Wednesday, December 13, 2017 — 7:00 PM EST
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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.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 — 7:00 PM EDT
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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.

Monday, October 23, 2017 — 3:45 PM to 5:45 PM EDT
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Join us for a talk with Farrah, followed by a panel discussion to address sexual violence and resources for individuals affected by sexual violence.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 — 7:00 PM EDT
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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.

Friday, September 29, 2017 — 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM EDT
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Join us as we celebrate the University’s 60th anniversary during Reunion 2017 with a concert featuring Juno-award winning DJ crew, A Tribe Called Red.

Friday, September 29, 2017 (all day) to Saturday, September 30, 2017 (all day)
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Gather your friends for this year's Reunion and celebrate the University's 60th anniversary on Friday, September 29 and Saturday, September 30, 2017. Come back to campus to REVISIT, REUNITE, and RELIVE your fondest memories and make new ones.

Thursday, September 28, 2017 — 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM EDT
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Beyond 60: Health, Aging and Well-Being featuring Kaylen Pfisterer, PhD Candidate in Systems Design Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Samantha Biglieri, PhD Candidate in Planning, Faculty of Environment.  Kaylen is passionate about application driven research; she presents her novel nutrition tracking technology for enhancing older adults’ health. Samantha is captivated by how neighborhoods influence quality of life, she examines older adults’ lived experiences in their communities to build more inclusive cities.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 — 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM EDT
Matika Wilbur

Matika Wilbur is an acclaimed portrait photographer and social documentarian from the Swinomish and Tulalip tribes of the Pacific Northwest. She is currently working on Project 562, a multi-year national photo and narrative undertaking to reveal contemporary Indian identity.

Friday, September 22, 2017 (all day) to Sunday, September 24, 2017 (all day)
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In 2017, the School of Optometry and Vision Science will mark its 50th anniversary since moving to the University of Waterloo in 1967. We hope you will join us to mark this important milestone!

Please save the date and plan on joining us for a weekend celebration!

Saturday, September 16, 2017 — 1:00 PM EDT
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Doors Open Waterloo Region is holding their 15th annual Free Talk on September 16th and is inviting the whole community to join in.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 — 9:00 PM to 11:30 PM EDT
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In part of the Faculty of Applied Health Science's 50th anniversary, the faculty is hosting an outdoor movie, taking place in the Village 1 Green on July 25 form 9:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. The movie featured will be " Ferris Bueller's Day Off". 

Date may change due to weather. 

Thursday, July 6, 2017 (all day) to Friday, September 29, 2017 (all day)

Did you know that:

Waterloo’s first students started classes in the heat of early July in portable classrooms?

Enrolment jumped from just 74 students in 1957 to over 1100 in the 1961-1962 academic year?

Visit Special Collections & Archives’ new exhibit: UW @ 60

Come and see Dr. Hagey’s robes, a school jacket from a 1965 graduate, and an early chemist’s bottle from the School of Pharmacy, as well as many photos taken around the University over the past 60 years!

Saturday, July 1, 2017 (all day)
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Join us for the region’s largest Canada Day festival!

Each year, the University of Waterloo and our Federation of Students thank our community for its partnership and mutual support by hosting Waterloo Region's flagship Canada Day Celebration.

The Canada Day Celebration offers entertainment for all ages, including a range of family activities, delicious festival food and drinks, live performances by outstanding Canadian talent, and a spectacular fireworks display.

Watch for more details!

Thursday, June 15, 2017 — 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM EDT

On June 15, you're invited to a special evening to launch a year of celebration marking the 50th Anniversary of the founding of the University of Waterloo School of Architecture. Waterloo Architecture was created in 1967, Canada’s Centennial year, in anticipation of continued growth and increased demand for design.

Monday, June 12, 2017 — 7:00 PM EDT
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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.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 — 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM EDT

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. 


Tuesday, May 30, 2017 — 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM EDT
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Doctoral students explore one research theme from interdisciplinary perspectives. 

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 — 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM EDT
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Over his 48-year career as a student and professor at the University of Waterloo, Rick Haldenby has observed and, many times, been directly involved in the design of buildings on and off campus. In this all new talk he will weave stories of buildings into a narrative that visits both high and not-so-high points in the development of the built fabric of a great institution.

Friday, May 12, 2017 — 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM EDT

You are invited to join Stephen M. Watt (Dean of the Faculty of Mathematics), Professor Dan Younger (Tutte Historian), and the 50th Anniversary Committee for the William Tutte Way Naming Celebration on May 12, 2017.

Thursday, April 20, 2017 (all day)

In celebration of the University of Waterloo’s 60th anniversary, join us on Thursday, April 20, 2017 for a day of touring your former favourite parts of campus, and a look at some of the recent additions to the University.

Take part in a bus and walking tour of campus sites, which will include:

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 — 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM EDT
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Friday, March 31, 2017 — 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
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Wednesday, March 29, 2017 — 6:00 PM EDT
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Rapid advancements in technology will soon make autonomous transportation options a reality. In fact, many autonomous options exist today. Come learn about self-driving vehicles and how convergence of the automotive and information technology sectors is fast tracking advancements in how we move.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 — 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT
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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. 

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 — 8:00 PM EDT
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