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March 2017

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

Making the most of the UWaterloo grad experience

Meghan Riley is a doctoral student in English language and literature currently studying descriptions of race and gender in speculative fiction at Waterloo. As a graduate student who is extremely passionate about aiding the academic success of others, Meghan has become extremely involved in the Waterloo community.  

When Passion Meets Opportunity

headhsot of shaq

Waterloo is home to many exemplary students. Between Velocity and the many other opportunities for young entrepreneurs to get the support they need in order to launch their careers and ideas, Waterloo has seen the birth of many amazing businesses. Among these entrepreneurial warriors is a young man by the name of Shak Lakhani.

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

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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. 

Closing the gap between women and technology

contest winners with their shmoney

In 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.

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

fruit collage

Eating 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.

Elisa Umuhoza: Strengthening the black community on campus

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The 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.

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