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UWaterloo grad student’s life-changing app won $25,000 in national hackathon

Carlos Saavedra, a student in Waterloo’s Master of Digital Experience Innovation program at the Stratford Campus, won the first Canadian Open Data Experience, a 48-hour hackathon that challenged participants to create an application that would better the lives of Canadians. Carlos’s invention was awarded the $25,000 grand prize and also won the $1,000 fan favourite prize, as chosen by Canadians in an online poll.

Storytelling & video games

uWaterloo student shares the story of games studies

Steve Wilcox, a uWaterloo PhD student, wants you to know the importance of video games. He’s sharing the story of Professor Neil Randall’s work with Interactive and Multi-Modal Experience Research Syndicate (IMMERSe) in the games studies field, and it’s earned him a spot as one of the top five storytellers in the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council’s (SSHRC) Research for a Better Life: The Storytellers.

Lights, camera, action = gold

Architecture student’s experimental film wins award

Submitting a film to a film festival is similar to playing a lottery: one never knows what the outcome will be. However, when an Architecture graduate student sent in his film, it won him his third Gold Remi for Experimental Drama at the WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival.

Uniting generations through storytelling

Waterloo co-op student records Stratford history through seniors’ stories 

Stories have a way of connecting people of all generations around a common history. Lindsay Kroes, a third-year Arts student, collected stories and memoirs from 50 Stratford resident seniors and wrote a book about their histories for her co-op term.

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