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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.

A graduate and Schulich scholarship recipient reflects

Lucas Palmer with scenic background

The Schulich Leader Scholarship I received in 2013 allowed me to focus most of my time and effort on my academic studies during my time at UWaterloo. 

Always in Style

Tara Parachuk laughing

Fashion, runway shows and models surrounded me during my two years volunteering at the L’Oreal Fashion week in Toronto. I loved every minute of being backstage because I was in the middle of glamourous chaos.

Turning an MVP into a poetry book

The book "when he leaves you"

Six months, six sections, and 212 pages later, my poetry book, When He Leaves You, debuted as the #1 New Release in Canadian Poetry on Amazon.com. It was a long journey that I truly believe I wouldn’t have had the energy or hustle for without having completed my undergrad at UWaterloo.

Artificial Intelligence and The Anthropologist

Where UWaterloo Meets AI Ethics

Why study ‘the human’ in artificial intelligence?

Male ring-tailed lemurs engage in “stink flirting” to attract mates

Lemur

My journey into studying the bizarre mating ritual of “stink flirting” in ring-tailed lemurs began on the University of Waterloo campus, although I didn’t actually start my research into the subject until my master’s work, years later.  

Bringing Specialized Fitness to the North

Caray Ford

I didn’t realize I had an interest in bone health until my final year of Kinesiology. 

Leaping through Lily Pads; Launching for Success

Kaylen

As a child, I’d go on canoe adventures with my dad. He would take me to the reeds where we’d admire the stillness of the water. He’d pick me a buttercup flower while we’d enjoy the beauty of lily pads, watch for frogs, and look for ripples when they’d leap from one lily pad to another. This imagery is something I hold dear and captures my unique UWaterloo “lifer” academic adventure.

My Tip of the Cap to UWaterloo

Arda Ocal

Whenever someone asks me how I got my start in media - whether it's an interview, podcast, blog, classroom talk or just someone curious and looking for advice - I always use the same joke.

Taking Pride in Your Roots

Pride Festival in Myanmar

In January 2018, Myanmar held its first-ever public LGBTQ festival.

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