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From a wish to reality - Convocation 2017

Pat with her two daughters

The University of Waterloo boasts such a unique reputation on the Canadian landscape. When I began my career here 16 years ago, I was acutely aware that I lacked a degree. Although it didn’t stop me from taking an enormous amount of pride in working in and around the best and brightest students, staff and faculty in Canada, it was something I longed for.

Dropping off our son, 31 years after meeting at Waterloo

Carl and Jennifer dropping their son off at the University of Waterloo

It is coming up on 31 years since Jennifer (BASc '91) and I met at the University of Waterloo. I was in second year Systems Design Engineering and Jennifer was one of two women starting in her Mechanical Engineering class. I’m so happy that we met.

My Waterloo Story

Profile of John Baker

Most of the time, real life is not like the movies. In the movies, there's always some magical moment where the hero discovers his or her true purpose, or a moment of epiphany and clarity when someone decides what their path will be.

My Circuitous Path to Renison...and the Journey Beyond

Marilyn Coffman

When I was four years old I knew I wanted to be a nurse – not just any nurse, but a pediatric nurse who would train at Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children. I had spent time there as a patient so my passion for nursing became part of my DNA!

My journey from a participant to an organizer for the AHS Fun Run

Participants running in the AHS Fun Run

Looking to walk, run, or just have fun? This year, not only is Canada celebrating its 150th birthday, but the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences (AHS) is celebrating its 50th anniversary and the University of Waterloo is celebrating 60 years of innovation!  I encourage you to join us at Reunion 2017 to participate in the 32nd annual AHS Fun Run to make this year of celebration one for the books!

You either win or you learn!

Chris Bertoia with football player

My experience at Waterloo as a student was amazing!  I wouldn't trade my degree; the lifelong friendships I gained, and most importantly the lessons I learned as a member of our Football program for anything!

Road to Miss Universe

Profile picture of Xinxin

So I finally got my ears pierced. It might strike you as odd that I had never had my ears pierced. Not once… ever…nada.

The Professor and the Hockey Team

Mary Ann with the hockey team at the 2017 athletics banquet

My story is widely known in Athletics but perhaps not so well known among the greater university community.

It started innocently enough.  In the winter term of 2010, a hockey player in my class invited me to a game. 

reebee: Bringing Flyers to Your Fingertips

Founders of reebee

Canadians love their flyers. They are an essential part of how we shop, the focal point of retail marketing budgets, and a $3 billion a year Canadian enterprise. The creation of reebee was inspired by our first jobs distributing flyers around our neighbourhoods.

Leadership and the Canada We Will Build

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

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