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March 2018

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Behind the Scenes of the Student Leadership Program

Emma, our coop student, holding Stundent Leadership Program Booklets

Hi, my name is Emma Schroeder and I’ve completed my 3B term of Kinesiology, with a minor in rehabilitation. I’m the Student Leadership Program Assistant here at the Student Success Office. As a co-op student, I feel very fortunate to help run the Student Leadership Program. Although I am working in the background to ensure that workshops run smoothly, I still receive a lot of positive feedback from students. This is rewarding to me because I am able to make a difference in students’ professional development and help my peers reach their full potential.

Most Instagrammable Spots on Campus

Photo of STC

If you’re like me when it comes to Instagram, you spend time dreaming of #modelstatus photos and magazine-worthy shots filling your grid. However, if you think about it, there are endless opportunities to capture the perfect photo around campus.

From the classic #UWaterloo photos, to the most familiar locations seen from an alternate perspective, the most Instagrammable spots on campus really showcase the UWaterloo spirit.

Making campus a little brighter: A double feature

Lyle Kam Playing Guitar in the open space between DP and PHYS, a small crowd has gathered to watch

Today we’re bringing you something different; a double feature about two artistic students at opposite ends of their university careers, making campus a little brighter with what they bring to and leave behind with the University.

Our first story is about Lyle Kam, a hopeful first-year in love with music. You may have seen him between Dana Porter and the Physics building this past Valentine’s Day, or another day this term, busking.

Varsity Skate Gala Celebrates the Season

UW Varsity Skating Team poses for a photo

This past weekend, the UW Varsity Skating team hosted a gala to celebrate their successes and showcase their hard work this season. We spoke with Jillian Weaver, a fourth year Social Development Studies student who is one of two of the captains of the team.

Seven Underutilized Online Resources for Waterloo Students

As a student, there is so much information and opportunities out there that it can be hard to keep track of all that is available to you. To help you cut through the noise, we’ve made a list of some of the online resources that you may not know about — and should definitely take advantage of.

In Full Colour in the Spotlight: A Look at the ICCA Quarterfinal Winners

The In Full Colour acapella team pose for a photograph in Hagey Hall

If you’re not following the world of a capella right now, know one thing: Waterloo’s teams are the ones to look out for. The International Championship of Colligate A Capella (ICCA) Quarterfinal has been covered at length, celebrating the accomplishments and historic feats of Waterloo’s a capella community. Last year, a historic first was set by the Waterboys, the first Canadian team to win the semi-finals. This year, the University swept the competition on home terf – which is the first time the ICCA’s came north — with “In Full Colour” coming up as the quarterfinal winners. So who is this team, and what do they stand for?

The long road ahead: Waterloo’s fencing team begins their journey

A gif of fencers fencing

Two years ago the Student Success Office met Marc Lo, a student taking a stab at the competition alone. Now as he reaches the final stretch of his Waterloo career, Marc stands alongside a talented team of fencers representing the University of Waterloo in the Ontario Universities Athletics (OUA) Men’s Fencing Competition for first time since its founding. By competing at the together, they hope to establish a presence for fencing here at Waterloo and eventually be recognized as a varsity sport.

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