Posts for the Topic health & well-being

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

Getting festive with holiday giving

Making a difference in our community is important to the University of Waterloo, and with the holiday season now in tow, Waterloo recognizes this vital and special time of year for giving back. Every December, our students, faculty and staff across several faculties and departments collaborate to support an array of festive initiatives.

Residing in a Canadian city during the winter months can bring about diverse challenges for families in need, such as a lack of warm clothing and appropriate winter gear, or facing the struggle of not having enough food or funds to buy toys for children.

Creating a greener future with Waterloo's 2014 Sustainability Report

Two students in front of grey skies

Momentum around sustainability is building.

In 2009, the University of Waterloo committed to taking further action alongside all Ontario universities as part of the Council of Ontario Universities Going Greener pledge. Since then, sustainability efforts have been flourishing on many campuses: new academic programs empower students to tackle pressing challenges, universities embed sustainable practices in their operations, and are increasingly using strategies to engage campus stakeholders. 

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.

Kicking off the 2015 #UWUnitedWay campaign

Tuesday, September 29 signaled the launch of the University of Waterloo’s 2015 United Way workplace campaign. An annual tradition, students, staff and faculty supported the initiative by wearing red and decorating their workplaces to celebrate the wellbeing of our community. 

UWaterloo interactive showcase contributes to a healthier community

This past Saturday, September 19, the University of Waterloo’s Department of Kinesiology partnered with the Heart and Stroke Foundation to deliver an interactive showcase — entitled Quiet Research, Loud Resultsat the Tech Town building in the R+T Park. Featuring live demonstrations and exhibits, our community had the opportunity to participate in a nutrition session, as well as learn about the latest advances in cardiovascular research and new ways to live a more heart-friendly life.

Exploring the World of Waterloo during Orientation 2015

On September 9, thousands of the University of Waterloo’s newest Warriors went on a walking tour through Waterloo Park toward UpTown Waterloo, engaging in the World of Waterloo as one of their Orientation activities. A unique way to introduce students to their community, this event helps incoming undergraduates build connections and learn more about their new home.

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.

Take Back the Night with UWaterloo

On Thursday, September 17, students, staff, and faculty are invited to join together and represent the University of Waterloo in the annual Take Back the Night march. From 6 – 9 p.m., the Kitchener-Waterloo community meets at Kitchener City Hall to march.

Stargazing party mesmerizes community audiences

Last night, hundreds of members of our community came to campus to indulge in and learn about astronomy. Featuring a unique public lecture about space rocks followed by a stargazing party at Columbia Lake Fields, people of all ages were mesmerized by our solar system.


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