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March 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.

Hacking their way to success


UWaterloo students broke the University's student portal - in a good way. 

Remaining passion8

Victoria StaceyIt's Victoria Stacey's passion that keeps her magazine moving forward.  

UWaterloo Life talked with the Arts and Business student back in September 2013 about her newly-introduced magazine - we thought we would check in to see how she’s doing.

Starting the conversation

Sigma Chi.Media often stereotypically portrays fraternities as being instigators of sexual violence. Members of the Theta Psi chapter of the Sigma Chi Fraternity recently released a video speaking out against sexual assault to end the stigma and encourage their male peers to speak out as well.

A celebration of cultures

Cultural Caravan.

A celebration of cultural diversity will be rocking the Student Life Centre this evening, at the Federation of Students' annual Cultural Caravan celebrations.

Changing our ecosystem from the ground up

Michael McTavish.How much do you really know about the creepy crawlers in your backyard? Yes, we are talking about earthworms. PhD student Michael McTavish is somewhat of an expert on this subject. In fact, he is conducting research to understand the impact that exotic earthworms have on our ecosystem.

An exceptional EYE-dea

Shahid Haider.

Alex Wong and Shahid Haider. Original photo from Waterloo Stories. 

It's difficult for Shahid Haider to watch his younger brother prick his finger every day. For people with type 1 diabetes, this is a painful reality when it comes to regularly testing their glucose levels. 

Showcasing the co-op advantage

Rachel McDonald.

Rachel McDonald (centre) and colleagues. Original photo provided by The Daily Bulletin

Rachel McDonald's co-op job is paying off in more ways than one, after spending a work term researching the accomplishments of co-op students who came before her.

The Health Studies students recently completed her first co-op term with the Sunnybrook Research Institute where she not only authored a research paper, but was also able to see the finished results published in the  Journal of Cancer Education.

A nutty idea

Alexandra Longo.After being diagnosed with Crohn's disease in Grade 12 and constantly having a limited diet, Alexandra Longo decided it was time she took action to change the way people think about food.

Sparking a change

Desmond Choi.A recent Sociology grad is putting his best foot forward tomorrow night as he pitches his company that connects people looking to hire live entertainment, on CBC's Dragon's Den.