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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Scam Alert - Virtual kidnapping scam targeting Chinese students

The Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China in Toronto is warning of a kidnapping scam targeting international students from China and Chinese Canadians. These incidents of telephone fraud, virtual kidnapping and extortion are happening in the Greater Toronto Area and across Canada. As far as we know Waterloo students have not been targeted, but we encourage students to be aware.

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

International Student Advising has changed its title

As of today, International Student Advising in the Student Success Office has changed its title to Immigration Consulting. Service delivery has not been impacted. Immigration Consultants will continue to provide immigration consulting services free-of-charge to all international students. 

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Immigration update on biometrics requirements

Undergraduate and graduate students should note that Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is planning to expand their biometrics process for temporary and permanent residence applications.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Temporary room relocations for June 7 and June 8

Update on fire incident on campus – Impact to class schedules

A number of buildings (CEIT, STC, Physics, Biology 1 and Biology 2 and ESC) on campus experienced small fires.

All fires were successfully extinguished, though some buildings may show some signs of the fire department’s activities and have a residual “campfire” odour. As a matter of precaution, some areas of STC, Biology 1 and Physics will remain closed until a full assessment can be completed.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

We're closed on Thursday, May 24

The Student Success Office will be closed on Thursday, May 24 for a staff retreat. International advising and Peer Success Coaching appointments will not be available on Thursday. The office will re-open on Friday morning at 8:30 a.m. 

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Scam Alert - Phone calls targeting international students

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has released a notice of a re-emerging scam targeting international students. Across various Canadian cities, international students have recently reported receiving phone calls from individuals claiming to be employees of IRCC. The caller tells the student that to avoid deportation, they must send prepaid credit and gift cards, money wires or e-transfers as payment to avoid arrest or deportation. IRCC would never ask you to do this. As far as we know Waterloo students have not been targeted but, we encourage students to be aware.

Monday, April 16, 2018

Rescheduled exams due to weather conditions

On-campus exams scheduled for Saturday, April 14 at 12:30 p.m. as well as Saturday afternoon and evening have been rescheduled to Sunday, April 22, at the same time and same location.

On-campus exams scheduled for the morning of Monday, April 16 have been rescheduled to Wednesday, April 25, at the same time and same location.

Arrangements for students who were scheduled at non-Waterloo exam centres are being made. Extended Learning will email every student with the new details once arrangements are confirmed.

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Afternoon and evening exams cancelled April 14, University closed April 15

Afternoon and evening exams cancelled April 14, University closed April 15

Due to severe weather, all afternoon and evening exams have been cancelled Saturday, April 14, including Centre for Extended Learning (CEL) exams. The University will be closed Sunday, April 15.

Today's exams are rescheduled to Sunday, April 22. Please check LEARN for more information.

Monday, April 2, 2018

SLC/PAC Closures

Due to renovations and expansions being made to the Student Life Center's dining room, students are to note that they will no long have access to the main level of SLC.

Access to the building will only be possible from Ring Road entrance, the Turnkey enterence and the SLC/PAC link. The lower and upper levels of SLC will still be accessible through the main stairwell to the lower level and the fire exit stairwells.  

Sunday, April 1, 2018

UWaterloo presents an honourary degree in Gooseography and Aviation

Mr Goose and Chris Hafield

The University of Waterloo recognized a long standing member of our community with an honourary degree in Gooseography and Aviation today.