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President's Blog

Occasional updates, comments, and reflections from President Feridun Hamdullahpur

David Johnston’s vision of “smart and caring” Canada began at Waterloo

David Johnston and Feridun Hamdullahpur

I was honoured to be part of a recent feature in the Waterloo Region Record celebrating David Johnston, Governor General of Canada.

A more sustainable Waterloo

Feridun with winners

The Waterloo community celebrated our on campus sustainability successes today at the 2017 Eco-Summit.

Celebrating 150 years of Canadian innovation

Mihaela Vlasea

As we celebrate Canada's 150th anniversary of confederation, it's time to reflect on the innovations that have shaped the field of science — and what the next 150 years might bring.

A look at the future as Waterloo celebrates graduates

Graduating students posing for photo

This week the University of Waterloo celebrates the hard work and dedication of our undergraduate and graduate students. Read my op-ed on how the University of Waterloo looks to the future with our newest alumni.

A community committed to action on mental health

needles hall expansion

Learn more about how Waterloo will continue the conversation on how to improve access to mental health assistance for people who need it.

A campus conversation on mental health

Further to my earlier message, I want to acknowledge that when the members of our university community suffer the kind of heartbreaking loss that we did this week, we are all affected.

Forging collaborations between universities and industries

I invite you to read the op-ed on the Times Higher Education-World University Rankings blog, which highlights the elements of partnership between universities and industry that will best advance research success and allow innovation to flourish.

Empower our best and brightest

Naila Keleta-Mae speaks at the International Women's Day Dinner

As we recognize International Women’s Day, we must also recognize that we still have a way to go.

I invite you to read the Op Ed in today's edition of the Waterloo Record, which outlines some of the challenges still faced by many of the women across the world.

An update on the U.S. Executive Order on Immigration and Travel

Canada’s universities continue to follow closely the impacts of the Executive Order (EO) issued by the American Administration last week preventing individuals from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States.  

On February 3, 2017, the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington issued a stay suspending the order. This means at this time land and airports of entry are prohibited from enforcing the EO.  

A statement on the U.S. Executive Order on Immigration and Travel

Globally and here at home, universities are strengthened by the exchange of talent, ideas and experience from students, faculty, researchers and staff.  The original principle of academic freedom encompassed thought, expression and geography. 

Diversity is a strength of this university and of our country. Together, with universities across Canada, we will continue to welcome students, faculty and staff from around the world including those seeking refuge from violence and injustice.

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