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University of Waterloo

Motto: Concordia cum veritate
(In harmony with truth)
Established 1957
Type: Public
Endowment: $172 million[1]
Chancellor: Mike Lazaridis
President: David Lloyd Johnston
Faculty: 963
Staff: 2,167
Undergraduates: 23,729
Postgraduates: 3,013
Location Waterloo, ON, Canada
Campus: Urban/Suburban, 4km2 (1000 acres)[2]
Sports teams: Warriors
Colours: Gold, black, and white
Website: uwaterloo.ca

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The University of Waterloo (also referred to as UW, UWaterloo, or Waterloo) is a research-intensive public university in the city of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. The school was founded in 1957. For the community in Florida, see University, Florida. ... , Waterloo, Ontario, Canada is the smallest of the three cities in the Regional Municipality of Waterloo, and is adjacent to the larger city of Kitchener. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Official languages English (de facto) Government Lieutenant-Governor David C. Onley Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament House seats 107 Senate seats 24 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area...

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Enrollment

The enrollment for 2006 was 23,729 undergraduate and 3,013 graduate students, with 963 full-time faculty members and 2,167 staff.[3] The school has approximately 130,000 alumni in 141 countries. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A full time job usually has benefits (such as health insurance) and are often considered careers. ...


History

The University of Waterloo was originally conceived in 1955 as the Waterloo College Associate Faculties (WCAF), a semi-autonomous entity within Waterloo College (now Wilfrid Laurier University). Wilfrid Laurier University is a public university located in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. ...


The university's first president, Gerry Hagey, gathered teachers of engineering and basic sciences, and also obtained an initial grant of $625,000 from the government. The first 74 students began classes on July 1, 1957, in makeshift temporary buildings on the Waterloo College campus. In January 1958, Hagey and colleagues purchased 184 acres of farmland a kilometer west of Waterloo College's main campus in order to meet the growing expansion needs[4]. Soon, construction began of the first academic building on the new site, known as the Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Building, later renamed Engineering 1 and now named after Douglas Wright, UW's first Dean of Engineering. [5] Through a series of delicate negotiations which turned into bitter hostilities, the "Faculty of Science and Engineering" broke free from Waterloo College, partly due to the fact that the two campuses were now disjoint. Hagey himself was opposed to the break, as his dream had been to establish a world-class university built on the strengths of Waterloo College's liberal arts strengths and the applied science education of WCAF. In early 1959, the government established three universities: Waterloo Lutheran University, University of St. Jerome's College, and the University of Waterloo. Initially, St. Jerome's and Waterloo Lutheran were both expected to federate with the new UW, but in the end Waterloo Lutheran chose to remain independent. UW then quickly created a faculty of arts in order to gain respect as a university. In the same year, arts students joined the science and engineering students in the new campus. Joseph Gerald Gerry Hagey was a marketing and public relations executive with B. F. Goodrich Canada before becoming president of Waterloo College in Waterloo, Ontario in 1953. ... Saint Jeromes University is a public Roman Catholic University in Waterloo, Ontario. ... In the history of education, the seven liberal arts comprise two groups of studies, the trivium and the quadrivium. ...


Three more church colleges ended up joining the university: Renison, Conrad Grebel, and St. Paul's. Waterloo created the first Faculty of Mathematics in North America, and the first co-op programs outside of engineering soon followed. The co-op system then was revised in involving four-month terms rather than the initial three-month terms. In 1967, the College of Optometry of Ontario, at the moment an independent institution in Toronto, moved to Waterloo and became affiliated with the university. In 1967 the world's first Department of Kinesiology was created, which later grew into the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences. The Faculty of Environmental Studies was created soon after. Renison College is a public Anglican college located in Waterloo, Ontario. ... Conrad Grebel University College is a affiliated with the University of Waterloo in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. ... St. ... For other meanings of mathematics or uses of math and maths, see Mathematics (disambiguation) and Math (disambiguation). ... Health Sciences are the group of disciplines of applied science dealing with human and animal health. ... Environmental studies is the systematic study of human interaction with their environment. ...


