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February 2016

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.

Changing the way students live

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

Men’s victory at the Bonspiel

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

Men's curling team

Making a global impact through dance, fashion and artistic design

Fashion for Change stage danceLong 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 teamLast 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

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

Madeline paddling on Welland canal

Preventing medical emergencies through vascular imaging

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.

Robert with imagine technology

Metis-Cree student digs through history to rebuild his life

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.

Jesse Thistle standing on Plains