From 2013-2018, the UWaterloo Life Blog revealed many highlights of the University of Waterloo student experience. What started as one story all the way back in 2013, snowballed into over 300 unique tales of adventure and perseverance, a little failure, and a lot of success. If you liked the blog, you’ll love our Instagram! Follow @UWaterloolife to discover new stories of student success and follow along with student takeovers.
Architecture student’s experimental film wins award
Submitting a film to a film festival is similar to playing a lottery: one never knows what the outcome will be. However, when an Architecture graduate student sent in his film, it won him his third Gold Remi for Experimental Drama at the WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival.
Janine Baijnath chosen to attend Ames Academy with NASA this summer
Geography PhD student, Janine Baijnath, had dreamed of working for NASA since she was six years old, and this summer that dream became a reality. She was the only Canadian chosen to attend the Ames Academy with NASA.
Environment students connect the dots for Muskoka lake ecosystems
Two Environment students are working in Muskoka this summer to help seven lake associations gather data on nutrient levels in their waterways.
Waterloo co-op student records Stratford history through seniors’ stories
Stories have a way of connecting people of all generations around a common history. Lindsay Kroes, a third-year Arts student, collected stories and memoirs from 50 Stratford resident seniors and wrote a book about their histories for her co-op term.
Taxicab app for women in India brings safer streets
In countries like India, violence against women is not uncommon, even in public areas. Engineering student Sujay Arora and three friends are hoping to change that.
Warrior volleyball duo to compete in Canada Games
Things are heating up for uWaterloo athletes Fiodar Kazhamiaka and Sergey Grabovsky. Both were selected to represent Team Ontario in beach volleyball at the 2013 Canada Games.
Kevin Rotsaert is making the world better one project at a time
Environment student Kevin Rotsaert has experienced more cultures in less than 25 years than some people do during their lifetimes. A true world citizen, he has lived in six countries and has led three projects to help others around the world.
Four VeloCity startups win $100,000 and DemoDay ideas take off
At the Velocity Venture Fund on July 25, ten teams of student entrepreneurs took the stage to pitch their tech startups. Four were chosen by VeloCity judges to win $25,000 each and a coveted workspace in the Velocity Garage.