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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.

Waterloo Public Interest Research Group (WPIRG) helps make positive social change happen

For over 40 years, the Waterloo Public Interest Research Group (WPIRG) has not only been representing our students, but engaging them and members of our community in dynamic activities on our campus and throughout the region. Influencing progress by educating and empowering citizens and volunteers, WPIRG helps make positive social change happen.

ESQ inspires discovery at Ontario's Celebration Zone during the Pan Am Games

This past weekend, staff members and volunteers from the University of Waterloo’s Engineering Science Quest (ESQ) engaged hundreds of children and families in a dynamic quest of hands-on experiences at Ontario’s Celebration Zone at Harbourfront Centre during the Toronto 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games - the only program of it’s kind to be part of this initiative hosted by Ontario Tourism.  

Science Outreach ignites curiosity at Discovery Square

From digging for fossil fish to creating an instant cloud in a bottle, children have been channeling their inner scientist as they explore a variety of hands-on science activities at Discovery Square.

Each Tuesday night in July, the University of Waterloo’s Science Outreach Team takes part in this children's event held at Kitchener City Hall’s Carl Zehr Square, celebrating STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math). Engaging activities such as electrifying Van de Graaff demonstrations, snow rocks and gold panning help children learn about basic science concepts in a fun and interactive way.

Connecting youth to digital tools through Code-A-Character

The Stratford Public Library is proving that libraries aren’t just managing to survive in the age of Google, but are in fact, thriving in the age of Google. Working collaboratively, the University of Waterloo’s Stratford Campus and the Statford Public Library recently showed a group of 24 kids between the ages of 11 and 19 that there’s more to the world than their search engines through Code A Charactera 21st Century book club where young participants discuss characters, learn to code them, and eventually showcase them on the world’s tallest Christie MicroTiles display for our community to see. 

Free themed tours captivate our community

This Wednesday, members of our community came to campus to take part in two fascinating science-themed tours.

The Earth Sciences Museum at the University of Waterloo’s Centre for Environmental and Information Technology is currently home to a prehistoric playhouse, offering free Dinosaur Tours from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. every Wednesday throughout the month of July. Open to people of all ages, no matter what your level of learning, the museum continues to amaze the general public, elementary and high school groups, and university students alike with interesting facts, new information, and authentic historical findings.

UWaterloo glows at the 2015 Toronto Pride Parade

Over 60 University of Waterloo students, faculty and staff marched in the rain to show their support during the 2015 Toronto Pride Parade. Held on June 28, the event featured a line of spectacular displays and lively music in the downtown core.

Accessible performance brings Sound of Music to life for low-vision community

This past Sunday, June 21, a mixture of staff and faculty from the University of Waterloo’s Low Vision Clinic accompanied over 20 members of our community to the Stratford Festival for an accessible, live audio described performance of The Sound of Music.

Celebrate #BikeMonthWR

This past April, University of Waterloo president, Feridun Hamdullahpur, acknowledged the importance of our collective sustainable efforts, ensuring that our university is committed to having a positive impact on the environment. We celebrated our sustainability success and our plans going forward with a brand new #UWEarthWeek campaign, and our environmental activity continues to thrive today.

June is Bike Month in Waterloo Region, and the President’s Advisory Committee on Sustainability invites you to dust off your old beater bike, strap on your helmet, and join the University of Waterloo as we champion and promote cycling. There are various bike-themed events happening this month both on campus and in the community, giving UWaterloo members many opportunities to not only cut carbon emissions, but also get free bike tuneups, learn about bike safety, and even win prizes, like a $200 gift certificate for King Street Cycles. No spandex is required!

UWaterloo's Let's Talk Science at STEAM heat

On Saturday, June 6, the Waterloo Public Library held its third annual STEAM heat event, featuring activations and hands-on learning opportunities created by the University of Waterloo’s Let’s Talk Science program and other community partners. Over 1500 visitors participated in this family-driven experience, showing their curiosity and passion for science, technology, engineering, arts, and math, while enjoying an afternoon filled with exciting demonstrations, live music, great food, and lots of fun.

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