2017 is the year of the Fire Rooster 'Ding You' 丁酉, the dawn announcer waking all in the morning. In Greek mythology it is said that the rooster can feel what the future will bring. People born in rooster years are also thought to have the ability to divine the future. Thus they are planners and often good problem solvers.
The University of Waterloo acknowledges that much of our work takes place on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples. Our main campus is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land promised to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River. Our active work toward reconciliation takes place across our campuses through research, learning, teaching, and community building, and is centralized within our Indigenous Initiatives Office.