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Taking the leap in Tucson

Friday, December 13, 2019 - 14:45 | Written By: Hannah Hill

When was the last time you took a leap – whether it be personally, professionally, or academically? With support from WUSA’s Enterprise, Opportunity, and Innovation Fund, I had the opportunity to explore what it means to "take the leap" by attending...

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Students’ Council initiates undergraduate fees review

Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 14:15 | Written By: Seneca Velling

On December 1, 2019, Students’ Council – your Waterloo Undergraduate Student Association’s governing body – voted to initiate a comprehensive review of undergraduate ancillary fees. This decision was made following considerable debate on how we...

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Spotlight: Lily Abate, Arts Student Union Executive

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 - 13:30 | Written By: Erin Kuepfer

  Calling all Arts students! How much do you know about your Arts Student Union [external link] and all the amazing work they do year after year for the UW arts community? The ASU is the official representative of all undergraduate arts students. A...

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WUSA & GSA bring you expansions to mental health coverage

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 - 09:30 | Written By: Seneca Velling and Naima Samuel

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...

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BREAKING: Student Choice Initiative Court Ruling

Friday, November 22, 2019 - 11:45 | Written By: Michael Beauchemin

This version has been updated as of 4 p.m. on Friday, November 22, 2019. WATERLOO, ON – Friday, November 22, 2019  On November 21, 2019, the Divisional Court of Ontario issued a ruling that strikes down the Student Choice Initiative on the basis...

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Student Housing Crisis

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 15:15 | Written By: Erin Kuepfer

  Whether a leasing pro, first-time lease hunter, or a student still relaxing in the comforts of residence, you’ve probably come across at least one horror story of life in off-campus student housing… rats in the rooms, key deposits that...

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Optional fees: make an informed decision

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 10:00 | Written By: Katherine Bradshaw

With the provincial government’s announcement of the Student Choice Initiative (SCI) earlier this year, some of your fees were made optional and deemed non-essential to your student experience.   While we are not shy about disputing how the...

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WUSA advocacy brings pedestrian safety to UWaterloo 

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 08:45 | Written By: Sabrina Guillen

Convenience over safety  It’s early in the morning. Too early. You have class at 8:30 AM and less time to get there than you wanted. Hurriedly you get dressed, collect your things and leave. Your way to class is made up of a series of busy streets...

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Markham to Waterloo FedBus Break Down

Monday, November 18, 2019 - 16:30 | Written By: Katherine Bradshaw

On Sunday, November 17, 2019, the FedBus returning to Waterloo from Markham pulled over on the side of the highway, after sparks flew from the rear brakes. Folllowing procedure, the bus driver temporarily evacuated students while he performed a...

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Spotlight: Nada Abouelnaga, Clubs Assistant

Saturday, November 16, 2019 - 12:15 | Written By: Sabrina Guillen

If you're engaged in the extracurricular world of campus life, then you’ve probably either encountered or joined one of our over 250 clubs. WUSA supports a diverse collection of student-run clubs that cover everything from academics to community...

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Uplifting messages to help you thrive

Monday, November 11, 2019 - 14:30 | Written By: Sabrina Guillen

While university can often feel overwhelming and isolating, it can be good to hear that there are resources and others there to help. We believe good mental health is the first step to making a good student. And we decided a whole week (November 4...

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2019 Mental Health Forum: Keeping the conversation going

Monday, November 11, 2019 - 14:00 | Written By: Erin Kuepfer

2019 Thrive Week has come and gone, but its efforts to build positive mental health for UW students remains. Thrive Week featured a variety of awesome events, such as panels, a Harry Potter-themed escape room, therapy dogs, a crocheting circle and...