Current News

person typing on laptop

Give Yourself Credit: Maintaining Mental Wellness During Exam Season

Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 10:30 | Written By: Riamarie Panachikal

Guest blog by Riamarie Panachikal, MATES Advocacy Director Whether it's your first time or your last, it's quite common to feel a bit uneasy going into exam season. After 12 weeks of lectures, tackling exams may feel like a hair-raising and...

hand holding microphone

Give Your Feedback on UWaterloo's Freedom of Speech Policy Draft

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 - 15:30 | Written By: Lisa Umholtz

The University of Waterloo has drafted a Freedom of Speech Policy and is looking for your feedback on it. The Provincial government directed universities across the province to develop free speech policies by January 1, 2019. The news release...


Association of Caribbean Students Reps UWaterloo in Montreal

Monday, November 26, 2018 - 15:15 | Written By: Julie Nguyen

On November 16, the Association of Caribbean Students (ACS) from the University of Waterloo and Laurier’s Association of Caribbean Students [external link] represented Waterloo for the first time ever at Culture Weekend 2018 [external link], an...

OUSA Lobbycon 2018

OUSA Lobby Week

Friday, November 23, 2018 - 11:15 | Written By: Matthew Gerrits

For four days in the middle of November, this farm kid got the chance to visit the big city. I was part of the Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance's [external link] Student Advocacy week, advocating for undergrads at Queen's Park with a list of...

stack of books

Students' Council Update - November 2018

Friday, November 23, 2018 - 10:15 | Written By: Richard Wu

Happy November, Warriors! Here's your update from the November Students' Council meeting.  Open & Online Learning Policy Draft Presented After months of research, deliberation, and writing, Vice President Education Matthew Gerrits was excited...


No Increase for Co-op Fee Next Year

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 10:00 | Written By: Connor Plante

Guest blog from Co-op Affairs Commissioner Connor Plante. The 2019 co-op fee will see no increase from the current fee of $729, it was announced at the Co-op Education Council (CEC) meeting on November 21, 2018. This was the culmination of a...

Executive Team 2018-2019

Exec Action Plan Update

Monday, November 19, 2018 - 10:15 | Written By: Lubaba Hoque

Every year, each of the Federation of Students Execs create an Executive Action Plan that outlines the goals they each hope to achieve within their term. We checked in with the Exec to see what they have achieved so far and what they’re are hoping...

candlelight vigil

Trans Day of Remembrance

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 10:15 | Written By: Lubaba Hoque

Every year on November 20, Trans Day of Remembrance is observed to mourn and pay respect to all the trans people who have lost their lives to transphobia and violence. “Trans Day of Remembrance is here to remember the lives lost and to create...

Feds Awards F18

Feds Volunteers: Thanks for Being Awesome!

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 11:30 | Written By: Julie Nguyen

On November 12, we held our termly Feds Awards at The Bombshelter Pub to celebrate the many students who dedicate their time, effort, and innovation to organizing and running over 50 different Feds clubs and services throughout the term. The clubs...

OUSA GA Delegates

OUSA Fall General Assembly Recap

Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 12:15 | Written By: Alexandria De Sousa

Guest blog by Alexandria De Sousa, Federation of Students OUSA Delegate On November 1, 2018 I embarked on a journey from the University of Waterloo to McMaster University for the Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance's [external link] (OUSA) Fall...

Warriors Sleigh the Santa Claus Parade

Warriors Sleigh the Santa Claus Parade

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 14:30 | Written By: Lubaba Hoque

Santa Claus is coming to town! Join your fellow Warriors and the Off Campus Community (OCC) and spread some UWaterloo cheer to the community with Warriors Sleigh the Santa Claus Parade. OCC organizes the Warriors Sleigh event to bring some of our...

Cannabis plant

Co-op and Cannabis

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 14:30 | Written By: Connor Plante

Guest blog by Connor Plante, Co-op Affairs Commissioner The legalization of the recreational use of cannabis in Canada on October 17 has vastly expanded the number of jobs available in the industry. This also means that openings will exist for...