News archive - 2017

Friday, December 22, 2017

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.

Friday, December 15, 2017

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. I was ready to stop working on films about other people doing things, and start doing things myself. A total change of career.

Friday, December 8, 2017

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. The house lights dimmed and I felt that familiar sense of excitement as I settled in to be entertained. From beginning to end I was swept up in Norm’s world of heartfelt comedy. Instantly, a Foster Fan was born.

Friday, December 1, 2017

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.

Friday, November 24, 2017

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. After splurging on yourself and loved ones, consider creating a lasting impact by donating to the University of Waterloo.

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