Blog Topic

My Pink Water Bottle

Having attended the University of Waterloo after growing up in Kitchener, I always had the urge to get out and see the world. The opportunity finally came when I was accepted into the computer science master’s program at University College London in London, England. While London is not ‘the world’, the world does come to London … literally.

Graduating to the Challenge

Young alumni pose with King Warrior and learn about the Grad Challenge

Have you ever benefited from philanthropy? If you went to the University of Waterloo, the answer is yes. I know, I know, some of you are saying that you paid tuition in return for your education. I used to think that way too until I took a part-time job at the University of Waterloo Call Centre when I was a student.

Wasn’t That Fantastic?!

What do basketballs, inflatables, and paper airplanes have in common? Fantastic Alumni Day.

Saturday, January 26 saw the PAC gymnasium filled with hundreds of smiling faces for our 14th annual event. And wow, what a fantastic day it was! More than 630 spirited Waterloo alumni, staff and faculty members, retirees, and their families cheered on the women’s and men’s Warriors basketball teams as they battled the Windsor Lancers.

From Rags to Riches - Life After School

New year, new alumni

Happy New Year and welcome back to the Alumni Affairs blog!

The world of blogging affords us many awesome things – insight into a person’s hobby or passion; a forum for debate and learning; a gathering place for those with shared interests. In fact, it’s your connection with uWaterloo that brings you to our blog today, and is today ever a good day to have stopped by!

Alumni with KIA at the Home of the Toronto FC

Every event we put together in Alumni Affairs has a ‘first’…first time with a live band, first time with a ‘poutine bar’, it is the ‘firsts’ that make my job fun. 

Last week we had our first event ever - on a soccer field. 

Wha? 

Beauties and the Beast

“Road trip!”

In my mind, these two words are synonymous with a carload of teenagers spending the summer after graduation travelling the open road, heading in whatever direction the wind takes them. But I’m sure I’ve seen this happen in the movies one too many times.

A night with Studio 180

For one night, Studio 180’s production of The Normal Heart at the Buddies in Bad Times Theatre was an event for uWaterloo alumni and students to come together to support a theatre company which got started right here at the university. Not only that, Studio 180 is also celebrating its’ 10th anniversary, so celebrating this milestone with the uWaterloo community was only fitting.

Alumni, Alumnus, Alumnae…Alum ?

Working in Alumni Affairs means that we are all relatively well-versed with the proper usage of what, as it turns out, is a pretty confusing word.  I wanted to write this blog entry to address the proper use of this mysterious noun and at the same time, perhaps save some innocent souls from the scourge of incorrect usage. 

First things first, we’ll get the obvious out of the way. 

uWaterloo Alumni Chapter events in Asia

From Nov. 2-11th I had the opportunity to travel to Asia with the Director of Alumni Affairs, Jason Coolman, and an amazing team of staff from across campus. We hosted a total of four Alumni events in Asia, with each one being unique to the host city and the alumni in the area!

Pages

Blog topics

  1. 2019 (45)
    1. July (4)
    2. June (8)
    3. May (7)
    4. April (7)
    5. March (8)
    6. February (8)
    7. January (3)
  2. 2018 (25)
    1. September (1)
    2. August (3)
    3. July (2)
    4. June (3)
    5. May (2)
    6. April (2)
    7. March (4)
    8. February (4)
    9. January (4)
  3. 2017 (51)
    1. December (4)
    2. November (4)
    3. October (4)
    4. September (5)
    5. August (4)
    6. July (4)
    7. June (5)
    8. May (4)
    9. April (4)
    10. March (5)
    11. February (4)
    12. January (4)
  4. 2016 (50)
    1. December (2)
    2. November (5)
    3. October (4)
    4. September (5)
    5. August (4)
    6. July (4)
    7. June (5)
    8. May (4)
    9. April (5)
    10. March (4)
    11. February (4)
    12. January (4)
  5. 2015 (54)
    1. December (3)
    2. November (4)
    3. October (4)
    4. September (5)
    5. August (4)
    6. July (5)
    7. June (4)
    8. May (4)
    9. April (5)
    10. March (4)
    11. February (7)
    12. January (5)
  6. 2014 (50)
    1. December (3)
    2. November (5)
    3. October (5)
    4. September (4)
    5. August (5)
    6. July (4)
    7. June (4)
    8. May (5)
    9. April (4)
    10. March (3)
    11. February (3)
    12. January (5)
  7. 2013 (40)
    1. December (3)
    2. November (5)
    3. October (4)
    4. September (4)
    5. August (5)
    6. July (4)
    7. June (4)
    8. May (4)
    9. April (2)
    10. March (2)
    11. February (2)
    12. January (1)
  8. 2012 (9)