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WUSA's position on tuition

Monday, March 30, 2020 - 14:30 | Written By: Matthew Gerrits

We understand that your learning has been interrupted by the reaction to COVID-19 at the University of Waterloo: with classes having been cancelled for a week, and remaining classes moved online, we know this is not the experience you expected when...

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Winter 2020 General Meeting Highlights

Friday, March 27, 2020 - 11:45 | Written By: Sabrina Guillen

On Tuesday, March 24, 2020 WUSA’s Annual General Meeting met under unusual circumstances. With the increased health and safety measures taken in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly the suspension of all on-campus activity, WUSA had a...

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WUSA welcomes new Canadian Emergency Response Benefit

Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 13:00 | Written By: Matthew Gerrits

The federal government announced the implementation of its new Canadian Emergency Response Benefit, filling the welfare gap for many Canadians not eligible for Employment Insurance (EI). This benefit would provide substantial support to many...


WUSA welcomes Ontario budgetary measures

Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 09:30 | Written By: Matthew Gerrits

The provincial government has delivered its fiscal update. The Ontario legislature approved funding for Ontario’s COVID-19 response. This included the passage of debt relief to millions of Ontarians by pausing payments and interest on the provincial...


WUSA works to establish Student Emergency Support Fund

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 - 13:45 | Written By: Seneca Velling

WUSA has committed to establish a support fund to help students who are struggling financially as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. We will be working diligently over the coming days to outline the details of this fund, including how students can...

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WUSA welcomes Senate vote on opt-in CR/NCR grading

Monday, March 23, 2020 - 12:15 | Written By: Matthew Gerrits

Today, the University of Waterloo Senate passed a motion instructing the administration to explore a process allowing students to optionally transition from numerical grades to credit/no-credit marks, without the need for a Policy 70 petition. This...


WUSA applauds swift action of provincial government on student debt relief 

Friday, March 20, 2020 - 11:30 | Written By: Matthew Gerrits

In a press conference held Wednesday, the Government of Ontario confirmed that the provincial portion of student loans would see a suspension similar to that of the federal government. This action will mean affordability through this crisis to...

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COVID-19 Update: Notice of changes to WUSA General Meeting

Friday, March 20, 2020 - 09:30 | Written By: Michael Beauchemin

Hi Warriors, I hope you’re all staying safe and healthy with all that’s going on around us! Each year, Waterloo Undergraduate Student Association (WUSA) holds a Winter General Meeting at which all students are able to give general direction as to...

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COVID-19 Update: WUSA/GSA Student Health Plan

Thursday, March 19, 2020 - 09:45 | Written By: Seneca Velling

On behalf of the Waterloo Undergraduate Student Association (WUSA) and the Graduate Student Association (GSA), we’d like to share some important information about your WUSA/GSA Health & Dental Plan as it relates to the coronavirus (COVID-19)....


WUSA applauds Canadian government for student debt relief  

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 - 11:45 | Written By: Matthew Gerrits

Today, one day after requesting that the Canadian government suspend student loan payments, Justin Trudeau announced in a press conference that an interest-free, 6-month suspension of student loan payments will begin at the end of this month.  WUSA...


Statement Re: Ezra on St. Patrick's Day

Friday, March 13, 2020 - 16:30 | Written By: Waterloo Undergraduate Student Association

With the known and rapidly growing global risks of COVID-19, we want to be explicit, going to Ezra Avenue or participating in other unsanctioned public gatherings to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day is irresponsible. We are committed to the wellbeing of...


WUSA Student Update on COVID-19 

Friday, March 13, 2020 - 11:45 | Written By: Michael Beauchemin

Hello Warriors,  We know students are concerned with the developments of COVID-19 and are eager to know how the University of Waterloo will respond. While confirmed cases in the Waterloo Region remain few and risk remains low, it is a good time to...