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August 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.

Dancing around the world

Linda ChenLinda Chen is determined to dance her way around the world - and she's taking Waterloo students with her! Her recent video, Brave - Campus Dance Style is a reminder for students to take time to be silly, especially during the stressful exam season.

Rethinking and reinventing steel recycling

Rendering of Tristan Sito and Justin Ng's design, Cable Cruise

When most people look at hydro towers, they don't spare a thought for what happens to them after they're been decommissioned. But for second-year Architecture students, taking a second look at hydro towers earned them $3000 and a trip to San Francisco.

Exploring a new language through friends, a speech and a song

Cathy WangCathy Wang is a big fan of languages. So much so that this past June she entered Renison University College's first ever Korean Speech Contest and took home the grand prize.

Just keep swimming

Brandon Van WykImagine competing in a race where you can’t hear the starter say “Go!”

For Brandon Van Wyk, a competitive swimmer who is hard of hearing, this is what each swim meet is like. Despite this challenge, Brandon is determined to succeed, and on August 17 he will be representing Canada at the World Deaf Swimming Championships in San Antonio, Texas.