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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.

Science partners with Waterloo Region Museum on Ocean Bound! Exhibit

This past winter, the Faculty of Science teamed up with the Waterloo Region Museum to create two displays for the new Ocean Bound! exhibit. This collaboration, formed with Waterloo’s Earth Sciences Museum and the Students of the Water Institute Graduate Section (SWIGS), aimed to educate the public about ocean watersheds, aquatic animals and ecosystems.

Canada Day Celebration Announcement

Each year, the University of Waterloo and our Federation of Students thank our community for its partnership and mutual support by hosting Waterloo Region's flagship Canada Day Celebration. Canada Day 2014 marked the 30th anniversary of our celebration, with more than 60,000 people in attendance, and we’re building another exceptional event for our community this year.

Let's Talk Science Challenge

Last Friday, April 24th, the University of Waterloo hosted one of the largest competitions for the Let’s Talk Science Challenge, happening at 23 universities and colleges across Canada throughout April and May. Nearly 250 students in grades 6, 7, and 8 from Waterloo Region united on our campus to explore, discover, and compete, supported by over 50 Waterloo Science student volunteers, faculty, and staff as part of the university’s national Let’s Talk Science Outreach program.

Celebrate #UWEarthWeek

The University of Waterloo is committed to having a positive impact on the environment, which is why we’ve launched a brand new #UWEarthWeek campaign to celebrate our sustainability successes and our plans going forward.

UWaterloo has a wide range of sustainability efforts – from LEED certified buildings, recycling initiatives, and alternative transportation programs. Earth Week (April 20-24, 2015) is designed to highlight these achievements, increase awareness of environmental issues, and inspire ongoing sustainable behaviour. 

We invite you to join us at various events this week and help make a difference on our campus and in our community.

Girl Guides Badge Day

On Saturday March 28th, 2015, 113 Girl Guides ages 9 to 11 years earned their physics badge. Hailing from Waterloo Region and beyond, a total of 10 girl guides units spent the day at Waterloo Engineering.

Photos courtesy of Catherine Chong.

Engineering students give back through annual Bus Push

On Sunday, March 22, the Waterloo Engineering Society enthusiastically endured their annual Engineering Bus Push event. By collectively pulling and pushing a school bus down our city streets and collecting pledges, this year’s 16 Bus Push volunteers raised over $700 for local charity, oneROOF: an organization that helps homeless and at risk youth in Waterloo Region.

International Women’s Week

International Women’s Day is an annual worldwide celebration that honors women's achievements, marking March 8th as a time to uphold female success, face challenges head on, and focus greater attention on gender equality to mobilize all people to do their part.

Thousands of events are held across the world, with the hope of inspiring individuals to think globally, but act locally. During the week, there are a number of diverse campus and community activities where the University of Waterloo recognizes and celebrates the importance of this day.

Our campus had opportunities to lean in and get involved in activities like film screenings, interactive sports, and a feminist photo booth during the week of action put on by the Federation of Students service, The Women’s Centre.

Stratford campus is building connections to our community

The University of Waterloo appreciates the remarkable opportunity that the City of Stratford has provided in welcoming us into the community. This is a long-term relationship that will be a core component of Stratford's bright economic future. 

We have already experienced substantial success here in Stratford. From a standing start just three years ago, we were pleased to welcome 350 students to classes in Stratford this past September.

Women's Hockey Family Literacy Day

The University of Waterloo Women’s Hockey Team partnered with the Waterloo Public Library during “Stories N’Skate for Family Literacy Day” to provide an afternoon of fun for the whole family. The Lady Warriors were able to interact with the children one-on-one through crafts, activities and stories before everyone headed onto the ice for the free skate. The purpose of this event was to help the community join together in nurturing future generations through literacy and activities. The Stories N’Skate encourages children to enjoy reading and to stay active throughout their lives, while also giving the Warrior athletes an opportunity to give back to their community that has supported them through their athletic careers.

Teens in Motion

At Waterloo’s Faculty of Applied Health Sciences we know that healthy bodies and healthy minds go hand in hand. This is why UW Fitness leverages research and teaching expertise from our department of Kinesiology to offer a number of program and services to our community

One such example is Teens In Motion (TIM), a free exercise programs for clinically overweight teenagers.  Launched in 2006, TIM has helped over 130 youth develop the knowledge and skills to lead a healthier life. 

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