News archive - March 2018

Monday, March 26, 2018

Goose Watch 2018 is live!

How to avoid a goose attack: Back away, Maintain direct eye contact, Be assertive (not aggressive), Keep calm and don't run.

Goose Watch begins today here at the University of Waterloo. During nesting season, Canadian geese can become aggressive and territorial. Goose Watch is a mapping application that helps students, staff and faculty navigate around goose nest locations on campus.

Friday, March 16, 2018

ION Rail Crossing Warning

Reminder: Students MUST obey rail signage and crossing lights at the ION Light Rail Crossings on campus.

ION Light Rail tests are underway and students are advised to stay alert when crossing the tracks. These tests involve increasing the speed of trains to eventually get them to their full speed. When the crossing arms are down and lights are flashing, wait behind the crossing bars until the train is passed and the bars are raised.

Friday, March 16, 2018

Important changes to working in Canada on a study permit

On March 12, 2018, Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) updated the Program Delivery Instructions (PDI) for working off-campus. Please take the time to read the PDI carefully to ensure you fully understand how these immigration changes might impact you. Students who are Canadian or Permanent Residents of Canada do not have these restrictions.

Monday, March 12, 2018

Mental health review results in increased support for students

A comprehensive report on student mental health was released today by the President’s Advisory Committee on Student Mental Health.

The report includes 36 recommendations and will result in an increase to the amount of mental health professionals who can provide counselling services on campus.