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by Divyesh Mistry, News Editor

Community helps launch transit corridor planning

Mar 30 2012 in News by Divyesh Mistry, News Editor

Tim Jackson, Mike Boos, and Daisy Arseneault all spoke at the CTCCBS community project launch.

With the Light Rail Transit (LRT) plan approved, the Region of Waterloo is looking to the community to shape the area surrounding the rapid transit line. Formally called the Central Transit Corridor Community Building Strategy (CTCCBS), the official project launched March 24 at Region council chambers. There, community members, regional and city councilors, regional staff, [...]

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Woodworth talk on personhood challenged

Mar 23 2012 in News by Divyesh Mistry, News Editor

Pro-choice activists held up large banners facing the audience the entire time that Woodsworth spoke, occasionally interjecting him.

Conservative backbencher MP Stephen Woodworth (Kitchener-Centre) came to UW on March 19 to speak about his upcoming Parliamentary Motion 312 on personhood, which could reawaken the abortion debate. Organized by UW Right to Life and KW Right to Life, Woodworth’s topic was to explain the rationale behind his motion. It would focus on the history [...]

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Rainbow protest greets Pascal Lecture

Mar 23 2012 in News by Divyesh Mistry, News Editor

Rahul Bhattacharyya

Amid a flurry of protest, the day of the Pascal Lectures arrived with fanfare. Dr. Charles E. Rice, a professor from the University of Notre Dame, was invited by the lecture series committee to speak on the topic of “Respecting the Natural Law.” Outside Modern Languages in the evening of March 20, 2012, a crowd [...]

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University presidents speak for development pause in Northdale

Mar 9 2012 in News by Divyesh Mistry, News Editor

Waterloo city council met on March 5, 2012 to discuss whether the Northdale land use study should go into its final phase, as well as introduce a bylaw that would halt all development in Northdale. An overwhelming student population and absentee landlords have troubled the area, just east of UW and north of WLU. The [...]

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Feds Student Council – March 2012

Mar 9 2012 in News by Divyesh Mistry, News Editor

Feds gives new goals for CASA Two months after Feds student council voted strongly for the union to stay within the Canadian Alliance of Student Associations (CASA), Feds and the vice-president education portfolio introduced the CASA deliverables framework for 2012 — 2013. This document would seek to introduce a plan so that Feds, the Educational [...]

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Criticisms and solutions for future Feds eletions

Mar 2 2012 in Opinion by Divyesh Mistry, 4A Environment

Compared to other student union elections, the Feds elections here at UW are relatively calm and not prone to disaster. That being said, we shouldn’t let Feds off the hook for big and small items that could affect the voting process, or even restrictions that make voting theoretically harder. My biggest question: where was the [...]

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by Divyesh Mistry, News Editor; Richard Ye, Staff Reporter

Noble campaign wins election

Feb 28 2012 in News by Divyesh Mistry, News Editor; Richard Ye, Staff Reporter

Prashant Patel (top left), Andrew Noble (top right), Alexandra Russell (bottom left), and Adam Garcia (bottom right) were announced on Feb. 17 as the elected vice-president administration & finance, president, vice-president internal, and vice-president education in Feds elections of 2012. Photo: Stephen Kearse

Feds elections see low voter turnout; Many council seats acclaimed, some candidates disqualified After two weeks of campaigning, several debates, three days of polling, and 27 allegations, the results are in for the Feds Elections 2012. Voter turnout varied between the races, with the highest being for Environment councillor (21.57 per cent) and the lowest turnout [...]

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Feds Elections 2012 Results

Feb 17 2012 in News by Divyesh Mistry, News Editor; Richard Ye, Web Administrator

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After two weeks of campaigning, two debates, three days of polling, and 27 allegations, the results are in for the Feds Elections 2012. Voter turnout varied between the races, with the highest being for Environment councillor (21.57 per cent) and the lowest turnout was for vice-president internal (9.2 per cent). Several candidates were disqualified; they [...]

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Funding universities in a deficit future

Feb 17 2012 in News by Divyesh Mistry, News Editor

Commission on public service reform advocates deep cuts to spending From the Commission on the Reform of Ontario’s Public Services: “Tuition freezes are not in students’ interests.” In an attempt to tackle a large provincial deficit, the provincial government had a report  comissioned by Don Drummond (Chair of the Commission on the Reform of Ontario’s [...]

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Election 2012: What is Feds and why you should vote

Feb 10 2012 in Features by Divyesh Mistry, News Editor

The Federation of Students (Feds) is the governing body that represents all undergraduate students at the University of Waterloo. It has represented students since 1967 as a not-for-profit. The union’s executives (president, vice-president internal, vice-president education, vice-president administration and finance) and the student councilors (arts, science, math, engineering, applied health sciences, environment, architecture, St. Jerome’s, [...]