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May 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.

Becoming a Team Canada dragon boater

University of Waterloo Dragon Boat Club membersSuccess is a process; it takes time and effort to achieve great things. For five UWaterloo students who were just named to the Under 24 Canadian National Dragon Boat Squad, success was a process that took time, effort, dedication and teamwork. And paddling. Lots of paddling.

A student of distinction

Holly MeginnisFor the fourth year in a row, a UWaterloo student has been recognized for her dedication and leadership skills by the Ontario Pharmacists Association (OPA) as the recipient of the Student of Distinction Award

Building bridges for a better world

Dilan Badshah

It was his desire to connect engineering and helping others that led Dilan Badshah and his Bridges to Prosperity team from Waterloo all the way to Totolima, Bolivia, in the summer of 2014. Now, Dilan and his team are preparing to return to Bolivia for their next project: constructing a 90 metre long footbridge in Chimoré.

Leading in new situations

Ankit CurchorcarEveryone can lead - and does lead - through their everyday actions. A third-year Computational Mathematics student is learning this in thanks to his involvement in UWaterloo's Student Leadership Program (SLP).

A sustainable leader

Jillian Rodak.At age 26, Jillian Rodak has already made her mark in the sustainability world. So much so that Corporate Knights magazine has named Jillian one of this year’s Canadian top 30 young professionals under 30.

Corporate Knights magazine, through a panel of judges, recognizes 30 young entrepreneurs and activists under the age of 30 that they foresee being the leaders of sustainable development.

Jillian, a Masters of Environment and Business (MEB) student, is more than deserving of this achievement. She has helped top brands use technology to improve their corporate social responsibility programs.

Celebrating Canada's 150th birthday

Ariana Curvin

A Global Business and Digital Arts student's interest in Canadian culture and history has led her to national recognition by having her design chosen as Canada's logo for its 150th birthday celebrations this July.