August 2016

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.

Pharmacy student helps provide care to new Syrian refugees

Danyah Musbah

According to the Government of Canada website, the nation has welcomed more than 29,970 Syrian refugees since November of 2015. Canada’s refugee resettlement efforts are still ongoing, and more asylum seekers are being welcomed every day.

Recent mathematics alumnus recognized for his outstanding research

Jimmy He - Portrait

Every year, the Jessie W.H. Zou Memorial Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research is presented to an exceptional student enrolled in their final year of any program within the faculty of Mathematics. In order to qualify for the award, the student needs to conduct significant research within their field and be nominated by their supervisor.

Master of Development Practice student spends semester with the United Nations

Vidya Nair at work for the UNHCR


As part of the Master of Development Practice (MDP) program, students are required to complete an internship within the field of development either in Canada or abroad. Having worked in Southeast Asia in the past, MDP candidate Vidya Nair, was eager to return.

Co-op student single-handedly lands her dream job

Hilary Lam

Some people spend their entire lives trying to find their true passion, but Kinesiology student, Hilary Lam, knew exactly what she wanted to do since the very beginning of her undergraduate career.

Hilary says that she realized her passion for forensic investigation on the first day of her 2B term.

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