News archive - 2019

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

WUSA & GSA Approve Expansions to Mental Health Coverage

By: Seneca Velling, VP Operations & Finance (WUSA); Naima Samuel, President (GSA)

We’re excited to announce additional mental health supports under your WUSA/GSA Health Plan coverage! The expanded coverage will make it easier for students to access mental health services where and when you need it, and from an increased number of licenses health practitioners.

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

UWaterloo Graduate Student Association Statement on Student Choice Initiative Court Ruling

On November 21, 2019, the Student Choice initiative (SCI) was struck down in a Divisional Court of Ontario ruling.

The Graduate Student Association (GSA) at UWaterloo is pleased to see the provincial courts recognize the rights of students to organize and the autonomy of post-secondary academic institutions more broadly. However, we expect the Government of Ontario to seek an appeal – meaning that the SCI may yet return.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Updates to the Policy Registry

The GSA Board of Directors has approved new proposed changes to the policy registry.

The following items have passed first reading by the Board of Directors:

On July 16, 2019, changes to GP-2 passed first-reading.

On September 17, 2019, changes to EL-9 passed first-reading.

With 30 days for feedback from Council, the Board will revisit the above policies in November.

The GSA Board of Directors has also approved new policy actions.

On October 15, 2019, changes were approved to BM-5.

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Updates to the Policy Registry

The GSA Board of Directors has approved new proposed changes to the policy registry.

The following items have passed first reading by the Board of Directors:
On July 16, 2019, changes to GP-2 passed first-reading.
On September 17, 2019, changes to EL-9 and BM-5 passed first-reading.

With 30 days for feedback from Council, the Board will revisit these policies in October.

Friday, July 19, 2019

Updates to the Policy Registry

The GSA Board of Directors has approved new changes to the policy registry.

The following items have passed second reading by the Board of Directors and Council:

On June 25, 2019, changes were approved to EL-9, EL-15, GP-1, GP-4, and GP-12.

On July 16, 2019, changes were approved to GP-13 and BM-5.

These changes are now reflected in the online policy registry.

The following items have passed first reading by the Board of Directors:

On July 16, 2019, changes to GP-2 advanced to second-reading.


Territorial Acknowledgement

We, the Graduate Student Association - University of Waterloo, acknowledge that we live and work on the traditional territory of ‎ the Attawandaron (Neutral), Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples. The University of Waterloo is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land promised to the Six Nations that includes ten kilometers on each side of the Grand River.

Final Report on Student Mental Health

Final Report on Student Mental Health.

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