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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.

UWaterloo glows at the 2015 Toronto Pride Parade

Over 60 University of Waterloo students, faculty and staff marched in the rain to show their support during the 2015 Toronto Pride Parade. Held on June 28, the event featured a line of spectacular displays and lively music in the downtown core.

International Women’s Week

International Women’s Day is an annual worldwide celebration that honors women's achievements, marking March 8th as a time to uphold female success, face challenges head on, and focus greater attention on gender equality to mobilize all people to do their part.

Thousands of events are held across the world, with the hope of inspiring individuals to think globally, but act locally. During the week, there are a number of diverse campus and community activities where the University of Waterloo recognizes and celebrates the importance of this day.

Our campus had opportunities to lean in and get involved in activities like film screenings, interactive sports, and a feminist photo booth during the week of action put on by the Federation of Students service, The Women’s Centre.

Alzheimer Awareness Month

At the University of Waterloo our research positively impacts our society and the lives of those in our community. At the Murray Alzheimer Research and Education Program (MAREP), in the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences,  research and educational activities are intergrated in an effort to improve dementia care practices in Canada. MAREP works with researchers, people with dementia, families, staff and community members in the Waterloo region to build knowledge around effective practices for care and support.

Calling all Donors

The Blood Signal, a media campaign to signify times of great need for donated blood, is activated numerous times per year. To help prevent these times of great need the University of Waterloo hosts a number of blood donor clinics throughout the year. Each year through these clinics Waterloo donates over 800 units of blood to help those in need.

Premier Wynne talks to local students

Partnering with Wilfrid Laurier University, the University of Waterloo hosted Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne and members of our campus communities on Tuesday afternoon. Students had the unique opportunity to interact with Premier Wynne during a series of discussions and Q&A session.

#WhyWaterloo

Each year over 31,000 students attend the University of Waterloo and call Waterloo Region their home.

On September 3, as part of Orientation week, Waterloo's Student Success Office and the Federation of Students planned an evening of fun and activities out in our community called World of Waterloo.  

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