October 2014

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

Trick or Eat

On the scariest night of the year, 190 people from the University of Waterloo community ventured out into the streets. They needed to find food. No, they weren't secret zombies but participants in Trick or Eat.

Trick or Eat is an annual event held on Halloween by the Feds Student Food Bank, which is a Federation of Students service. It is a part of the national initiative launched by Meal Exchange, a charity that works to help young adults improve their local food systems.

20th Annual Science Open House sparks science discovery

On Saturday, October 25th, the University of Waterloo opened its doors for their Science Open House.   This year marked the 20th anniversary of this annual event and we welcomed over 1,500 visitors from our community for a day of engaging science discovery.

Aspiring young scientists spent the day exploring nearly 100 different hands-on activities centred on the different scientific disciplines including biology, chemistry, earth sciences, physics, pharmacy and optometry.

1 out of 5 experience; 5 out of 5 affected

1 in 5 Canadians will experience mental illness in their lifetime, however the majority of Canadians will be affected at some point throughout their lifetimes.  Whether this be through a family member, a friend, a colleague or themselves mental illness touches us all. 

In order to spread awareness about the staggering effect of mental illness, where to find help, as well as provide an opportunity for people to improve their mental health, the Health Services Rec & Leisure Team, in association with Good2Talk, Feds Diversity Education Team, Kappa Kappa Gamma, Party Smart, Counselling Services, and Stand Up to Stigma ran Spin for Mental Health, an event promoting the benefits of physical activity to mental wellbeing.

Community Building

With campus locations across the region from our School of Pharmacy in downtown Kitchener, our School of Architecture in Cambridge, and our Digital Media campus in Stratford, the University of Waterloo brings the energy and diversity of our students to these areas having a significant impact on our regional community. 

Building a Vibrant and Thriving City

Culture is a vital part of a thriving economy and impacts the quality of life of a city's residents. The City of Waterloo recently sought to create a 10-year culture plan, which was approved by Council nearly a year ago.  The City's plan is the culmination of a broad public consultation process and now depicts a collective vision for culture in our community.   

The ultimate goal is to position Waterloo an even more vibrant and creative city in which to live, work, learn and play. Students, faculty and staff at the University of Waterloo contributed to the development of the Culture Plan and look forward to working with the City to implement many of the recommendations.

UWaterloo Goes Red for United Way

October 1st signaled the launch of Waterloo’s annual United Way workplace campaign and saw the University going red for the United Way.  This year our fundraising goal is set at $250,000, and will include funds raised through individual donations, campus events, and activities lead by departments and groups at Waterloo.

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