Impact

Waterloo is changing the world by making ideas matter. Swift but steady progress from conceptualization, to commercialization, to world-changing impact occurs across Faculties and disciplines. From smartphones that changed the way the world communicates, to international monetary system reform, Waterloo’s impact is felt around the globe.

Mixed media art of Indiginous child

Using art to reflect Indigenous experiences during Canada 150+

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Face to Face art exhibition features Canadian youth from the last 150 years to draw attention to Canada’s cultural diversity

Waterloo student paints elderly womens nails

Random Act of Kindness Day: Spreading kindness on campus

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Student volunteers in the Bridge to Academic Success in English (BASE) program bring more kindness to campus

woman working in optometry lab

Waterloo is a top research university for 10th year

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The Research Infosource ranking for comprehensive universities in Canada comes just weeks after Waterloo was ranked the most innovative university in the country

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From international exchange student to tenure-track prof

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Xu Chu graduates from Waterloo with a PhD in computer science and moves on to a faculty position at Georgia Institute of Technology

Pampa Dey wearing a PhD convocation gown

Overcoming obstacles to achieve her dreams

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Raised in a one-room house in a remote Indian village, Pampa Dey will receive her doctorate in engineering at convocation

Speaker emphasizes prevention and fun in talk on sexual consent

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Students, staff and faculty are invited to attend talk on sexual consent as part of University of Waterloo’s #AskatUW campaign

Waterloo graduates cheering while seated for convocation

Fall Convocation: Waterloo welcomes 2,300+ new graduates

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Special guests, family and friends celebrate at Waterloo’s 115th convocation ceremonies

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A Waterloo invention makes Dyson shortlist four years in a row

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Avro Life Science is one of only two Canadian projects to be shortlisted for the prestigious international James Dyson Awards competition

Dismantling Native American stereotypes through photography

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Acclaimed photographer who wants to transform the way Native Americans are presented in the mass media will speak on campus

HeForShe scholarship recipients standing with #HeForShe sign

HeForShe scholarships awarded to exceptional first year STEM students

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Young women pursuing science, technology, engineering, and mathematics at the University of Waterloo encouraged to follow their passions with $12,000 scholarships

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