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Occasional updates, comments, and reflections from President Feridun Hamdullahpur

President’s Community Impact Awards: Calling for Nominations

President's Impact Award Winners

Waterloo’s leaders come from all corners of our University and out in the community. They are championing the impact of our institution and making it stronger along the way. The President’s Community Impact Awards were created last year to celebrate these leaders. Now, we are searching for more.

The second annual President’s Community Impact Awards are now accepting nominations and I need your help.

Stepping Forward and Making Progress for the Future of the University of Waterloo

university strategic plan

Our community took a significant step forward this past Monday at the Bridge to 2020: A Look Back, A Look Ahead strategic plan event. After a morning of discussion and sharing at the event, it is clear to me that we have an engaged and passionate community ready to add their experiences and their voice to guide our institution forward.

Leaders of “Canada’s Education City” Gather

When Mayor Dave Jaworsky calls the City of Waterloo “Canada’s education city” he is celebrating our community’s extraordinary post-secondary institutions. But here at the University, we know Waterloo didn’t become the most innovative university in Canada on its own.

Our influence nationally and globally is built upon the relationships we foster in our own community. I am pleased to meet this week with Mayor Jaworsky; John Tibbits, president of Conestoga College and Deborah MacLatchy, president of Wilfrid Laurier University to continue building these vital partnerships.  

Connecting with students this term

President Feridun Hamdullahpur

President Hamdullahpur checking in with MATH 137 and Professor Doug Park.

A big welcome to all students! Whether you’re here for the first time, or returning to continue your program, it’s great to see all of you on campus.

A Step Foward for Equity

Following up on our important step forward for equity.

New Velocity Director: Welcome Jay Shah

Velocity garage workspace

Welcoming Jay Shah to his role as the new Velocity Director!

HeForShe Anniversary: Pioneers in Gender Equity

Celebrating our strong, early steps on a long, important journey towards gender equity.

Celebrating 15 Years of Keystone

UWaterloo staff, faculty and donors enjoyed a beautiful afternoon celebrating our generous campus community.

Energy and Equity: framing the WGSI Summit

On Friday, April 23 I helped kick off the Waterloo Global Science Initiative (WGSI) Summit. This year our focus is on access to energy.

21st Century Education - my speech to the Economic Club of Canada in Toronto

I addressed the Economic Club of Canada in Toronto, to discuss the future of university education in Canada.

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