March 2016

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

Waterloo gets creative for a good cause

UWaterloo CanBuild, featuring a collage of different canned structures

Beginning in 2014 in partnership with the Federation of Students Food Bank and the Food Bank of Waterloo Region, the University of Waterloo CanBuild competition helps create awareness of these issues by engaging the campus community to develop teams, collaborate, and put their design skills to work by building unique structures from the food donations they collect.

Students get green and global during Earth Hour

Sustainable Campus Initiative team

Students at the University of Waterloo realized this on Saturday, March 19 when they gathered inside the V1 Great Hall on campus to participate in the global Earth Hour campaign. Hosted by the Federation of Students’ service, Sustainable Campus Initiative, Earth Hour was held from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. after a variety of eco-friendly workshops.

Glowing for 45 years

rainbow cupcakes

On March 8, 2016, the Glow Centre for Sexual and Gender Diversity celebrated 45 years of transforming lives at the University of Waterloo. A Federation of Students service, the Glow Centre is the oldest queer organization of its kind in Canada.

Public lecture illuminates research on light and the brain

Campbell delivering lecture

More than 65 members of the local community came to hear Professor Melanie Campbell present her public lecture, “The eye, a window on the brain,” at THEMUSEUM in downtown Kitchener on Wednesday, February 24.

Celebrating International Women's Day at Waterloo

Man holding up sign that reads: "this is what a feminist looks like"

Worldwide, women continue to contribute to social, economic, cultural and political achievement. Tuesday, March 8 marks this year’s International Women’s Day (IWD), where people across the globe come together to celebrate, reflect, advocate, and take action on women’s issues.

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