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April 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.

Ready for the fight

Mandy Bujold fighting stance

Photo taken from Mandy Bujold Facebook page

UWaterloo Arts student finds passion in boxing

Mandy Bujold, a second-year Arts student, was just 16 years old when she first walked into a local boxing gym and found a passion for the sport. From then on, she managed to win numerous titles and become a part of the Canadian Boxing Association, with the goal to compete at the 2016 Olympic Games.


From university to universe

Nickta Jowhari posingUWaterloo student participates in the Miss Universe Canada pageant

Nickta Jowhari, an Applied Health Sciences student, will soon be taking to the stage: the Miss Universe Canada pageant stage in Toronto.

Life and success in university

A sign board that says successA student perspective on everyday success at UWaterloo

University can be an interesting experience when you first start out. You have more freedom and more responsibilities! You realize that you are at complete liberty to attend or skip class and nobody really tells you that you have to go. This is great fun, but usually after your first round of midterms you realize that going to class, asking questions, and doing assignments is a lot better for your overall health than slacking off.

newRoots for new Canadians

Carlos SaavedraUWaterloo grad student’s life-changing app won $25,000 in national hackathon

Carlos Saavedra, a student in Waterloo’s Master of Digital Experience Innovation program at the Stratford Campus, won the first Canadian Open Data Experience, a 48-hour hackathon that challenged participants to create an application that would better the lives of Canadians. Carlos’s invention was awarded the $25,000 grand prize and also won the $1,000 fan favourite prize, as chosen by Canadians in an online poll.

Canada’s new Noah

Martin Kastner on a boatEnvironment student selected to help save species from extinction

Martin Kastner, a student from UWaterloo’s Faculty of Environment has been selected by Wildlife Preservation Canada to be “Canada’s New Noah,” a program that provides practical training and field experience in managing and conserving endangered species.


3 minutes, 1 slide and 1 outstanding thesis

Matthew Vonk standing in front of 3MT posterKinesiology graduate student wins university-wide 3 Minute Thesis competition

Matthew Vonk, an Applied Health Sciences masters student, competed with nine other graduate students at the campus-wide 3 Minute Thesis Competition last Thursday and secured first place along with the People’s Choice Award for his presentation that connects physical exercise with mental health.

Gosling wins an award

University of Waterloo sign during spring time with a baby gosling photoshopped in the cornerRyan Gosling receives honourary award from UWaterloo

Earlier this morning, Ryan Gosling arrived at UWaterloo to accept one of the highest honourary awards