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A Dream: Down the Drain (in a good way)

The Little Boy Who Lived Down the Drain

When I was first accepted into the Arts program at UWaterloo in 1996, I loved language, I compulsively devoured books, and one of my greatest dreams was to become a published author.

Lost but Found at the University of Waterloo

Grad Carolyn

I was seven when my family left Newfoundland in 1944. When my father died two years later, the world became a puzzle I could not solve.

Giant Hogweed in my Head

Giant Hogweed

Yesterday as I was driving home from Toronto after visiting 2 dear friends from my University of Waterloo days, I began thinking about giant hogweed.

If the phrase “giant hogweed” doesn't fill you with an uneasy sense of dread, you probably don’t know what it is. And neither did I… until recently.

University & Curiosity

“The more that you read, the more things you will know.

The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”

Dr. Seuss, I Can Read With My Eyes Shut

Building Bridges in Panama

Alison beside the bridge in Panama

Imagine having to wade through a river up to your waist every day to get to school. Imagine having to walk an extra mile just to reach a safer crossing point. This was the reality for the residents of Rio Grande, a small village in Panama. This summer I had the incredible opportunity to help build a 47-m suspension footbridge for this rural community.

My Double Life

Chris with his baby and the 'Quantum Physics for Babies' book

During the day you will find me as a Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Quantum Software and Information, which is located at the University of Technology Sydney in sunny Sydney, Australia! By night, I am a husband and father of four of my own budding scientists. And when everyone is asleep, I work on my hobby of writing and illustrating children’s books.

Pursuing a Greener Career

Mary Jan recieving an award for making the community greener

I remember the exact moment I decided to leave the television industry, take the summer off, and go back to school to learn about the environment. It was 1998, and I’d been mulling it over for months, taking courses by correspondence or after work as an introduction to environmental studies.

My dreams realized

Emily Oriold headshot

The year was 1997. I sat in the Blyth Festival theatre in anticipation of seeing my very first production of a Norm Foster play, The Melville Boys. I was in my last year of high school preparing to attend the University of Waterloo Dramatic Arts program that coming fall.

A Thank You Note to the University of Waterloo

Pete Quevillon on Breakfast Television

Upon graduation from UWaterloo in 1977 with an Honours BSc in Co-operative Kinesiology, I had no idea of the incredible work experiences that awaited me over the next 40 years…wait…what!? 40 years…how did that happen? In the blink of an eye I’ve gone from starry eyed graduate to wizened workplace veteran, all the while owing a debt of gratitude to my time at Waterloo.

The Impact of Giving Back

Kendra holding thank you sign

November 28th is Giving Tuesday, an international event which promotes the spirit of generosity. With the holidays just around the corner, countless sales have the malls buzzing with shoppers trying to get the best deal.

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