Monday, November 8, 2021 — 4:00 PM EST

On behalf of the Senate and the Board of Governors of the University of Waterloo, it is our pleasure to invite you to virtually attend the Installation of Dr. Vivek Goel as President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Waterloo.

Presidential Installation – November 8


Join the virtual President’s installation ceremony

Vivek Goel will be officially installed as the University of Waterloo's seventh President and Vice-Chancellor at a special virtual event on November 8, 2021.

His Excellency Dominic Barton, Canada's ambassador to China and the University of Waterloo's Chancellor, will conduct the installation ceremony.

WHEN:     Monday, November 8, 2021 at 4:00 p.m.

WHERE:   Online

Please RSVP here to attend. 

If you have any questions, please contact

Wednesday, October 27, 2021 — 8:00 PM EDT

The 2021 Hagey Lecture is coming up at the end of this month (Oct 27) and the University is inviting all of its' retirees. Please see below for a short description and the registration link.

Energy economist and author Mark Jaccard will deliver the 2021 University of Waterloo Hagey Lecture on October 27.

Climate-concerned citizens can overcome myths that hinder us from acting in time to prevent extreme climate impacts. Actions can involve personal consumption choices (electric vehicles, heat pumps) but these only have an effect if citizens are also engaged in the political process and civil society to elect and support climate-sincere politicians. These personal and collective efforts must align with and foster a global strategy of decarbonization, especially in developing countries. Tune in to find out what is required on a simple path to climate success—and what you can contribute.

Mark Jaccard will be on campus with a very small in-person audience, but the event will be livestreamed and registration is open now for the livestream at:

Tuesday, September 14, 2021 — 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT

The Indigenous Initiatives Office invites all Indigenous employees and retirees of the University of Waterloo and the Affiliated and Federated Institutions to a virtual social!

All of Turtle Island’s First Nations (Status/Non-Status), Métis, Inuit employees and retirees are welcome.

Let’s gather. Let’s meet. Let’s widen and strengthen the Indigenous community at Waterloo.

This is the second gathering of this kind, the first was an in-person luncheon held early 2020 thanks to Lori Campbell (former Director of the Waterloo Indigenous Student Centre),  Chloe Blair from the Waterloo Indigenous Student Centre and the Faculty Association of the University of Waterloo!  A regular Indigenous employee group gathering will be hosted by the Indigenous Initiatives Office going forward.

This meeting, and future meetings, is a chance for us to gather, meet one another, create and strengthen our connections that will in-turn create a strong community not only for ourselves but for current and future Indigenous students, faculty, retirees and staff.

When?  Tuesday, September 14th from 2:00 – 3:00 PM

Where? Zoom

How? Please RSVP to for a link to the virtual space

Tuesday, June 29, 2021 — 1:00 PM EDT

The UWRA presents an information session aimed at senior drivers in Ontario.  Staying mobile is important to the lifestyle of today’s seniors.  This session will help you understand the Ministry of Transportation Ontario’s (MTO) 70 years plus, 80 years plus and medical review programs.

Faith Morphy, Centre Director for Young Drivers of Canada talks to us about MTO’s medical review programs.

Tuesday, May 25, 2021 — 1:00 PM EDT


Tips for a healthier & happier retirement that everybody needs to know

Wednesday, May 19, 2021 — 3:00 PM EDT

University of Waterloo Retirees Association Annual General Meeting

When: Wednesday, May 19th at 3:00 PM (EDT)

Registration is required,   follow this link


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. 

Please visit our website to review the agenda and reports

2021 Annual General Meeting Reports (DRAFT) | Retirees Association | University of Waterloo (

Questions about the agenda or reports email

Having issues with the registration please email

Wednesday, April 21, 2021 — 1:30 PM EDT

The University of Waterloo Retirees' Association Annual Spring Banquet (2021) on campus is replaced this year with a meeting of members over ZOOM. 

On Wednesday April 21, 2021 the UWRA provides two talks on the topic: The University of Waterloo in the year 2050. Lectures will be provided by Dr. Mark Seasons of the School of Planning and Dr. Paul F. J. Eagles, Distinguished Professor Emeritus.

Dr. Mark Seasons Dr. Paul Eagles
Dr. Mark Seasons Dr. Paul F. J. Eagles

The Zoom meeting will open at 1:00 with half an hour of greetings, followed by the two talks starting at 1:30 PM. The meeting will be moderated by Lynn Judge UWRA President.

The UWRA banquet lecture series held many talks profiling the first 50 years of prominent programs and departments at the University of Waterloo. This year we shift from the past to the future, with two professors providing their ideas of what the University of Waterloo may look like as its centennial approaches.

Please register for these talks so that you can be sent the appropriate connections to ZOOM.

Here is the link to the registration for the Spring UWRA Members Meeting - The University of Waterloo in the year 2050

You are invited to a Zoom meeting.

When: Apr 21, 2021 01:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this meeting:



After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Any questions on registration please email Peggy - questions on content please email Paul any other questions or comments please email Lynn. Thanks and by for now.

Peggy Day -

Paul Eagles -

Lynn Judge -

Wednesday, March 17, 2021 — 1:00 PM EDT

UWRA Special Seminar: Outdoor Recreation and Health During the Pandemic.

This seminar will be presented by Jim Ashworth, Paul Eagles, Stewart Forrest, all UWRA Board Members. There will be 40 minutes for presentation, plus 20 minutes for questions and discussions

The seminar will take place on Wednesday March 17, 2021 from 1 PM to 3 PM, with the presentations starting at 1:30 PM. The first half hour will enable participants to visit with each other over ZOOM.

Registration is required. The ZOOM sign on information will only be given to those who pre-register, to reduce the chances of meeting piracy as occurred with our first online presentation.

Register in advance for this meeting:    


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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