More than 2,300 students received degrees as part of the University of Waterloo's 111th convocation, which took place this week. The University conferred 1,317 undergraduate degrees and 1,017 graduate degrees.
Researchers at the University of Waterloo are warning that plans to reclaim mined land risk failure and could cost industry and government billions in future cleanup costs if they do not take into account the affects of climate change.
The Honourable Roy J. Romanow, former premier of Saskatchewan, will be among the honourees when more than 2,300 students receive degrees at the University of Waterloo's convocation ceremonies taking place this week.
Premier from 1991 to 2001, Romanow went on to lead the Royal Commission on the Future of Health Care in Canada, resulting in a landmark report in 2002. He will receive an honorary Doctor of Laws and address convocation at the ceremony for the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences and Faculty of Science on Friday, October 23 at 10 a.m.
The 21st annual Science Open House and Gem & Mineral Show will take place at the University of Waterloo this weekend, featuring more hands-on activities than ever before.
The event is full of fun for budding scientists, who can get a souvenir photo of themselves dressed up as scientists, pan for gold, extract banana DNA, explore a giant cell, concoct slime from household products and link tree rings to climate events, all while learning about chemistry, genetics, momentum and climate change.