Four incoming first-year students at the University of Waterloo are recipients of Schulich Leader Scholarships, for their demonstrated leadership in areas such as academic excellence and entrepreneurship.
This year's scholars have averages ranging from 94 to 99 per cent, and extracurricular activities that include founding a humanitarian group and participating in international robotics competitions and competitive sports. All of the scholars were drawn to the University of Waterloo for its reputation for innovation, high standards and entrepreneurial spirit.
The University of Waterloo will welcome about 9,000 new students for Fall Orientation 2015 with events that include new undergraduate, graduate and international students, parents and community members.
Programming starts tomorrow with a new three-day program for undergraduate international students in their first year. Orientation for all students takes place between September 6 and 12. Members of senior administration, deans, faculty and orientation leaders will help students move into their new homes on campus on the Sunday and Monday of the Labour Day weekend.
Fewer than half of psychology studies published can replicate their original results, according to University of Waterloo researchers involved in the most comprehensive investigation ever conducted on the rate and predictors of reproducibility in a field of science.