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Monday, November 5, 2018

Student input required for University's Strategic Plan - Bridge to 2020

Join the conversation to shape the University of Waterloo’s future. Strategic Plan consultation sessions continue into November. Visit the Bridge to 2020 website to register and to learn more about the strategic planning process and issue papers. 

Upcoming sessions:

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Ten things to know about cannabis at UWaterloo

Guided by provincial and federal legislation, and with a focus on the health and safety of the UWaterloo community, the Secretariat has published the University's Approach to Cannabis Legalization Q&A. Below are 10 things students should know about cannabis at UWaterloo:

Friday, September 28, 2018

Scam alert - Canada Revenue Agency phone scam

Please be aware of an ongoing phone scam targeting Canadians and international students. Across Canada, people are receiving phone calls from individuals claiming to be from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). These callers threaten to have students arrested or fired from a job if they do not give them money for unpaid income or immigration taxes. They may also transfer the phone call to individuals they claim are colleagues at the CRA, or police officers, who will also try and convince students to send money to avoid being arrested.

Monday, September 24, 2018

Fall Break 2018 details

No classes on October 8-10. October 11 classes follow a Tuesday schedule. October 12 classes follow a Wednesday schedule.

The first holiday of the term is Thanksgiving; Monday, October 8. There are also no classes on Tuesday, October 9 and Wednesday, October 10 for Fall Break Study Days. Students should be back on campus for classes on Thursday, October 11 – following the Tuesday class schedule - and on Friday, October 12 – following the Wednesday class schedule. 

Monday, September 10, 2018

Student input needed for University’s strategic plan

Student participation is crucial to the conversation and shaping the University of Waterloo’s future. Help ensure the success of the strategic planning process by participating in the Bridge to 2020 strategic plan consultation phase by signing up for a consultation session:

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Welcome! Resources and workshops for the fall term

New and returning students begin classes and lectures today (and Orientation continues until Saturday). Campus will be busy, but keep an eye out for faculty, staff, and student volunteers wearing yellow Here to Help buttons to answer your questions or help you find your class. 

As the term begins, here are some resources offered by the Student Success Office:

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.