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WUSA Annual Plan 2021-2022

WUSA Annual Plan 2021-2022

Friday, August 6, 2021 - 13:45 | Written By: WUSA

We are excited to share the WUSA Annual Plan for the 2021/2022 Session.  This document has been prepared by your WUSA Executive Team and approved by the Governance Committee to outline our goals for the year.  The plan is organized into six...

Fees Update

WUSA Fees Update

Tuesday, August 3, 2021 - 11:45 | Written By: WUSA

Hey Warriors,  We’ve got an update for you on fees for the Fall 2021 term. To make fees easier to understand, introduce a more transparent fee structure, and reduce total cost to you, WUSA fees will move to a compulsory model.  After changing to...


SLC Power Shutdown

Monday, July 12, 2021 - 13:45 | Written By: WUSA

What is happening?   There will be Power Shutdown occurring affecting the Student Life Centre. As a result, WUSA IT infrastructure will also be shutdown.  When is this happening?  July 16th 7:00pm – July 17th 9:00pm  What will be...

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WUSA 2021 Accessibility Report

Thursday, July 8, 2021 - 11:00 | Written By: WUSA

The University of Waterloo’s Accessibility Services strives to provide accommodations and help students with their accessibility requirements. To confirm students are happy with the services provided by the accessibility department, WUSA conducted...

Studentcare 2020-2021 Health and Dental Plan Opt-Out Opportunity for International Students

Studentcare Opt-Out Opportunity for International Students

Monday, July 5, 2021 - 15:45 | Written By: WUSA

Here at WUSA, we’re always aiming to improve your student experience while keeping the costs low. Our partners at Studentcare agree that international students who were not in Canada at any point since 1 September 2020 and have not been able to...

WUSA’s Statement on the Unmarked Graves Discovered at the Marieval Indian Residential School

WUSA’s Statement on the Unmarked Graves Discovered at the Marieval Indian Residential School

Thursday, June 24, 2021 - 14:00 | Written By: WUSA

We are saddened by the recent discovery of 751 unmarked graves at the former Marieval Indian Residential School in Saskatchewan. Our hearts are with the Cowessess First Nation people and everyone affected by this devastating news.  The effects of...

WUSA's Statement on Hate Crime and Islamophobia in London, Ontario

Statement on Hate Crime and Islamophobia in London, Ontario

Tuesday, June 8, 2021 - 13:45 | Written By: WUSA

Today, we stand with the Muslim community in London, at Waterloo, and across Canada in expressing our grief and horror at the Islamophobia and hate crime resulting in the death of four members of a family and a nine-year-old son in the hospital.  ...

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UW Just Declared a Climate Emergency. Now What?

Thursday, June 3, 2021 - 14:00 | Written By: Michelle Angkasa

On May 19, the University released its Climate Emergency Declaration, joining the ranks of the Region of Waterloo and many other postsecondary institutions that have publicly committed to taking action on climate change. In their statement, UW...

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WUSA 2021 Housing Report

Monday, May 31, 2021 - 13:45 | Written By: WUSA

Many University of Waterloo students have and/or continue to experience housing issues. WUSA conducted a Housing Survey to better understand the types of issues students are experiencing, their knowledge of housing bylaws, tenant rights, and how ...

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Two-Way-All-Day-GO Train Service: Why Students Stand to Benefit the Most

Saturday, May 29, 2021 - 09:30 | Written By: WUSA

Originally published in “OUSA Habitats: Students in their Municipalities 2020”  Updated April 30, 2021  For most students in Waterloo that don’t drive, getting to Toronto can often be a chaotic experience. While the GO Bus offers frequent...

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OUSA Calls on the Province to Stop Clawing Back OSAP

Thursday, May 27, 2021 - 14:45 | Written By: WUSA

In 2020, the federal government decided to help students during the pandemic and through the next two years by doubling its contributions to OSAP through the Canada Student Grant (CSG). However, despite this increased funding for student financial...

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Climate Emergency: Time to go “Beyond Ideas”

Thursday, May 27, 2021 - 14:15 | Written By: Frances Hallen

A review of The University of Waterloo’s May 2021 Declaration of Climate Emergency  This disclaimer informs readers that the views, thoughts, and opinions expressed in the following text belong solely to the author, and not necessarily to the...