It's Victoria Stacey's passion that keeps her magazine moving forward.
UWaterloo Life talked with the Arts and Business student back in September 2013 about her newly-introduced magazine - we thought we would check in to see how she’s doing.
Victoria's magazine, Passion8, features the interests and desires of youth with the hope to create a social movement of creative young professionals.
The Conrad Centre for Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology recently featured Victoria in a video to discuss her own passions. Victoria expresses that she has always been interested in arts, crafts, fashion, and design.
The magazine was a way for me to pursue my true passions outside of work/school and do it in a super creative way. I wanted to encourage others to do the same. –Victoria Stacey
Victoria credits the Conrad Centre for much of her success. The BET 300 course helped her to meet amazing people and build her network.
The Faculty of Arts has also been very interested in Victoria’s story, asking her to share her story in the 2014/2015 recruitment brochures. This led to her working for the Arts Undergraduate Office, creating designs to bring even more students to campus to follow their passions.
Victoria is typically very busy, managing school, work, and the magazine, among other projects. She says at times it can be hard to stay motivated but her contributors keep her inspired.
I love to see people grow and improve in their work, as well as how excited they are about following their passions. These are the people that inspire me to continue doing what I’m doing. –Victoria Stacey
To date, Passion8 has had more than 100 contributors. Some have been with Victoria since the beginning while others contribute on an issue-to-issue basis. Victoria continues to feel excited every time a new issue of Passion8 is released, and remains thankful for all the support from UWaterloo.
Visit Passion8 online and consider contributing to the magazine by emailing Victoria.
Victoria's photo shoot for the Faculty of Arts recruitment brochures.