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February 2014

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.

Man of cold-steel

Colin Van Niejenhuis

Engineering graduate student won 2nd place in an International design competition

Out of 55 engineering design entries from eight universities around the world, Colin Van Niejenhuis, an engineering masters student, ranked second at the 2013 International Student Competition on Cold-formed Steel Design last December.

Humans of UWaterloo

Humans of UWaterloo Facebook page

Two creative Arts students launched a popular Facebook Page

Two first-year Arts and Business students created a Facebook page that generated a huge buzz on campus recently: Humans of UWaterloo.

2014 Feds election winners

"Federation of Students University of Waterloo" 2014 executivesStudents take on legacy of University of Waterloo’s Federation of Students

After countless hours of campaigning and participating in inspiring debates, four students became the victors. Meet your new 2014 Feds executives:


Eco-friendly flight

Jack Rosen Award Winner 2014First-year student wins $1000 award for innovative, sustainable energy idea

Brieuc de Vuyst, a first-year Geography and Aviation student competed in the annual Jack Rosen Memorial Award last January, and successfully carried home the $1,000 grand prize for his creative and innovative presentation that aims to prevent, mitigate or solve environmental problems – ultimately paving the way to a sustainable future.

Happy to help

Saba Oji receives her award.Applied Health Sciences student earns $5,000 leadership award

Saba Oji arrived in Waterloo when she was 13. She soon began grade nine at Waterloo Collegiate Institute (WCI), but began to feel alienated at school. She couldn’t speak English, and missed her home in Iran.

Sochi Warriors

Andrew Poje and Kaitlyn WeaveruWaterloo students compete in 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics 2014

Andrew Poje, a Science student, and his partner Kaitlyn Weaver, who is working towards a Bachelor of Arts, will represent Canada at the Sochi Winter Olympics in figure skating. Follow the action and help us cheer them on by using the #SochiWarriors tag on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram!

Mend with math

André LinharesPhD Math student helps surgeons correct skull deformities in infants

André Linhares, a 24-year-old PhD student in the Faculty of Mathematics, is working with surgeons at Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children to help ensure the best possible outcome for infants who undergo skull surgery.