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weCONNECTu: An opportunity to give back to the community

Alyssa Ruby

weCONNECTu is a program that is run by the Applied Health Sciences (AHS) faculty to facilitate relationships and mentorship between first-year and upper-year AHS students. It is a one-to-one mentorship program that provides both personal and academic support to individuals in their first-year, as well as refers them to services and resources available on campus.

Four tips to help you excel this exam season

It is no secret that exam time can be stressful. With classes winding down and everyone excited to go home, the idea of having to sit down and study, as well as finish final projects, is a lot to handle. We understand this struggle and have searched the campus high and low in order to provide you with some resources to ensure your success during this exam season.

1. Peer Success Coaching sessions at the Student Success Office

Dunking Down on the Competition: A closer look at the rookies changing our basketball program

boys basketball team group shot

Waterloo is a community that takes great pride in it’s students amazing accomplishments that range everywhere from co-op positions to academic triumphs. Due to this culture, sports at UWaterloo can sometimes be seen as an underdog in terms of getting the attention it deserves.

Making the most of the UWaterloo grad experience

Meghan Riley is a doctoral student in English language and literature currently studying descriptions of race and gender in speculative fiction at Waterloo. As a graduate student who is extremely passionate about aiding the academic success of others, Meghan has become extremely involved in the Waterloo community.  

When Passion Meets Opportunity

headhsot of shaq

Waterloo is home to many exemplary students. Between Velocity and the many other opportunities for young entrepreneurs to get the support they need in order to launch their careers and ideas, Waterloo has seen the birth of many amazing businesses. Among these entrepreneurial warriors is a young man by the name of Shak Lakhani.

And So, We Unravel: Standing In and Against Rape Culture

members of group project

Every year the SPCOM 440 class explores and grapples with a controversial topic. Their discussion is then showcased through various artistic mediums in an attempt to spark a campus-wide conversation.

A new way to improve yourself

workshop in prgoress

Recently, I attended two workshops held by the Student Success Office. It was a new experience for me, since I have never attended any workshops before, and I know many international students rarely sign up for workshops just like me. 

Closing the gap between women and technology

contest winners with their shmoney

In November 2016, Devs Without Borders organized the Break Inequality Hackathon in partnership with Plan Canada. This two-day event took place in the Google headquarters in Kitchener-Waterloo, bringing developers together to create solutions for disadvantaged women in the rural communities of Bangladesh.

How to fuel your body and your mind! (In 15 minutes or less)

fruit collage

Eating is an extremely important part of our everyday lives and unfortunately all too often it’s treated as a dreaded chore rather than a vital necessity, especially among students. Given that we already have so much on our plate, carving out a chunk of time to prepare a healthy meal is often the last thing we want to do.

Poetry vs. Patriarchy

slam poem organizers  group shot

March 8 is International Women’s Day, and in order to commemorate this, the Women’s Centre will be hosting various events throughout the week.

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