Post Tagged with: "University of Waterloo"

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Gateway Project creates new vision for University Avenue

The City of Waterloo and Region of Waterloo have partnered up with the University of Waterloo, Wilfrid Laurier University and Conestoga College to create the University Gateway Project in order to develop a new vision for the future of University Avenue. The first public consultation was held on Thursday, Nov. 23 at St. Michael’s Church, where the team begun working with the public to […]

by Erin Abe· · Local, News ·
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TEDxUW brings together 700 delegates to annual event

On Saturday, Oct. 28, the University of Waterloo held their sixth annual TEDx event in their Humanities Theatre. Founded over 30 years ago, TED is a media organization that puts on conferences around the world where experts are invited to come and speak on issues related to technology, entertainment and design. TEDx events are usually put on at a smaller scale and are independently organized by people who obtain a license from TED proper. […]

by Jake Watts· · News ·
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UW students compete in the Hyperloop Pod Competition

Since January 2017, students from the University of Waterloo have been working to compete in the Hyperloop Pod Competition sponsored by SpaceX. The most recent competition was in August 2017, where Universities competed to create the fastest Hyperloop Pod. Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, introduced the Hyperloop concept back in 2013 and, since, companies have worked to make this idea […]

by Erin Abe· · Local, News ·
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Waterloo sees a rising number of international students attending post-secondary

Wilfrid Laurier University and the University of Waterloo will witness an influx of international students moving into the area come the beginning of fall. As reported by 570 News, both post-secondary institutions are now reporting double digit growth in international student applications. On June 1, the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC) reported that the number of Ontario high school students […]

by Kaitlyn Severin· · Campus, Local, National, News ·
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UW student dies in residence

Yesterday, Imprint, the University of Waterloo’s student newspaper, reported that a student died in UW Place at 6:24 a.m. Waterloo Region Police Services executive officer Mike Haffner confirmed to Imprint that the deceased was a 19-year-old male student. This is the second student death this year in UW Place, as an 18-year-old female student died in January. Imprint reported that both […]

by Cord Staff· · News ·
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The Roll Joint, a student-founded restaurant caters to K-W’s weekend crowd

Moving away from home for university can be exciting, however there seems to always be something missing — whether that be familiar faces, or familiar foods. Such is the exact motivation behind the creation of The Roll Joint – a new, student run restaurant that operates on Friday and Saturday nights from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. “It was last […]

by Manjot Bhullar· · Arts and Life, Food ·
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Student in University of Waterloo residence passes away

Yesterday afternoon Waterloo Regional Police and the fire department’s hazardous materials unit were called to a University of Waterloo residence on Seagram Dr to investigate the death of a female student, according to CTV. The cause of death is still under investigation. “We are deeply saddened by the death of one of our students and express our heartfelt condolences to […]

by Cord Staff· · Campus, Local, News ·
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Former University of Waterloo VP charged with fraud

Former University of Waterloo vice-president, Kenneth McGillivray, has been charged with fraud. McGillivray has been accused of taking numerous personal trips over a two year span under false pretenses, while acting as the university’s vice-president, advancement. The former VP is alleged of being reimbursed for over $12,000 after submitting personal expense claims to the university. Robert Cowan, Waterloo Regional Police […]

by Safina Husein· · News ·