News for Parents

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Scam Alert - Kidnapping scam targeting Chinese students in Canada

Media outlets, as well as Toronto and Hamilton Police Services, are warning Chinese students in Canada about a recent scam. Victims of this scam have been found safe and, as far as we know, Waterloo students have not been targeted. However, we encourage students to be aware.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Canadian immigration changes permanent residents and international students should know

The Government of Canada has recently made some significant changes to its regulations. These changes will affect students who are seeking Canadian citizenship and international undergraduate students who may still be eligible for inclusion as a dependant on a parent's Permanent Residence application.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Innovation thrives with experience as the teacher

VeloCity innovation

University of Waterloo pioneered experiential learning with its co-operative program. The introduction of VeloCity in 2008 took this form of learning to new heights. VeloCity gives students the opportunity to test ideas quickly, and respond even more quickly, based on real-time results – it allows for learning from mistakes in a safe environment. The result: innovation.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Network of entrepreneurs inspires next generation

VeloCity networking

Known internationally for its startup culture, Waterloo Region is home to many seasoned entrepreneurs and organizations like Communitech, eager to offer their resources to budding entrepreneurs. Connections are at the heart of entrepreneurship, and key to why many VeloCity entrepreneurs participate in University of Waterloo’s Velocity Residence, Garage and Campus programs.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

The VeloCity Venture Fund can open doors…even to the Dragon’s Den

VeloCity Venture Fund winners

Connections, credibility and much-needed capital – key components of startup success – are on the line when entrepreneurial students at the University of Waterloo compete for a piece of the VeloCity Venture Fund.