Occasional updates, comments, and reflections from President Feridun Hamdullahpur

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.

A week of wins for Waterloo

It was a big week - from celebrating Accelerator Centre's 10th anniversary to talking "No Fears, No Excuses" with Professor Larry Smith.

A note on Fort McMurray

University of Waterloo logo

As the fires continue to rage around Fort McMurray, UWaterloo remains committed to our friends and stakeholders in the region.

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.

Signature Innovation in Korea

This week I travelled to Korea to catch up with our alumni, participate in a university presidents' forum, and leave Waterloo's signature on the Samsung Innovation Museum. 

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.

Growing UWaterloo's international partnerships

Just before the end of March, I travelled to Singapore and China to meet some of UWaterloo's key partners in the region. 

Federal budget 2016 - Good news for Canadian universities

Image credit: Daryl Mitchell

In the budget presented today, Canada's federal government signaled a clear commitment to quality education and science as part of its overall vision for a strong and prosperous Canada.

UWaterloo's disruptors featured on BNN

Week 9 of BNN’s hit Canadian business program, The Disruptors, featured two of the University of Waterloo’s entrepreneurial success stories. I sat down with co-host Amber Kanwar to talk about the culture that helps make that success possible.

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