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Combining Stats and Storytelling

Correlation Beach Vacation Collage

Ever since I was a kid, I’ve enjoyed both academics and art. They both involve creativity, so of course I liked both! I found as I got older though that there was a tendency for people to expect you to only enjoy and be good at one thing – one type of science, or maybe a particular musical instrument.

Printing a Labour of Love

Gary Horst and Christina Hörst

When I pulled my daughter's name, Christina Hörst (MA '10), for our Christmas 2017 gift exchange, I recognized I now had fresh motivation to pull a stalled project off the shelf. Her thesis was originally in French, as the title makes obvious: Discours Protestant et Parcours Féminin dans Delphine (1802) de Madame de Staël.

Defining Success Your Way

Laurel Scheller and friends


In the fall of 1980, I sat in Sunny Sundberg's office in Health Services Counseling Centre at the University of Waterloo - a confused 19 year old wondering what I was doing in university, and what life was all about anyways.

A Fine Arts Story-Ladies in Waiting

I am a proud graduate of the University of Waterloo from the Masters in Fine Arts program, class 2007.  I have exhibited Internationally and at present I am represented by several prestigious galleries in New England.  I have also taught art at the Community College of Vermont (Burlington, VT), and The Shelburne Craft School (also in VT) for 10 years.

It’s Okay to Have No Idea What You’re Doing

Kate Teddiman laughing with her father

I wish I had heard that it’s okay to have no career goals more often in university.

From failing twice to Canada’s most innovative university

Nirbhay Singh giving a TED talk

I grew up in a small village (Chhangla) with population of 1500 in the state of Punjab in Hoshiarpur (India). I lived there for 18 years until I move to Canada to start post-secondary education.

Saying No Can Let You Do So Much

Lori Straus

One of the hardest things to learn is setting boundaries: How often do you say yes to a request, only to walk away, grumbling you should have said no?

Travelling by Bicycle and Composing Music in China

Jeremy Moyer and an instrument

Living in China for the last 13 years, my preferred means of transportation has always been the bicycle. Despite an efficient and ever-expanding metro system in Shanghai and an impressive high speed rail network that can take me to any major city in a couple of hours, I still prefer my bike. On my bicycle I can choose my own path.

Shout Out

Yasmeen Nematt Alla

During my first week as a St. Jerome’s resident, all the students were invited to participate in a talent show. It was my first time away from home. I was already missing my parents and feeling out of place in a new environment. That night I performed a spoken word poem called “Shout Out,” an anthem to all the things in my life that I was grateful for.

From Geology to Valedictorian

Richard Nguyen and a colleague with balloons

5 years ago, I made an impulsive decision. It was late December and I had just received an offer of admissions to study Geology at Waterloo.

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