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If you’re like me when it comes to Instagram, you spend time dreaming of #modelstatus photos and magazine-worthy shots filling your grid. However, if you think about it, there are endless opportunities to capture the perfect photo around campus.
From the classic #UWaterloo photos, to the most familiar locations seen from an alternate perspective, the most Instagrammable spots on campus really showcase the UWaterloo spirit.
Question number one: Have you by any chance seen someone with extra-large holes in her jeans on campus?
Question number two: Were you surprised to notice that she had some interesting art adorning those holes and think to yourself, “Wow, that’s pretty neat?”
Top five submissions
Experiencing the beauty of Waterloo’s campus for the first time is something I will never forget, and for the UWaterloo students on exchange from around the world, it's something they can attest to.
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.
Each year, the Where in the world photo contest is one of the highlights of International Education Week. Out of the 16 finalists, Management Engineering students Juana Attieh and Yahya Wahbeh managed to take first place for their submissions.
Last week, over 2000 votes were cast in this year’s 24 Hours of Waterloo photo contest. After the final tally, Jordan Grant, a second year Management Engineering student, walked away victorious – capturing the #UWaterlooLife of over 40 students in his thermodynamics classroom selfie.
The winner of 24 Hours of Waterloo has been announced!
For 24 hours on October 1, the UWaterloo campus community came together to share what their UWaterloo looked like, as part of the annual 24 hours of Waterloo project.
Students, faculty, staff and alumni were encouraged to post photos and videos on Twitter, Instagram and Vine using the hashtag #uwaterloolife.
Photos by Hannah Love Yoon
Environment student captures the urban shift in China
Third-year Environment student Brodie Vissers travelled to China last year to help build a community centre and skate park in Yunnan province. When he arrived in Kunming, the capital of Yunnan, he visited thriving villages but by the time he left, those same villages had been torn down for new development. Brodie took photos of this transition throughout his stay, and this month he exhibited those photos for the first time in Café Pyrus in Kitchener.
Two creative Arts students launched a popular Facebook Page
Two first-year Arts and Business students created a Facebook page that generated a huge buzz on campus recently: Humans of UWaterloo.