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Giving back on the coldest night of the year

Coldest Night of the Year walkers in downtown Kitchener

On Saturday, February 20, the
School of Pharmacy was proud to work with the Ray of Hope Community Centre to provide a comfortable rest stop for the annual Coldest Night of the Year (CNOY) 5km or 10km walk. Providing over 650 participating community members with shelter, warm drinks, and snacks at the halfway point, University of Waterloo Pharmacy student ambassadors connected with our community, offering words of encouragement, and answering questions about student life at the University’s downtown Kitchener campus.

Dining in the dark for a good cause

On the evening of Friday, September 25, 2015 the University of Waterloo School of Optometry & Vision Science hosted its fourth annual Dining in the Dark fundraiser, with proceeds going towards Optometry Giving Sight - the only global initiative whose mission is to permanently end refractive error blindness in the world by funding long-term, sustainable eye and vision care projects.

Haircuts for Hope

This past January 23rd 2015, a few simple snips made a big difference.

By hosting Haircuts for Hope in the SLC Atrium, the Renison Academic Counsel and the Social Development Studies Society were able to raise over $500 for the local charity, Monica Place: a shelter in Waterloo Region that provides a safe and healthy environment for pregnant and parenting youth.

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.

The Terry Fox Run

Terry Fox was a first-year kinesiology student at Simon Fraser University and only 18 years old when he was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma (bone cancer).  As a result he was forced to have his right leg amputated 15 centimetres above the knee. 

While in hospital, Terry was so overcome by the suffering of other cancer patients, many of them young children, that he decided to run across Canada to raise money for cancer research.

Terry Fox running through Waterloo Region during his Marathon of Hope.  Photo from to Waterloo Terry Fox Run facebook page via Cathy Smith

One Warrior’s fight in the battle against MS

Each spring Scott Davis, Faculty Relations Manager at the University of Waterloo’s Co-operative Education and Career Action (CECA) tunes up his bike and begins another journey in his fight against Multiple Sclerosis.

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