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Quick study snacks for everyday

Strawberry smoothie

It’s pretty easy to stray away from eating healthy.  There are so many reasons why you might not be eating a lot of homemade meals or snacks.  If you’re like me, it’s probably because of one of the following:

7 everyday questions Portal can answer

Hand holding device with Portal open on the to-do list widget.

"What time's the bus coming?" 

"Do you know when the V1 caf is open until?" 

"Can we find somewhere else to study?  I'm tired of the library." 

New term, new you: Goal-setting tips to make this your best term yet

Students walking on campus by the Tatham Centre

Welcome to the start of the new fall term!  For some of you, this may yet again just be another year, another term.  For others, this upcoming term could mean something entirely different.  This could be a brand new chapter in your life. 

Four ways studying abroad will make you more employable

A student builds a bridge in Bolivia on his study abroad experience.

For the workers of tomorrow, job security may be simply a thing of the past. This emerging sentiment suggests employees must “be ready to make career shifts and changes as easily as breathing.”

A major factor in the shift between the stable workplaces of the past and the uncertainty of today is the increasing rate at which globalization changes industries, breaking down borders that previously kept positions static.

Summer hotspots in the region near you

Elora Gorge.

With exams coming up, it’s important to take some time out for yourself; basking in the sun and enjoying fun hobbies as much as possible, especially before you’re stuck in a cubicle with your nose in a book all day. UWaterloo students tend to stay in the campus bubble during this busy time, but remember that this city holds some amazing spots nearby for the leisure time that you need and deserve!

In celebration of Canada’s big 150

Fireworks display at Columbia Ice Fields.

This year, July 1 marks a momentous occasion for more reasons than one. Not only is the University of Waterloo turning 60, but the Federation of Students is turning 50, and of course, the land we call home is turning the big 1-5-0! There are a ton of celebratory gatherings happening both on and off campus in light of these exciting times. After all, what’s a birthday without a little celebration?

Five tips on managing your student budget

With bluer skiers and sunnier days, it becomes a lot easier to spend frivolously and lose sight of your budget. Let’s face it, once summertime rolls around, we’re all heading to our favourite patios, attending music festivals, and planning vacations. Summer activities come with high costs, and managing these costs can be overwhelming while on a student budget.

Here are five tips on how you can have a great summer while also maintaining your budget.

1. Recognize your income and expenses

Five ways to live more sustainably

World Environment Day is quickly approaching on June 5, and this year it’s hosted by Canada! This occasion marks the largest celebration of the environment; created for the purposes of worldwide environmental awareness and reminding us why it’s so important to mobilize into action and protect the natural world we live in.

This year’s theme is “Connecting People to Nature.” In light of this, we have come up with five simple and effortless ways for you to reduce your carbon footprint and live more sustainably.

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. 

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