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From 2013-2018, the UWaterloo Life Blog revealed many highlights of the University of Waterloo student experience. What started as one story all the way back in 2013, snowballed into over 300 unique tales of adventure and perseverance, a little failure, and a lot of success. If you liked the blog, you’ll love our Instagram! Follow @UWaterloolife to discover new stories of student success and follow along with student takeovers.

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. 

Balancing act: How to ride the waves of fun, work and academic success

Kendall Jenner trying to succeed at life meme

University students are rarely ever just students. Most of them are also part-time workers, avid volunteers, social butterflies - the list goes on. Finding the right balance to manage all these roles seems to be one of the biggest challenges that students tend to face.


Hello sunshine!

The spring semester is a great time to be on campus. The sun is shining, the flowers are in full bloom and the weather is warm.

A new way to improve yourself

Workshop in progress.


Recently, I attended two workshops held by the Student Success Office. It was a new experience for me, since I have never attended any workshops before, and I know many international students rarely sign up for workshops just like me. 

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.

Get to know the SSO: Enhance your leadership skills with the Student Leadership Program

Students participating in a workshop

During Student Leadership Program workshops, participants work individually and on teams to gain new skills and reinforce learning.

Welcoming the Class of 2019

Get to know the 2014 UWaterloo Experience Leaders

Are you starting at Waterloo this fall? We’ve got some people you should meet.

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