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On-campus or off, nevertheless, she persists

Activist and Feminist Sarah Wiley as Master of Ceremonies at the KW Women's March

Image credit: snapd Kitchener/Waterloo

During the Waterloo Region Women’s March this past weekend, you may have recognized a familiar face leading the crowd onstage as MC. Today, we interviewed Sarah Wiley about her experience at the Women’s March, her career as an active feminist, and where she is going in the future.

From struggling to Success Coaching

A peer success coach meets with a student

Peer Success Coaching is an academic development service run by the SSO to connect experienced upper-year students to individual students who are looking for strategies to improve their academic skills and reach their personal goals. These success coaches can offer strategies and resources to you and what’s more, works together with you in a collaborative learning process to personalize a plan to best suit your needs.

We interviewed Nina and Emily about their academic experiences and what it’s like to be a Peer Success Coach, and they shared their perspectives on the challenges that students face.

How to deal with failure

A stressed student with his head in his hands

No one is perfect. Inevitably, there will come a time when reality does not meet with your expectations. What’s important is that we know how to move past these moments.

The Art of Denim

Kara walking info Balzac’s coffee wearing Lila Lavereau’s design

Question number one: Have you by any chance seen someone with extra-large holes in her jeans on campus? 

Question number two: Were you surprised to notice that she had some interesting art adorning those holes and think to yourself, “Wow, that’s pretty neat?”

Meet an SSO Co-op: Fabiola

Fabiola sitting at her desk

I’m Fabiola Alvarez, and I am a 4A Legal Studies & Sociology co-op student. In fall 2017, I worked at the Student Success Office as the Global Learning Associate. I worked with a lovely team of Global Learning Coordinators (GLCs) who work so incredibly hard to make the exchange program possible.

Lights, Camera, Pageant!

Selina standing beside the President of Kingscross Hyundai as she gets awarded Miss Photogenic

November was a pretty big month for the Chinese-Canadian community in the Greater Toronto Area. That’s when the news and excitement of the Miss Chinese Toronto Pageant is buzzing in the media the most. 

And, this year’s pageant is extra special for the Waterloo community, because a fellow Warrior was a top 10 finalist! 

Resolutions 101: Let's be realistic

A “happy new year 2018” banner

Welcome to the start of winter term! We hope your holidays were as cozy and festive as you imagined they could be. And on that note…Happy New Year!

Year in review: 2017

Banner saying "Goodbye 2017, Welcome 2018"

Can you believe 2018 is just around the corner? Time flies by when we have our eyes glued to a digital screen.  Whether you were studying, working or binge watching Netflix too hard, a lot happened in 2017!  The results are in, and here are our favourite stories of the year, written by talented students just like you.

One Grid, One Community: Zihao's Story

Visualization of villagers using community areas outside for physical activity

Waterloo isn’t the only city nearby that’s bustling with UWaterloo academia.  Soon-to-be pharmacists populate the School of Pharmacy, while architecture students are settled half an hour away from our main campus, in the heart of downtown Cambridge. 

Passion, Design, Development

Selena presenting her design and development tech talk
Not everyone loves to speak in front of large audiences, especially if it’s about a topic they’re overtly passionate about.  There’s a lot of risk that comes with that. 

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