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Thursday, June 29, 2017

Multidisciplinary project will help historians unlock billions of archived web pages

Visualization of website links across the Web

The University of Waterloo and York University have been awarded a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to make petabytes of historical internet content accessible to scholars and others interested in researching the recent past.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Medieval studies prof Steven Bednarski wins teaching innovation award

Steven Bednarski

The line between research and teaching is intentionally blurred for Professor Steven Bednarski, whose students are as passionate about scholarship and dissemination as he is.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Sixty Years of Innovation: Celebrating Professor Pat Rowe’s groundbreaking leadership in psychology

Pat Rowe holding award between colleagues

When Pat Rowe, Professor Emerita of psychology, first arrived with her husband, Philip Bryden, at the University of Waterloo in 1963, it was just “one or two new buildings in a muddy field,” she says, “but the place conveyed a sense of excitement, energy and challenge not found in more traditional institutions.”

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Faculty of Arts takes to the Convocation stage today

convocation auditorium

The third Convocation ceremony this week takes place at 10:00 a.m. today. 677 undergraduates, 138 Master's, and 24 PhDs will graduate this morning.  John North, Professor, Department of English Language and Literature, will bear the mace. Birgit Moscinski will sing the national anthem. Follow along with the livestream.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

We need to understand our shared history, says Roberta Jamieson

Roberta Jamieson with Waterloo, students, faculty and staff

UWaterloo's 60th anniversary convocation lecture was delivered by Roberta Jamieson, one of Canada’s important visionaries and leaders. Hosted in partnership with the Waterloo Aboriginal Education Centre and the Faculty of Arts, Ms. Jamieson addressed “Education and Reconciliation, the Path to Canada’s Future”.

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