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Highlights from the 2017-2018 Executive Action Plan

Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 12:30 | Written By: Xin Niu Zhang

Each year, Feds Executives put together an Action Plan to outline the goals they will be striving to achieve during their term in office. You can access the full version of the Executive Action Plan (PDF) on For an idea of what to look out...

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Why The General Meeting Should Matter To You

Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 12:15 | Written By: Tatiana Morand

Want to see a significant change with your student experience? Feds General Meetings are where that happens. Chances are, if you’re reading this blog, you’re an undergraduate student at the University of Waterloo—and if that’s the case, you should...

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Renison Welcomes Rick Green for Invisible Disabilities Week

Monday, October 16, 2017 - 11:00 | Written By: Leanna Walsh

October is not only a month to cook turkeys and trick-or-treat, it's also the month designated to celebrate Invisible Disabilities Week; this year observed the week of October 15 to October 21. Renison University College is helping to spread...

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Come Out to Coming Out Week

Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 15:15 | Written By: Tatiana Morand

Thanksgiving can be a stressful time for many in the LGBT+ community, who might struggle with coming out to their family or feeling like their true identity won’t be accepted at home. That’s why, following the fall break, Glow Centre for Sexual...

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Notice of General Meeting

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 16:15 | Written By: Communications Assistant

You have the power to guide the direction of your student union. Exercise that right at Feds October General Meeting! All undergraduate students are welcome and encouraged to attend the October General Meeting (GM) at 12 p.m. on October 24 in the...

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6 Ways to Practice Self-Care During Midterms

Friday, October 6, 2017 - 16:45 | Written By: Xin Niu Zhang

October is well under way, and for many students that means midterm exams, deadlines, and a growing backlog of readings. It’s normal to feel overwhelmed, so now is a crucial time for students to take advantage of campus resources like the Mentor...

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Spotlight: Jennifer Chen, Municipal Affairs Commissioner

Friday, October 6, 2017 - 16:30 | Written By: Xin Niu Zhang

Feds provides a variety of student supports and services; some are less well-known than others but nonetheless important - in particular, those that relate to student advocacy. The role of Municipal Affairs Commissioner is one that might not be well...

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How Are You Spending Fall Break?

Friday, October 6, 2017 - 15:00 | Written By: Tatiana Morand

Fall is in the air, and midterm deadlines are starting to arrive - but thankfully, it’s time for students to have a few days off. We asked undergrads: what are you doing during Fall Break? “We’re travelling the world in six days… or...

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What are students thankful for this Thanksgiving season?

Friday, October 6, 2017 - 13:30 | Written By: Xin Niu Zhang

With Thanksgiving and the fall study break on the horizon, we checked in with undergraduate students around campus and asked them what they were thankful for this year. Katya Potapov “I’m thankful my mom brings me food so that I don’t have to...

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Opening a Dialogue to Address Mental Health on Campus

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 14:45 | Written By: Xin Niu Zhang

How can the University of Waterloo as an institution better address student mental health on campus? That's the question the President’s Advisory Committee on Student Mental Health (PAC-SMH) is working to answer, and on October 24, Mental Health...

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Dancing Up a Storm for Hurricane Relief

Friday, September 29, 2017 - 17:00 | Written By: Tatiana Morand

The UWaterloo Association of Caribbean Students (ACS) joined forces The Bombshelter Pub for Dutty Wine Wednesday, an unforgettable night of dancing and donations on September 27. Dutty Wine, a dance move with roots in the Caribbean, had been...

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Gear Up for the Biannual Bike Auction

Friday, September 22, 2017 - 16:00 | Written By: Xin Niu Zhang

If you’re tired of long treks across campus or sluggish waits for the bus, you might want to think about picking up a shiny new ride at the Bike Centre's upcoming Bike Auction. Over the year, Bike Centre volunteers take in old bikes that have been...