A poetic solution

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).

Ready for the fight

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.

5 days for the homeless

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.

Making a change one favour at a time

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.

Humans of UWaterloo

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.

Sochi Warriors

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!

Work hard, prank hard

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.

A little compliment goes a long way

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.

Steps to the top

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).

Fitness boost

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.

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