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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.

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.

The Wonderful Things I Get To Do

The wonderful things I get to do....such as walk into my first undergrad biology lab. Yes, I’m that one. The one who clogs the traffic through the door because she’s stopped to grin. The one who can’t decide what to take from the course list because WHO WOULDN’T WANT THEM ALL!

The Medli Award and the Mystery behind a Good Novel

Portrait of Susan

In early April of this year I received the inaugural Medli Award for my second mystery novel “True Image” – a story that brings together a portrait artist and an autistic child to solve a murder.

How to Improve Your English Conversations with a Powerful Vocabulary eBook

Witty Money Words

How do you speak or learn English quickly and fluently? Would you consider taking an online English speaking course or public speaking classes? Would you consider enrolling in Toastmasters, GRE Vocabulary, ESL sessions, presentation skill training, or even a course on English communication skills training and techniques that claims to transform you into an English guru?

5 Ways Waterloo Prepared Me to be a Writer

Jennifer's book cover

I’ve always enjoyed the company of kids, appreciating their openness and general silliness. But, I pity the children I practiced testing on, while I was a student in the MASc Applied Psychology program. Along with lectures in child development, abnormal behaviour and (yikes!) statistics; I was given practical training in intellectual and educational assessment.

An Alumnus' New Novel Based in Waterloo

I am pleased to announce the release of my new novel titled “The Second Shooter”.  As you might have guessed by the title, it is about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and whether Lee Harvey Oswald really acted alone.

So what’s the Waterloo connection?

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