Celebrating the Waterloo of the future in Vancouver

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.

Feridun giving a speech at the event

Hosted by Vice President of Advancement, Joanne Shoveller, the event highlighted the impact Waterloo has had on higher education over the last 60 years, while empowering guests to envision the Waterloo of the future. Guests had the opportunity to hear remarks from David Cory, Canada Excellence Research Chair in Quantum Information Processing, and faculty member in the Department of Chemistry.

Held at Science World at the TELUS World of Science in Vancouver, BC, the 60th anniversary celebration also coincided with the launch of the cross-country tour of QUANTUM: The Exhibition. Attendees had the opportunity for an exclusive sneak peek at the interactive exhibition designed by Waterloo’s own Institute for Quantum Computing for Innovation150: a national partnership, offering awe-inspiring experiences for youth, families, and communities for Canada’s 150th year.

two students attending the event

The University was proud to bring its west coast community together for this unique experience to champion the last 60 years at Waterloo and 150 years of Canadian innovation. The continued dedication and hard work of our alumni will ensure Waterloo - Canada’s most innovative university - enters its next chapter with confidence and tenacity.

This exciting event was proudly sponsored by Waterloo’s Affinity partner for home and auto insurance - TD Insurance Meloche Monnex. Check out the Vancouver event highlights, photos and share your University of Waterloo memories and predictions with #UWaterloo60.