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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.

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.

Engineering alumni creates a trail-blazing app


Though engineering alum Michael Weingert had moved on from UWaterloo to work for Facebook over the summer, his ideas still follow him. 

Pitching for kidney care

Engineering student competes for one million dollar prize in 43North

Next week, Qidni Labs will be one of 113 companies to pitch for a $1 million USD prize in the 43North semi-finals. The start-up, headed by Engineering alumni Morteza Ahmadi and fourth-year Engineering student Andrew Medonca, is based out of Velocity Science and is one of only seven companies headed to the 43North semifinals from Canada. In fact, they are the only company pitching from Kitchener-Waterloo.

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.

Spikes and saves under the sun

Warrior volleyball duo to compete in Canada Games

Things are heating up for uWaterloo athletes Fiodar Kazhamiaka and Sergey Grabovsky. Both were selected to represent Team Ontario in beach volleyball at the 2013 Canada Games

Every action makes a difference

 Kevin Rotsaert is making the world better one project at a time

Environment student Kevin Rotsaert has experienced more cultures in less than 25 years than some people do during their lifetimes. A true world citizen, he has lived in six countries and has led three projects to help others around the world.

VeloCity students reaching new heights

Four VeloCity startups win $100,000 and DemoDay ideas take off

At the Velocity Venture Fund on July 25, ten teams of student entrepreneurs took the stage to pitch their tech startups. Four were chosen by VeloCity judges to win $25,000 each and a coveted workspace in the Velocity Garage.

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