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Philanthropic and Fabulous

Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 15:45 | Written By: Ayesha Masood

What do you get when you cross Greek mythology, creative expression, fashion and a dedicated team of creative students? This year’s Fashion for Change charity fashion show, Pandora’s Box! And the best part is all the proceedings from the show go to...

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PAC-SMH Report and Recommendations

Monday, March 12, 2018 - 12:45 | Written By: Communications Assistant

Since spring term 2017, we have been working with University of Waterloo administration, mental health professionals, and campus and community partners on the President’s Advisory Committee on Student Mental Health (PAC-SMH); today, the...

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Wield Your Words, Warriors!

Friday, March 9, 2018 - 11:30 | Written By: Ayesha Masood

"My task, which I am trying to achieve is, by the power of the written word, to make you hear, to make you feel--it is, before all, to make you see." - Joseph Conrad Everyone expresses their emotions in different ways, but everyone needs an outlet...

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Cultural Caravan: The World on One Stage

Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 16:15 | Written By: Justin Low

Our cultural clubs take the stage to showcase performances from all over the globe at Cultural Caravan, an annual event filled with high energy and incredible performances.  Campus events like Cultural Caravan foster a friendly space for students...

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In Support of Waterloo Walkout for Mental Health

Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 09:45 | Written By: Communications Assistant

As a community, it is essential that we acknowledge when things are not working and need to be improved. The Federation of Students will be taking part in the student-organized Waterloo Walkout for Mental Health in solidarity with the event’s aims...

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Spotlight: The Water Boys

Monday, February 26, 2018 - 15:30 | Written By: Justin Low

On your mark; get set; sing your heart out! The Water Boys are back this year with new singers, new songs and more ambition than ever. Now part of the UW A Capella Club (UWACC), The Water Boys formed in 2008 as the very first a capella group at the...


Breaking Barriers and Building Community with ICSN

Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 17:00 | Written By: Justin Low

Have you ever found it difficult adjusting to university life after moving from a different province or a different country? Don’t fret! The International and Canadian Student Network (ICSN) is here to welcome all students to the University of...


New Feds Design Team Provides Support for Clubs and Societies

Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 16:45 | Written By: Ayesha Masood

Is your club or society great at planning events, but could use some help marketing them? A new design team has been created to provide their marketing expertise specifically in support of clubs and societies, all at no cost. Meet the Federation of...

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Feds Adopts Policy on Indigenous Engagement and Inclusivity

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 13:30 | Written By: Lisa Umholtz

In June 2017, Federation of Students sought to demonstrate our commitment to Indigenous reconciliation on campus and in our community by working with Waterloo Aboriginal Education Centre and the Aboriginal Students Association to install a permanent...

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New Student Service Proposed for Racialized Students

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 15:30 | Written By: Communications Assistant

  Students’ Council has approved in principle the creation of a new student-run service that meets the needs of racialized students on campus, pending a fee increase at the March General Meeting and a formal proposal submitted to Council for...

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Spotlight: Maya Venters, Academic Affairs Commissioner

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 10:15 | Written By: Ayesha Masood

Have you ever wondered about the extent of your rights as a student? Have you hit a bump down the academic road and are unsure of what policies are there to help ensure that you succeed? Fear not: Feds Academic Affairs Commissioner (AAC) Maya...

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Glow for the Gold at Pride House

Monday, February 12, 2018 - 10:30 | Written By: Ayesha Masood

With the Winter Olympics rolling in, The Glow Centre for Sexual and Gender Diversity is once again hosting Pride House in the Student Life Centre (SLC). “It started with the Olympics happening in Russia,” said Glow Centre coordinator Amanda...