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Missed an event or want to re-live the excitement? Check out some of our past events below.



Building Bridges: From Waterloo to the globe

April 29, 2021

In this virtual conversation, our featured speakers will discuss:

  • the future of talent development 
  • creating global connections in research and industry 
  • the value of Waterloo’s alumni network—for students, alumni and real-world impact 
  • the importance of relationships in a global economy 

Watch the recording on YouTube


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Building Bridges: From co-op to community

April 16, 2021

In this virtual conversation, our featured speakers will discuss:

  • creating a sense of belonging for employees and students 
  • the future of work and talent development 
  • co-op’s economic impact on companies and their communities 
  • nurturing Waterloo’s alumni network

Watch the recording on YouTube


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Humans and... Climate

March 25, 2021

The aim of this series is to build provocative and informative discussions that put the spotlight directly on the human at the centre of one of today’s most complex challenges – our climate crises. Discussion will examine how cultural factors are playing a role in our fossil fuel dependence. How is this humanitarian crisis affecting our individual experiences and what can we do?

Watch the recording on YouTube


Humans and Work

Humans and... Work

January 21, 2021

The conversation has started … improving equity, diversity, accessibility and representation in the workplace isn’t just a dream. It is achievable. Messy, but achievable.
Enjoy the second in a series of provocative, informative and enlightening discussions that put the spotlight directly on the human at the centre of one of today’s most complex challenges – the evolving work environment. How is this exciting conversation impacting our individual experiences?

Watch the recording of Humans and... Work on YouTube
Watch the Breakout Session with Tanya (Toni) De Mello and Liane Davey
Watch the Breakout Session with Mikal Skuterud and Barb Sweazy


Humans and Health

Humans and... Health

November 19, 2020

You’re invited to join your fellow UWaterloo alumni across North America as we bring together our community experts for a panel discussion that will focus on the Human at the centre of Health in Canada. What we have learned, what we know, and what we need.

Watch the recording on YouTube


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Crisis, motivation, and coming out the other side

September 25, 2020

The year 2020 has been a trial for people across the globe. For many, this year’s crises have also inspired growth and motivation. In this virtual panel, the co-founders of Masks for Covid share how a global pandemic can influence motivation and spur innovation.

Watch the recording on YouTube.


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Alumni Family Day

July 25, 2020

On Saturday, July 25 we held our annual Alumni Family Day online. Together with the Toronto and Waterloo Region Alumni Chapters, we planned a day for alumni and their families to join each other virtually for family-friendly events.

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Isolate to the Fullest - Warrior Webinar Series

April 28, 30 and May 5 2020

As millions physically distance to prevent the spread of COVID-19, life continues in the privacy and isolation of our homes. Life has changed, and for many it seems to have slowed to a halt. How can you cope and get the most out of this time at home?

In this free three-part Warrior Webinar series, Waterloo alumni will share their answers to that question. From home workouts and meditation to unlocking new creative outlets, we hope this series helps you cope with your time at home and isolate to the fullest.

Watch the webinars here

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Navigating Transition: A Key to Success

February 27, 2020

We all go through transitions. Some are pursued and celebrated, while others disrupt and devastate our lives. Whatever the nature of these changes, they always bring opportunity — if navigated effectively. Hear fellow alumnus Michael Hanna (BMath 2001) and his wife Dana share their personal and professional story, revealing how they turned major life transitions into positive transformations. Genuine, funny and deeply moving, their talk offers practical lessons that you can apply in the workplace, at home and in every area of life.

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Watch the panel here

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Health Innovations Event Series

October 2019 - March 2020

Alumni were invited to a series of three events that examined Health Innovations at the University of Waterloo. This event series will showcase the work and influence that the University of Waterloo is having on innovations in the field of Health Innovations. These areas include brain health, technology and genetics.

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Watch the panels here


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Imagining Canada's Future Cities

January 2020 - April 2020

In the Imagining Canada’s Future Cities Event Series, the University of Waterloo is bringing together panels of academic and industry thought-leaders to dive deep into the work being done today to create cities that will serve and benefit generations to come.

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Watch the panels here