Gong Hei fat Choy!
This year we celebrate the rat. The rat is the first in the order of all the Chinese zodiac animals.A ccording to oe folktale, the jade emperor decided the order by which animal would arrive first at his party.The rat, being very clever stole a ride with the ox then quickly jumped off at the doors to be the first arrival.
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 granted 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.