This is to inform you that the Responsible Investing Working Group, constituted by the Board of Governors, is now in place and has held its first meeting. The terms of reference for the working group can be found via the link.
As Winter 2017 lectures end and you prepare for your exams, let me say on behalf of the University – well done.
As I traveled around campus and visited lectures across the University recently, I was struck time and again by the enthusiasm Waterloo students have for their studies and for this University. Just thinking about it keeps us all inspired.
2017 marks a significant year of celebration at the University of Waterloo.
As we celebrate the 60th anniversary of the University and the 150thanniversary of Canada’s confederation, Celebration 2017 will leave a lasting legacy, designed by current students, to be enjoyed for generations to come; this initiative will embody the University of Waterloo’s image as a hub for innovation and celebrate Canada’s spirit of diversity and inclusion.
Following the recent tragic loss of one of our students to suicide, I have been moved by our community’s overwhelming offers of support for people suffering from mental health issues.
These offers of assistance continue to come into the University by phone, email, in person and most recently, through a petition outlining ideas on how we can better support those who may be suffering in silence.