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. Dec. 13, 2017Canada 150 Lecture SeriesCanada 150 lecture series banner

    Free public lectures brought to you by the University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University, in partnership with Waterloo Public Library and the City of Waterloo.

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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.

    Along with the other celebratory events to mark both the University’s 60th anniversary and Canada’s 150th birthday, Waterloo unveiled a legacy project for student teams to re-design a creative student space in the Arts Quad — and win $10,000 cash if their final design is chosen. 

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