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Policy 29

Cannabis Legalization and Campus Policy

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 15:45 | Written By: Lisa Umholtz

In light of cannabis becoming legal tomorrow, make sure you brush up on what that means on campus! The University has updated Policy 29 [external link], which outlines the following: The University is prohibiting any recreational smoking or...

Fall Break Announcement

UW Senate Votes to Implement Full-Week Fall Break Pilot

Monday, October 15, 2018 - 16:00 | Written By: Lisa Umholtz

The University of Waterloo Senate has voted in favour of implementing a full-week Fall Reading Week pilot. Federation of Students president Richard Wu took the results of the recent Fall Break Referendum, where students voted to implement a full...

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Why the Municipal Election Matters for Students

Monday, October 15, 2018 - 13:15 | Written By: Lubaba Hoque

You’ve probably seen the countless elections signs lining streets and adorning lawns over the past few weeks as hopeful candidates vie for your vote in the upcoming municipal election on October 22, 2018. While municipal elections may not be as high...


Spotlight: uWAFFLE

Monday, October 15, 2018 - 12:15 | Written By: Lubaba Hoque

The University of Waterloo Association for Food Lovers Everywhere - or uWAFFLE, for short - aims to create social opportunities on campus for students with a particular common interest: food. “We believe Waterloo lacks in social life... so we’re...

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Municipal Elections: All the Details You Need to Know (and a TL;DR)

Monday, October 15, 2018 - 11:45 | Written By: Benjamin Easton

Benjamin Easton is the Municipal Affairs Commissioner and a 2B Science and Business student. tl;dr: If you’re a Canadian citizen, 18 or older, and study at UW, show up at DC on October 22 between 10 a.m and 8 p.m. to vote for Mayor, City Council,...

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UW Smiles Day

Monday, October 15, 2018 - 10:45 | Written By: Lubaba Hoque

Our student societies [external link] have teamed up to spread positivity on campus with the first ever UW Smiles Day on October 15, 2018 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  What is UW Smiles Day? UW Smiles Day aims to bring some positivity to students on...

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VP Student Life Encourages GM Engagement

Friday, October 12, 2018 - 16:45 | Written By: Savannah Richardson

Vice President Student Life Savannah Richardson on the upcoming General Meeting on October 24 in the Student Life Centre.  “Another GM already?!” Yes, another General Meeting (GM), and it’s far from a bad thing! General Meetings are one of the...

Fall Break Voting

Fall Break Referendum Results

Friday, October 5, 2018 - 12:30 | Written By: Lisa Umholtz

The results of the Fall Break Referendum are in! 10,285 undergraduates voted out of 34,020 eligible voters. That’s a 30.23% voter turnout! That’s the highest voter turnout we’ve had since went live in 2014. Way to go, Waterloo! Thank...


Spotlight: International and Canadian Student Network (ICSN)

Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 11:15 | Written By: Lubaba Hoque

International and Canadian Student Network (ICSN) is a Feds student-run service catered toward helping international, exchange and local students feel welcome at the University of Waterloo and in Canada. ICSN holds biweekly events such as Babble...

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Spotlight: Ben Brown, Feds Clubs Graphic Designer

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - 15:00 | Written By: Julie Nguyen

There are over 250 Feds clubs at the University of Waterloo with students passionate about everything from deception board games and Dance Dance Revolution, to loving cheese and cooking. If you don’t find a club that you want to join, the Clubs...

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The Glow Centre Celebrates Coming Out Week!

Monday, October 1, 2018 - 12:00 | Written By: Julie Nguyen

The Glow Centre for Sexual and Gender Diversity is celebrating Coming Out Week (external link) with events at the University of Waterloo from Wednesday, October 3 until Friday, October 12. What is Coming Out Week? "Thanksgiving weekend is a very...

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CAPS: Providing Academic Policy Support for Students

Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 11:00 | Written By: Lubaba Hoque

Have you ever had to file an academic grievance or appeal, and didn’t know where to even begin? The Centre for Academic Policy – or CAPS for short – is a confidential resource that supports students through the petitions, grievances and appeals...