Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Grand opening for University of Waterloo Stratford Campus

View of the campus building

Opening ceremonies were held Tuesday for the building that will house the University of Waterloo’s new Stratford Campus.

The high-tech, 42,000-square-foot building will house the school’s digital media program.

Feridun Hamdullahpur, president and vice-chancellor of UW, says “The frontiers of knowledge will be where technology merges with other disciplines, addressing some of the most important issues of our time.”

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Business, technology and art converge at new UW campus in Stratford

View of the crowd during the grand opening

STRATFORD — Can Stratford reinvent itself from theatre town to digital media hub? The University of Waterloo and some of the region’s biggest tech companies are betting it can.

The university unveiled its newest satellite school Tuesday, a 42,000-square foot campus complete with a three-storey high wall of digital “micro tiles,” audio and visual editing suites and interactive classrooms with touch screens on the floors and walls.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

UW joins Stratford on road to the digital future

The University of Waterloo's new Stratford Campus.

Sixty years ago, Tom Patterson dreamed of Stratford as a world-class theatre town built around the plays of Shakespeare. Today its theatres draw visitors from around the globe.

Six years ago, Mayor Dan Mathieson wondered why Stratford didn’t have a university campus. Today, a gleaming building houses a University of Waterloo satellite campus.

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Saturday, September 1, 2012

Making the future in Stratford

Making the future is what the University of Waterloo Stratford Campus is all about.

Opening this fall, the Waterloo Stratford Campus is home to uWaterloo’s new programs in digital media: Global Business and Digital Arts and the Master in Digital Experience Innovation. These unique programs focus on future careers in digital technologies, content creation, and user experience. Students will explore technology, creativity and business to develop, examine and commercialize opportunities in the rapidly growing global digital media field.

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Some see students. You see potential.

Shape the future this Giving Tuesday. Make a gift to help unlock two challenge grants! Donations will be directed to the Stratford School Excellence Fund, allowing us to recognize student excellence by awarding scholarships to GBDA and MDEI students this year, in honour of the School’s 10th Anniversary.