From 2013-2018, the UWaterloo Life Blog revealed many highlights of the University of Waterloo student experience. What started as one story all the way back in 2013, snowballed into over 300 unique tales of adventure and perseverance, a little failure, and a lot of success. If you liked the blog, you’ll love our Instagram! Follow @UWaterloolife to discover new stories of student success and follow along with student takeovers.
Arts student awarded for integrated, interactive media project
At Toronto Digifest 2014, English student Matt Neill competed against 40 teams from 13 different post-secondary schools, and earned the ‘Best Integrated Media Project’ award for his Point of Experience Technology (POET).
Photo taken from Mandy Bujold Facebook page
UWaterloo Arts student finds passion in boxing
Mandy Bujold, a second-year Arts student, was just 16 years old when she first walked into a local boxing gym and found a passion for the sport. From then on, she managed to win numerous titles and become a part of the Canadian Boxing Association, with the goal to compete at the 2016 Olympic Games.
UWaterloo students set aside privileges to raise awareness
On March 9 -14, a group of UWaterloo students spent 5 days and 4 nights sleeping outside in the cold winter weather. They gave up their warm beds, food, showers and electricity to raise awareness about the stigma of homelessness.
UWaterloo students took over the campus with kindness
Need a drink delivered to you? A slice of pizza? A back massage after a long day of studying? Last Thursday, the #WhatCanIDoForYou team was happy to do UWaterloo students favours for an entire day.
Two creative Arts students launched a popular Facebook Page
Two first-year Arts and Business students created a Facebook page that generated a huge buzz on campus recently: Humans of UWaterloo.
uWaterloo students compete in 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics 2014
Andrew Poje, a Science student, and his partner Kaitlyn Weaver, who is working towards a Bachelor of Arts, will represent Canada at the Sochi Winter Olympics in figure skating. Follow the action and help us cheer them on by using the #SochiWarriors tag on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram!
Pillow fight prank video reaches over 1.6 million views
Five days – that’s how long it took for a video of spontaneous pillow fights across campus to exceed 1 million views on YouTube. Zaid Tahir and Mickey Areibi, two Arts students, instigated spontaneous pillow fights with students on campus to help relieve some exam stress in early December.
Speech Communication students spread happiness on campus
What does it take to make a change? Six Speech Communication students started “Project Happy Power” this term when they were challenged in their Leadership course (SPCOM 227) to prove that a small gesture can accomplish big things. The goal was to show that advocacy is easy, for anyone.
Hip Hop Club places first in provincial dance competition
Members of the University of Waterloo Hip Hop Club, known as Kindred Crew, recently took home the trophy for first place from the Ontario Universities Competition for Hip-Hop (OUCH).
4th year student gets fit with Athletics
Amanda Wheatley, a fourth-year English student, has accomplished a lot this term. She was one of three Wellness Warriors who volunteered to start exercising at least once a week and blog about the experience with uWaterloo Athletics.