University of Waterloo: 60 Years of Innovation

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In 2017, the University of Waterloo celebrates 60 years of innovation. When it was founded July 1, 1957, no one knew that a campus made up of two temporary buildings would have such a lasting impact on the world.

If you have ever used a smartphone, sent secure information online, worn contact lenses, driven a connected vehicle or read a warning on a tobacco package, research from Waterloo’s first 60 years has touched your life.

  1. May 30, 2017Beyond 60: The Promises and Realities of Artificial IntelligenceBeyond 60 GRADtalks banner

    Doctoral students explore one research theme from interdisciplinary perspectives. 

    Join Waterloo’s Associate Vice-President, Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs, Jeff Casello and D.

  2. May 31, 2017Point of View Luncheon with Police Chief Bryan Larkin

    Join us and Police Chief Bryan Larkin for an interesting talk on the future of policing in Waterloo Region as he continues his commitment to enhancing the effectiveness of operational policing services while developing long-term strategies to build a strong, vibrant and healthy community. 


  3. June 12, 201760th Convocation Lecture: Education & Reconciliation – The Path to Canada's FuturePhoto of Roberta L. Jamieson

    As we kick-off the University of Waterloo’s spring convocation in this special 60th Anniversary year, join us to hear from Roberta L. Jamieson, known as one of Canada’s important visionaries and leaders.

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  1. May 16, 2017Mathematics naming celebration recognizes Professor Tutte’s achievementsStephen Watt naming ceremony

    The humble mathematician who changed the course of a war and helped to build the reputation of a fledging university, is recognized

  2. May 1, 2017Retirees reflect the old and new during 60th touropening remarks at Retiree tour

    On April 20, the Retirees Association in partnership with University Relations, invited past alumni, staff and professors to a 60th tour on campus and a luncheon.

  3. Apr. 24, 2017Waterloo launches Celebration 2017 Legacy ProjectCelebration 2017 hangouts

    On April 11, 2017, the University of Waterloo officially launched their Celebration 2017 Legacy Project at the Bombshelter Pub. Staff, students and professors were invited to kick-off the celebrations and encouraged to leave their legacy by participating in the design competition.

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