Ripples spreading across the water

Great universities aren’t just bricks and mortar, they rise with the dreams and achievements of the people who pass through their doors.

In Beyond Innovation, the 2016-17 State of the University Report, Waterloo’s story comes to life through the journeys of 12 exceptional individuals. You can find it online starting today, or follow the conversation on social media, using the hashtag #UWaterlooBeyond.

From Rupi Kaur, a poet and Arts alumnus whose entrepreneurial drive and passion for the written word is helping propel her to the top of international bestseller lists, to Robert Jan van Pelt, an Architecture professor who gave rise to the groundbreaking field of forensic architecture, Beyond Innovation highlights a range of high-impact stories and outcomes spanning all six Faculties.

As one of the first examples of Waterloo’s refined look and feel, Beyond Innovation explores how Waterloo’s core strengths influence and accelerate the ideas and impact of our students, alumni and professors.

While each journey is unique, common elements combine to support individuals who reach higher, take bolder risks and achieve more — collectively giving shape to the University of Waterloo story.

The new State of the University Report is just one of a suite of new print and digital materials that will start to roll out this week, reflecting Waterloo’s refined brand. The featured journeys will be the backbone of our fall and winter marketing campaign — which began appearing this month in national media outlets.

The homepage as viewed on a phoneStarting today you’ll notice something different on and top-level web pages, especially if you view the website on your phone.

The visual design has been updated to align with our refined brand guidelines. As part of the responsive web design project, the homepage and its related page are now more user-friendly on all devices.

We’ll continue to keep you updated about changes to other central websites and when you can expect to see them.