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For students in the International Development program (INDEV), a collaboration between United College and the Faculty of Environment, the International Development ring ceremony was an opportunity to celebrate the unique bond shared between the tight-knit graduating class.

Thursday, June 6, 2024

A coming home for Beer & Bites

As the University of Waterloo welcomed alumni back to campus for the annual Alumni Weekend, a smaller, more intimate gathering of alumni and friends was happening across the creek.

Connie Roy brings joy to lives. An Ojibway woman from M’Chigeeng Ontario, and hairstylist of 17 years, she makes people feel good about themselves, giving them confidence while keeping them safe in the comforts of their own home.

United College has fostered a supportive community that significantly enhances the collegiate experience for members of the Women’s Basketball team at the University of Waterloo. Through a partnership initiated in 2017, the college has integrated athletics and residence life, creating a nurturing environment that promotes personal growth, leadership, and strong interpersonal connections among student-athletes. The community's involvement, from staff encouragement to peer support at games, exemplifies a shared commitment to student success and well-being.

Beginning end-of May, ground will break for the construction of new outdoor amenities on the United College green. This exciting project is expected to wrap up just in time to welcome students back to campus fall term.    

The Connections Program at United College, set to launch in September 2024, is designed to help incoming students transition into university life through a community-focused approach. Bringing together around 25 first-year students from various disciplines in a shared living and learning space, the program aims to foster strong social connections and a sense of belonging. This initiative reflects United College's commitment to supporting students' academic and personal growth by offering shared electives and group activities that encourage lifelong friendship.

United College alumni, friends, and students gathered on Saturday, November 18 for our annual Stanley Knowles dinner and lecture, marking a year of impactful achievements and celebrating contributions to the college's 60-year legacy. This event, named after Stanley Knowles, emphasizes the college's focus on social good, reflected in both the evening's discussions and the accolades awarded to notable alumni and students. The highlight was a fireside chat with Chancellor Michaëlle Jean and Jody Wilson-Raybould, discussing Wilson-Raybould's book "True Reconciliation," which aligns with the college's efforts towards enhancing support for Indigenous cultures and tackling educational inequities. The evening not only honoured those who have enriched the United College community but also reinforced a collective commitment to reconciliation and social impact.