Posts for the Topic Town Hall

Occasional updates, comments, and reflections from President Feridun Hamdullahpur

Reflections on a fine, full fall term: October in review

It’s hard to believe that the 2014-2015 fall term is already at the half way mark!

So far, it has been a very full semester, and every effort has been more than worth it.

Evidence of the University of Waterloo’s growing momentum is mounting, with some excellent rankings results over the past two weeks, including from Research Infosource and Macleans.

Campaigns, connections, and community: November in review

First and foremost, congratulations to our entire campus on our successful United Way Campaign!

Let me extend a big thank you to all of those who organized and donated to this excellent cause. As I mentioned in my message to campus on Wednesday, we surpassed our fundraising goal of $240,000, which represents about 5% of United Way’s fundraising goal for the entire region of Waterloo.

New alumni take on the world: June in review

I never get tired of Convocation.

Seeing our graduands cross the stage and getting the chance to speak with many of them is a perennial pleasure. It’s incredible what you hear. “I’m starting my own company,” is something our grads tell us more and more frequently. Some are going on to further studies, others have travel lined up, and many are making the transition to the workforce.

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