How We’ve Served You

HOW WE'VE... SUPPORTED YOU | SERVED YOU | EMPOWERED YOUREPRESENTED YOU

The mission of the Federation of Students is to serve, empower, and represent the undergraduate students of the University of Waterloo. This area captures a number of the ways we have been able to serve you, with a particular focus on our Commercial Services offerings.

How We've Served You

  • Sold 9171 Fed Bus tickets providing low cost transportation home in Fall 2015 with an expanded bus route for Fed Bus to Burlington!
  • International and Canadian Student Network ran a variety of events to connect students with each other socially both on and off campus. Their signature Niagara Falls Trip sent 7 buses and over 325 students. They also continued to connect with incoming international students at International Graduate Orientation as well as through arrival and orientation for undergrads.
  • Welcome Back – New initiative where we physically welcomed back all staff, students, and faculty who came to campus via the Davis Centre Area and provided free coffee on the first day of classes with the help of 40 volunteers.
  • For Wrap Up Week, we provided therapy dogs from 4 different organizations and set up University of Waterloo’s first ever official “Nap Room” and provided “250 Nap in a Box” kits to students
  • The Federation of Students processed over 2000 event forms.
  • Student-run services provide over 150 student-leadership opportunities, over 300 additional volunteer opportunities as well as partnerships with over 100 on and off campus groups
  • Volunteer Fair, a partnership between the Volunteer Centre and CECA, provided over 1000 students the opportunity to connect with 65+ community groups providing volunteer opportunities in the community
  • Co-op Connection has connected over 1200 students this term in 4 different cities (Ottawa, KW, Toronto and Vancouver) and has confirmed expansion to our first U.S. city for the Winter term in San Francisco. Co-op Connection also ran the first ever Bomber Night outside of the Bomber Pub in Toronto which saw over 600 people attend for a fantastic night of connections with undergrads, grads and alumni
  • Implemented the Drop Safe enabling students to deposit revenues or unsold event tickets 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
  • Began the creation of the Clubs Database Management System (CDBMS) with IT to help make operating a club easier.
  • Campus Response Team provided 2909 hours of First Aid coverage across over 24 ongoing and on-off events including 317 hours at Orientation
  • Food Bank collected 2346 lbs of food at their Trick-or-Eat event and collected 3562 lbs over the entire term. The average Food Bank user is a 2nd year undergrad Female who lives off campus, visits once and shares food with roommates. The Food Bank had 370 visits over the term and gave out 2264 lbs of food.
  • Over 100 Volunteer Positions for Fall Welcome Week
  • The Volunteer Centre officially opened with the help of the University of Waterloo president. Since then, the website has had over 300 registrations and provides connections to over 100 community and campus groups
  • Off Campus Community supports over 800 students through a variety of events and social activities as well as an office and social space
  • Sustainable Campus Initiative ran Bike Day, SCI Talks, ECOLOO, Fair Trade, Sustainable Purchasing and Campus Compost which combined connected over 1000 students with sustainable options. In addition, SCI secured funding for the first ever Term Based Bike Rental Program which will be launched in the Spring term as a partnership with the Bike Centre