A man drinks from a hose in front of the Lester Street Water Tower with the word "BEER" painted on it.

No anniversary celebration would be complete without featuring one of the most iconic moments in this University's history, "The Great Water Tower Caper" of 1958, when 3 students of the Waterloo College Associate Faculties climbed the old water tower on Lester Street and painted "Beer" on the side of the tank. Are we sure that's water coming out of that hose? 

So, what did it all mean? The University community has spent the last 12 months celebrating an institution that is a great place to learn, work, and live.

From its founding in 1957, the University of Waterloo has defied convention, breaking new ground, crossing old boundaries and challenging the status quo. Our 60thanniversary was an opportunity to celebrate the stories that have shaped us, and to paint a vision of a bright future yet to come. Check out the official video retrospective:

So the question should be, what did it all mean to you? Send your feedback to innovation.sixty@uwaterloo.ca and share your memories and feelings about this special anniversary year.

Here's to another 60 years of innovation!