For the 21st year running, Waterloo was named Canada’s most innovative university. Waterloo was among the top three Canadian universities — and the only one without a medical school — recognized for highest quality, producing the leaders of tomorrow, and best overall university in Maclean’s magazine’s annual reputational rankings.
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Convocation is an exciting time when special guests, family and friends are welcomed from across the globe to celebrate academic achievement and excellence at our University.
With each new convocation ceremony, the University of Waterloo alumni family grows. Waterloo's 160,000 grads currently live in 144 countries around the world, linked by our global ambassadors and international chapters.
The ritual of Convocation remembers the roots of the university, and marks a beginning for the students as they enter a new stage in their lives. Both the symbols and the ceremony look back far beyond the beginning of the University of Waterloo, back to the centuries of university life in western civilization which Waterloo joined five decades ago.
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It’s a curious building for curious people, supported by an entrepreneur driven by curiosity. The Mike & Ophelia Lazaridis Quantum-Nano Centre on the main campus of the University of Waterloo is ready for its starring role — a gateway to a future shaped by incredibly small devices, advanced materials and powerful technologies based on the laws of quantum mechanics.
While fully working quantum computers may be decades away, the world is already seeing remarkable advances in quantum communications, encryption and extremely sensitive quantum sensors. Raymond Laflamme, director of the University of Waterloo's Institute for Quantum Computing, says Waterloo will continue to lead the way as the institute moves into the new Mike and Ophelia Lazaridis Quantum-Nano Centre.
As the institute’s first director, Arthur Carty is responsible for moving the four-year-old Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology into the Mike & Ophelia Lazaridis Quantum-Nano Centre (QNC), and making the nanotechnology institute a big player in the world of the very small.