Walking the streets of Jerusalem, swimming in the Dead Sea, and visiting the Holocaust memorial museum Yad Vashem are not the typical types of experiences that come to mind when imagining an undergraduate business class. Yet these are some of the highlights of the new SCI 230 class offered through the Faculty of Science.
Kashif Memom, Academic Advisor, Science and Business was recently honoured at the Volunteer Action Centre's 14th annual Volunteer Impact Awards celebration for his mentorship and his community involvement. The citation reads "A highly respected advisor and lecturer in the Faculty of Science at the University of Waterloo, Kashif has impacted the lives of approximately 3000 students since 2005," says the award citation. "Receiving numerous awards for teaching and mentorship, he has achieved highest coop placement and highest employment levels among programs in his faculty.
This term, Manav Kainth, a 3B student in Science and Business (non-specialized) chose to live at GreenHouse - a social innovation incubator located in St. Paul's University College. GreenHouse provides students with the resources to launch a social venture or initiative - which includes weekly mentorship, a supportive community, a professional network and available funding. Each term, there is the Social Impact Showcase, where a handful of students present their idea to a public audience for support.
Three delegates represented the WatSolve Consulting Group, a pro-bono student-based consulting group within the University of Waterloo’s Science and Business Program, at this year’s Fusion Case Conference. The team tied for first place, receiving a $1,500 cash prize.