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Fundraising 101: Bring Kittens

Taylor holding a cat from the fundraiser
Don’t Stress Meowt! 
 
No, that wasn’t a typo.  Don’t Stress Meowt was the name for a cat yoga fundraiser that Taylor Damaren, a student at UWaterloo was more than eager to host last month! 

Creating change with a paddle

Madeline paddle boarding

For Madeline Leblanc, advancing brain cancer research and preserving the memory of her friends are both done through the dip of paddle.

Arts Co-op of the Year

Ever wonder what success really means? For 2014 Arts co-op of the year Skye Wattie, success is accomplished with the help of the people that you meet during your journey - mentors, friends and reminders of resilience in the face of hardship. 

Paddling towards a cure

After losing two close friends to brain cancer, an Environment and Resource Studies student has started an annual grassroots fundraiser to build awareness for brain cancer research.

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.

Penning their passion

Imprint sends seven students to national journalism conference

Seven University of Waterloo students recently returned from Edmonton with a new outlook on journalism. Megan Nourse, Nolan Finkelstein, Joanna Cortalea, Juil Yoon, Matt Lawes, Vanessa Sale and Andrew Koo are all volunteers at Imprint, uWaterloo’s campus newspaper. Last term, they started fundraising to attend the Canadian University Press National Conference (CUPnash), a conference for student journalists all over Canada.

The Greek fight for life

uWaterloo fraternity and sororities surpass fundraising goal

Ian Pinnell, a third-year International Development student, began planning a University of Waterloo fraternity and sorority “Derby Days” fundraising event last summer. What he couldn’t have planned for when he chose to raise money for the Hunstman Cancer Institute was that his Sigma Chi fraternity, and the Kappa Kappa Gamma, Alpha Omicron Pi, and Sigma Lambda Gamma sororities would surpass their $2,500 fundraising goal on day one of the week-long event. By the end of the week, Ian and his group had raised $17,000, almost seven times their original goal.

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