAQ for Tap-to-Ride

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 15:30 | Written By: Federation of Students

Public transit is undergoing some improvements in Waterloo Region this year. While light rail transit is set to launch later this year, you're now able to tap your Watcard to ride Grand River Transit (GRT) buses. We know you’ve had some questions...

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Fall Bike Centre Auction

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 14:00 | Written By: Julie Nguyen

On Wednesday, September 26, the Bike Centre will be holding its bi-annual second-hand Bike Auction [Facebook link] in the Great Hall of the Student Life Centre. Every fall and spring term, the Bike Centre, which is located in the basement of the...

Fall Break Voting

What's Happening with Fall Break?

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 13:45 | Written By: Matthew Gerrits

So, what is this referendum that Feds keeps asking you to vote in on October 3 and 4? For the past few years we’ve had the two days after Thanksgiving Monday off for Fall Break, as part of a trial run to see how students like it. This year, the...

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How #TextbookBroke is Changing the Textbook Game

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 10:45 | Written By: Lubaba Hoque

Now that classes are back in full swing, many students are lining up to buy textbooks. While the high prices of textbooks are not new to students, the #TextbookBroke campaign is bringing light to the situation and encouraging alternative solutions...