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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.

Fun, science, and community collide at Discovery Square

Kids learning at Discovery Square

School may be out, but for the curious minded, learning never stops. During the month of July, Waterloo’s Science Outreach team took part in Discovery Square, a STEAM event celebrating Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math hosted by the City of Kitchener at Civic Square in front of City Hall.

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.

Getting excited about engineering with Go ENG Girl

Go ENG Girl volunteers and participants at event

On Saturday, October 17, 110 young girls and families in our community joined us on campus to get excited about engineering at the popular Ontario-wide event, Go ENG Girl.

Hosted by the Ontario Network of Women in Engineering (ONWiE), the Go ENG Girl initiative partners with universities across the province to provide opportunities for girls in grades 7 to 10 and one parent or guardian to visit their local campus and learn from female professionals, academics, and students about the world of engineering. While the girls enjoy fun, hands-on activities and student-run exhibitions, parents and guardians are treated to an informative session on the various paths one can take in a career in engineering.

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.


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.

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'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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