Federation of Students

Your Waterloo Student Union

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Vote.feds.ca is back up! As a result of technical difficulties, Students Council has voted to extend nominations period. Nominations will now close January 17 at 4PM instead of January 15 4PM. The All Candidates meeting will still take place on January 15. 
You spent how much on your textbooks?! We’re all textbook broke, but we don’t have to be. Join students from across Ontario and mobilize the student voice in support of open educational resources. Be part of the conversation this January and enter for a chance to win the cost of your textbooks for this term!
Want to sit as a director on our Board of Directors? View this and other opportunities on our volunteer page.

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Need legal support? Let us know!

As a UWaterloo undergraduate student, Feds is looking for your feedback! Fill out this very short, confidential survey to help us determine whether undergrads would benefit from legal assistance and insurance alongside your Health Plan and you’ll be entered to WIN a $100 AMEX gift card!

Turnkey Desk


Did you know Turnkey, located in the Student Life Centre has been open 24/7 365 days a year for the last 49 years! If you are ever looking for information, board games, bus tickets or cheap movie tickets, head over to The Turnkey and they will be able to help you out!

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Are You the Next Feds Student Leader?

Feds Exec past and present inspire you to take the next steps in representing our student voice. After all, it takes a Warrior to know a Warrior.

Events & Important Dates

22 Jan 1:00 AM
During the Campaign Period, Feds will host various events including meet-and-greets and a debate where you will have a chance to get to know your candidates.
24 Jan 9:00 PM
You requested it, here it is! Escape into the city of Seoul with a night full of K-POP! Warmest In-door line up in Waterloo! 
14 Feb 9:00 PM
Dress to express - your relationship status! 
Find true love this Valentines Night with us at The Bomber.

News & Updates

Monday, September 18, 2017 - 10:00
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Don’t be afraid to admit it. Whether you’re brand-new to University of Waterloo or you’re practically poised to graduate, you’ve probably asked this question at some point: just what is Feds anyway?

The Federation of Students — what we all call “Feds” — is the undergraduate student union at University of Waterloo. Formed in 1967, Feds has represented undergrads at Waterloo for 50 years and is one of the largest student unions in Canada. Feds operates independently from the University under the direction of undergraduate students.

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My dark days made me strong.
Or maybe I already was strong and they made me prove it.

- Emery Lord