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November 2013

The real deal

It may have been the Peace and Conflicts Studies program offered at UWaterloo that brought me to this goose-infested campus to complete my undergraduate degree.

A Home Away From Home

My name is Elizabeth Maki (nee Elliott) and I graduated from Renison College in 2005 with a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Religious Studies and minoring in Social Development Studies. I not only studied at Renison, I also lived there for four years and worked as a Residence Don for two. Renison became my home away from home and the residents and staff, my family.

The view from campus on philanthropy

Tomorrow is National Philanthropy Day® and in honour of it, I want to share with you what I recently learned about the culture of philanthropy here at UWaterloo. 

Just two weeks ago, I had the privilege of attending the 2013 President’s Reception in the Bruce White Atrium in Math 3.  As a student volunteer, it was a rare opportunity to meet and mingle with members of the board of governors, senior management, donors, alumni and other students.

Pride for our Athletes

Being the communications coordinator for the department of athletics obviously puts a soft spot in my heart for our UWaterloo athletic teams. But more than that, I am a proud alumnus of UWaterloo and I always feel a sense of a pride whenever one of our athletes and teams achieves great things.

My University of Waterloo Journey

Throughout my undergraduate years, I went from studying the great works of philosophy, to Buddhism, to cognitive psychology and neuroscience, to human physiology, and finally to how human physiology and psychology influence one another. I did well in my courses despite lacking a relevant background. I learned that doing what interests you most combined with a drive to do it really well is often enough to overcome a lack of experience and relevant background. The help of great mentors such as: Dr. William Abbott, Dr. Michael Dixon, and Dr. Richard Hughson certainly helped!

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