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November 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.

UWaterloo muggles organize cross-province Quidditch tournament

Jonathan Keates of the Waterloo Ridgebacks Scores

This year, Warrior Recreation’s Quidditch Program hosted their first-ever at-home tournament: The Dragon Challenge. On October 17, 2015, ten teams from around Ontario as well as Quebec competed for glory on the V1 Green.

Playing with time at Unity (1918)

Unity dress rehearsal From November 18 to 20, hundreds of guests attended Unity (1918) at the Theatre of the Arts. Written by Canadian playwright Kevin Kerr, the play depicts what happens when the deadly Spanish Flu hits in a small Saskatchewan town thought to be safe from the epidemic. 

Jamaican exchange student brings her research to UWaterloo

Alexis SamuelsAlexis Samuels is a 2015-16 recipient of the Emerging Leaders in the Americas (ELAP) scholarship. The award – managed by Canada’s Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development – provides funding to some of the top students from Latin America and the Caribbean to conduct an academic exchange in Canada.

After completing her undergraduate degree at the University of West Indies, Alexis enrolled in its master's program in English Literature. From there, she learned about the ELAP scholarship and jumped at the chance to take her learning abroad.

Student speaks at Canada's largest chemical physics conference

Sarah BickerLike many students, chemistry major Sarah Bickers wasn’t sure what to expect in the workplace. While she enjoyed learning about the applications of her studies, Sarah didn’t expect to fall in love with research.

UWaterloo Students organize fourth TEDxUW event

TEDxUW TeamOn Saturday, November 14th, the University of Waterloo will host its fourth TEDxUW event, the university’s official TED experience.

This weekend's conference will mark the latest event in a series of over 3,000 TEDx talks held around the world as part of the global movement to create open platforms for sharing riveting ideas with the world. 

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Master's student Allison Turner receives prestigious Fulbright Award

Allison Turner Allison Turner has been awarded the Fulbright Canada student grant, which will allow her to pursue a Master's degree in Environment and Resource Studies at the University of Waterloo over the next two years.