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June 2017

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Celebrating diversity, inclusivity and the ‘SUM of us’ at Pride 2017

June marks national Pride month; a month in which we seek to eliminate discrimination and prejudice by recognizing the LGBTQ+ community worldwide. Every year, a Pride Parade is held in the heart of Downtown Toronto, where thousands march to celebrate diversity, gender variances, and the right to be whomever they may be.

In celebration of Canada’s big 150

Fireworks display at Columbia Ice Fields.

This year, July 1 marks a momentous occasion for more reasons than one. Not only is the University of Waterloo turning 60, but the Federation of Students is turning 50, and of course, the land we call home is turning the big 1-5-0! There are a ton of celebratory gatherings happening both on and off campus in light of these exciting times. After all, what’s a birthday without a little celebration?

Recognizing the Indigenous Peoples of Canada

On June 21, not only did we celebrate the summer solstice, but we also celebrated a very important occasion: National Aboriginal Day (note: the Canadian Federal Government intends to change the name from National Aboriginal Day to National Indigenous Day).

Starting your first co-op term right: How to make your mark on the company

Regan Zink

As most UWaterloo students know, starting a new co-op placement can definitely be intimidating, especially when it’s your first.

Five tips on managing your student budget

With bluer skiers and sunnier days, it becomes a lot easier to spend frivolously and lose sight of your budget. Let’s face it, once summertime rolls around, we’re all heading to our favourite patios, attending music festivals, and planning vacations. Summer activities come with high costs, and managing these costs can be overwhelming while on a student budget.

Here are five tips on how you can have a great summer while also maintaining your budget.

1. Recognize your income and expenses

Perfecting your pitch

Students gathered for a UW Toastmasters meeting.

Mark Twain once said, “There are two types of speakers: those that are nervous and those that are liars.”

Five ways to live more sustainably

World Environment Day is quickly approaching on June 5, and this year it’s hosted by Canada! This occasion marks the largest celebration of the environment; created for the purposes of worldwide environmental awareness and reminding us why it’s so important to mobilize into action and protect the natural world we live in.

This year’s theme is “Connecting People to Nature.” In light of this, we have come up with five simple and effortless ways for you to reduce your carbon footprint and live more sustainably.

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