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November 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.

Faculties collaborate to bring home the gold

Suzie Alexander and other team membersWe've heard the saying "the whole is greater than the sum of its parts". A fourth-year Biomedical Science student has proven this to be true by leading a diverse group of students to success at an international synthetic biology competition. 

Environmental passions flowing freely

Samiya HirjiWater, water everywhere - or is it? A second-year Environment and Business student is turning her passion into action by installing water meters on campus in an effort to reduce water consumption.

Bridging cultures with a new startup

Robert BeamishExploring and learning about different cultures may seem like a dream come true for some. An Economics and Business student has taken his intercultural experiences to launch a startup that seeks to connect Aboriginal communities and their resources to investors in Asia.

Shaping your future by learning abroad

Nicola Toffelmire with childrenGuest blog by Nicola Toffelmire

The best decision I made at the University of Waterloo was to internationalize my degree. I was granted the opportunity to work in three different countries during my co-op terms at the University of Waterloo: Togo, Sri Lanka and Tanzania. 

Student wins excellence in teaching

Adam Bradley receiving his awardMany may consider studying English and Engineering to be two very separate worlds. A UWaterloo student has been working to show these two worlds can nicely complement each other in the world of teaching. Now he has an award to prove it. 

Let's talk about it

Bachelor of Social Work group in front of their booth

From left to right: Rob Martin (Crisis Respite Manager, Waterloo Regional Homes for Mental Health Inc.), Madeline Mackenzie, Julie Stevenson and Natasha Ekelman. 

Some things are hard to talk about, but a team of UWaterloo students are standing up to the stigma against suicide and saying "Let's talk about it".

Achieving the Freshman 15

Micah Hesman

Graphic courtesy of Renison University College

Young people can gain so much from the university experience. A UWaterloo student is making the "Freshman 15" a meaningful gain that will help you during and after your time spent in school.

NERv: the dream of risk-free operations

Youssef Helwa and Amr AbdelgawadImagine a world with risk-free operations. More than 200 Canadians died of surgical complications in 2011 alone, according to Statistics Canada. A UWaterloo student holds a envisions a world without these risks.