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Senate By-election: What You Need to Know

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 10:15 | Written By: Hannah Sesink

Written by Hannah Sesink, At-Large Student Senator So you’ve probably heard of the Senate by-elections currently underway, but you’ve also probably wondered “what does this mean” or “why should I care." What is Senate, anyway? My name is Hannah...

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General Meetings: In Other Words

Monday, March 11, 2019 - 15:00 | Written By: Richard Wu

Written by Richard Wu, Federation of Students President. What is a general meeting, and why should it matter to you? Let's break it down. gen·er·al meet·ing /ˈjen(ə)rəl ˈmēdiNG/ A meeting open to all members of an organization. - Oxford...

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A “One Poster” Approach to Advertising

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

You might have noticed a single, bright blue poster hanging in the Great Hall recently - the only one of its kind. Alexander Kelley, Feds Marketing Specialist, had been contemplating the idea of a minimalist, zero-waste approach to advertising for...

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Balance for Better: International Women's Day 2019

Friday, March 8, 2019 - 09:45 | Written By: Yvonn Yu

Happy International Women’s Day [external link], Warriors! Today, we celebrate the accomplishments of all women and those who identify as women, as well acknowledge the challenges that women continue to face around the world. This year's theme for ...

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Cultural Caravan: Celebrating Diversity at UWaterloo

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 - 09:45 | Written By: Erin Kuepfer

Cultural diversity is an important part of our school’s identity. Cultural Caravan, Feds' annual talent show, celebrates this diversity through captivating, high-energy performances from various clubs as they showcase their unique talents and...

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RAISE Celebrates Its Official Launch

Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 11:45 | Written By: Yvonn Yu

Students, staff, and University of Waterloo administration came together to celebrate the official launch of Feds' newest student-run service, Racial Advocacy for Inclusion, Solidarity, and Equity (RAISE) on Wednesday, February 27 in Federation Hall...

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6 Housing Tips Students Need to Know

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 10:45 | Written By: Erin Kuepfer

Finding off-campus housing for the upcoming year can be stressful - there’s so much information to consider! Not sure where to begin? Your Municipal Affairs Commissioner, Benjamin Easton, has some helpful advice on navigating the tumultuous off-...

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Spotlight: Kazma Chaudhry, RAISE Transition Director

Monday, February 25, 2019 - 10:45 | Written By: Ayesha Masood

We caught up with Kazma Chaudhry, transition director for Feds’ newest student-run service Racial Advocacy for Inclusion, Solidarity and Equity (RAISE), to talk about her role, the service, and their official launch [external link] on February 27....

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Spotlight: MATES

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 10:15 | Written By: Yvonn Yu

Need someone to talk to? Mentor Assistance Through Education and Support, more popularly known as MATES, is your on-campus student peer-support counselling service. “A MATE will utilize their skills to help students find strategies they can utilize...

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5 Ways to Make the Most of Your Reading Week

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 16:00 | Written By: Yvonn Yu

It’s hard to believe that reading week is here already! If you're planning for a productive reading week, here are some tips on how to make the most of this week to make sure you're ready to go for the remainder of the term. 1. Organize a study...

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Fashionable, Affordable and … Environmental?

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 15:45 | Written By: Yvonn Yu

Did you know that buying second-hand clothes is actually good for the environment? Sustainable Campus Initiative (SCI) holds termly second-hand clothing sales to reduce the amount of waste and promote the purchasing of second-hand fashion. “Second-...

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(Self) Love is in the Air!

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 15:45 | Written By: Erin Kuepfer

Happy Valentine’s Day! For a lot of people this Hallmark Holiday brings thoughts of dinner for two over candlelight, sappy cards, and endless bouquets of roses. The first impressions of Valentine’s Day are that it’s reserved for couples alone. Not...