August 2014

From public lectures to signature celebrations such as Canada Day, we're honoured to invite our community to the University of Waterloo.

The Terry Fox Run

Terry Fox was a first-year kinesiology student at Simon Fraser University and only 18 years old when he was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma (bone cancer).  As a result he was forced to have his right leg amputated 15 centimetres above the knee. 

While in hospital, Terry was so overcome by the suffering of other cancer patients, many of them young children, that he decided to run across Canada to raise money for cancer research.

Terry Fox running through Waterloo Region during his Marathon of Hope.  Photo from to Waterloo Terry Fox Run facebook page via Cathy Smith

Building a sustainable walkway for our campus

If you have been around the Davis Centre recently, you would have noticed the refurbished pathway in the DC courtyard.  The Davis Centre Redevelopment Project, which involved paving an egress created by frequent foot traffic, was established in August 2013 originating from Sustainable Campus Initiative (SCI).  

Stargazing at Waterloo

Despite the unpredictable weather the stars aligned and the skies cleared just in time for the University of Waterloo’s annual Perseid Stargazing Party.  Over 200 members of the local community joined Waterloo’s Faculty of Science and local Royal Astronomical Society of Canada members as they hosted a stargazing party at the University’s Columbia Lake Fields. 

Jim Goetz, RASC member, teaching crowd to use the RASC star chart to identify constellations

Celebrating cultural diversity on our campus and in our community

Our campus is made up of incredible cultural diversity.  Our students, faculty and staff come from all across the globe to learn, teach, research and contribute to the University of Waterloo and to our community.

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