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Integrating girls into the world of engineering at UWaterloo

Girls doing experiments at the Catalyst Conference

From April 29 to May 1, 2016, 48 grade eleven students from across Canada came to the University of Waterloo to participate in the Catalyst Grade 11 Girls Conference hosted by Engineering Outreach.

Thank you to all our volunteers!

Thank you to all volunteers who help make our community a better place to live! THANK YOU

By celebrating National Volunteer Week, the University of Waterloo recognizes the importance of volunteerism and the efforts of individuals who give back both within and beyond campus.

Volunteers are the heart of our United Way campaign

Volunteers decked out in red and white for United Way

At first glance some of the things United Way volunteers do, for example, baking a cake for a bake sale, may seem small. But when that cake is sold at a bake sale in support of the United Way, the value of that cake grows. The funds raised could provide a meal for a family in need, support individuals getting back on their feet after a troubling time, or assist a family that can’t afford after-school sports. Talk about making a difference!  

Alumni volunteers share University of Waterloo pride around the globe

Volunteer at alumni event

There are hundreds of UWaterloo alumni who engage and foster a myriad of connections every day. In fact, around the world, Alumni Relations has over six hundred alumni volunteers supporting the University of Waterloo!

Championing our outstanding student volunteers

Volunteer centre grand opening ribbon cutting

Helping a ten year old Syrian refugee boy in Kitchener learn English, cleaning up Ezra Street in Waterloo after St. Patrick’s Day, teaching a senior citizen in Cambridge how to use an iPad so that he can Skype with his granddaughter – the impact of University of Waterloo students’ volunteerism in our community is one that is ought to be celebrated.

Keystone campaign volunteers: giving to inspire giving

The Keystone Campaign offers the UWaterloo community an opportunity to engage in philanthropy right here on campus. Each year, 150 remarkable volunteers made up of faculty, staff and retirees share their time, ideas and enthusiasm to support Keystone. Their dedication helps to enhance the student experience and celebrate the incredible community that make up our UWaterloo family.

Creating a world-class move-in experience through volunteerism

volunteers moving boxes on move-in day

Each Labour Day weekend, Housing and Residences at the University of Waterloo organizes Family Welcome: a volunteer-driven program designed to welcome incoming undergraduate students to their new home and celebrate the start of their post-secondary career with their families.

Celebrating National Volunteer Week with #UWCommunity

National volunteer week

The University of Waterloo community has good reason to celebrate during National Volunteer Week. Throughout the year, Waterloo’s 5,497 full and part-time employees volunteer their time, contribute to the success of organized volunteer initiatives, and reinforce the positive impact that volunteerism makes in our community.

Bringing Waterloo pride to the Elmira Maple Syrup Festival

Students flipping pancakes

Despite the cold weather, a group of University of Waterloo students travelled to Elmira in search of a delicious Canadian treat this past weekend at the annual Elmira Maple Syrup Festival on April 2, 2016.

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