Category Archives: Waterloo

10 Tips for Effective ESL Learning From Capstone Tutors

As an ESL student, it’s important to consistently improve your learning strategies. Here are the Top 10 Tips from to advance your ESL learning ability: Watch movies and TV with subtitles (and know when to stop using subtitles) Movies and TV do a great job helping your English skills. Watching with subtitles or watching what […]

Applyboard – Making It Easier For International Students To Immigrate To Canada (Q&A)

We started this website, Dreams of Canada, because we wanted to help people come to Canada to live their dreams, whatever they may be. When we heard about Applyboard, we were very excited to see that someone was taking matters into their own hands and directly assisting international students with coming to study in Canada. […]

About Renison College at the University of Waterloo

Renison University College is affiliated with Waterloo University. It was founded in January of 1959 and named after Reverend Robert John Renison who died in 1957. He was the Archbishop of Moosonee, and the reason the university has adopted the “Reni Moose” as their mascot. The university is located on the border of Waterloo’s main […]

Balzac’s Coffee Roasters Waterloo – A Review

Balzac’s Coffee Roasters at its Uptown Waterloo location (Blair House / Rez One, 256 Phillip Street) is a recent addition to the Balzac’s family of coffee roasteries, with the next closest locations being in Kitchener and Guelph. Balzac’s has about 10 or so branches across Ontario now, each one unique.  The Waterloo location is small, but […]

The University of Waterloo – A World Leader In Innovation

When you talk about an innovative space for students to learn, The University of Waterloo has to be at the top of the list. In fact, it’s first and second on many lists in terms of innovation. To be innovative, universities should have original ideas or a spin on old ways of thinking and acting. […]

Museums in Kitchener-Waterloo

Museums make for a great day trip. Everyone from children to adults loves museums, for they introduce new knowledge, have interactive displays to stimulate our natural curiosity, and are the perfect day trip especially on winter days when going outside is out of the question. They provide an atmosphere of learning, while preserving different aspects […]

Getting Around on the iXpress Bus System in Waterloo Region (pros and cons)

Here in Waterloo Region our public transportation is always growing to suit the growing population. The iXpress is part of Grand River Transit, our daily bus service. The iXpress is a fairly new route that takes you to farther distances in shorter amounts of time. It was first introduced in 2005. This is accomplished by […]

Mel’s Diner Kitchener-Waterloo – My Review

If you are a resident of the city off Waterloo, Ontario, or an alum of either the University of Waterloo or Wilfrid Laurier University, then you probably are well-acquainted with a little place called Mel’s Diner, which is a great little 50’s style breakfast spot located on University Avenue at Philip Street.  It’s open 7am-11pm, Monday […]

The Rise and Fall of Blackberry and RIM

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BlackBerry Limited is not a Velocity Start up. However, it was one of the original companies that was started in Waterloo, Ontario, helping the area to become known for startups, as it is today. The company was originally known as Research in Motion (RIM). The company was founded in 1984 by Mike Lazaridis, who was […]

How To Get The Best Deal on Renting Apartments, Houses, and Rooms in Waterloo Ontario – Tips for Students

With this article we explain how to rent month to month, how to use Kijiji to rent a house, and give general tips for students looking to rent in Waterloo. We will give the average costs of rentals in the city and give you the tools you need to find what you want, and avoid […]