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June 27, 2012

WATERLOO, Ont. (Wednesday, June 27, 2012) – The University of Waterloo and its Federation of Students are bringing the region’s favourite community party back to Columbia Lake Fields this Canada Day.

The always popular Canada Day Celebrations organized by the University of Waterloo and its Federation of Students promise to be bigger than ever. This year marks the 145th anniversary of Confederation.

Thousands of local residents are expected to join the university community on Sunday, July 1, at the Columbia Lake Fields on Columbia Street West.

June 26, 2012

WATERLOO, Ont. (Tuesday, June 26, 2012) – The University of Waterloo today received two prestigious grants designed to enable leading scientists to mentor and train promising young researchers in quantum information science. Professors David Cory and Michele Mosca, both from the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC), received grants worth $1.65 million each to pursue unique training programs in cutting-edge quantum research.

June 25, 2012

WATERLOO, Ont. (Monday, June 25, 2012) – The University of Waterloo is pleased to announce that Nicole Pitre, of Burlington, Ontario, and Nicole Shum, of Burnaby, British Columbia, have been chosen to represent their high schools as inaugural Schulich Leaders.

Originally, only 20 high school students across Canada were to receive the four-year, $60,000 Schulich Leader Scholarships. Due to the overwhelming number and calibre of the nominees, the number of scholarships was doubled to 40.

June 18, 2012

Waterloo, Canada –June 18, 2012  –A team of University of Waterloo researchers will launch an international study on the global implementation of community sustainability plans, at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (“Rio+20”) later this week in Rio de Janeiro.

The study represents the quantitative research phase of the Implementing Agenda 21 through Local Agenda 21s project, which seeks to help local governments around the world more effectively transition toward a green economy.

June 16, 2012

WATERLOO, Ont. (Saturday, June 16, 2012) – More than 5,000 students crossed the stage at the University of Waterloo’s 104th Convocation this week. There were 4,205 undergraduate degrees and 840 graduate degrees handed out at ceremonies taking place over four days, ending today.

Among the highlights:

Waterloo presented eight honorary degrees.

This year saw the first graduating classes from the Management Engineering, Master of Public Service, International Development, and Knowledge Integration programs.

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