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Opposition Does Not Equate to Marxism: in Response to the PC Government

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 10:15 | Written By: Lisa Umholtz

Yesterday, the PC government sent out an official PC party fundraising email where they described the actions of student unions in Ontario as “crazy Marxist nonsense.” “Students were forced into unions and forced to pay for those unions,” Premier...

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Ready - Set - Thrive!

Monday, February 11, 2019 - 09:15 | Written By: Ayesha Masood

You may have noticed a major increase in people wearing yellow shirts on campus today. They're wearing them in support of Thrive Day, an initiative led by Campus Wellness to promote mental health wellness on campus. The Thrive week initiative was...

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2019 Election and Referendum Results Are In!

Friday, February 8, 2019 - 09:00 | Written By: Lisa Umholtz

The results of the 2019 Election and Referendum are in! Before we get to the results, we’d like to thank all of the candidates who ran in this election. You gave it your all and we saw some of the greatest campaigns ever executed in a Feds...

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New Student-Run Service RAISE Launching Soon

Monday, February 4, 2019 - 10:30 | Written By: Erin Kuepfer

This winter, the Federation of Students welcomed a new service to its roster: RAISE – Racial Advocacy for Inclusion, Solidarity and Equity – hopes to tackle issues of xenophobia and racism through a variety of on-campus services. Through education...

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Spotlight: UW Aviation Society

Friday, February 1, 2019 - 16:00 | Written By: Ayesha Masood

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Is it a Waterloo Warrior soaring to new heights? University of Waterloo Aviation Society (UWAS) [external link] strives to create a community of students enrolled in the aviation program and connected by their passion...

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UPass Changes and Legal Service Focus of Upcoming Referendums

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 - 14:45 | Written By: Erin Kuepfer

It’s time to talk politics! In addition to voting for your elected representatives in this year’s upcoming Feds Election, you'll also be asked whether you're in favour of implementing a new legal service for students, and whether you're in favour of...

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University of Waterloo Student Receives Lincoln M. Alexander Award

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 - 13:45 | Written By: Yvonn Yu

University of Waterloo student Fiqir Worku received the Lincoln M. Alexander Award from the Government of Ontario for her work in establishing Racial Advocacy for Inclusion, Solidarity and Equity (RAISE), a student-run service to address racism and...

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Feds Sign National Letter Speaking Out Against Ancillary Fee Opt-out and OSAP Changes

Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - 14:15 | Written By: Lisa Umholtz

WATERLOO, ON - Today, together with over 75 post-secondary student associations across Canada representing over 1 million students, Federation of Students signed a letter voicing our collective disappointment with the provincial government’s January...

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Monday, January 28, 2019 - 15:45 | Written By: Richard Wu

Written by Richard Wu, Federation of Students President As students ourselves, we entirely understand that student life can be wild; elections, on the other hand, don’t have to be. Here’s a quick breakdown of all of the student leadership...

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Grand Opening of “One Stop” Student Service Centre

Friday, January 25, 2019 - 16:45 | Written By: Erin Kuepfer

Students expressed their concerns over the disconnected nature of student resources across campus, and the University of Waterloo listened. On Wednesday, January 30, the official grand opening of the Student Service Centre (SSC) will be celebrated...

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How Will the Recent Changes to Post-secondary Funding Affect You?

Friday, January 25, 2019 - 14:30 | Written By: Lisa Umholtz

Watch video on YouTube VP Education Matthew Gerrits discussed the recent announcement from the provincial government [external link] and what it could mean for students.  "The changes to tuition, the 10 per cent cut for domestic students may sound...

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Get Into the Green Scene

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 12:15 | Written By: Ayesha Masood

Are you passionate about reducing your carbon foot print? Do you want to live in planet that does not resemble a post-apocalyptic desert? Do you want to save Nemo? Learn how to live more sustainably at SCI Day 2019: A Sustainability Conference on...