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University of Waterloo builds community at Maker Expo

#MakerExpo in balloons

The University of Waterloo’s maker and entrepreneurial spirit shined bright at Maker Expo on Saturday, September 10. Hosted at Kitchener City Hall, the event brought together a diverse, family-friendly showcase of artists, makers, and hands-on activities featuring select UWaterloo groups and companies, as well as an array of community partners.

Campers connect their passions to building peace

Peace builders with Bardish Chagger

Throughout the week of August 8, 31 youth across the Waterloo Region ages 11-14 gathered at Conrad Grebel University College for Peace Camp. The Kindred Credit Union Centre for Peace Advancement’s fifth annual day camp was once again packed with exciting activities with a peace and social justice spin to encourage youth to inspire lives, strengthen ties, and make peace happen in Waterloo Region.

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.

Bringing peace and conflict education into local classrooms

Peace Camp in action inside a classroom

Peace Camp is a day camp and peace educational program housed in the MSCU Centre for Peace Advancement at Conrad Grebel University College that brings youth ages 11-14 in the Waterloo region community together to share stories and learn from peace leaders of various cultural backgrounds, faiths, and orientations.

Watering the young minds of the future

Kids looking at water

For 21 years now, the Waterloo Wellington Children’s Groundwater Festival (WWCGF) has been delivering water-related education to students through a variety of hands-on, interactive activities.

Bringing together industry, government, community groups and educators, including the University of Waterloo, the week-long event focused on the significance of water conservation, protection and science.

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.

#PowerShiftWR ignites discussion on energy access in Waterloo Region

From April 17 - 23, 2016, Waterloo Global Science Initiative (WGSI) partnered with an outstanding group of community partners to host #PowerShiftWR: a weeklong series of events that sparked discussions about the Waterloo Region’s relationship with energy.

Empowering sustainability leaders of the future

Tania Del Motto, Mat Thijssen, Tova Davison, and Elle Crevits

On Thursday, January 21, 2016, Sustainable Youth Canada (SYC) partnered with the Waterloo Region Environment Network (WREN) to host a one of the largest local sustainability-themed networking events for youth in our community. What can YOUth do? A Conference by Youth for Youth engaged hundreds of university and high school students throughout Waterloo Region who have a passion for environmental issues and creating sustainable change.

Tutoring Beyond Borders inspires the next generation of students

Tutoring Beyond Borders

Providing free one-on-one tutoring services to students in Grades 7 through 12, Tutoring Beyond Borders (TBB) helps bridge the gap between high school and university students in our community. Launched in 2010 by a University of Waterloo undergraduate student, TBB acknowledges the financial burden of paying for private tutoring services, offering regional high-schoolers opportunities to seek extra help with their studies and connect directly with current university students who can offer insight on their undergraduate experiences.

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.


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