The University community continues to share memories and acknowledge the impact of Pearl Sullivan at Waterloo in the wake of her passing two weeks ago. A champion for Waterloo and for Engineering, Pearl made an incredible impact on this institution, our people and partners during her service as a professor, department chair and dean as shown by the continued outpouring of support and tributes from her students, colleagues, and members of the community.
I want you to know that the University, together with the Faculty of Engineering, is planning to celebrate Pearl’s life and legacy on two occasions in the new year.
The first will be a celebration of life, held virtually in January, for our internal University community.
The second will be hosted in May and hopefully in person, to the extent possible, in Engineering 7 (E7) for which she worked so hard to build from a conceptual dream to a building and services that are so impactful.
More details for the virtual celebration will be shared in early January.
I look forward to the opportunity to connect with you, virtually or otherwise, as we celebrate Pearl and her contributions to the University of Waterloo in 2021.
Feridun Hamdullahpur President and Vice-chancellor