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May 2014

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Fashionably conscious

Photo from Waterloo Stories

Engineering students launch socially conscious clothing company

“Everybody wears clothes, but not everyone will support a social cause, “ says graduating Mechanical Engineering student Aleks Poldma, but he and his classmate Spencer Kelly set out to change that last year. The duo wants to turn the average consumer into a social benefactor and they plan to do that with Hydrated World, a clothing company that donates money to the Safe Water Project in Africa for every five items sold. 

Nothing to waste

Students launch campus compost initiative

Environment and Business students Mike Hager and Brandon Caron, and Science and Business student Andres Garcia are launching a new venture on campus today. Dedicated to improving waste management and sustainability on campus, they started the University of Waterloo Campus Compost (UWCC).

A tradition in innovation

Photo from EcoCar3 flickr.

The University of Waterloo Alternative Fuels Team prepares for EcoCar3

Ben Gaffney is in the second year of his Masters of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering – he is also one of the new team leads in upcoming EcoCar3 Advanced Vehicle Technology Competition. Ben joined the University of Waterloo Alternative Fuels Team (UWAFT) in his fourth year of his undergrad at Waterloo and decided to extend his university experience into research and leadership roles with the team.

Enhancing the international experience

New Feds service launches to support international students

Guest blog by Kenneth Chu Sam

Studying abroad is one of the most exciting experiences you can have; arriving at a new city, absorbing its vibe and assimilating into its culture is part of a fun and energizing journey, but it does not come without its challenges. Incoming international and exchange students at the University of Waterloo often find themselves seeking more peer support and local interaction with local students.

Paving the way to sustainability

Third-year Environment student revamps the Davis Centre courtyard

Elspeth Holland, a third-year Environment and Business student, joined the Sustainable Campus Initiative (SCI) in the spring of 2013, and by August she was the Project Leader of the Davis Centre (DC) Redevelopment Project. Last week, after almost a full year of hard work, the dirt pathways between DC and the Mathematics & Computing building (MC) were paved.

Cracking hackNY

Engineering students’ topical Rob Ford game wins ‘Funniest Hack’

In just 16 hours, third-year Systems Design Engineering students Chris Ngan and Nick Mostowich created an online platform game, Crackathon featuring embattled Mayor Rob Ford. “The development process consisted of a lot of Red Bull,” Nick said of their experience at hackNY’s annual spring hackathon.

Welcoming the Class of 2019

Get to know the 2014 UWaterloo Experience Leaders

Are you starting at Waterloo this fall? We’ve got some people you should meet.

What’s under there?

Fourth-year Computer Science student promotes consent with underwear

Amulya Sanagavarapu is a 4B Computer Science student graduating in June. She is also the founder of a new company, Feminist StyleSoon, Amulya’s company will sell consent-themed underwear for men and women, but her goal extends past retail – she wants to create a cultural shift. 

Taking office

4A Math & Business student Danielle Burt is the new Federation of Students president

Danielle Burt takes office as the Federation of Students President today, along with her fellow executives, Vice President (VP) Operations & Finance Ben Balfour, VP Internal Maaz Yasin, and VP Education Stephen Hamade. 

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