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August 2013

Hey Waterloo students - you do some pretty awesome things and we want to tell your stories of success. Help us bring your accomplishments (and those of your friends) to life. While you're here, read what other students are up to, share their stories and tell the world about the cool, smart and fun things Waterloo students do.

Lights, camera, action = gold

Architecture student’s experimental film wins award

A scene from House of the Gathering. A man stands in a smoky street.

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.

Feet on the ground, sights on the stars

Janine Baijnath stands in front of a university building wearing a bright yellow top and smiling at the camera

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.

Watching the waters

Environment students connect the dots for Muskoka lake ecosystems

Islands with pine trees on a Muskoka lake.

Two Environment students are working in Muskoka this summer to help seven lake associations gather data on nutrient levels in their waterways.

Uniting generations through storytelling

Waterloo co-op student records Stratford history through seniors’ stories 

Lindsay reading her book, "Gather at the Avon".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.

Student engineer makes safety a priority

Taxicab app for women in India brings safer streets

Sujay Arora standing in front of a taxi.

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.

Spikes and saves under the sun

Warrior volleyball duo to compete in Canada Games

Fiodar with his arm raised, ready to strike a volleyball over the net.

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

Every action makes a difference

 Kevin Rotsaert is making the world better one project at a time

Kevin with a cheetah.

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.

VeloCity students reaching new heights

Four VeloCity startups win $100,000 and DemoDay ideas take off

VeloCity Venture Fund winners holding giant cheques.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.