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Annual General Meeting: Fall 2017 Highlights

Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 10:00 | Written By: Xin Niu Zhang

Pay restructuring within Feds' governing bodies was the hot topic at the Feds Annual General Meeting on October 24, with all other agenda items passing without debate. Opening comments were provided by Feds President Antonio Brieva and the meeting...

Trick or Eat

Trick or Eat: A Night of Nostalgia and Charity

Monday, October 23, 2017 - 13:00 | Written By: Leanna Walsh

This October 31, students may be sighing into masks and capes reminiscing about the Halloween of our childhoods, when the night was about roaming around with pals, collecting goodies and showing off your sweet costume. Do you wish you could do...

Antonio Brieva

Student Mental Health on Campus - A Personal Perspective

Monday, October 23, 2017 - 10:30 | Written By: Antonio Brieva

By: Antonio Brieva, Feds President Concerns around mental health in the post-secondary sector are more salient than ever. As a result, a significant amount of my time as President of Federation of Students (Feds) is dedicated to advocating for...

SCI Talks

Speaking About Sustainability

Friday, October 20, 2017 - 14:15 | Written By: Tatiana Morand

Are you interested in creating a greener, more sustainable world? If so, the SCI Talks series might be for you. Every term, Sustainable Campus Initiative – SCI – hosts a variety of great speakers to discuss ways in which local members of the...

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Performance Poetry and Personal Power

Friday, October 20, 2017 - 13:45 | Written By: Xin Niu Zhang

Whether you’re a regular Sarah Kay or a total spoken word newbie, you’re invited for a night of good times, good company, and hard core empowerment at The Bombshelter Pub. That’s right: Feminist Poetry Slam is back!   A zero-cover, crowd-favourite...

Signing a plan

Highlights from the 2017-2018 Executive Action Plan

Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 12:30 | Written By: Xin Niu Zhang

Each year, Feds Executives put together an Action Plan to outline the goals they will be striving to achieve during their term in office. You can access the full version of the Executive Action Plan (PDF) on feds.ca. For an idea of what to look out...

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Why The General Meeting Should Matter To You

Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 12:15 | Written By: Tatiana Morand

Want to see a significant change with your student experience? Feds General Meetings are where that happens. Chances are, if you’re reading this blog, you’re an undergraduate student at the University of Waterloo—and if that’s the case, you should...

Rick Green

Renison Welcomes Rick Green for Invisible Disabilities Week

Monday, October 16, 2017 - 11:00 | Written By: Leanna Walsh

October is not only a month to cook turkeys and trick-or-treat, it's also the month designated to celebrate Invisible Disabilities Week; this year observed the week of October 15 to October 21. Renison University College is helping to spread...

Coming Out Week Schedule

Come Out to Coming Out Week

Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 15:15 | Written By: Tatiana Morand

Thanksgiving can be a stressful time for many in the LGBT+ community, who might struggle with coming out to their family or feeling like their true identity won’t be accepted at home. That’s why, following the fall break, Glow Centre for Sexual...

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Notice of General Meeting

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 16:15 | Written By: Communications Assistant

You have the power to guide the direction of your student union. Exercise that right at Feds October General Meeting! All undergraduate students are welcome and encouraged to attend the October General Meeting (GM) at 12 p.m. on October 24 in the...

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6 Ways to Practice Self-Care During Midterms

Friday, October 6, 2017 - 16:45 | Written By: Xin Niu Zhang

October is well under way, and for many students that means midterm exams, deadlines, and a growing backlog of readings. It’s normal to feel overwhelmed, so now is a crucial time for students to take advantage of campus resources like the Mentor...

Jennifer Chen

Spotlight: Jennifer Chen, Municipal Affairs Commissioner

Friday, October 6, 2017 - 16:30 | Written By: Xin Niu Zhang

Feds provides a variety of student supports and services; some are less well-known than others but nonetheless important - in particular, those that relate to student advocacy. The role of Municipal Affairs Commissioner is one that might not be well...

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