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October 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.

Bringing the stage to life through lighting design

Chelsea Vanoverbeke

Chelsea Vanoverbeke, the lighting designer for Sarah Ruhl’s Eurydice

A single spotlight shines bright and draws your attention to the action happening at center stage. It has been carefully designed to draw you into the scene as Chelsea Vanoverbeke, a fourth year Joint Honours Student in Theatre and Performance can attest.  Chelsea is the associate lighting designer for Sarah Ruhl’s Eurydice, where she works to bring the play to life through light.

Designing her future: One student’s experience in the Theatre and Performance program

Sandy Thi helping out behind the scenes at a shoot.

Sandy doing behind the scenes costume touch-ups during an evening shoot.

Costumes, design and the theatre are what Sandy Thi, a fourth year Honours Theatre and Performance major, has experienced in her years at Waterloo. Her love of theatre started in high school as a hobby and soon became her passion.

Encouraging passion with STEM and the HeForShe IMPACT scholarship

Anjali Joshi

Anjali Joshi, one of six winners of the HeForShe IMPACT scholarship. (Photo courtesy of the University of Waterloo)

With a passion and love for engineering, Anjali Joshi, a first-year Mechanical Engineering student, found it an easy choice to pursue a STEM degree at the University of Waterloo. Anjali is one of the six recipients of the 2016 HeForShe IMPACT scholarship, which is a part of the University of Waterloo’s IMPACT 10x10x10 initiative to advance gender equality.

Building community in STEM through the HeForShe IMPACT scholarship

Ankita Mishra

Ankita Mishra, one of the 6 winners of the HeForShe IMPACT scholarship (Photo courtesy of the University of Waterloo)

Curiosity and a thirst for knowledge is what caused first year student, Ankita Mishra, to pursue a Computer Science degree at the University of Waterloo. Ankita is one of the six recipients of the 2016 HeForShe IMPACT scholarship, which is a part of the University of Waterloo’s IMPACT 10x10x10 initiative to advance gender equality.

HeForShe IMPACT Scholarship recipient on her journey to STEM

Emily Carlson

Emily Carlson, one of the 6 winners of the HeForShe IMPACT scholarship (Photo courtesy of the University of Waterloo)

A desire to discover and learn was what led Emily Carlson, a first year Mathematical Physics student to the University of Waterloo.  Emily is one of the six recipients of the 2016 HeForShe IMPACT scholarship, which is a part of the University of Waterloo’s IMPACT 10x10x10 initiative to advance gender equality.

Taking the wheel: One student’s path to Engineering at UWaterloo

Matthew Rose working on car

Matthew working on the team car at the electric car race at UWaterloo

​Picking a university program isn’t always easy, but when you follow what you love it makes choosing that much easier. For students like Matthew Rose, a first year in Mechatronics Engineering  and a graduate of Bluevale Collegiate Institute, his involvement in his high schools’ Electric Car Club was a chance to pursue his passion and get first-hand experience in his future career.

UWaterloo student speaks at HeForShe anniversary event in New York

HeForShe is the UN solidarity movement that promotes the need for gender equality in todays world. The Writing Centre is hosting a writing contest as a part of University’s commitment to HeForShe IMPACT10x10x10 initiative. Make sure to submit your poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction by the October 14 deadline.	
This is the first in a series of features on the UWaterloo life blog the will be promoting HeForShe.
Anya Forestell

Anya speaking at the HeForShe event (Photo courtesy of @UWaterloo)

Not many people can say that they’ve had the opportunity to speak in front of an audience that included world leaders, celebrities, and CEOs but  Anya Forestell, a 2A Physics and Astronomy student, had the chance to do just that at the two year HeForShe anniversary event in New York City.