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President's Blog

Occasional updates, comments, and reflections from President Feridun Hamdullahpur

Hacking the Future at Waterloo

Hacking the Future logo with event date and location

Waterloo is a magnet for innovators and disruptors.

So, it is no surprise that tomorrow our University will welcome a diverse group of business leaders to our Waterloo Innovation Summit.

Fall welcome

New students walking in front of the Quantum Nano Centre

The Fall is one of my favourite times to be on campus. The season is marked by the enthusiasm of new students, as well as renewed comradery for those returning and refreshed commitment from faculty and staff.

A new way of thinking about free trade and manufacturing.

I was pleased to contribute to the Canada’s discussion on NAFTA and the future of our nation’s economy. I invite you to visit the opinion section in today’s Globe and Mail Report on Business to read my Op Ed.

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.

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