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February 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.

Bump, set, dominate!

Zach Doherty.This fourth-year student has been serving it up on the court.

Taking the CEO seat for a day

Bjorn Dawson.

Bjorn Dawson with Elyse Allan, President and CEO of GE Canada 

Have you ever wondered what the leaders of today's largest companies are like in person? Wouldn't it be amazing to job shadow one of these CEOs? Two Waterloo students were lucky enough to have that opportunity.

Paying it forward to teachers

William Zhou.Do you think teaching is an easy job? One mathematics student had this mindset but quickly changed his tune after he visited some of his old high school teachers and realized just how challenging the profession is. 

The ultimate warrior

Jonna Spadafore.A lucky don's warrior spirit is being rewarded with a $2,000 trip voucher to go anywhere in the world.

This couldn’t have come at a better time for Jonna Spadafore, a Recreation and Sport Business student, who is soon about to graduate and has plans to travel in her future. 

Squashing the competition

Cameron Seth.

Cameron Seth has been making quite a "racquet" on the court.

Canada’s luckiest student

Daniel Pracsovics.

Photo provided by Ryan Bolton

Imagine what it'd be like to score $65,000 in prizes. You'd be a pretty lucky student. Daniel Pracsovics is this year's luckiest student across Canada.

Daniel, a Physics and Astronomy student, won more than $65,000 in prizes this past Saturday at the Bombshelter Pub thanks to the Canada’s Luckiest Student contest hosted by Student Life Network. Daniel was joined at the big announcement by 30 of his friends and family who came from Cobourg to celebrate his winnings.

Paddling towards a cure

MaddiAfter losing two close friends to brain cancer, an Environment and Resource Studies student has started an annual grassroots fundraiser to build awareness for brain cancer research.