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. Feb. 28, 20172017 TD Walter Bean Lecture in EnvironmentTD Walter Bean Lecture in Environment

    The Faculty of Environment is proud to welcome world-renowned professor of economics Dr. Jeffrey D. Sachs as the 2017 TD Walter Bean Visiting Professor. 

  2. Mar. 3, 2017International Women's Day Dinner 2017International Women's Day 2017

    Join the University of Waterloo as we recognize and celebrate International Women's Day 2017.

  3. Mar. 22, 20172017 Hagey Lecture: Memory and the Aging BrainHagey Lecture banner

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  1. Feb. 13, 2017Waterloo and the Order of Ontario

    Waterloo is celebrating 60 years of innovation in 2017, which is also the 150th anniversary of Canada and Ontario. An important part of that shared history is the Order of Ontario, marking its 30th anniversary as the province’s highest honour.  Over three decades, it has defined a community of excellence and innovation that has helped the province grow and thrive.

    Waterloo luminaries figure among members of the Order, including two graduates, one faculty member and one past chancellor

  2. Jan. 27, 2017Feds is turning 50Students inside the SLC in the late 1960's

    To mark its 50th anniversary, Waterloo’s Federation of Students is taking the opportunity to celebrate the accomplishments that this student union has achieved over its half-century history.

    From controversial student referendums to heated sit-ins, tense board meetings to lively special events and concerts, Feds has seen its share of noteworthy moments since its incorporation on April 27, 1967.

  3. Jan. 23, 2017Celebrating the Waterloo of the future in Vancouver digital screens with 60th anniversary logo

    As part of the kick-off celebrations for the University of Waterloo’s 60th anniversary year, President and Vice-Chancellor, Feridun Hamdullahpur, was honoured to celebrate 60 years of innovation with 150 alumni, students, and partners in Vancouver on Thursday, January 19, 2017.

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