More recently, in 2004, the School of Architecture was relocated to downtown Cambridge in an effort to enhance the school's facilities and strengthen its community ties. The School, located in a former industrial building on the Grand River, is an important part of plans to bolster the economy of Cambridge's downtown area. Architecture Program within the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Waterloo, Canada. ... For the electoral district, see Cambridge (electoral district). ... The Grand River is the name of several rivers in different countries: The Grand River in Ontario in Canada The Grand River in Michigan in the United States. ...


In 2001, the University of Waterloo announced its intentions to develop a Research and Technology Park on the university's north campus. The park intends to house many of the high-tech industries in the area and maintain the partnership between university and private-sector innovation. Sybase/iAnywhere Solutions and Open Text Corporation were the first two tenants, and the multi-tenant Accelerator Centre building opened in April 2006. The private sector of a nations economy consists of all that is outside the state. ... Sybase Inc. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Campus

The brutalist Math and Computer Science building, as seen from the B2 Green.
The brutalist Math and Computer Science building, as seen from the B2 Green.
The Student Life Centre courtyard.
The Student Life Centre courtyard.

The main campus is located along University Avenue in Waterloo, Ontario on, what was until the 1960s, farmland. Since its creation, a considerable level of commercial and residential development has built up around the Waterloo campus, notably with many offices of high-tech firms. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1280x960, 318 KB) The Waterloo math building, nicknamed the MC. Taken by User:CryptoDerk on September, 21, 2004. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1280x960, 318 KB) The Waterloo math building, nicknamed the MC. Taken by User:CryptoDerk on September, 21, 2004. ... Brutalism is an architectural style that spawned from the Modernist architectural movement and which flourished from the 1950s to the 1970s. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 245 pixelsFull resolution‎ (2,094 × 640 pixels, file size: 294 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) A stitched panorama of the Student Life Centre Coutryard at the University of Waterloo. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 245 pixelsFull resolution‎ (2,094 × 640 pixels, file size: 294 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) A stitched panorama of the Student Life Centre Coutryard at the University of Waterloo. ... , Waterloo, Ontario, Canada is the smallest of the three cities in the Regional Municipality of Waterloo, and is adjacent to the larger city of Kitchener. ... A residential development (sometimes simply called a subdivision) is typically a piece of property that is divided into subdivisions with houses constructed on each piece of subdivided land. ...


The geographical coordinates of the main UW campus are 43°28′14″N, 80°32′50″W.


The School of Architecture was relocated to a former mill in Cambridge, Ontario, in 2004. The School of Architecture is one of the professional schools of the University of Waterloo. ... For the electoral district, see Cambridge (electoral district). ...


A new campus for the health sciences program is being built in Kitchener, Ontario and will include a satellite of McMaster University’s Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine. Completion is scheduled for January 2008. , The City of Kitchener (IPA ) is a city in southwestern Ontario, Canada. ... McMaster University is a highly regarded medium-sized research-intensive university located in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, with an enrollment of 18,238 full-time and 3,836 part-time students (as of 2006). ...

South entrance to Main Campus. From left to right: Hagey Hall of the Humanities, Tatham Cooperative Education Centre, South Campus Hall.
South entrance to Main Campus. From left to right: Hagey Hall of the Humanities, Tatham Cooperative Education Centre, South Campus Hall.
A panoramic view of the campus from the MC Green. From left to right: Davis Centre, Math & Computing, Student Life Centre, & Physical Activities Complex.
A panoramic view of the campus from the MC Green. From left to right: Davis Centre, Math & Computing, Student Life Centre, & Physical Activities Complex.

