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ICSN: An international support system

ICSN at a Blue Jays game
Settling into a new place is generally a difficult adjustment.  Now, imagine moving to a new country, where everyone speaks a completely different language and you have little knowledge of its cultural history.  To top that off, you’re supposed to be starting a new semester at a brand new institution.  There’s the added pressure to get involved on campus, make friends and stay on top of your schoolwork. 
 

Four International Educational Week events to check out

International Education Week banner

You guessed it from the title: It’s International Education Week (IEW)!  From November 13-17, the University of Waterloo, along with over 100 countries, is celebrating the benefits of international education to the campus community.

Every day during IEW brings something new.  Below are some programs and activities that we thought you’d be interested in checking out. 

Bringing Scenery to Stage

Annaijah welding

What makes a good story? 

The first thing that might pop into your mind is the need for three-dimensional characters, and the complex relationships they have with one another.  Next, the themes throughout the story have got to draw the audience in.  It must have a compelling plot, otherwise it could lose the audience’s attention halfway. 

Behind the Scenes: Feminist Poetry Slam

An individual performing a piece from their phone

The Feminist Poetry Slam hosted by the Women’s Centre is a highly anticipated event each term in the community. It’s a platform for performers to express their identities and struggles through words, and an opportunity for the audience to dive into the themes like never before. To most, the Slam is like a warm embrace; it’s what feels like home.

Quick study snacks for everyday

Strawberry smoothie

It’s pretty easy to stray away from eating healthy.  There are so many reasons why you might not be eating a lot of homemade meals or snacks.  If you’re like me, it’s probably because of one of the following:

Meet the Sexual Violence Response Coordinator

Amanda Cook
The University of Waterloo recently welcomed Amanda Cook in the new position of Sexual Violence Response Coordinator.  Amanda is here to assist the University community with appropriate responses to sexual violence; including complainants, respondents, witnesses and front-line service providers. 

Fundraising 101: Bring Kittens

Taylor holding a cat from the fundraiser
Don’t Stress Meowt! 
 
No, that wasn’t a typo.  Don’t Stress Meowt was the name for a cat yoga fundraiser that Taylor Damaren, a student at UWaterloo was more than eager to host last month! 

Mindyourmind: Connecting music to mental health

mindyourmind logo

"I feel if we don't talk about mental health, the stigma will never go away."  Chelsey Hallihan, a third-year Honours Arts and Business student, majoring in Speech Communication, has always been passionate about mental health advocacy.  A few months ago, Chelsey got the opportunity to contribute to mental health advocacy in the Waterloo community!

Crosswords and Economics: An Alumni Proposal Story

Justin and Daphne in their graduation gowns, on their Convocation Day

If you happened to pick up Imprint’s first edition of the new school year, and stumbled across the crossword puzzle, don’t be fooled.  That was not a regular puzzle, hence the little “disclaimer” underneath the creator credits.  A secret message was hidden in it - and if you’re a sucker for romantic university stories, get ready for this one.

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