June 2015

From 2013-2018, the UWaterloo Life Blog revealed many highlights of the University of Waterloo student experience. What started as one story all the way back in 2013, snowballed into over 300 unique tales of adventure and perseverance, a little failure, and a lot of success. If you liked the blog, you’ll love our Instagram! Follow @UWaterloolife to discover new stories of student success and follow along with student takeovers.

Keeping calm in an emergency

How would you react in an emergency? Would you know what to do? Science student Sara Canini had her emergency response training put to the ultimate test when she awoke one night to the sounds of her father's girlfriend having a severe asthma attack.

Arts Co-op of the Year

Ever wonder what success really means? For 2014 Arts co-op of the year Skye Wattie, success is accomplished with the help of the people that you meet during your journey - mentors, friends and reminders of resilience in the face of hardship. 

"It's a WatCard, only we can get them"

The WatCard – every UWaterloo student has one, but not every student creates a viral rap video about its' features that receives over 23,000 views on YouTube in less than a week.

Scholarship celebrates 70 years of Dutch liberation

It's not too often you get awarded something in the presence of a bonafide King and Queen. Waterloo Masters student Madelaine Liddy is one of few who can now proclaim such an accomplishment on a resumé. 

Rockstar Café: a youth-centric community

Mark Kryshtalskyj is working to make Rockstar Café more than just your average tea and coffee house.

In January, Mark was accepted into the Next 36 program for his idea of a zero-waste coffeehouse that connected young people looking to make an impact. It's an idea steeped in a desire to blend sustainability, coffee and the youth community. 

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