UWaterloo students win global competition

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

UW students Leah, Abigail and Anna

Congratulations to SDS minor student Leah Wouda (above, left) and her team at SheCycle! Their project won the $30,000 top prize in the "World's Challenge Challenge" competition, held this summer at Western University (London, ON).

Student teams from participating universities world-wide were tasked to present their unique solutions to a global issue. Leah, along with fellow UW students Abigail Loewen (centre) and Anna Kuepfer (right), pitched SheCycle as an avenue to improve the health, education and safety of women in Uganda through the introduction of locally-sourced and sustainable sanitary pads. 

Learn more more about their achievement and future plans below:




Photo source: University of Waterloo Facebook page