Waterloo Residences consolidates services
Waterloo Residences is checking in on students who remain in residences on campus and have announced several modifications to their usual services.
“Thank you for your continued patience as we work together to find solutions for our students who remain in residence,” says an email from Waterloo Residences circulated yesterday. “While the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve daily, our main focus is on making your home at Waterloo Residences as safe as possible.”
On Wednesday, March 25, Housing staff will be knocking on the doors of all students who they believe are still living in residence. “Confirming the number of students still in our residence buildings is critical to make important decisions moving forward,” says the note from Waterloo Residences. “Relocation remains a possibility if necessary. During these visits, staff will be wearing personal protective equipment to keep everyone safe.”
Residence services have been modified, including:
- All services for REV and MKV (support, mail and key drop off) will be rerouted through Village 1 Front Desk.
- V1, UWP and CLV Front Desks remain open.
- Effective at 4 p.m. today, REV and MKV Front Desks will be closed.
- Study spaces and common spaces within residence buildings are unavailable for the rest of the term.
- Food Services:
- Mudie’s (V1) is open daily, 8:30 a.m. to 8:0 p.m. In order to provide more food options, reduce food waste, and provide better customer service, Food Services encourages students to utilize their meal plans at Village 1.
- REVelation (REV) and The Market (CMH) have been closed.
- Seating areas are closed. Packaged foods and take out containers will continue to be the only options.
- If you have more questions about eateries or your meal plan, please contact Food Services at email@example.com.
“We know you may still have questions,” says the note from Housing. “Our COVID-19 residence webpage is updated daily to support you during this transition. Our staff are also available to support you. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will respond to your questions 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.”
Additionally, please continue to follow updates from campus on the main Coronavirus webpage.
Global Impact: Breaking the cycle of poverty
This is an excerpt of an article originally published in Waterloo Stories as part of an ongoing Global Impact series.
Despite menstruation being a natural aspect of human life, at least 500 million women globally still lack adequate facilities for menstrual hygiene management. “Menstrual hygiene is such a large determining factor for a girl’s trajectory in life,” says Anna Kuepfer, a Waterloo student and co-founder of SheCycle. “If she’s missing school because of her period, it can lower her level of education and lead to earlier pregnancy, in addition to all of the other health risks that infections are causing.”
Warrior workouts go online and other notable notes
Warrior Recreation is now offering online workouts Monday to Friday, three times a day at 10:30 a.m., 3:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
"It is vitally important that everyone finds a way to keep their mind and body moving during this time of isolation," said Roly Webster, director of athletics and recreation. "Although we are unable to be together in an active setting right now, providing a tool for our students and community to take care of their wellness is a to priority of our department right now. We encourage all to take part."
The schedule is subject to change as Athletics continues to confirm instructors for each session. The schedule for this week is online now and updates will be posted as they become available.
You can access the workouts through Zoom. To do so:
- Download Zoom for free and create a login (Zoom is also available on the App Store and on Google Play)
- Use the following Zoom ID to enter the live workout: 679-940-7327
- You can also click the following link to enter the workout: https://zoom.us/j/6799407327
Here are the latest updates this week at the Centre for Career Action (March 23 to 27):
- Effective Tuesday, March 17, all Centre for Career Action appointments and drop-ins will be offered virtually. Appointment and drop-in times are available through WaterlooWorks.
- For updated information on appointment procedures, see the Centre for Career Action website.
The University of Waterloo Brain Bee, hosted by the Department of Kinesiology, was scheduled to take place on Saturday April 4 but has been cancelled. Kinesiology is working with registrants to possibly reschedule the event later in the Spring term.