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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.

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.


Poetry vs. Patriarchy


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.

The Nine Things You Learn on Exchange

Originally prepared by Kristina Overbeek with edits by Fabiola Alvarez and Nirvona Sorayo-Galo

Going on exchange is a unique experience that allows you to expand your horizons not only as a student, but also as an individual. With a plethora of destinations to choose from, the opportunities for growth and adventure are limitless.


Five insider tips and tricks for Waterloo students

Waterloo students may come from different programs, hometowns, age groups or backgrounds, yet one thing all students can come to a consensus on is this: Student life can be challenging.


5 Interesting Facts About the Lunar New Year

chiense new year dance at renisonThe Lunar New Year is an annually celebrated tradition that brings together thousands of people in a celebration of life, light and family. This past Saturday, January 28 marked the official beginning of the Year of the Rooster. Here are five interesting things you may not have known about the Lunar New Year.

Waterloo athletes share their thoughts on the importance of mental health on campus

Yesterday marked an impressive demonstration by not only our nation but also our own student body here at the University of Waterloo. Countless students rallied together in support of a cause that deserved our utmost attention, as mental illness affects one out of every five Canadians in their lifetime.

Five tips for maintaining a healthy mind and a happy heart

I recently attended a panel discussion hosted by the University of Waterloo on Mental Health and Racism. Featured on the panel were three extremely accomplished and educated individuals: Dr. Sherene Rezack, Dr. Kwame Mckenzie and Patrick Case. Dr. Mckenzie the CEO of the Wellesley Institute and an avid activist for race equality and mental wellness spoke about the intriguing idea of Mental Capital. He described this idea as the equation that makes up our ability to be prosperous human beings.

Clumsy Cactus: Spinning tragedy into success

jill and jill and guelph night marketReceiving bad news is often hard and overwhelming, but sometimes it is in our darkest hours that we are inspired to create something wonderful. This was the case for good friends Jill Barlow, a coop student in Arts and Business and Laurier student Jill Zitars, who were inspired to start Clumsy Cactus when Jill Z. was diagnosed with lymphoma.

12 tips to get you through exams

Happy Holidays from the Student Success Office

T’was the season of exams and all throughout campus

Not a student was procrastinating, not even a bit.

The books and notes were stacked high across the tables,

In hopes that exams would go well and this term would be lit.   

Not to worry UWaterloo! We have you covered, with twelve tips to get you through exams and give your term a happy ending.

2016 Year End Wrap Up

year end wrap up image

December has begun, which means the year is beginning to wrap up. Exams are about to start, the weather has turned cold, and the prospect of a break from classes and assignments glimmers in the near future. To commemorate the closing of 2016, we are looking back on some of the awesome events that happened across campus in the past year.