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  1. Oct. 18, 2017University of Waterloo holds 115th convocation this week

    The University of Waterloo will award four honorary doctorates when more than 2,300 students receive degrees at convocation ceremonies taking place this week.

    Other highlights of Waterloo's fall convocation will include:

    Friday, October 20, 10 a.m.

    Applied Health Sciences and Science

  2. Oct. 12, 2017Waterloo named Canada’s most innovative university for 26th consecutive year

    The University of Waterloo is Canada’s most innovative university, according to a reputational survey from Maclean’s magazine.

    Maclean’s annual ranking of Canadian universities, released today, also named Waterloo second for best overall, highest quality, and leaders of tomorrow out of the 49 universities surveyed.

  3. Oct. 11, 2017Asteroid passing near earth

    A Waterloo expert is available to speak about the asteroid that will pass in the moon’s orbit overnight.

    Michel Fich – Physics and Astronomy

    Professor Michel Fich is a professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Waterloo, and an expert in the formation of stars and the impact on the formation of solar systems. Fich has also been involved in many space missions, including two recent missions developed with the Canadian Space Agency, and is currently the lead in building a large telescope in Chile.

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