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March 2017

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.

And So, We Unravel: Standing In and Against Rape Culture

Every year the SPCOM 440 class explores and grapples with a controversial topic. Their discussion is then showcased through various artistic mediums in an attempt to spark a campus wide conversation.

A new way to improve yourself

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Recently, I attended two workshops held by the Student Success Office. It was a new experience for me, since I have never attended any workshops before, and I know many international students rarely sign up for workshops just like me. 

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Closing the gap between women and technology

prize winnersIn November 2016, Devs Without Borders organized the Break Inequality Hackathon in partnership with Plan Canada. This two-day event took place in the Google headquarters in Kitchener-Waterloo, bringing developers together to create solutions for disadvantaged women in the rural communities of Bangladesh.

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How to fuel your body and your mind! (In 15 minutes or less)

food portraitEating is an extremely important part of our everyday lives and unfortunately all too often it’s treated as a dreaded chore rather than a vital necessity, especially among students. Given that we already have so much on our plate, carving out a chunk of time to prepare a healthy meal is often the last thing we want to do.

Poetry vs. Patriarchy

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March 8 is International Women’s Day, and in order to commemorate this, the Women’s Centre will be hosting various events throughout the week. The events aim to celebrate the empowerment and progress of women in society through activities such as bust casting and open circle conversations.

Elisa Umuhoza: Strengthening the black community on campus

don oliverThe end of  February wraps up Black History Month. In Canadian history, this celebration was officially recognized in 2008, thanks to the efforts of a former senator by the name of Donald Oliver.