Bringing the stage to life through lighting design

Chelsea Vanoverbeke

Chelsea Vanoverbeke, the lighting designer for Sarah Ruhl’s Eurydice

A single spotlight shines bright and draws your attention to the action happening at center stage. It has been carefully designed to draw you into the scene as Chelsea Vanoverbeke, a fourth year Joint Honours Student in Theatre and Performance can attest.  Chelsea is the associate lighting designer for Sarah Ruhl’s Eurydice, where she works to bring the play to life through light.

Designing her future: One student’s experience in the Theatre and Performance program

Sandy doing behind the scenes costume touch-ups during an evening shoot.

Costumes, design and the theatre are what Sandy Thi, a fourth year Honours Theatre and Performance major, has experienced in her years at Waterloo. Her love of theatre started in high school as a hobby and soon became her passion.

Co-directors prepare to take MOTUS II to the stage

MOTUS Event Poster

MOTUS (noun): movement, passion, progress. By definition, MOTUS perfectly encompasses what two recent grads have set out to deliver after graduating from the Fine Arts program.

Fine Artist shows the struggle of building a home in latest installation

Visitors looking at Akkermans' installation

In the summer of 2014, Jennifer Akkermans packed up everything she owned and made the long move from Calgary to Waterloo. This move was not an easy one for the Master of Fine Arts (MFA) candidate.

Waterloo students win international finance competition

SAF winners of the Finance Competition

A student team from the School of Accounting and Finance (SAF) is all smiles as their victory marks the first Canadian team to win the prestigious CFA Institute Research Challenge, an annual competition that provides university students with hands-on mentoring and intensive training in financial analysis.

Student researchers tell their stories

Noori Khan and Emma Vossen

Ode to joy: Kara Park rocks Beethoven

Kara at piano with orchestra in background

She adjusts the bench. Sits down. Closes her eyes briefly. Takes a deep breath. Lifts both hands to the keyboard. No, this wasn't another hackathon. This was the UWaterloo Orchestra's second Concerto and Aria Competition.

Shattering stigma with creativity

Kimmi's birch wood ink art piece

When students put their talents towards a social good, the results may be monumental. On March 22, students from Stand Up to Stigma came together to spread awareness about mental health through a student art showcase. Dozens of students walking through the Student Life Centre had the chance to revel in these unique creations.

Pencil, paper and loving your body

Kimmi smiling with kids playing in background

Around the world and on campus, activists are constantly challenging the stereotype of what a model should look like. Kimberly Luu is the founder of body-positive figure drawing sessions at the Women’s Centre and a graduate student in the School of Public Health and Health Systems. Started in 2014, the aim of these events is to celebrate the human body in all of its diversity, and to cultivate a safe, fun, and creative space where all body types can be appreciated.

The curtain rises on three student productions

Out of the Box cast

Have you ever wanted to direct a play? Have you ever dreamed about starring as the lead actor or working behind the scenes of a major production? This ain’t Broadway, but UWaterloo produces some excellent theatre.

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