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January 2015

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.

Triathlete star runs, swims and bikes her way to the top

Kristen Merchant.Kristen Marchant is a quick competitor.

The fourth-year Health Studies student learned about triathlons in just her second year at UWaterloo. With lots of practice and perseverance, Kristen’s hard work has brought her to the point of being recognized by a national triathlon magazine as Female Triathlete of the Year.

United Nations accepts student's $1 million proposal

Tomm Mandryk.A fourth-year Environment student’s project proposal to the United Nations requesting $1 million to address environmental and developmental issues in a Botswana community received the green light this month.

On a mission for justice

International Justice Mission Club.When Stephanie Fong wanted to join a club on campus that focused on social justice, she had a hard time finding an opportunity that matched her interests. Instead of giving up she created her own club - the International Justice Mission Club.

Facebooking why you do your civic duty

#IVoteBecause winner photo

Did you vote in the municipal election last fall? A masters student in Environment was awarded $2,000 last month for sharing his reasons for voting in a social media contest.

Competing for the $10,000 top spot

Emily WatsonA Chemical Engineering student ranked among 10 finalists in a biomedical research challenge this past weekend, competing for the chance to win a $10,000 grand prize.

Learning a new language with new friends

Christina Chen and Helen He

Guest blog by Helen He and Christina Chen

Exercising body and mind

Laura sitting on a FitDesk

Is more exercise one of your New Year's resolutions? A third-year student is bringing a solution to campus to give students more time, better grades, and keep you healthy all at the same time.