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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

Building a difference at home and abroad

A group of Waterloo faculty, staff and alumni are hoping to make a difference one brick at a time.  On August 2nd, 2014 this group will depart Waterloo and head to Whitehorse, Yukon to build a house as part of Habitat for Humanity’s Global Village program. 

From Left to Right, Front row: Michelle Burlock, Jennifer Jantzi, Olivia Roth, Ralon Nazareth, Ann Kallin, Debika Burman.Back Row: Erin Smith, Mike Marshman, Barry Ferguson, Bev Marshman, Rod Smith (Absent: Angela Googh)

30th Canada Day celebration at UWaterloo

The University of Waterloo was pleased to host our community for our 30th annual Canada Day celebrations.

Highlights include musical performances by Steven Page and the Born Ruffians; TVO Kids stage appearances by Kara, Treehouse's Splash and Boots and the Silly People; a daring stunt by magician Scott Hammell; the National Anthem performed by Waterloo's own Chris Hadfield; and of course amazing fireworks.  

Join the University of Waterloo and our Federation of Students for Canada Day 2014

Don your black and gold University of Waterloo gear and come out and celebrate Canada’s 147th birthday, Tuesday, July 1, 2014, at Columbia Lake Fields.  

This year’s celebration will mark the 30thyear of a strong partnership between the University of Waterloo and its Federation of Students, coming together to deliver this fun-filled event as an opportunity to give back to our community each year.

President unveils community relations framework

University of Waterloo President Feridun Hamdullahpur was joined by community leaders on Friday, June 20, 2014 for an exclusive launch of the University’s first-ever community relations framework. 

Volunteers clean house on Day of Caring

Little hands will be touching clean surfaces in Bright Starts Cooperative Early Learning Centre Inc. at the University of Waterloo. On Friday, June 6, a team of volunteers from all over campus spent the morning scrubbing tables, wiping windows, and cleaning cupboards at the location for the United Way's Day of Caring.

UWaterloo CanBuild 2014 Winners

The judging is complete and the donations have been made! Check out the UWaterloo CanBuild Cup 2014 winners.

Thank you for your support

CanBuild: Fighting hunger one can at the time

Helping fight hunger, one can at a time! Thirteen teams from across campus collected donations and put their design skills to good use in this year's CanBuild competition.

The Co-operative Education & Career Action team, winner of the "Best Meal" award.

Random Act of Kindness Day at UWaterloo

On November 1, the University of Waterloo and our partners participated in Random Act of Kindness Day.

Staff from the Student Success Office were on hand to give out treats -- and good thoughts.

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