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New Temporary Policy for Permanent Residency – What You Need to Know

Friday, April 16, 2021 - 11:30 | Written By: WUSA

The latest Government of Canada policy on permanent residency (PR) for recent (2020 – 2021) international student graduates is a welcome development that is sure to have a positive impact on the lives of thousands of students and their families. ...

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WUSA responds to outbreak at University of Waterloo Residences

Wednesday, March 31, 2021 - 15:15 | Written By: WUSA

WUSA is disappointed to hear about the outbreak at UW residences and especially disappointed to hear it is a result of public gatherings. While we understand the toll this pandemic has had on students, we know it’s important to stay diligent and...

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WUSA Responds to Ontario's 2021 Budget

Tuesday, March 30, 2021 - 10:30 | Written By: WUSA

The provincial government recently announced their 2021 budget, Ontario’s Action Plan: Protecting People’s Health and Our Economy.  This budget focuses on health, safety, and overall livelihood as Ontario recovers from the pandemic. While the...

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Invitation to participate in the Human Rights, Equity and Inclusion (HREI) Review

Friday, March 19, 2021 - 16:00 | Written By: WUSA

Invitation to participate in the Human Rights, Equity and Inclusion (HREI) Review As a response to the sharing of experiences and advocacy efforts from the Black Faculty Collective, Equity4Who, UWBASE, RAISE, other groups and individuals including...


Federal and Provincial Budget Recommendations: Investment in Post-Secondary Education is Key to Economic Recovery from Pandemic

Friday, March 19, 2021 - 04:00 | Written By: WUSA

WUSA represents more than 35,000 University of Waterloo students and it is with these students in mind that it has put forth its 2021 Federal Budget recommendations and Provincial Budget recommendations for the government.  The two budgets are ...

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Condemning Anti-Asian Racism in Atlanta Shooting

Thursday, March 18, 2021 - 15:00 | Written By: WUSA

Gender based violence and Anti-Asian racism have no place on the campus of the University of Waterloo or anywhere. Unfortunately, they still happen in our community and many communities beyond our campus and beyond our borders.  We stand in support...

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Celebrate the Right Way this St. Patrick's Day

Tuesday, March 16, 2021 - 13:00 | Written By: WUSA

Hey Warriors,  Continue to avoid going to large public gatherings, particularly the non-sanctioned St. Patrick’s Day gathering that often happens on March 17th.  Waterloo Region is still in the Red-Control Category and the risks of COVID-19 remain...

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A Look Back at 50 Years of Glow: Longest Running LGBTQ+ Student Organization in Canada

Friday, March 5, 2021 - 13:30 | Written By: WUSA

Whether you are looking for a safe space on campus, want to learn how to be an active ally, or seeking to be educated on LGBTQ+ experiences, the Glow Centre for Sexual and Gender Diversity (Glow) is the place to go. But how did they get here? The...

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Winter Term Anti-Racism Update

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 - 14:00 | Written By: WUSA

We gave an update on our Anti-Racism efforts during the Fall term. We shared our ongoing advocacy on this issue and committed to an org-wide internal review amongst other plans, to address the concerns of our BIPOC students. Though we have made...

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Supporting those Affected by the Indian Farmer Protest

Monday, February 22, 2021 - 11:30 | Written By: WUSA

International students are a integral part of our vibrant community. Therefore, in this time of unprecedented uncertainty, you can be certain of our continued support to all students, within and outside of Canada and the challenges you may face. ...

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Carrying on the Legacy of the Sustainable Campus Initiative

Monday, February 22, 2021 - 10:30 | Written By: Michelle Angkasa

Have you ever walked into a situation not quite knowing what you’re signing up for? That was me in November, as I (virtually) sat down for my interview to become WUSA’s very first Sustainability Commissioner. I had applied a few weeks prior, not...

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You Don’t Want to Miss Out - Free WUSA Handbook!

Tuesday, February 16, 2021 - 10:15 | Written By: Alayna Pinto

Warriors, whether you enjoy keeping a physical agenda to keep track of your thoughts, deadlines, and schedules or you’ve never tried it before, we’ve got the perfect thing to get you started! A free agenda . . . you heard us, we said free!   Our ...