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Family Fun at Fantastic Alumni Day

Claire, with her family and King Warrior

For me, Fantastic Alumni Day at the University of Waterloo is all about family. It begins with my dad, mom, sister, and me suiting up for the big game in our black and gold apparel. My dad always wears his signature black and gold scarf. Time to head to campus for some basketball fun.

An Early Grad Reminisces

Gordon Sterling with building models

In September, I was inducted into the Offshore Energy Center (Houston) Hall of Fame as an Industry Pioneer in the areas of deep-water technology and management of major projects. This award has caused me to reflect on just how important the University of Waterloo was to my professional and, indeed, personal life.

Growing up Waterloo

Cynthia Cheng and family

Back row: Anthony Fok (BMath '80), Stephanie Cheng (BMath '08), Cynthia Cheng (BSc '10), Iris Leung (BA '08), Keith Cheng (BMath '77), Gabriel Cheng (BSE '17) Front row: Anna Fok (BA '80), Joseph Leung (BMath '79), Alan Cheng (BMath '84), Lucilla Cheng (BMath '77)

I was born a Warrior.  For math alumni, it means in a sample size of 36 family members, 42% of my extended family and 100% of my immediate family are Waterloo alumni.  For AHS alumni, it means I am unstoppable. 

Innovation through Multi-Disciplinary Design

Azzopardi (left) and Robev (right) in the office of their 3,000 sq.ft design studio, downtown Victoria, BC

Studio Robazzo is a multi-disciplinary Design Studio offering unique and diverse design services as well as eco-friendly handmade products out of Victoria, BC. With over a decade of design instruction and experience at the University of Waterloo’s School of Architecture under our belts, co-founder Andrew Azzopardi and myself shared a vision for an ultra-creative hands-on career spanning a broad range of disciplines from industrial design, interior design and installation art to graphic design, web design and custom furniture.

The UW Dance Program may be Gone but it Lives On

Blue Ceiling Dance Performance

I started at the University of Waterloo in the fall of 1992 as a young woman who had planned most of her life to become “an artist” and throughout high school had been focused on becoming a concert pianist. Secretly though, I wanted to be a dancer.

From Waterloo to Naturopathic Medicine

Melina Roberts Video Screenshot

I’m Dr. Melina Roberts, I’m a Naturopathic Doctor, author of Building a Healthy Child and founder of Advanced Naturopathic Medical Centre in Calgary. 

I graduated from the University of Waterloo with an Honors Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology Co-op where I was also a varsity athlete, a member of the Varsity Women’s Rugby team, then attended the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto.

3 Lessons After 5 Years (and Countries)

Namibia

It’s hard to fathom that ten years have elapsed since my first semester as a wide-eyed teenager. In many ways, the past decade has been a blur – an intensive double-degree, co-op program, followed by four jobs in as many countries over the following five years.

The Path to Becoming a Writer is Never Straight

Kevin Miller

If you had tried to guess the career for which I was preparing myself while studying at the University of Waterloo, you would have been hard pressed to come up with an answer. My transcripts included courses in philosophy, psychology, sociology, history, social work, and political science.

Transform One Family Relationship this Holiday Season

Deb Dejong

When I left UWaterloo for grad school, I could not have known the road ahead. I was off to make a difference in the lives of individuals and families. Two decades ago, that meant meeting individuals one-on-one. Now, there is a whole online community where health promotion, education, and support is easily accessible for many people. How times change!

Reflecting on Let's Talk. Pulse, Orlando.

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