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Spring 2019 Welcome Week Events Sneak Peek

Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 12:45 | Written By: Julie Nguyen

Spring is in the air! Whether you’re returning to campus after a co-op term, or re-emerging from the long, cold winter, we have another action packed Welcome Week planned for you. Your favourite events like Sex Toy Bingo, the Ice Cream Social are...

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Academic Affairs Commissioner Exit Blog: Winter 2019

Friday, April 26, 2019 - 14:15 | Written By: Shehnoor Nasir

Guest blog by Shehnoor Nasir. I was whisked into the role of an Academic Affairs Commissioner midyear, and it has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. I was tremendously excited for the position, although I did experience...

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Co-op Affairs Commissioner Exit Blog Winter 2019

Monday, April 22, 2019 - 11:30 | Written By: Connor Plante

Guest blog by Co-op Affairs Commissioner Connor Plante. As my time as the Feds Co-op Affairs Commissioner comes to an end, I wanted to take a moment to look back at the year that was. This role gave me a little bit of everything from challenges...


Earth Hour Festival 2019

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 16:15 | Written By: Erin Kuepfer

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead Through local events and workshops, Sustainable Campus Initiative (SCI) aims to increase...

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New Equity Commissioner Position Created

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 15:15 | Written By: Savannah Richardson & Amanda Fitzpatrick

Guest blog by outgoing Vice President Student Life Savannah Richardson and incoming Vice President Student Life Amanda Fitzpatrick. We're excited to announce that we have created a new Commissioner role to focus on equity, which will begin in...

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Future of the Feds Brand

Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 09:30 | Written By: Lisa Umholtz

Federation of Students, your University of Waterloo undergraduate student union, is undergoing a brand review! We’re seeking your feedback about the Feds brand so that we can make changes to better connect with you, our members, moving forward. We’...

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What You Should Know on Co-op

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - 14:15 | Written By: Yvonn Yu

Whether this is your first co-op term or even your sixth at the University of Waterloo, it's important to be aware of your rights and the resources available while you're on a co-op term. Co-op Affairs Commissioner Connor Plante outlines the top...

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Exam Advice from MATES

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - 13:45 | Written By: Erin Kuepfer

It's exam season again, sending stress levels to at an all-time high for many of us. Fear not though, Warriors! Fourth-year psychology student and UW MATES coordinator Jordann Hunsperger outlines the services that MATES provides during exam season...

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What's it Like to Work with Feds?

Friday, April 5, 2019 - 14:45 | Written By: Yvonn Yu

Have you been curious about what it is like to work for Feds? Want to gain professional experience to add to your résumé and get involved with your student union? Read the responses below by one of our videographers, photographers, and...

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Student Voices on Sexual Violence

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 15:00 | Written By: Richard Wu

Last week, the Ontario government released a summary of results from the 2018 Student Voices on Sexual Violence Survey, which included responses from over 160,000 post-secondary students, including thousands of responses from University of Waterloo...

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VP Education Reflects on Waterloo OUSA General Assembly

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 12:45 | Written By: Matthew Gerrits

Guest blog from Vice President Education Matthew Gerrits. Photo credit: OUSA. At the beginning of this month, I was proud to partner with the Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance [external link] to hold their spring general assembly here at the...

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Our Top 9 Exam Tips

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 12:30 | Written By: Ayesha Masood

April is rolling in, the weather is a lovely medley of periwinkle blue skies and cold winds, and the geese have started to mark their territory for nesting season. The end of another term is near which mean inevitable long hours of studying, coffee...