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Leadership and the Canada We Will Build

Sharing our study tour experience with the Governor General and other conference delegates

The best $100,000 investment of my life

Bo outside with his hands up

“Is a degree from the University of Waterloo worth paying $100,000 in tuition fees and living expenses?”

As UWaterloo celebrates its 60th Anniversary, our UWaterloo Family Celebrates its 50th

Kelly's UWaterloo Family

In 1967, the pizza to order in residence was the “seafood special.” Being covered in anchovies, it guaranteed that no one would want to share or nab your pizza.  This particular pizza was the favourite of six Civil Engineering students that would continue to share meals together for many years to come.

Marlena Books - Inspiring People with Dementia

Rachael reading with her grandmother

When I was in my final year of school in the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences at the University of Waterloo, starting a company was the last thing on my mind. But when my grandmother, Marilyn, who lives with dementia read the headline of a newspaper perfectly, I had a light bulb moment.

#NoFlyListKids – My Toddler is Falsely Flagged as a Security Threat

Zamir and his son playing outside

It was late summer, 2002. At 20 years old, I had finished another academic term at the University of Waterloo and was ready for co-op. I had been matched with NVIDIA in Santa Clara, California and after spending my first work-terms near home, I was feeling excited and anxious about the journey.

Celebrations at the Calgary Stampede

Alex Farley with the Calgary Alumni Chapter

Another Calgary Stampede Parade has come and gone, but I am still feeling the urge to greet colleagues around the office with a “howdy”, and tip off my Stetson to friends passing by. We, in Alumni Relations, get to be involved in many exciting events around the world, celebrating the different cultures and communities our alumni live in, and the Calgary Stampede is one for the books! A two week festival or as they describe it “the greatest outdoor show on earth” taking place in the heart of Calgary, featuring all the country music and fried food you could ever want!

Stretching the Imagination of Canada

Joe and Stephanie Mancini honoured to the Order of Canada by Governor General David Johnston

History alumnus Joe Mancini (BA ’81; MA ’82) and wife Stephanie Mancini (BA ’82) were invested into the Order of Canada by His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, during a ceremony held at Rideau Hall, in Ottawa, on May 12, 2017.

Canada Day 2016 was a special day for the University of Waterloo History Department when it was announced that two of its long-time professors Jim Walker and John English and a former graduate student were named or promoted within the Order of Canada.

SPECS & SPINES OPTOMETRY AND CHIROPRACTIC

Specs & Spines grand opening

As siblings attending elementary school in south Etobicoke, we never entertained the idea that one day we would be opening a joint clinic in our old stomping grounds.  Ironically enough, that’s exactly what happened this past April. 

How a Bootstrapped Company is Changing the World of Surveys

QuickTapSurvey Platform

Recently the world experienced a shocking upset in a US election that online polls said was a sure win for Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. Compared to online polls, in-person face-to-face polling avoids many of the inherent biases that the Internet brings and mobile devices are the perfect platform to do those surveys.

Art and Science

Art

What can one say about the relationship between art and science? I can’t speak authoritatively on the matter, except to say that I feel that the two have always sat, not across an insurmountable divide, but comfortably side by side.

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