Innovate. Integrate. Implement.

The purpose of the i3 Challenge is to solicit and develop innovative solutions to enhance the form, function or image of the entrance of the University of Waterloo’s South Campus. The University of Waterloo is home to exceptional students; this project facilitates and encourages Waterloo students to re-create their University in partnership with the University, its faculties, its operations team and the Region of Waterloo.

The i3 Challenge resulted in the construction of a student designed entryway which can be seen at the south campus.

  1. Sep. 28, 2012Environment Students Help Design New Campus Entrance

    Nearly a year in the making, the new University of Waterloo sign wows visitors.

    As the saying goes, ‘you never get a second chance to make a first impression.’ It’s true of the people you meet and the places you visit. Those visiting the University of Waterloo Campus for the first time (and even staff and students coming to campus for the 1001st time) will get an all new impression thanks to i3 Challenge – a holistic, multidisciplinary design competition to reinvent the entrance to Waterloo’s south campus.

  2. Sep. 28, 2012"Revamp of south campus entrance begins"

    A new school sign was erected at the south entrance of campus this past week, signifying the start of a $100,000 design project...

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  3. Sep. 19, 2011"Former Kanata student to leave lasting impression on campus"

    A former A.Y. Jackson Secondary School graduate has designed the winning entry to improve the main entrance of the University of Waterloo’s south campus.

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Interview with Josh and Amer

See what two of the four winning students have to say about their design. 

Screenshot of the YouTube video.