That's a wrap for the Keystone Picnic
A message from the Office of Advancement.
The sun shone brightly upon the Keystone picnic as the Office of Advancement celebrated the staff, faculty, and retirees who donate to the University each year through the Keystone Campaign.
More than 1,000 members of our campus community descended on the DC quad to enjoy a barbecue lunch, satisfy their sweet tooth with cupcakes and candy floss, and socialize with colleagues.
Lucky prize winners included:
- April Wettig from the Department of Biology, who won Lunch for Three with the President, courtesy of the Office of the President
- Kelly Gordon in Central Stores, who won tickets to a wrestling event on July 21 at the Tannery Event Centre, courtesy of Smash Wrestling
- Kate McCrae Bristol in the Student Success Office and Thiam Phouthonephackdy in the Office of Research, who each won a pair of sunglasses, courtesy of the School of Optometry
Many more prizes were given out at the evening event. For a complete list of prizes and prize donors visit our Keystone web page.
The planning committee would like to give a big shout-out to all of the volunteers who helped make sure the day (and evening) ran smoothly. A special mention also goes to our senior leaders who pitched in to serve the food, and to our sponsors Food Services, Plant Operations and Crystal Clear Water, for their generous partnership in making the picnic a success.
READI project gets set to go on co-op education in Indonesia
The Risk Management, Economic Sustainability and Actuarial Science (READI) Project has helped launch a government initiative launched in April that regulates the implementation of co-operative education in Indonesia.
This initiative is part of the work that READI, housed in Waterloo’s Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science, has been undertaking in Indonesia.
READI has helped facilitate a Ministerial Decree on implementing co-operative education, which will set the tone for future progress on experiential learning across Indonesia. READI included the development and implementation of co-operative education programming in Indonesian universities to increase their capacity to educate career-ready actuaries able to meet the demands of a clearly identified labour market. This programming involves the private sector in providing suitable, meaningful and structured employment opportunities for co-op students.
The Ministerial Decree will be used by universities, students and employers as a formal reference and to maintain standards for student/industry work-integrated learning arrangements. The minimum time for the work term is one month or five working days per week for eight hours per day. Work terms are recognized with a credit score equal to one (1) credit or 45 hours of work experience.
The decree was unveiled at a Fintech Innovations Towards Indonesia Smart Society event in Jakarta on April 8, 2019 that included 1,500 students from various universities across Indonesia’s 34 provinces.
The READI project is funded by Global Affairs Canada.
19th annual President's Golf Tournament raises bar above par
This article was originally published on the Athletics news site.
The 19th annual Waterloo Warriors President's Golf Tournament once again reaffirmed the generosity that exists on campus and in our Kitchener-Waterloo community.
The tournament helps raise money for the Warriors Excellence Fund providing support for student-athletes and teams travelling to national and international competitions, and the Women's Sport Initiative providing support for female student-athletes and coaches.
"It is a tremendous event held annually at Westmount Golf and Country Club and we could not be more thankful to our incredibly generous participants, sponsors and donors, that support our student-athletes," said director of athletics and recreation Roly Webster.
"It is such an impactful day for our student-athletes who experience the benefits through the success of the tournament. It seems every year more and more companies step up in our region and we are forever grateful to those who provide key funds for two very important priorities in our department."
This year's tournament raised over $70,000 bringing the 19-year total to over $1.1 million. Money is raised through tournament fees, silent and live auctions, and donation cards.
"I am so thankful for the dedication and commitment of our tournament committee who put together an exceptional event each year. We look forward to making next year our best tournament ever as we celebrate the 20th anniversary," concluded Webster.