UWaterloo to welcome alumni, community for Reunion 2015

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

The University of Waterloo will host alumni, the community, staff and students on Saturday, October 3 in celebration of Reunion 2015. All are invited to attend a variety of activities at the Waterloo campus.

"The University of Waterloo is proud to call this dynamic region home," said Feridun Hamdullahpur, president and vice-chancellor of Waterloo. "It is my pleasure to invite members of our local and campus communities to take part in the festivities of this annual event and join us as we welcome back our Waterloo alumni."

Among the highlights, Professor Raymond Laflamme, executive director for the Institute for Quantum Computing, will deliver a free public lecture at the Mike & Ophelia Lazaridis Quantum-Nano Centre  at 2:30 p.m. Please note that because of space limitations, registration is required, and you need to present a printed or mobile version of your ticket confirmation at the door to guarantee admittance into the theatre.

“So much is happening here at Waterloo," said Laflamme. "Our research is already disrupting classical technology and the transformational effects these quantum technologies will have on society. Our work is helping Waterloo Region become the Quantum Valley.”

Other events include:

8 a.m. The AHS Fun Run takes place at B.C. Matthews Hall. Run or walk around ring road. Please note, there is a registration fee for this event.

9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Come to the engineering open house and engineering tours at the Sedra Student Design Centre in Engineering 5.

9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.  Arts alumni reunion, with the Dean's Panel Discussion.

10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Meet Bob Lemieux, dean of science, and receive a VIP tour of the Science Teaching Complex.

10 a.m. to 12 p.m.  Math alumni open house

11 a.m. Test your memory in the fun lecture, What Are The Odds? Revisiting ENVS 178, with Jean Andrey, dean of environment.

11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Attend the 21st 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.

11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Discover the excitement of quantum mechanics by attending the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) reunion open house.

11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Bright young minds will experience the wonders of science, including live demonstrations of electricity, magnetism, superconductivity and more at the Q-Kids Science Show at the Mike & Ophelia Lazaridis Quantum-Nano Centre.

1 p.m. Cheer on the Waterloo Warriors as they take on the Laurier Golden Hawks at Warrior Field.

For a full list of events and to register, please visit the Reunion 2015 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. A globally focused institution, celebrated as Canada’s most innovative university for 23 consecutive years, Waterloo is home to the world's largest post-secondary co-operative education program 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 uwaterloo.ca.

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University of Waterloo
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