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Making the most of your internship

Courtney Lang in Nepal.

The University of Waterloo is ranked as one of the top Canadian universities for hands-on and experiential learning, supported by our world-renowned co-op program, international exchange programs, and overseas field placements.

Creating global connections through campus community

Finding your place in university is one of the most difficult things about being a student, especially when Canada isn’t your native home. The University of Waterloo is home to more than 6,600 international students from more than 120 countries and we at UWaterloo strive to make the transition for international students as easy as possible. 

Cleaning up what’s left after a war

During the Vietnam War, fighters dropped more than 400,000 tons of sub-munitions over the country. Today much land remains dangerous to farm 
and civilians continue to be injured from unexploded ordnance. Since the war ended in 1975, more than 100,000 people have been maimed or killed by unexploded bombs and landmines. This all kept Mary Crawford very busy during her internship in Quang Tri.

Architecture grad sews together new and old in historic Old Delhi

Close-up of Kanika examining map

Growing up in Delhi, Kanika Kaushal was drawn to the distinct buildings and neighbourhoods of the Old City. There she discovered a sense of community that differed from other places she’d visited. In Old Delhi, generations of residents live in ageing structures in very close quarters. Yet the walled colonial space has seen a major transition over the past few decades.

GSA exec takes the UW Swing Club to new heights

Many students pursue a graduate degree immediately after finishing their Bachelor’s. Equipped with his Honours Earth Science degree and a commercial pilot’s licence, however, Max Salman headed straight for the skies. As a geophysics surveyor, he spent months over the Amazon in Guyana and the United States, working for several high-profile clients. Salman then headed to Nunavut, Norway, Greenland and Iceland, flying low enough to see herds of muskox below the aircraft.

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.

Lights, camera, harmonize

AcaBellas performing on stage

The lights blind you, the crowd grows silent and months of preparation are all on the line. There are no instruments to drown out potential mistakes. Despite the pressure, UWaterloo's a cappella teams sang their way to international victory

Photo by Matthew Leandres

Six students tackle climate change with the UN in Paris

Group picture of delegates at COP21

Were you following the landmark UN Climate Change Conference in Paris last month? Six of our Environment students were there, representing UWaterloo and doing their part to create a better world for future generations.

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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