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fall term update

A look behind and ahead

Friday, November 20, 2020 - 19:00 | Written By: Your WUSA Executives

Over the summer, we asked you to tell us how we could do better. It was important that the commitments we made to this work were directly informed by the experiences of Black students. As a result, we promised to address the systemic...

uwaterloo

Let’s give a Warrior Welcome to Dr. Vivek Goel!

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 - 17:15 | Written By: Sabrina Khandakar

Hey Warriors, I’m Sabrina, your Senator at-Large and a member of the university’s Board of Governors. Over the past 11 months I’ve had the privilege of being on the Presidential Nomination Committee; a group tasked to select the 7th President...

uwim

Extra, extra! WUSA acquires Imprint Publications

Friday, November 13, 2020 - 12:45 | Written By: Abbie Simpson

Warriors,  For the last many months, we’ve been working behind the scenes in negotiations with Imprint Publications and are finally ready to let you in on some exciting news. After their upcoming Annual General Meeting (AGM), we will sign...

OUSA blog

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...

AHS

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...

poppies

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...

budget

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....

mental health

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...

thrive

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...

now hiring

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...

your policy, your input

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...

announcement

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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