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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.

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.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Quest will be unavailable February 16-22 for scheduled upgrade

What is happening? Quest software is being upgraded.

When is this happening? Starting Friday, February 16 at 4:30 p.m. until Thursday, February 22 at 8:00 a.m. (EST).

What is the impact? The Quest system will be down and unavailable during this upgrade window. Following the upgrade, you will notice a new service login page. 

Please Note: Finance has extended the winter 2018 (drop) deadline for 50% tuition refund from February 20 to February 23.