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News archive - May 2020

Friday, May 29, 2020

A welcome message from the President

Update for incoming undergraduate students

Welcome to Waterloo! Even with all that’s happening right now, we hope that you're celebrating your university admission.

President and Vice-Chancellor, Feridun Hamdullahpur, wanted to take a moment to welcome you to Waterloo and congratulate you on this fantastic accomplishment.

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Engineering update: Some updates on S2020 and F2020 for instructors

Update for instructors in the Faculty of Engineering

Feedback on S2020 term:  From my perspective, so far the term is going remarkably smoothly, considering we had only weeks to prepare for our first fully online term.  EngSoc had their first council meeting recently.  I thought their feedback is worth sharing with everyone.

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Master of Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology (MBET) update

Update for incoming Master of Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology (MBET) students

Congratulations on being invited to join the Master of Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology (MBET) class of 2020-2021. We are thrilled to have you join us in September and would like to share some information with you about the fall term.

You will have received an email from the University of Waterloo regarding the new fall term delivery model, including all large classes being online and some classes and supports being available in person. We are now sharing specific details to incoming students so you can plan for September with confidence.

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Confirming details for fall term courses and research

Update for current graduate students

I know you may still have questions about what fall term will look like. With change happening so quickly, I want to share more detail about the coming months and the fall term so you can plan for September with confidence.

As of today, you can view details of every faculty’s plan for the fall term on our website.

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Fall 2020 update – part 2 (additional details about fall term)

Update for incoming graduate students

Since my last update, we have been working on creating a plan for the fall term. Today I am sharing more details about our plans for the fall so you can plan for September with confidence.

You can now see details of every faculty’s course and course component offerings for the fall term online. We anticipate being able to restart on-campus research activities, including in-person research, throughout the summer, depending on the directives we get from public health. We aim to offer as much on-campus research as is possible for fall 2020.