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UW advocates for gender equality

UW advocates for gender equality

In 2014, UN Women launched the HeForShe campaign headed by goodwill ambassador, Emma Watson. With a mission of gender equality, UN women sought out 30 international partners to act as their impact champions in the IMPACT 10x10x10. The partners were grouped into three categories: head of state champions, university champions and corporate champions. Among the list of chosen partners is […]

by Emilia Curcic· · Local, News ·
Graphic by Lena Yang

UW finds pay inequity among faculty members

As of September 1, the University of Waterloo will be making adjustments to faculty salaries to account for anomalies found in a recent pay equity review. UW will be spending about $1 million to account for these anomalies. The review, which was conducted by a committee comprised of six members from both the university’s administration and faculty association, narrowed down […]

by Emilia Curcic· · Local, News ·
Photo by Paige Bush

Waterloo welcomes CTRL V, the first virtual reality arcade

  Minutes away from Wilfrid Laurier University and the University of Waterloo, is CTRL V, a not-so-typical, recently opened, arcade. Step aside, Dance Dance Revolution and classic pinball; it’s time to make room for headgear, futuristic black lights and simulations that place you as the main character of a game. Headlining this new venture is Robert Bruski and his partners, Ryan […]

by Manjot Bhullar· · Arts, Arts and Life, Life ·
Graphic by Fan Hsieh

Gender option on form made to be more inclusive

This coming fall will be the last cohort of high school students forced to define themselves using a binary gender system while applying for university within the province of Ontario. The fall 2017 Ontario University Application Centre form, through which students must submit applications to any of the province’s 20 institutions, will feature “another gender identity” as an option under […]

by Maddy Cutts· · News ·
Graphic by Lena Yang / File Photo

Unsigned: Are gendered-segregated residences outdated?

The University of Waterloo’s Registrar’s Office was recently approached by a student who did not identify as male or female. This student was told that, in order to apply to be a student, a gender needed to be selected on the OUAC form. A motion has since been written for the application form to be changed and thanks to the […]

by Cord Editorial Board· · Opinion ·
Photo by Marco Pedri

PASS kit (panic, anxiety and stress) created for mental health

 Editor’s note: For those wanting to purchase a kit, please check out or email Tina,  University of Waterloo students Tina Chan and Alaaddin Sidahmed realized the lack, so they created the PASS kit, which stands for Panic Anxiety and Stress Support kit. Chan and Sidahmed first conceived the idea for the 2015 Big Ideas Challenge, a pitch competition hosted by […]

by Lena Yang· · Local, News ·
Emotional complexity is based on focus, according to University of Waterloo research paper

Emotional complexity is based on focus, according to University of Waterloo research paper

Graphic by Fani Hsieh People who are able to differentiate their mixed emotions tend to be more emotionally sophisticated and in-depth, according to a research paper conducted at the University of Waterloo. Igor Grossmann, assistant professor in the department of psychology at the University of Waterloo and lead author of the paper, along with his colleagues, wondered what it meant […]

by Erika Ymana· · Local, News ·
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visited the new building on Breithaupt Street on January 14

Google’s new building in Kitchener seen as an investment

Space on Breithaupt Street will now house over 350 engineer positions | Contributed Image Google unveiled its 185,000 square-foot building on January 14. Now home to over 350 engineers, the building works to promote environmentally-friendly and healthy choices such as a bike locker, group fitness space and a rock climbing wall. Additional and expected “fun” aspects about a Google office […]

by Erika Ymana· · Local ·