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Friday, October 26, 2012

A Message from President Feridun Hamdullahpur on the death of German exchange student Amelie Limberger

On the afternoon of October 25, following an accident in uptown Waterloo, German exchange student Amelie Limberger passed away.

On behalf of the University of Waterloo, I extend our deepest condolences to Amelie’s family, friends and colleagues. Our entire university community is shocked and profoundly saddened by this loss.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

New evidence reveals Canadian wellbeing on the decline

TORONTO, Ont. (Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012)The recession hit Canadians harder than economic numbers such as GDP have indicated and the decline in our wellbeing continues despite subsequent economic recovery, says the Honourable Roy Romanow, advisory board co-chair for the Canadian Index of Wellbeing (CIW), housed in the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences at the University of Waterloo.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

University of Waterloo completes 105th Convocation

WATERLOO, Ont. (Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012) – More than 1,900 students crossed the stage at the University of Waterloo’s 105th Convocation this week. There were 1,170 undergraduate degrees and 769 graduate degrees handed out at ceremonies taking place over two days, ending today.

Among the highlights:

There were 660 master's degrees and 109 doctoral degrees conferred.

Waterloo presented four honorary degrees, recognized three distinguished professors emeriti and two people became honorary members of the university.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Experts meet to build research network to improve consumer protection

TORONTO, Ont. (Saturday, Oct 20, 2012) – Better consumer protection was the subject of a recent workshop hosted by the University Waterloo and Université du Québec à Montréal in which scholars from diverse areas such as law, economics, technology, agriculture and marketing shared their expertise.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

University of Waterloo named Research University of the Year

WATERLOO, Ont. (Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012) – For the fifth year in a row, the University of Waterloo is Research University of the Year among Canadian comprehensive universities, says Research Infosource Inc.

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