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Friday, October 29, 2010

BSIA partners strenuously disagree with CAUT report

WATERLOO, Ont. (Friday, Oct. 29, 2010) -- Earlier this year, the University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University took the difficult decision to seek a new director for the Balsillie School of International Affairs (BSIA). The decision to replace any administrator is a serious one, requiring extensive thought and careful attention to process.

The Canadian Association of University Teachers appointed Prof. Len Findlay, University of Saskatchewan, as a one-person investigator. The CAUT report has been made available to the media.
Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Campaign Waterloo makes a $613.2 million impact on Canada, the world

WATERLOO, Ont. (Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2010) - Close to 250 volunteers and donors celebrated the closing of the second most successful university fundraising campaign in Canadian history. Campaign Waterloo ended with $613.2 million in donations, more than twice its original target, and is allowing the University of Waterloo to help transform Canada and the world in important areas that include healthy aging, climate change and energy, quantum-nano research, digital media, quantitative finance, architecture and international affairs.
Tuesday, October 26, 2010

University of Waterloo hosts science open house, gem and mineral show this weekend

WATERLOO, Ont. (Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2010) - The University of Waterloo’s annual science open house will introduce children and their parents to a variety of fun and hands-on activities and experiments this weekend.

The free event, hosted by the faculty of science, offers activities and demonstrations aimed at children from kindergarten to Grade 8, as well as their families.
Monday, October 25, 2010

Astronaut Robert Thirsk shares secrets of health in outer space, on Earth

WATERLOO, Ont. (Monday, Oct. 25, 2010) - Canadian Space Agency astronaut Dr. Robert (Bob) Thirsk will visit Waterloo Region this Thursday to share his experiences from last year’s sixth-month expedition aboard the International Space Station (ISS) with keen students and seniors.
Thursday, October 21, 2010

University of Waterloo graduates 1,707 students at fall convocation, honours Canada's Governor General David Johnston

WATERLOO, Ont. (Thursday, Oct. 21, 2010) - The University of Waterloo will graduate 1,707 students as well as award an honorary doctorate to His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, at fall convocation on Saturday.

As former president of the University of Waterloo, His Excellency is among four people being honoured at convocation. Also, Canadian Olympian Heather Moyse, a Waterloo graduate who won a gold medal at the Vancouver Winter Olympics, will receive an alumni achievement award from the faculty of applied health sciences.

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