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From 2013-2018, the UWaterloo Life Blog revealed many highlights of the University of Waterloo student experience. What started as one story all the way back in 2013, snowballed into over 300 unique tales of adventure and perseverance, a little failure, and a lot of success. If you liked the blog, you’ll love our Instagram! Follow @UWaterloolife to discover new stories of student success and follow along with student takeovers.

Creating change with a paddle

Madeline paddle boarding

For Madeline Leblanc, advancing brain cancer research and preserving the memory of her friends are both done through the dip of paddle.

Preventing medical emergencies through vascular imaging

Robert with patient, tablet and imaging camera

Over the ages improving human health has been one of our species' greatest achievements. It is also something which Robert Amelard aspires to during his PhD in systems design engineering.

Metis-Cree student digs through history to rebuild his life

Jesse with Great Plains in background

Addicted, homeless and in trouble with the law. By the time Jesse Thistle was twenty his future seemed bleak. Now a mature student at UWaterloo, Jesse is thriving in his graduate program and is using his past to assert his future.

Pharmacy students use candy to teach kids about medication safety

Katie and Sarah presenting safe medicine board to kindergarteners

Who would have thought of using candy in a medical program? UWaterloo co-op students, of course!

Third year students hatch a plan for the future of the earth

Michelle with colleagues and project diagram

Have you ever worked on a co-op term with other UWaterloo students? Did you ever see them go above and beyond? Michelle Wesolowski and Tania Casaluce are two such students, who both made an exceptional impression on their employer.

EngSoc President leaves mental health legacy on campus

Hannah in front of UWaterloo’s new Friendship Bench.

On paper, you are truly thriving. Yet on the inside, you struggle with depression so severe that your very existence is threatened. This is Hannah Gautreau’s story.

Student graces St. Paul's with six-foot-tall artwork

This art piece may be a tad too large to hang above your bed.

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uWaterloo student aims to end mental health stigma

Nolan Finkelstein has found his voice. The upper-year Arts student wants to break down the stigma associated with mental illness, and with his Imprint column Livin’ on the Edge” he’s started to do just that. Every week Nolan openly shares his experience as a student with mental illness while tackling norms like “boys don’t cry” and frequently advocating the importance of reaching out for help.

Uniting generations through storytelling

Waterloo co-op student records Stratford history through seniors’ stories 

Stories have a way of connecting people of all generations around a common history. Lindsay Kroes, a third-year Arts student, collected stories and memoirs from 50 Stratford resident seniors and wrote a book about their histories for her co-op term.

Student engineer makes safety a priority

Taxicab app for women in India brings safer streets

In countries like India, violence against women is not uncommon, even in public areas. Engineering student Sujay Arora and three friends are hoping to change that.

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