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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.

Becoming a Team Canada dragon boater

Success is a process; it takes time and effort to achieve great things. For five UWaterloo students who were just named to the Under 24 Canadian National Dragon Boat Squad, success was a process that took time, effort, dedication and teamwork. And paddling. Lots of paddling.

Bump, set, dominate!

This fourth-year student has been serving it up on the court.

The ultimate warrior

A lucky don's warrior spirit is being rewarded with a $2,000 trip voucher to go anywhere in the world.

This couldn’t have come at a better time for Jonna Spadafore, a Recreation and Sport Business student, who is soon about to graduate and has plans to travel in her future. 

Squashing the competition

Cameron Seth has been making quite a "racquet" on the court.

Triathlete star runs, swims and bikes her way to the top

Kristen Marchant is a quick competitor.

The fourth-year Health Studies student learned about triathlons in just her second year at UWaterloo. With lots of practice and perseverance, Kristen’s hard work has brought her to the point of being recognized by a national triathlon magazine as Female Triathlete of the Year.

Achieving the Freshman 15

Graphic courtesy of Renison University College

Young people can gain so much from the university experience. A UWaterloo student is making the "Freshman 15" a meaningful gain that will help you during and after your time spent in school.

Work. Study. Play Volleyball.

An award-winning varsity athlete with a 95.6 per cent average shows us that it is possible to attain a life/school balance while in university.

Swinging for success

Fourth-year Engineering student competes at 2014 World University Golf Championship

Devon Rizzo, a fourth-year Management Engineering student, teed off her Canada Day weekend in Switzerland this year. She was competing in the 2014 World University Golf Championship with Team Canada for the third year in a row.

Champions of safety

University of Waterloo Lifesaving Club earns first national championship banner

Adrian Cossu, the UWaterloo Lifesaving Club president has been training for and competing in lifesaving sport competitions for almost 10 years, and this year he and his team brought the national championship banner home to Waterloo for the first time.

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.

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