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February 2016

Waterloo students are accomplishing awesome things every day - and we want to tell your stories of success.

Changing the way students live

Team holding cheque and trophy

This UWaterloo team's proposal could change the way students and seniors live in Waterloo Region and beyond. 

Men’s victory at the Bonspiel

Curling team

The men’s curling team has been sweeping the competition lately – in more ways than one.

Making a global impact through dance, fashion and artistic design

Fashion for Change Dance

Long hours, persistent planning and undeniable passion are all in a day’s work for the members of Fashion for Change. Started in 2010, the Feds club’s mission is to provide the opportunity for students to express their artistic interests and talents through fundraising events showcasing fashion design, dance and much more. This mission is fulfilled through the hosting of their Annual Charity Fashion Show along with additional events such as coffeehouses and dance and modeling workshops.

Undergraduate teams win big at this year’s Ontario Engineering Competition

Senior team

Last month, UWaterloo hosted the 37th annual Ontario Engineering Competition (OEC). Dozens of our very own students went up against 16 other Ontario universities and emerged on top.

Creating change with a paddle

Madeline paddle boarding

For Madeline Leblanc, advancing brain cancer research and preserving the memory of her friends are both done through the dip of paddle.

Preventing medical emergencies through vascular imaging

Robert with patient, tablet and imaging camera

Over the ages improving human health has been one of our species' greatest achievements. It is also something which Robert Amelard aspires to during his PhD in systems design engineering.

Metis-Cree student digs through history to rebuild his life

Jesse with Great Plains in background

Addicted, homeless and in trouble with the law. By the time Jesse Thistle was twenty his future seemed bleak. Now a mature student at UWaterloo, Jesse is thriving in his graduate program and is using his past to assert his future.

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