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Evolving from mentee to mentor

Maddie Campbell

John C. Maxwell once said, “Leadership is not about titles, positions, or flowcharts. It is about one life influencing another.” No matter who you are or where you come from, everybody wants the opportunity to show off their leadership chops.

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. 

weCONNECTu: An opportunity to give back to the community

Alyssa Ruby

weCONNECTu is a program that is run by the Applied Health Sciences (AHS) faculty to facilitate relationships and mentorship between first-year and upper-year AHS students. It is a one-to-one mentorship program that provides both personal and academic support to individuals in their first-year, as well as refers them to services and resources available on campus.

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.

Get to know the SSO: Peer Success Coaching

Peer Success Coaches

Peer Success Coaches for Fall 2016

Being a student can be tough. Trying to juggle your school/ life responsibilities isn’t always easy, but the Student Success Office has Peer Success Coaching to make striking that balance a little better.

Waterloo PhD student spends a week with Nobel Laureates in Lindau, Germany

Jean-Philippe MacLean at the IQC

The annual Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting brings together some of the brightest minds on the planet. Every year since 1951, a few dozen Nobel Laureates convene in Lindau, Germany to meet with a new generation of scientists. This year, 29 Nobel Laureates met with 400 young scientists from more than 80 countries around the world. Among those in attendance was Waterloo’s own, Jean-Philippe MacLean – a PhD student in the Department of Physics and Astronomy and the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC).

Taking the CEO seat for a day

Bjorn Dawson with Elyse Allan, President and CEO of GE Canada 

Have you ever wondered what the leaders of today's largest companies are like in person? Wouldn't it be amazing to job shadow one of these CEOs? Two Waterloo students were lucky enough to have that opportunity.

Programmed for fun

Engineering student coaches all-girl team in robot competition

Last Saturday, the University of Waterloo hosted the Western Ontario For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) Lego League championships, where students aged 9-14 competed to solve tsunami and other natural disaster situations with robots.

Lunch with the punk dropout

Engineering students inspired after lunch with Twitter founder Jack Dorsey

While uWaterloo students filled the Hagey Hall Humanities Theatre to see Jack Dorsey speak in September, only a select few Engineering students had the opportunity to sit down and speak with the Twitter founder.

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