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

Public lecture illuminates research on light and the brain

Campbell delivering lecture

More than 65 members of the local community came to hear Professor Melanie Campbell present her public lecture, “The eye, a window on the brain,” at THEMUSEUM in downtown Kitchener on Wednesday, February 24.

Community discovers world of science at 21st annual Science Open House

On Saturday, October 24, the University of Waterloo’s Faculty of Science opened its doors to the community for the 21st annual Science Open House. Run in conjunction with the Earth Sciences Museum Gem and Mineral Show, the popular event attracts more than 1,500 visitors each year.

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.

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.

Creating meaningful, community-driven experiences at Peace Camp

Thirty-three excited young campers participated in last week’s Peace Camp at Conrad Grebel University College.

Youth ages 11 to 13 were busy making confetti paper mache bowls, playing games, and making new friends of different ages, ethnicities, and religions. On top of the array of activities, campers learned how to create peaceful changes in our community from several community members, including Elle Crevits of Food Not Waste, Brad Golding of Homelessness Everywhere Lacking Publicity, and Stephen Svenson of Patchwork Community Gardens. Under this year’s theme, Ripple Effect, Peace Campers were educated on how their actions, no matter how small, have the ability to create big impact.


Exploring the world of science at Kidspark

This past weekend, community members big and small explored the world of science with the University of Waterloo at Kidspark hosted by the City of Kitchener. The annual event creates a fun and interactive playground atmosphere for children and youth to engage in a range of activations led by various regional partners. By actively participating in this community-driven initiative, Waterloo’s Science Outreach and Engineering Science Quest (ESQ) have a unique opportunity to connect with the local community, share their knowledge and expertise, and impact innovators of the future.

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.


Circle of Life-Long Learning blends traditions of the past with generations of the future

Last week, the Waterloo Aboriginal Education Centre (WAEC) at the University of Waterloo’s St. Paul’s University College hosted its first ever Circle of Life-Long Learning interactive summer camp. The five-day program offered a fun and engaging learning experience for Aboriginal families - 13 youth and 8 caregivers - from across southwestern Ontario through a Higher Education Learning grant graciously provided by the Lyle S. Hallman Foundation.

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