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In a time when resumes and portfolios are incredibly important, two University of Waterloo students have created a way to connect students to their preferred career industry.
Telling someone what they mean to you can be so powerful. A Fine Arts student decided to turn a class project into wearable art and a community-building initiative.
The winner of 24 Hours of Waterloo has been announced!
Rarely do we see raps about the importance of building community, but two Conrad Grebel University College students recently leveraged their rapping skills while promoting an important message of peace and unity.
UWaterloo Rotaract club comes to campus
Guest blog by Anna Giesbrecht
Rotaract stands for peace, health, community and education; it offers opportunities in the community, workplace, and internationally; and it’s a place where people who are looking to be challenged, make a difference, and have fun can come together.
Third year Arts student delivers food to students on campus during exams
Exam season can be tough. Students become dedicated to studying and bunk down in Dana Porter or the Davis Centre to review. Third-year Arts student Emily Shiu is familiar with this situation, and this term she decided to do something to help her fellow students.
Arts student travels to Peru with St. Jerome's Beyond Borders program
Guest blog by Wil Schmor
Hola! My name is Wil Schmor and I am entering my 3A term at the University of Waterloo studying Global Business And Digital Arts (GBDA). I spent my spring term in Chiclayo, Peru working for a coffee brand called Café Femenino. This was done through the Beyond Borders program at St. Jerome’s University.
Arts student educates about peace in the community
Guest blog by Katie Gingerich
I love camp. I love the silliness, excitement and community. Most importantly, I love the learning opportunities and teachable moments camp can offer. I am Katie Gingerich, a fourth-year Peace and Conflict Studies student and this summer’s Peace Camp Coordinator. When this job opportunity arose in January this past year, I jumped at the chance. How often do you get to mix two of your favourite things into a summer job? For me, this means forging camp and teaching with peace-building and social justice, all made possible by Peace Camp.
Arts student navigates academic integrity
Guest blog by Jill Storey
Recently I had an encounter with a well-known education technology company that made me think about what it meant to have integrity. I had to evaluate both the company and my own values during this experience, and making the right choice was difficult. In the end, however, following my own values led me to success. To me, having academic integrity means that one is responsible for their own work, and does not cheat or take advantage of the work of others.
Second-year Arts student’s first orchestral piece performed at Sound in the Land
Guest blog by Caroline Bordignon
On June 6, the Waterloo Chamber Players performed my orchestral piece, Wind at the Sonic Convergences Concert during the Sound in the Land 2014 music festival at Conrad Grebel. This was a very exciting opportunity for me as a student, and I feel extremely privileged to have been a part of it.