News archive - 2020

Monday, July 6, 2020

Bereavement notice

It is with deep sadness that we acknowledge the death of Michelle Miller, a fourth-year mathematics student at the University of Waterloo. Michelle passed away on June 26, 2020 in her home in Waterloo from a pre-existing medical condition.
 
The University’s thoughts and support are with Michelle’s family at this difficult time.

We encourage members of the campus community who are affected by this news and feel they need support to contact any of the following resources:

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Statement on anti-Black racism and academic freedom

In recent weeks, the University of Waterloo has spoken out against racism in all forms. We have taken action by forming the President’s Anti-racism Taskforce to advance equity for Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) on our campus.

On June 6, in response to a change.org petition on racism on our campus, we issued a statement in which we wanted to address the well-justified hurt and concerns of the petitioners. With regret, our statement did not live up to our own standards for promoting free inquiry. 

Friday, April 3, 2020

Q and A with the Experts: Modelling COVID-19

With different countries, and different levels of government grappling with whether or not to publicly release their mathematical models and projections on the progression of the COVID-19 pandemic, we asked Professor 

Friday, April 3, 2020

Increasing support for students during COVID-19: $1M gift adds wellness counsellors to co-operative education program

New student counsellor positions and a digital virtual care tool will be created to expand the wellness service offerings for co-operative education students at the University of Waterloo. The new services come at a time of heightened uncertainty for students, as rapid changes in response to COVID-19 compound the stresses associated with co-op terms.

Thursday, April 2, 2020

We stand against racism in all its forms

For the last few weeks we have mobilized our skills, time and resources to slow the spread of coronavirus. We've done this as each of us has also adjusted to new work and study environments at home or at a distance.

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