Humans of UWaterloo Facebook page

Two creative Arts students launched a popular Facebook Page

Two first-year Arts and Business students created a Facebook page that generated a huge buzz on campus recently: Humans of UWaterloo.

Based on the popular Humans of New York project, Danielle Bennett and Cindy Chau created the page earlier this month to help people on campus learn more about each other. They were delighted that within three days, it reached more than two thousand likes.

The page posts pictures of UWaterloo students, faculty and staff they meet around campus and includes interesting tidbits about them, in the caption. “I think the caption is really important; it gives life to the photograph,” Danielle said.

Throughout this project, Danielle and Cindy learned that campus is a diverse place, filled with unique stories. Cindy says working on this helped refresh her mind from academic stress and recommends other students to start a project of their own as a stress reliever. For Danielle, the main goal was to improve her people skills by engaging in conversations with strangers around campus. Both students feel that the project has been great and has created an amazing first-year experience for them.

Humans of UWaterloo was recently featured on the CBC news website and has been talked about on Reddit, OMGUW, Twitter and of course, Facebook. They are looking for students who are interested in running the page when they go on co-op next term - contact them through the Humans of UWaterloo Facebook page if you are interested.
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