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September 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.

Excelling in entrepreneurship thanks to on-campus support

Dominic Toselli and Andrew AndradeAbove: Dominic Toselli (left) and Andrew Andrade, co-founders of PetroPredict.

The launch of a new start-up company by two UWaterloo Velocity students is helping to prove that win-win situations can exist between energy companies and the environment. 

Students' rapping video scores the top spot

Matthew Steinman and Michael Born in deepening community videoRarely do we see raps about the importance of building community, but two Conrad Grebel University College students recently leveraged their rapping skills while promoting an important message of peace and unity.  

Exploring the world of Waterloo at Orientation

Erin Wong

Guest blog by Erin Wong 

Hello! My name is Erin Wong and I’m in my last year of Kinesiology from the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences. Since November 2013, I was given a great opportunity to be a part of the Federation Orientation Committee (FOC) team as a representative of the Student Success Office.

Turning Lego into a scholarship

Guest blog by Amanda Rampertab

My name is Amanda Rampertab and I’m in my 1A term for Mechatronics Engineering. I was awarded the 2014 Schulich Leader Scholarship at the University of Waterloo, presented to a student pursuing a degree in an engineering program, valued at $80,000. 

Blogging about life at UWaterloo

All bloggers sitting togetherA new school year means new students and eight UWaterloo students will be blogging their way through new experiences. Hear from a (not so secret) ninja, a handstand master and an off-campus student as they share budget tips, how they maintain school/life balance and more. Read on as we share your new favourite blogs (besides this one, of course).

Engineering alumni creates a trail-blazing app

Michael Weingert
Though engineering alum Michael Weingert had moved on from UWaterloo to work for Facebook over the summer, his ideas still follow him. 

Transforming a frustrating puzzle into art

Daniel Que standing beside three Rubik's Cube artwork

The Rubik’s Cube is traditionally thought of as a complex puzzle that both frustrates and fascinates. For University of Waterloo student Daniel Que, it's also a blank canvas, perfect for pixel art.

Giving back in Guatemala

Anisha Tailor with children

Science student volunteers in Guatemala

Guest blog by Anisha Tailor

Hola! My name is Anisha Tailor, and I am entering my fourth year of the Honours Biology program at the University of Waterloo. On August 14, 2014, I embarked on what became some of the best and most fulfilling days of my life. I went to Guatemala for a 12-day medical volunteer trip with an organization called VIDA (Volunteers for Intercultural and Definitive Adventures).