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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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Getting away while staying in

Wednesday, April 8, 2020 - 14:15 | Written By: Sabrina Guillen

  I've recently found myself with a lot of extra time on my hands, as I’m sure is the case for many of us. Without the rigmarole of classes, extra-curriculars, social outings, or athletic activities, some of us have had to turn to new hobbies....

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WUSA and UWaterloo partner to launch Student Emergency Support Fund 

Wednesday, April 8, 2020 - 10:45 | Written By: Katherine Bradshaw

Waterloo, ON – April 8, 2020 – With the impacts of COVID-19 weighing heavily on our students, the Waterloo Undergraduate Student Association (WUSA) reached out to the University of Waterloo, inviting them to partner with us in the creation of a...

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Live your best life online: tell us how

Tuesday, April 7, 2020 - 16:00 | Written By: Michael Beauchemin

Hi Warriors,   TL;DR: Let’s stay connected this Spring Term!  A lot has happened since you last heard from me on March 13. We’ve compiled the information from that email and the latest updates from your student association on our COVID-19 page. We...

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Supporting our small business owners

Monday, April 6, 2020 - 09:30 | Written By: Kumar Patel

As people and sectors face uncertainty, it's important to be doing whatever we can to help one another during the difficult times we face. Small businesses are large contributors to our community and economy in many ways. Within our community, they...

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Student Survey: Financial Impact of COVID-19

Friday, April 3, 2020 - 11:45 | Written By: Katherine Bradshaw

The Undergraduates of Canadian Research Intensive Universities (UCRU), for which your Waterloo Undergraduate Student Association is a part, have put together a survey to understand the financial impacts students all across Canada are facing as a...

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Creating a work space at home

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 15:15 | Written By: Aiju Chau

With the University's transition to online learning for the remainder of this term and next, if you didn't already have a space to work from home, it's likely a consideration that is now on your radar. Creating a workspace for at-home learning can ...