The University of Waterloo is more than a world-class institution for innovation and learning. We offer exciting programming and engaging learning opportunities for our local community, and invite you to visit us both on campus and at various locations in the community.
Celebrating 60 Years
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Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Peace and Security in Northern Nigeria
On March 20, 2018, keynote speaker Chom Bagu, the Nigeria Field Project Manager from Mennonite Economic Development Associates (MEDA), and other experts will provide insight into peacebuilding initiatives in Northern Nigeria.
Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
World Water Day: Nature for Water
Join the Water Institute and SWIGS for their annual World Water Day celebration. Explore this year’s theme “Nature for Water” and meet our student researchers and invited speakers that are making a splash in the water sector.
Friday, March 23, 2018 - 9:00 am to Saturday, March 24, 2018 - 4:00 pm
FIRST Robotics – Waterloo Region Competition
Join us for the FIRST® Robotics Waterloo Regional Competition hosted at the University of Waterloo. High-school teams from across Ontario and the US demonstrate their robot in this year’s challenge, FIRST® Power Up.
Spectator registration not required.
Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 6:00 pm
Six Big Ideas to Improve Health Care for All Canadians
Dr. Danielle Martin, in partnership with Stratford Public Library, will walk us through ways of improving Canadian health care; Supporting relationship-based primary health care for all Canadians and scaling up successful innovations across the country are two ways we can get there.
Friday, April 6, 2018 - 9:30 am to 12:00 pm
A (Self) Reflexive Lens on Gerontology: Over Time, Through Change, In Aging
This inaugural lecture by Anne Martin-Matthews is being given in honour of Dr. William Forbes, a pioneer in the field of gerontology and the founding Director of the Gerontology program at the University of Waterloo, Canada’s first English-language graduate program in Gerontology.
Coffee and light refreshments served at 9:30 AM, lecture at 10:00 AM
Friday, April 13, 2018 - 7:30 pm
Deadman Walking: The Journey Continues...
Sr. Helen Prejean is a southern storyteller who will bring you on a journey about how she got involved with the Ministry Against the Death Penalty. This ministry believes in the dignity of all people, expresses mercy and justice by standing side by side with those who are outcasts in our society, promotes compassionate alternatives to the death penalty, and supports victims’ families
“The caliber of post-secondary students in our city is second to none. At the University of Waterloo, in addition to their academic strengths, students find unique and innovative ways to share their time and talent, investing in our city and making it a better place for all. We are fortunate to have this award-winning university in our city.”
- DAVE JAWORSKY, Mayor, City of Waterloo