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March 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.

Winter 2014 VeloCity Fund Finals

Photo of VeloCity startups winners on stage during the Velocity Fund Finals

Photo credit: Shubhagata Sengupta

Four VeloCity startups wins $100,000 award

At the ninth VeloCity Fund Finals on March 27, 10 innovative teams of students and young alumni took over the stage to pitch their startups. Four were chosen by VeloCity judges to win $25,000 each and a spot to grow their business at VeloCity Garage.


2013 co-op students of the year

A collage snapshots of 6 co-op students of the year

From top left to right: Perakaa Serhukavalan, Akash Kapoor, Josh Bradshaw. Bottom left to right: Melanie Chanona, Natalie Sham, Sorina Chiorean.

The University of Waterloo honours 6 outstanding co-op students

There are more than 18,000 co-op students at UWaterloo, and last week the university honoured six, one from each faculty, with the 2013 University of Waterloo Co-op Student of the Year Award.


The Bombe

Picture of three students who are the creator of Bombe IncStudent launches new data analysis tool for scientists

Fourth-year Business and Computer Science student Jack Gao met his business partners at The Next 36, a program designed to nurture entrepreneurship in 36 Canadian undergraduates. Jack got together with Eddie Kim, University of Guelph and Susie Pan, Queen’s University, with one goal in mind – to keep Canada on the cutting edge of science.


5 days for the homeless

Students participating at the 5 days for the homeless eventUWaterloo students set aside privileges to raise awareness

On March 9 -14, a group of UWaterloo students spent 5 days and 4 nights sleeping outside in the cold winter weather. They gave up their warm beds, food, showers and electricity to raise awareness about the stigma of homelessness.

It’s raining talent

Barometer BoysThe Barometer Boys heat up Waterloo’s Got Talent

Last Friday, the Federation of Students hosted Waterloo’s Got Talent and a capella group The Barometer Boys took home the $500 grand prize for their rendition of “It’s Raining Men” by The Weather Girls.

Making a change one favour at a time

"What can I do for you?"UWaterloo students took over the campus with kindness

Need a drink delivered to you? A slice of pizza? A back massage after a long day of studying? Last Thursday, the #WhatCanIDoForYou team was happy to do UWaterloo students favours for an entire day.

Teaching with turbans

Turban Tying Day 2014uWaterloo students run educational Turban Tying Day

March is Sikh Awareness Month and the University of Waterloo Sikh Students Association (UWSSA) is hosting their annual Turban Tying Day for the third year in the Student Life Centre today, March 6 from 10am until 3pm.

Gold is the new black

Chantel PilonuWaterloo student athlete wins gold in the 2014 Ontario University Athletics championship

Chantel Pilon, a fifth-year Recreation and Business student, bled black and gold at the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) championship last month. She earned a gold medal for her pentathlon performance, breaking several personal best records and breaking the uWaterloo women's pentathlon record of 3,483 points. She then went on to represent uWaterloo at the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) championships and once again broke the new varsity record with 3,494 points.