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

Join us for a good time at this year’s Canada Day Celebration

The biggest celebration in Waterloo, Canada Day at UWaterloo

The University is excited to announce that popular children’s musical duo, Splash’N Boots will light up the afternoon with engaging performances on the TVOKids Stage hosted by the beloved Kara. Outstanding Canadian talent will headline our evening concert on the OpenText Stage, featuring 19 year old breakout artist, Francesco Yates, and classic rock icons, Trooper. Joining our national acts will be regional favourites, KW Glee, and Country 106.7 morning show hosts, Mike Farwell and Jennifer Campbell, will return for a second year to MC the event.

Fostering a sense of belonging with The Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson

Adrienne Clarkson

On Wednesday, May 25, the University of Waterloo in partnership with House of Friendship and The Kitchener and Waterloo Community Foundation, brought The Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson to campus to talk about the importance of belonging. Expanding on her highly successful 2014 CBC Massey Lectures Tour and her recent book, Belonging: The Paradox of Citizenship, Mme. Clarkson captivated close to 500 community members about the need for diversity, community capacity, and contribution in today’s society.

Science Outreach event shows how Kitchener rocks

People on tour

From vibrant serpentine outside Crabby Joe’s to the crinoid fossils on the outer walls of Immigration Canada, Kitchener is home to a rich geological history. Ancient rocks and fossils can be found in the buildings and surrounding landscapes throughout the city.

Integrating girls into the world of engineering at UWaterloo

Girls doing experiments at the Catalyst Conference

From April 29 to May 1, 2016, 48 grade eleven students from across Canada came to the University of Waterloo to participate in the Catalyst Grade 11 Girls Conference hosted by Engineering Outreach.

#PowerShiftWR ignites discussion on energy access in Waterloo Region

From April 17 - 23, 2016, Waterloo Global Science Initiative (WGSI) partnered with an outstanding group of community partners to host #PowerShiftWR: a weeklong series of events that sparked discussions about the Waterloo Region’s relationship with energy.

Thank you to all our volunteers!

Thank you to all volunteers who help make our community a better place to live! THANK YOU

By celebrating National Volunteer Week, the University of Waterloo recognizes the importance of volunteerism and the efforts of individuals who give back both within and beyond campus.

Volunteers are the heart of our United Way campaign

Volunteers decked out in red and white for United Way

At first glance some of the things United Way volunteers do, for example, baking a cake for a bake sale, may seem small. But when that cake is sold at a bake sale in support of the United Way, the value of that cake grows. The funds raised could provide a meal for a family in need, support individuals getting back on their feet after a troubling time, or assist a family that can’t afford after-school sports. Talk about making a difference!  

Alumni volunteers share University of Waterloo pride around the globe

Volunteer at alumni event

There are hundreds of UWaterloo alumni who engage and foster a myriad of connections every day. In fact, around the world, Alumni Relations has over six hundred alumni volunteers supporting the University of Waterloo!

Championing our outstanding student volunteers

Volunteer centre grand opening ribbon cutting

Helping a ten year old Syrian refugee boy in Kitchener learn English, cleaning up Ezra Street in Waterloo after St. Patrick’s Day, teaching a senior citizen in Cambridge how to use an iPad so that he can Skype with his granddaughter – the impact of University of Waterloo students’ volunteerism in our community is one that is ought to be celebrated.

Keystone campaign volunteers: giving to inspire giving

The Keystone Campaign offers the UWaterloo community an opportunity to engage in philanthropy right here on campus. Each year, 150 remarkable volunteers made up of faculty, staff and retirees share their time, ideas and enthusiasm to support Keystone. Their dedication helps to enhance the student experience and celebrate the incredible community that make up our UWaterloo family.

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