Community Relations and Events

The University of Waterloo is more than a world-class institution for innovation and learning.  We are proud to contribute to the success of our community and we have a rich history of giving back to make our community a better place.

Donna Strickland giving a public lecture

Explore UWaterloo's community involvement

United Way volunteers

United Way

Every fall, University of Waterloo is a proud participant of the annual United Way workplace campaign. Proceeds from our campaign stay in our community, helping the United Way Kitchener-Waterloo & Area.

Dominic Barton giving a talk

Public lectures

Waterloo's public lectures are an entertaining and informative way to learn about emerging ideas and research. Some of the guests we have had in the past include Jack Dorsey, Alexis Ohanian, and Chris Hadfield.

How we can help

  • Lead signature events and programs that strengthen relationships between the university and our community.
  • Partner with public officials and community leaders to identify and resolve issues of concern to our community.
  • Develop collaborative relationships to advance the university’s mission and strategic plan.
  • Promote the university as a resource to our community.

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