Taking office

4A Math & Business student Danielle Burt is the new Federation of Students president

Danielle Burt takes office as the Federation of Students President today, along with her fellow executives, Vice President (VP) Operations & Finance Ben Balfour, VP Internal Maaz Yasin, and VP Education Stephen Hamade. 

Life and success in university

A student perspective on everyday success at UWaterloo

University can be an interesting experience when you first start out. You have more freedom and more responsibilities! You realize that you are at complete liberty to attend or skip class and nobody really tells you that you have to go. This is great fun, but usually after your first round of midterms you realize that going to class, asking questions, and doing assignments is a lot better for your overall health than slacking off.

The Bombe

Student launches new data analysis tool for scientists

Fourth-year Business and Computer Science student Jack Gao met his business partners at The Next 36, a program designed to nurture entrepreneurship in 36 Canadian undergraduates. Jack got together with Eddie Kim, University of Guelph and Susie Pan, Queen’s University, with one goal in mind – to keep Canada on the cutting edge of science.

Mend with math

PhD Math student helps surgeons correct skull deformities in infants

André Linhares, a 24-year-old PhD student in the Faculty of Mathematics, is working with surgeons at Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children to help ensure the best possible outcome for infants who undergo skull surgery.

Fit for the Dragon’s Den

PumpUp cofounders reject offer and continue to grow

Computer Science student Garrett Gottlieb and Laurier student Phil Jacobson recently appeared on CBC's Dragon’s Den with their fitness app PumpUp. While they didn’t make a deal with the investors, they did get a chance to demonstrate their app on national television, and even put Dragon Bruce Croxon through a personalized work out.

Live at Waterloo: Humans vs. Zombies

Zombie apocalypse returns to uWaterloo

uWaterloo recently survived a zombie apocalypse, a now familiar event on campus. The dead were raised once again by Brook Jensen, a fourth-year computer science student who was the “Necromancer”/Head Coordinator of Humans versus Zombies (HvZ) this term. Once a term, students wield Nerf Guns and socks in defense against the zombie hordes in the campus-wide game that lasts 24 hours a day for 5 days, but planning starts much earlier in the term.

Off to a great start!

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.

International hackathon win

Second-year uWaterloo students conquer 27-hour hackathon

Second year students Rudi Chen and Shida Li have emerged victorious from the 27-hour Nokia Imaging Hackathon in Lund, Sweden. The Computer Science and Software Engineering students, respectively, brought their idea of a Smart Resizing app to life alongside 10 other experienced teams of developers from all over the world.

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