Post Tagged with: "University of Waterloo"

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Hillel Laurier’s exhibition begins annual Holocaust Education Week

Hillel Laurier is hosting their Holocaust Education Week from Nov. 2 until Nov. 8. This week of events is dedicated annually to the furthering of education and remembrance of the Holocaust which took place between 1933 and 1945 amidst the Second World War. Hillel, the foundation for Jewish campus life is the largest organization of its kind with representation at […]

by Margaret Russell· · News ·
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ION LRT gets a warm welcome to KW with art installations

Kitchener-Waterloo eagerly awaits the completion of the ION Light Rail Transit system that will consist of 19 stations across Kitchener-Waterloo.  At nine stops and designated areas along the ION route, custom artworks will be installed as part of the ION Public Art Project, commissioned by the region of Kitchener-Waterloo. These works depict a broad range of artistry styles and all […]

by Margaret Russell· · News ·
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UW’s Indigenous Student Association aims to emancipate from Federation

The University of Waterloo (UW) Indigenous Students Association (ISA) released a statement earlier this week expressing their intent to separate from UW’s Federation of Students and create their own Indigenous Student Union. The statement comes in correspondence to action taken by the University of Saskatchewan’s Indigenous Students’ Council who took similar steps by creating their own Indigenous Student Union in […]

by Safina Husein· · News ·
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Researchers at UW develop a method to optimize Paralympic wheelchair designs

Sometimes we lose sight of those who are underrepresented when looking at ways to improve our society. Whenever we are positioned to directly assist others, especially regarding innovation, it is quite beautiful. In this case, we may soon witness the departure of mass-produced wheelchairs and the grand entrance to optimized wheelchairs customized to Paralympic athletes. Enter, Brock Laschowski. Laschowski is […]

by Abdulhamid Ibrahim· · Sports ·
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UW students fight for better mental health care

Students at University of Waterloo gathered together in the arts quad on March 8 to protest against the lack of mental health support services on campus. The Waterloo Walkout for mental health was a protest created by students in Discourse of Dissent, a multi-disciplinary course taught by Frankie Condon. The Walkout was in response to the recent suicide of a […]

by Nathalie Bouchard· · Local, News ·
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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 ·