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2016 Year End Wrap Up

2016 wrap up

December has begun, which means the year is beginning to wrap up. Exams are about to start, the weather has turned cold, and the prospect of a break from classes and assignments glimmers in the near future.

Shattering expectations with entrepreneurship and Cisco Canada

Joyce Yu

Joyce Yu, a Waterloo co-op student and a member of the Cisco Women’s Entrepreneurs’ Circle.

Leading through mentorship and nurturing an atmosphere of “anything is possible” is what Cisco Canada and the University of Waterloo have created with the Women’s Entrepreneurs’ Circle program. This program is striving to make gender equality in STEM fields a reality and is a part of the University’s IMPACT 10x10x10 initiative. Joyce Yu, a member of the Circle, sees the mentorship as an opportunity to grow and gain experience in her field, while being bold and fearless in pursuing her goals.

Building community in STEM through the HeForShe IMPACT scholarship

Ankita Mishra

Ankita Mishra, one of the 6 winners of the HeForShe IMPACT scholarship (Photo courtesy of the University of Waterloo)

Curiosity and a thirst for knowledge is what caused first year student, Ankita Mishra, to pursue a Computer Science degree at the University of Waterloo. Ankita is one of the six recipients of the 2016 HeForShe IMPACT scholarship, which is a part of the University of Waterloo’s IMPACT 10x10x10 initiative to advance gender equality.

Pokémaniacs prepare for battle of epic proportions

Pair of Pokémon battle against other Pokémon pair

When it comes to epic battles of fantastical creatures, UW Pokémaniacs
know the ropes. With their recent winning streak against universities from across North America and around the world, the Feds club proves that Pokémon is much more than a simple online video game.

Six students at the peak of their co-op game

2015 UWaterloo Co-op Students of the Year

Each year, UWaterloo celebrates one student from each faculty for outstanding achievement in co-operative education. To be considered for one of the prestigious awards, a co-op student must go above and beyond their employers’ expectations, be involved with their community, maintain a high academic standing and contribute positively to the co-op program. Congratulations to this year's winners!

A picture of peace before the bombs

Lucy Wang's photo of Paris clock tower

From co-op to academic exchange, UWaterloo students have the opportunity to travel the world and share their experiences with us. Earlier this month, Waterloo International showcased 13 student photographers in a campus-wide competition for International Celebrations Week. The finalists displayed their artwork in the second-floor bridge connecting the Math and computing building (MC) and Davis Centre (DC). All afternoon, students and staff had the opportunity to evaluate the photo submissions and vote on their favourites.

Syde Chicks rule the roost at Portal Hackathon

Syde chicks holding their prize
Ever had an idea that would change student life at UWaterloo? Every year dozens of students strive to leave their mark on campus, including the competitors who vie to build a new widget for the student portal. This year, nearly 40 students gathered at the Portal Hackathon to put their skills and creativity to the test.​

Developing new tools for the student portal

Since its release last year, the student portal has grown by leaps and bounds. An integral part of this growth has resulted from the feedback and contributions of UWaterloo students. With this past week's update, the portal is introducing a new, student-developed tool - the Open Classrooms widget.

Squashing the competition

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

Pokemon Masters

Open Pokemon from left to right: Kevin Nguyen, John Liu, Edward Yang, Jack Gao

UWaterloo students place in the top ten at Hack the North 

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