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The 500-dollar selfie

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. 

Facebooking why you do your civic duty

Did you vote in the municipal election last fall? A masters student in Environment was awarded $2,000 last month for sharing his reasons for voting in a social media contest.

And the winner of 24 Hours of Waterloo is...


The winner of 24 Hours of Waterloo has been announced!

24 Hours of Waterloo: Success

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. 

Blogging about life at UWaterloo

A new school year means new students and eight UWaterloo students will be blogging their way through new experiences. Hear from a (not so secret) ninja, a handstand master and an off-campus student as they share budget tips, how they maintain school/life balance and more. Read on as we share your new favourite blogs (besides this one, of course).

Raise your voice

Fatin with Margarita Astrálaga, the Regional Director, UNEP Regional Office for Latin America & the Caribbean

Environment student wins vlogging competition, advocates for environmental action in Barbados

Fatin Chowdhury, a UWaterloo Environment student, has a fierce commitment to sustainability in the face of climate change. Recently, he followed this passion and entered a vlogging competition held by the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP), where actor and UNEP ambassador, Don Cheadle personally selected him for first place.

Making a change one favour at a time

UWaterloo students took over the campus with kindness

Need a drink delivered to you? A slice of pizza? A back massage after a long day of studying? Last Thursday, the #WhatCanIDoForYou team was happy to do UWaterloo students favours for an entire day.

Humans of UWaterloo

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.

Work hard, prank hard

Pillow fight prank video reaches over 1.6 million views

Five days – that’s how long it took for a video of spontaneous pillow fights across campus to exceed 1 million views on YouTube. Zaid Tahir and Mickey Areibi, two Arts students, instigated spontaneous pillow fights with students on campus to help relieve some exam stress in early December.

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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