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Monday, June 22, 2015

Construction begins on new student residence at Waterloo

WATERLOO, Ont. (Monday, June 22, 2015) — A ceremony to mark the official start of construction of a new residence for undergraduate students at the University of Waterloo will take place this week.

Once complete, the new residence will house more than 500 students, and will enable the University to continue to offer its first-year housing guarantee for undergraduate students.

The innovative, student-focused design is a result of an extensive consultation process with stakeholders to help ensure a happy and productive living environment for its residents.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Lightning strike at UWaterloo

Incident update

We are deeply saddened to announce that one of our residents was struck by lightning on campus this morning and has succumbed to her injuries.

Returning to her residence, she was caught in a thunderstorm just after 9 a.m. on Friday, September 5. The Waterloo Fire Department said she sought shelter under a tree, off a pathway from Ring Road.

From Markham, Ontario, she was 18 and an exceptional student about to enter her first year in the Nanotechnology Engineering program. The student's name is being withheld at her family's request.

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