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The University of Waterloo is more than a world-class institution for innovation and learning. We are proud to contribute to the success of our community and we have a rich history of giving back to make our community a better place.

Waterloo's lectures and events are an entertaining and informative way to learn about emerging ideas and research. Thanks for visiting us and enjoy browsing our upcoming and past events.

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"In our always changing world, we must continue to be bold and unconventional as we help shape a better future for humanity and the planet."

- VIVEK GOEL, President and Vice-Chancellor, University of Waterloo

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Join Nobel Laureate Donna Strickland for a talk on the importance of trust in science and technology.  The talk will be followed by a panel discussion with Canada Research Chair Ashley Mehlenbacher, and University of Waterloo's Dean of Engineering, Mary Wells. 

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TRuST Scholarly Network Conversations on Trust in Science and Technology 

TRuST Scholarly Network Conversations On Lecture Series - Artificial Intelligence

Join the University of Waterloo in partnership with the Perimeter Institute for the TRuST Scholarly Network’s Conversations on lecture series where technology leaders from UWaterloo, Google and NASA will discuss how AI is transforming society and if we should trust these technologies. 

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TRuST Scholarly Network Conversations On Artificial Intelligence

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International Women’s Day is a celebration of the achievements of women. It is an opportunity to recognize the exceptional women faculty, students and staff at our institution. This day also serves as a reminder of the work we still need to do to accelerate equity for women in our community and society

Hear from President and Vice-Chancellor, Vivek Goel and incoming Vice-President, University Relations, Eleanor McMahon, along with an uplifting and inspiring panel of UWaterloo students, staff and alumni.  

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International Women's Day 2024

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Join the University of Waterloo, in partnership with MaRS, to connect with some of the world’s leading experts on sustainable aviation, electric vehicles, autonomous technologies, clean energy, and urban planning to reimagine the future of local and global transportation. 

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Waterloo Innovation Summit 2023

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Hear from University of Waterloo's President and Vice-Chancellor Vivek Goel alongside campus thought leaders as they discuss our changing technological, societal, and economic futures and the implications for research, teaching and engagement.

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Global Futures Launch 2024

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Be inspired by University of Waterloo students, alumni, and staff who are engaged in local and international community initiatives that aim to address barriers to Black flourishing or create opportunities for it.  

The talk was moderated by Josette Lafleur, multimedia journalist and associate producer, CBC Kitchener-Waterloo.

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Inspiring Black Flourishing in Waterloo Region and Beyond