The University of Waterloo’s President’s Community Impact Awards recognize individuals or teams of community members, students, staff or faculty who embody the University’s spirit of innovation and contribute to making Waterloo Region strong and prosperous.

Award winners may be distinguished through such community service activities as volunteer work, public speaking, school outreach, or other outstanding community service.

Will our kids be alright

<--break-><--break->How will the disruptions of 2020 affect our children and their development? University of Waterloo researchers explore the short and long-term social and developmental consequences and how we can avoid exacerbating the effects of the global pandemic.

University of Waterloo researchers and Kitchener Public Library have curated lists of resources including books, online articles, podcasts and video series, research papers, and websites for your reference. 

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“The caliber of post-secondary students in our city is second to none. At the University of Waterloo, in addition to their academic strengths, students find unique and innovative ways to share their time and talent, investing in our city and making it a better place for all. We are fortunate to have this award-winning university in our city.”
- DAVE JAWORSKY, Mayor, City of Waterloo