Beyond Tradition documentary examines Waterloo's history

Thursday, February 20, 2020

University Relations is proud to present Beyond Tradition, an 11-minute documentary capturing the University of Waterloo’s unique history. At the centre of the film is Ken McLaughlin (BA ’65), Waterloo alumnus turned distinguished professor emeritus. Ken was part of the University’s second graduating class in 1965 and then returned as a lecturer in the history department from 1970 to 2008.
Over the years, Ken has dedicated many years documenting and preserving Waterloo’s history through published books, articles and presentations. Ken’s first-hand accounts take viewers on a walk through time, highlighting Waterloo’s progressive beginnings that went on to change the post-secondary world forever.  

The documentary explores the start of co-operative education and computer science at the University.

A special thanks to the numerous people and stakeholders who helped bring this project to life, including: 

  • Ken McLaughlin 
  • Sandbox - La Boîte à Films  
  • Chris McCorkindale and Sue Breen (McCorkindale Advertising & Design)  
  • Faculty communicators  
  • Nick Richbell and Sue Plouffe (University of Waterloo Special Collections & Archives) 
  • Office of Advancement  
  • Office of Commercialization  
  • Office of Research 
  • Velocity 
  • Waterloo Indigenous Student Centre 

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