Waterloo Residences announces name for the New Residence Building in UW Place

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Claudette Millar Hall

Waterloo Residences is proud to announce that the New Residence Building, which opened this September to students, has officially been named ...

Claudette Millar Hall.

The residence is located in the heart of UW Place, and the name strives to support the history and tradition of the surrounding residence buildings while providing a meaningful historical reference within the local community.  Claudette Millar Hall is named to profile a woman for her leadership and contributions to our local community.  The two existing towers at UWP are named after men for their historical contributions to our region. Minota Hagey was the first residence on-campus named after a woman.

Claudette Millar

Best known for her political career, Millar became the first mayor of the City of Cambridge in 1974, a position she held for the next 10 years. In the late 1980s, Millar went on to become a member of the Ontario Municipal Board and travelled across the province hearing appeals on planning issues and assessments. In 2003, Millar was elected to the position of Regional councilor, representing Cambridge, and held this role until late 2014.

The name, Claudette Millar Hall, was approved by Senate Executive Committee, Senate, Buildings & Properties Committee, and Board of Governors. Waterloo Residences also received feedback from approximately 50 Waterloo Residences Staff, 20 Waterloo Residences Student Staff, and the Feds Executive team.

Built with community in mind, the new building was purposefully designed to maximize interactions, providing students with multiple spaces to study and socialize, creating a welcoming, comfortable and vibrant community where students feel at home.  With its amenities serving all residents of the greater UW Place community, Claudette Millar Hall has become the hub of the UW Place community.

Waterloo Residences acknowledges that we live and work on the traditional territory of ‎the Neutral, Anishinaabeg, and Haudenosaunee peoples. The University of Waterloo is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land promised to the Six Nations that includes ten kilometers on each side of the Grand River.

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