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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.

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).

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.

Making the most of your internship

Courtney Lang in Nepal.

The University of Waterloo is ranked as one of the top Canadian universities for hands-on and experiential learning, supported by our world-renowned co-op program, international exchange programs, and overseas field placements.

Creating global connections through campus community

Finding your place in university is one of the most difficult things about being a student, especially when Canada isn’t your native home. The University of Waterloo is home to more than 6,600 international students from more than 120 countries and we at UWaterloo strive to make the transition for international students as easy as possible. 

Balancing act: How to ride the waves of fun, work and academic success

Kendall Jenner trying to succeed at life meme

University students are rarely ever just students. Most of them are also part-time workers, avid volunteers, social butterflies - the list goes on. Finding the right balance to manage all these roles seems to be one of the biggest challenges that students tend to face.

Get connected: Meet the student whose passion for networking is connecting students to new opportunities

Tiana Eghdam

In March 2017, fourth-year Global Business and Digital Arts student, Tiana Eghdam, held a UWaterloo Communitech Ambassador event centered on digital marketing and branding. This conference was called, “Get Connected.” It hosted a variety of experienced speakers, workshops and panels who sought to engage UWaterloo students on everything from personal branding to building your network and content marketing.

The Water Boys sing their way to historic success

The Water Boys pose with an award.

In 2008, eight engineers from the University of Waterloo joined together to create a platform from which they could actively pursue one of their many passions – singing! It was then that the Water Boys, UWaterloo’s first all-male a cappella group, was officially formed.


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