A week of wins for Waterloo

What an awesome week!

First, a big thank you to the inimitable UWaterloo economics professor Larry Smith — along with dozens of skilled organizers and hundreds of participants — for such a great event on Tuesday.

Larry Smith and Feridun Hamdullahpur

We celebrated the launch of Larry's book, "No Fears, No Excuses," and as part of the event, he and I talked about how the University of Waterloo sets students up for career success.

If you haven’t read Larry’s book yet, get to the UWaterloo Bookstore and pick up a copy. You’ll be hooked after the first few pages. I’m ordering copies for both my sons.

This week we also celebrated the Accelerator Centre’s 10th Anniversary, along with special guest Governor General David Johnston, who was pivotal to establishing Accelerator during his tenure as president of UWaterloo. It was very gracious of His Excellency to join us and to share his vision for innovation in Canada.

Governor General David Johnston at a podium

And just yesterday, I got to host some of my colleagues from the United Kingdom when the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) presidential forum visited us here on campus.

We had a good talk about the role presidents play in generating philanthropic support and how we can best support our excellent teams. (A big thank-you to all the Advancement staff who made the event happen.)

University of Waterloo president Feridun Hamdullahpur and CASE Europe Canada tour guests.

Like I said: it was awesome week.

Enjoy the long weekend!

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