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Another term, another OUSA General Assembly in the books!

Wednesday, November 11, 2020 - 19:30 | Written By: Michelle Angkasa

OUSA, the Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance, is a coalition of student unions from seven Ontario post-secondary institutions. They meet twice a year in a General Assembly to draft policy papers and discuss relevant topics to the over 150 000...


What's in a name? Student voices. Applied Health Sciences becomes Faculty of Health

Wednesday, November 11, 2020 - 16:15 | Written By: Abbie Simpson

Beginning January 2021, The Faculty of Applied Health Sciences will become the Faculty of Health.  The name change process began in February 2020 and was passed through Faculty and Admin Councils until it was brought to the University of...


Remembering our fallen heroes

Wednesday, November 11, 2020 - 08:15 | Written By: Miti Chheda

Remembrance Day is also known as Armistice Day. It marks the day World War I ended in 1918 after more than four years of incessant war, when the Allies and Germany signed the armistice (or peace agreement) at Compiegne in France. The treaty was...


Your president's message to Minister Phillips

Thursday, November 5, 2020 - 16:15 | Written By: Abbie Simpson

WUSA was invited to speak at the Ontario Minister of Finance's consultations in advance of the fall 2020 budget.   "Across Ontario and around the world, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to reshape the way we live, work and do business....

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Don’t quarantine your mental health

Tuesday, November 3, 2020 - 17:00 | Written By: Miti Chheda

With the COVID-19 pandemic entering wave 3, the past few months have been challenging for the entire world. To make things worse, we have seen several other human rights issues like the fight for justice for the black community and recent natural...


It's time to thrive!

Tuesday, November 3, 2020 - 16:15 | Written By: Miti Chheda

Developed by the University of British Columbia in Spring of 2009, Thrive has been adopted by more than 11 Canadian colleges and universities. The first Thrive week, which focused on building positive mental health for University of Waterloo...

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A pay day that makes a difference

Tuesday, November 3, 2020 - 15:45 | Written By: Miti Chheda

We have several services available for students on campus. Twelve of these are student-run and require coordinators to ensure things run smoothly. In the past, student coordinators volunteered, however beginning winter 2021, these positions are...

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Tell us what you think: UWaterloo’s Sexual Violence Prevention and Response

Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 12:45 | Written By: Teresa Tan

We want to hear your feedback on what WUSA can do to better support Gender-Based and Sexual Violence Prevention and Response at the University of Waterloo!  "Sexual violence is any sexual act or act targeting a person’s sexuality, … whether...


Our thanks to the provincial government

Thursday, October 8, 2020 - 15:15 | Written By: Megan Town

Waterloo, ON – On October 6, Minister Romano and Minister Tibollo announced $19.25 million into mental health supports for 2020-2021. Students are thrilled to see an increase of $3.25 million compared to last year. In 2019, the American College...

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W Store supports WUSA’s student-run services

Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 13:30 | Written By: Aiju Chau

Earlier this year, W Store began selling unique, limited edition, UWaterloo merchandise to raise funds to support COVID-19 relief efforts on campus. All proceeds from the sales of the COVID fundraiser merchandise will go towards Mental Health...

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More than 170k students call for change to police funding announcement

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 13:00 | Written By: Katherine Bradshaw

Waterloo, ON – September 16, 2020 – The provincial government recently announced a six-million-dollar investment toward the institution of policing. Students of the University of Waterloo are concerned that current strategies for the funding of law...

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A message from your president

Friday, August 21, 2020 - 16:30 | Written By: Abbie Simpson

Hi Warriors,   A few weeks ago, our Students’ Council met to discuss an advocacy effort brought forward by your Vice President, Education. To say the meeting went poorly is an understatement.   Since the meeting, I have been extremely upset by the...