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News archive - 2015

Friday, December 18, 2015

President's Town Hall Q&A's

The President's Town Hall on November 3 was a great event with excellent participation.

So excellent, in fact, that there wasn't nearly enough time for the president and his team to address all of the great questions that came in from email, social media, and live audience members.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Happy Holidays! (Video)

On Thursday, December 17, President Hamdullahpur shared the following video message with the University of Waterloo community.

Friday, December 4, 2015

UWaterloo statement on death of co-op student

It is with deep sadness that the University of Waterloo must confirm the death of Gabriel Barsky, a student studying Computer Science in the Faculty of Mathematics. Gabriel, known as Gaby, aged 20, died as a result of injuries he sustained while travelling to work for a co-op work term in California on Wednesday, December 2, 2015.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

Feridun Hamdullahpur, president and vice-chancellor of the University of Waterloo, released the following message to all students, faculty, and staff on December 3, 2015.

December 6th is the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women in Canada. This year will mark the 26th anniversary of the tragic events that took place in 1989 at l'École Polytechnique de Montréal.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

UWaterloo response to refugee crisis

The following memo was distributed to the University of Waterloo community on December 3, 2015.

Canadians are responding to the international refugee crisis in ways that reflect our values of freedom, respect for cultural differences, peace and collaboration. I would like to share some initiatives we are supporting across campus as we raise awareness of emerging options.