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Pharmacy acts as rest stop for local fundraising walk for homelessness

Students holding signs at the Coldest Night of the Year walk



On Saturday, February 25, the School of Pharmacy welcomed hundreds of cold and brave members of the community looking for a quick break and a cup of hot chocolate. The School was a rest stop for the Kitchener-Waterloo Coldest Night of the Year walk, organized by Ray of Hope Community Center.

Waterloo Pharmacy gives back to community by prepping and serving meals for homeless

ray of hope individuals

How do you feed 200 people? How about starting with 200 bread bowls, 23 pounds of beef, 40 bunches of lettuces and 9 pounds of potatoes?

Those were just some of the many ingredients that School of Pharmacy faculty and staff purchased for Jan 27’s Community Centre Meal. Working with the Ray of Hope Community Centre, the School fundraised and coordinated the preparation and serving of meals for the needful in Kitchener.

Key takeaways for a healthier campus and community

Last Wednesday, October 6, the Equity Office hosted Mike Dormitz, founder of The Date Safe Project, on campus to speak to an audience of over 100 people about significant issues surrounding consent and healthy relationships. Students, faculty, and staff, along with members of the Waterloo community, listened intently to his talk titled, Can I Kiss You? Through his use of interactive humour and charisma, Mike engaged in valuable discussions with attendees, leaving a lasting impact on the well-being of our community.

New Renison University College language courses open to the community

Learning another language exposes individuals to new cultures and global methods of communication, allowing them to develop a broad perspective for living in a multicultural society. This unique skill also gives learners an opportunity to explore different communities while building professional skills that can be applied to any industry. Evolving this asset can be incredibly beneficial for those who are looking to speak and understand locals when traveling abroad, providing them with a richer experience and the ability to connect with cultural contacts.

Building Our Community with UWaterloo's first ever Community Impact Report

The values of our community and the University are intertwined, and these connections allow our students, faculty and staff to give back in meaningful ways. Whether it is in the form of transformational research leading to the betterment of society or supporting charitable and nonprofit enterprises by volunteering their time and resources, members of the University take pride in helping to build our vibrant community.

Waterloo and local community celebrate 20 years of water education

Last week thousands of elementary students from Waterloo, Kitchener, Guelph, and Cambridge discovered the importance of water in their lives and how their actions impact water sources around them.

Celebrating its 20th anniversary, the Waterloo Wellington Children’s Groundwater Festival (WWCGF) brought together industry, government, community groups and educators, including the University of Waterloo, for a week of hands-on activities focused on the significance of water conservation, protection, science, and ecology.

Science partners with Waterloo Region Museum on Ocean Bound! Exhibit

This past winter, the Faculty of Science teamed up with the Waterloo Region Museum to create two displays for the new Ocean Bound! exhibit. This collaboration, formed with Waterloo’s Earth Sciences Museum and the Students of the Water Institute Graduate Section (SWIGS), aimed to educate the public about ocean watersheds, aquatic animals and ecosystems.

Canada Day Celebration Announcement

Each year, the University of Waterloo and our Federation of Students thank our community for its partnership and mutual support by hosting Waterloo Region's flagship Canada Day Celebration. Canada Day 2014 marked the 30th anniversary of our celebration, with more than 60,000 people in attendance, and we’re building another exceptional event for our community this year.

Feds Student Food Bank Remembers

She passed away on December 31, 2014 after a brave battle with cancer, but Laura Smith left a legacy of generosity that continues to impact the University of Waterloo.

Years ago, when she walked through the Student Life Centre (SLC) and spotted the Federation of Students’ Food Bank, Laura realized that some undergraduates on campus need support to eat regular, balanced meals. The Feds Student Food Bank provides free non-perishable food items, and use of it is confidential.

Celebrate #UWEarthWeek

The University of Waterloo is committed to having a positive impact on the environment, which is why we’ve launched a brand new #UWEarthWeek campaign to celebrate our sustainability successes and our plans going forward.

UWaterloo has a wide range of sustainability efforts – from LEED certified buildings, recycling initiatives, and alternative transportation programs. Earth Week (April 20-24, 2015) is designed to highlight these achievements, increase awareness of environmental issues, and inspire ongoing sustainable behaviour. 

We invite you to join us at various events this week and help make a difference on our campus and in our community.

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