Keystone Picnic 2018

Keystone picnic poster

More was definitely merrier at the Keystone Picnic

Despite the threat of rain, a crowd of more than 1,400 staff, faculty, and retirees turned out on Friday, June 1 for our annual Keystone Picnic. Just to be on the safe side, the event was moved indoors to the SLC, but that didn’t put a damper on the festivities, where guests enjoyed a barbecue lunch, cupcakes, candy floss and popcorn, plus lots of laughs with colleagues.

Congratulations to Dan Rodgers, Graduate Coordinator, School of Public Health and Health Systems, who won a day off with pay, and to Rossi Ivanova, Lab Instructor/Manager for Nanotechnology Engineering, who won lunch with the President and three friends. 

The picnic is our thank you to more than 1,000 staff, faculty, and retirees each year who support the University with their time or money through the Keystone Campaign. Our sincere thanks to the senior leaders who rolled up their sleeves to serve food, to the army of volunteers who helped organize the event, and to everyone else who came out to celebrate our campus community.  

See you next year!

Questions? keystone@uwaterloo.ca


2018 Keystone Picnic Committee


  • Verna Keller, Centre for Teaching Excellence
  • Lauren Ward, Registrar's Office
  • Carlie Wardell (co-chair), Food Services-REV Conference Ctr
  • Heather Steinmetz (co-chair), School of Computer Science
  • Katelyn Doerbecker, Registrar's Office
  • Cyntia Bratan, Applied Mathematics
  • Sherri Anne Arsenault, Dean of Arts Office
  • Stephanie McCoy, Arts Undergraduate Office
  • Brian Dietrich, Plant Operations
  • Marilyn Thom, Centre for Contact Lens Research
  • Davene Palvetzian, Office of Advancement
  • Amanda Guderian, Applied Mathematics and Centre for Computational Mathematics