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Kinesiology graduate student wins university-wide 3 Minute Thesis competition
Matthew Vonk, an Applied Health Sciences masters student, competed with nine other graduate students at the campus-wide 3 Minute Thesis Competition last Thursday and secured first place along with the People’s Choice Award for his presentation that connects physical exercise with mental health.
Ryan Gosling receives honourary award from UWaterloo
Earlier this morning, Ryan Gosling arrived at UWaterloo to accept one of the highest honourary awards
From top left to right: Perakaa Serhukavalan, Akash Kapoor, Josh Bradshaw. Bottom left to right: Melanie Chanona, Natalie Sham, Sorina Chiorean.
The University of Waterloo honours 6 outstanding co-op students
There are more than 18,000 co-op students at UWaterloo, and last week the university honoured six, one from each faculty, with the 2013 University of Waterloo Co-op Student of the Year Award.
Engineering graduate student won 2nd place in an International design competition
Out of 55 engineering design entries from eight universities around the world, Colin Van Niejenhuis, an engineering masters student, ranked second at the 2013 International Student Competition on Cold-formed Steel Design last December.
First-year student wins $1000 award for innovative, sustainable energy idea
Brieuc de Vuyst, a first-year Geography and Aviation student competed in the annual Jack Rosen Memorial Award last January, and successfully carried home the $1,000 grand prize for his creative and innovative presentation that aims to prevent, mitigate or solve environmental problems – ultimately paving the way to a sustainable future.
Applied Health Sciences student earns $5,000 leadership award
Saba Oji arrived in Waterloo when she was 13. She soon began grade nine at Waterloo Collegiate Institute (WCI), but began to feel alienated at school. She couldn’t speak English, and missed her home in Iran.
PhD student won $40,000 award from Prostate Cancer Canada
Katie Di Sebastiano, a University of Waterloo PhD student, is one of five students across Canada who received a $40,000 Constantine Karayannopoulos Graduate Studentship Award from Prostate Cancer Canada. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer that affects Canadian men, impacting one in seven over the course of their lifetime. Katie’s award-winning research plans to combine the study of nutrition and cancer research in order to help improve prostate cancer treatments for patients and post-treatments for survivors.
Pharmacy student recognized nationally
Danielle Paes may or may not have “started from the bottom”, but now she’s here. “Here” is eight months away from graduating from the Rx2014 class in the Waterloo Pharmacy program, and most recently, receiving the 2013 Commitment to Care & Service Award (CCSA) for Student Leadership.
First-year students receive BlackBerry scholarship
Three new uWaterloo students are also three of the Canadian recipients of the BlackBerry Scholars Program. Anastasia Santasheva in Systems Design Engineering, Dinah Shi in Software Engineering, and Cheyenne Guo in Mathematics were chosen out of 500 applications from women across 65 countries, as well as seven other women from around the world.