Posts for the Topic indigenous students

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.

Inspirational Individual: Jaydum Hunt

Pile of books.

The route to post-secondary education isn’t the same for everyone, especially when it comes to graduate studies. I met Jaydum Hunt at a meeting for work, and she really caught my attention when she happened to mention that she would be entering a master’s program as a mature student this fall.

Celebrating National Indigenous History Month at Waterloo

Indigenous peoples.

June is National Indigenous History Month! This month is an important tribute, as well as a clear opportunity for all Canadians to reflect upon the past, present, and future of Indigenous peoples: their history, sacrifices, struggles, contributions, culture, and strength.

Recognizing the Indigenous Peoples of Canada

On June 21, not only did we celebrate the summer solstice, but we also celebrated a very important occasion: National Aboriginal Day (note: the Canadian Federal Government intends to change the name from National Aboriginal Day to National Indigenous Day).

Metis-Cree student digs through history to rebuild his life

Jesse with Great Plains in background

Addicted, homeless and in trouble with the law. By the time Jesse Thistle was twenty his future seemed bleak. Now a mature student at UWaterloo, Jesse is thriving in his graduate program and is using his past to assert his future.

Student graces St. Paul's with six-foot-tall artwork

This art piece may be a tad too large to hang above your bed.

Métis grad student tackles gender violence in Beijing

Menke Meijer
For Menke Meijer, going to China was one of the most inspiring and rewarding decisions that she has ever made.
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