Community and alumni come together for Reunion 2014

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The University of Waterloo will opens its doors to alumni, the community, staff and students on Saturday in celebration of Reunion 2014.

All are invited to attend a variety of activities offered at the Waterloo campus.

"The University of Waterloo is proud to be a part of Waterloo Region and are thrilled to include our neighbours in the excitement of this wonderful annual event," said Feridun Hamdullahpur, president and vice-chancellor of Waterloo. "It is my pleasure to once again welcome the community to come to campus and welcome back members of the growing family of Waterloo alumni."

Among the highlights, Heather Moyse, two-time Olympic gold medalist and Waterloo alumna, will deliver a free public lecture in the J.G. Hagey Hall of the Humanities. It begins at 3 p.m. Please note that because of space limitations, registration is required for this and some other events.

"I'm thrilled to be returning to campus for Reunion to speak to alumni, current students, staff, and people from the community,” said Moyse. “Not only is it a chance to give back to a place where I spent four great years of my life, but it makes me feel more connected than ever to Waterloo. There is something so inspiring about meeting the next generation of leaders."

Other events include:

9 a.m. The AHS Fun Run takes place at B.C. Matthews Hall. Grab your running gear, costume or casual weekend wear for a run or walk around ring road. Please note, there is a registration fee for this event.

11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Come to the open house featuring Faculty highlights such as the Earth Science Museum in EIT and the Sedra Student Design Centre in Engineering 5.

11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Attend the 20th annual East Asian Festival at Renison University College. Experience the vibrant cultures of China, Japan and Korea with live performances, music, food, and educational booths.

12 to 5 p.m. Attend the 11th Annual Traditional Pow Wow at St. Paul's University College. Enjoy drumming, dancing and other elements of traditional Aboriginal culture.

1 p.m. Cheer on the Waterloo Warriors as they take on the Western Mustangs at Warrior Field.

For a full list of events and to register, please visit the Reunion 2014 website.

Free parking is available in parking lots A, B, C, L, R, N, W and X. You can find them on our campus map.

           

About the University of Waterloo

In just half a century, the University of Waterloo, located at the heart of Canada's technology hub, has become one of Canada's leading comprehensive universities with 35,000 full- and part-time students in undergraduate and graduate programs. Waterloo, as home to the world's largest post-secondary co-operative education program, embraces its connections to the world and encourages enterprising partnerships in learning, research and discovery. In the next decade, the university is committed to building a better future for Canada and the world by championing innovation and collaboration to create solutions relevant to the needs of today and tomorrow. For more information about Waterloo, please visit www.uwaterloo.ca.

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