Several years ago, Marilyn Thom started running for her health. Now she runs for a group of people who can’t. A longtime employee of the School of Optometry & Vision Science (WOVS), Thom is also a dedicated volunteer with the Sjögren’s Society of Canada. She recently ran a 7K race to raise funds for the organization. But that’s only one of the ways she’s helping to fight a condition that too often goes unrecognized and untreated.
From manufacturing and industry, robotics, healthcare and more, eleven of Waterloo’s alumni and former students have earned spots on the 2019 Forbes 30 Under 30 list. The list, which represents innovative minds from Canada and the United States, stretches across 23 categories for a total of 600 people. Among the group, are two Science alumni who are shaking up the areas of music and customer relations.
The Celebration 2017 Legacy Project has been implemented in the arts quad, bringing the design initiative to a close.
Celebration 2017 was a student competition to design the space as a legacy to the University’s 60th anniversary year. On Saturday, November 3 the completed winning concept was celebrated in the Arts Quad and enjoyed by the campus community.
Alumnus and entrepreneur Bill Rickert (PhD ’68) is giving generously to the University of Waterloo to honour two professors who changed the course of his career, and to empower the next generation of scientists in biomedicine, biotechnology, and nanomedicine.