News archive - September 2014

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Student portal comes to Arts

student smiles at her ipad

UWaterloo’s student portal is launching with the Faculty of Arts this term. The portal will provide undergraduate and graduate students with a mobile-friendly communication tool that delivers the UWaterloo information they need, just when they need it.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Peace and security a growing focus for scholars – and a strong commitment for Rotarians

International Day of Peace poster

The United Nations’ International Day of Peace extends year-round for UWaterloo professors and students whose scholarship addresses the complexities of conflict, security, governance – and ultimately, peace.

Conrad Grebel University College’s Peace and Conflict Studies programs and the MA in Global Governance program based at the Balsillie School of International Affairs play important parts in advancing peace. And their mission is underscored in the wider community by increasing scholarship support from local Rotary clubs.

Friday, September 19, 2014

CBC with Peter Mansbridge to broadcast from Stratford Campus

poster for braodcast showing Peter Mansbridge

CBC’s Cross Country Checkup is coming to the University of Waterloo, Stratford Campus for a townhall hosted by Peter Mansbridge about the future of libraries in a digital age. 

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Chris Eliasmith named to Royal Society of Canada's College of New Scholars

chris eliasmith

Professor Chris Eliasmith of the departments of Philosophy and Systems Design Engineering is among 91 scholars to be selected by the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) to form a new group of scholars who will advance interdisciplinary research.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Anthropology professors play key role in discovery of Franklin shipwreck

Robert Park surveys in High Arctic

Two Waterloo archaeology professors were surveying an uncharted island in the High Arctic on September 1, when artifacts were found that led to the historic discovery of one of Sir John Franklin’s 19th century ill-fated ships.

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