Posts for Current graduate students

A collection of stories and tips from current residents.

Spring forward in CLV

Ekin

Hi everyone, it’s Ekin!

I know it is hard to believe when you look outside, but spring term is around the corner! Hopefully it will start getting warmer soon but if this is your first summer in Waterloo, be prepared for very warm days. I know it is hard to imagine now, but it can get more than 40 degrees in summer here!

Uncovering a Hidden Gem: The CLV Community Centre

Foos ball tournament

Are you interested in playing ping-pong, doing yoga, learning how to make new food dishes, or having a free breakfast? If you are not following the CLV Facebook page you're missing out! 

International Mini-Series: Food Experiences in Residence with Diya

We recently interviewed Diya, an International student from Bangladesh. We were interested in her experiences with the food in residence! Here’s what she said:

What have your experiences been like so far in relation to food in residence? (you can talk about your previous experience when you lived in residence)

New Years Resolutions you can actually keep!

Ekin in winter

Hello all, it’s Ekin ☺

I hope everyone had a good start to 2019. Did you make a New Year resolution list? ☺ Every year just before New Year's Eve, I create my to-do list for the upcoming year because I love to start January with a fresh mind. I cannot say I follow these lists perfectly (who does?), but it is always fun to see what I achieved and what I couldn’t at the end of the year.

Grad life: Is it a holiday break if you never really left?

Ekin biking

Hello warriors :) This is Ekin!

Generally, grad students (MS and PhDs) in UWaterloo don't have summer breaks, so I was in school most of the summer. Even though I got to do some pretty cool summer things (like biking from Waterloo to Toronto in 8 hours!), I was mostly heads down in my work. Fortunately, I took couple of weeks off to go and spend time with my family before getting back to research this fall term.

Welcome to the Residence Storyteller Blog!

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Welcome to the Residence Storyteller Blog!

Over the fall 2018 term, our 5 pioneer Residence Storytellers gave us a glimpse into residence life in Waterloo. Food, friends, events, study sessions, exam stress, you name it. Follow them on the blog, on Instagram and Facebook, and learn what life is really like in residence, whether you're in your first year, upper years or graduate program!