Waterloo gets creative for a good cause

UWaterloo CanBuild

Food insecurity affects countless communities, including many in the Waterloo Region. Locally, 1 in 20 households rely on the food bank.

Beginning in 2014 in partnership with the Federation of Students Food Bank and the Food Bank of Waterloo Region, the University of Waterloo CanBuild competition helps create awareness of these issues by engaging the campus community to develop teams, collaborate, and put their design skills to work by building unique structures from the food donations they collect.

Through the hard work and dedication of 14 participating teams, students, staff and faculty across campus built everything from a light bulb to a goose, and even a kangaroo jungle!


Together, the University of Waterloo community collected a total of 6,300 cans this year. Congratulations to our CanBuild 2016 award winners:
  • People’s Choice Award: WatPD
  • Judges Award: Federation of Students
  • Best Meal Award: University Relations
  • Most Cans Award: Faculty of Applied Health Sciences
  • Community Spirit Award: Athletics and Recreation 

Check out the event highlights: 

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