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Get down with endowment funds: Students' Council opens contributions

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 10:30 | Written By: Seneca Velling

Students’ Council has opened voluntary student contributions to the two major UW-wide undergraduate endowment funds: the Student Life Endowment Fund (SLEF) and the Enterprise, Opportunity, and Innovation Endowment Fund (EOI). This decision gives...

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Spotlight: Racial Advocacy for Inclusion, Solidarity, and Equity (RAISE)

Monday, February 24, 2020 - 14:30 | Written By: Aiju Chau

Name: Racial Advocacy for Inclusion, Solidarity, and Equity (RAISE) Location: Student Life Centre 2141 Launch: 2019 For our Spotlight this week, we'll be taking a closer look at Racial Advocacy for Inclusion, Solidarity, and Equity (RAISE) and...

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What to Do During Reading Week

Friday, February 14, 2020 - 09:30 | Written By: Sabrina Guillen

Whether you’re looking forward to Reading Week as a time to relax or dreading it because of midterms and big assignments due right after, we've got a whole week free from the busy scheduling of classes. While some of you are probably already...

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Treat Yourself this Valentine's Day

Friday, February 14, 2020 - 09:15 | Written By: Aiju Chau

Valentine’s Day is a day to celebrate love, and that most definitely includes love for yourself. With midterms and assignments piling up, it can be difficult to find time to relax and indulge ourselves - which is why I’ve compiled a small list of ...

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2020 election results are in!

Friday, February 7, 2020 - 09:00 | Written By: Katherine Bradshaw

2020 Elections results are in, with a voter turnout of 12.2%! We'd like to thank all the candidates for your time, energy, passion and dedication to students. No matter the results, your efforts did not go unnoticed and we hope you all find...

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Popcorn and Politics: Debate Recap

Tuesday, February 4, 2020 - 09:30 | Written By: Sabrina Guillen

Voting has officially opened for our next WUSA executives! Over the last few weeks, we’ve introduced your candidates, broken down their role responsibilities, and encouraged you to cast your ballot. Last night, they had their last opportunity to...

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WUSA Advocacy clear in University Board of Governors agenda

Monday, February 3, 2020 - 10:00 | Written By: Matthew Gerrits

Most students might not give much thought to the University’s Board of Governors, but beyond their role in approving spending, they're also responsible for determining how the university generates money. We know students don’t want to spend more...

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GRT service to resume February 1

Friday, January 31, 2020 - 14:00 | Written By: Seneca Velling

Two weeks ago, we let you know of the potential disruptions in your Grand River Transit (GRT) services. As we know you’re aware, Unifor Local 4304 went on strike and all GRT busing has since been affected. We are pleased to inform you that all GRT...

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Spotlight: Winter Welcome Week Volunteers

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - 11:45 | Written By: Aiju Chau

We're throwing it back to one month ago today, to shine the spotlight on two of our "killer" Welcome Week volunteers. Can you believe it's been a month already!? As is tradition, we kicked it off with a breakfast for champions (our Warriors, of...

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Memorandum: Transit Service Disruption Update

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - 15:45 | Written By: Seneca Velling

Memorandum  To: Undergraduate Students with UPass  From: Seneca Velling, Vice President, Operations & Finance  Re: Update on Transit Service Disruption and the possibility of UPass Refunds The ongoing Grand River Transit (GRT) strike has...

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Exec Candidate Role Breakdown

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - 10:15 | Written By: Sabrina Guillen

It’s that time of year again! Although we’ve loved working with our current Executive team and are extremely proud of everything they’ve accomplished, it’s time to look ahead to our next Execs. As the campaign period starts, we wanted to help you...

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Consent Week at UWaterloo!

Monday, January 27, 2020 - 12:00 | Written By: Aiju Chau

Consent Week begins today, with events taking place throughout the week! This weeklong intiative is an opportunity for students, staff, and faculty to participate in conversations, activities, and events which focus on the topic of consent and...