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July 2017

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.

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