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Reputation

More Canadian high-tech and knowledge-based spin-off companies trace their roots to the University of Waterloo than to any other school, and as such, the University of Waterloo and the Waterloo region is often called the "Silicon Valley of the North".[6] The Regional Municipality of Waterloo is a regional municipality located in Ontario, Canada. ...


This is reflected in the performance of its students in academic competitions such as the William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition and the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest.In the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest, Waterloo students have won gold medals in 2000[7], 2001[8], 2002[9] and 2005[10]. The William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition, often abbreviated to Putnam Competition, is an annual mathematics competition for undergraduate college students, awarding scholarships and cash prizes ranging from $250 to $2,500 for the top students and $5,000 to $25,000 for the top schools. ... ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (abbreviated as ACM-ICPC or just ICPC) is an annual multi-tiered competition among the universities of the world. ...


Great emphasis is placed on furthering the growth of research by quick and steady expansion of resources. The Institute for Quantum Computing, established in 2002, is one of a number of institutes and centres for research established, and has already begun to attract international scientists and a nobel laureate to the university. The Institute for Quantum Computing, or IQC, is an institution based in Waterloo, Ontario dedicated to bringing together mathematicians, physicists, engineers, and computer scientists in order to advance the field of quantum computation in both theoretical and experimental fields. ... Winners of the Nobel Prize are scientists, writers and peacemakers who have been awarded in their field of endeavour, and who are known collectively as either Nobel laureates or Nobel Prize winners. ...


The university became a leader in environmental education and research by creating the first Faculty of Environmental Studies in Canada. The Green with Innovation website highlights the many environmental programs, student groups, and research at UW. Environmental education refers to organized efforts to teach about how natural environments function and, particularly, how human beings can manage their behavior and ecosystems in order to live sustainably. ...


Maclean's rankings

Waterloo prides itself on its high performance in Maclean's magazine's Canadian university rankings - the Canadian counterpart to America's US News annual ranking of universities. The university routinely places in the top three in the numerical Comprehensive ranking,[11] and in the reputation survey it placed first as best overall 13 out of 15 times that the ranking was published.[12] Maclean's describes the university as "strong in math, engineering and computer science," as well as being "internationally recognized for the unparalleled success of its more than 100 undergraduate and graduate co-op programs."[13] A cover of the Canadian magazine Macleans. ... There is no official ranking for Canadian universities, although Canadian magazine MacLeans publishes a comprehensive survey every year. ... U.S. News & World Report is a weekly newsmagazine. ...


Co-operative education

Waterloo is famous for being a groundbreaking proponent of co-operative education in Canada and currently maintains the largest co-op program in the world. In the official annual national university report by Maclean's, the University of Waterloo has placed best overall out of 47 universities in Canada for the past 13 of 15 years since the survey began.[13] Cooperative education is a structured method of combining academic education with practical work experience. ... Universities in Canada are established and operate under provincial government charters. ...


Controversies

Beavers killed on campus

In November 2006, four beavers were trapped and killed on the university campus after they gnawed down several trees. The beavers were considered a safety risk, and a licensed trapping company was contracted to install traps on campus which killed the beavers by drowning. [14]


The local and national press coverage of the university's actions resulted in a storm of public condemnation. Over 300 letters of complaint were sent to the city newspaper, and numerous alumni contacted the university in protest and cancelled their donations. [15]


Professor Elmasry's remarks on Michael Coren Show

During a television show in 2004, Professor Mohamed ElMasry stated that anyone in Israel over the age of 18 was a justifiable target of Palestinian attacks, since all adult Israelis are "part of the Israeli army, even if they have civilian clothes. The same, if they are women in the army . . . . Everybody above 18 is a combatant." [16] The university's investigation concluded that the remarks made by Professor Elmasry were "entirely unacceptable and inconsistent with the values of inclusiveness and tolerance for which the University of Waterloo stands." [17] However, no disciplinary action was taken. Professor Elmasry has now retired from teaching. [18] Mohamed ElMasry (Arabic: ‎) (born December 24, 1943) is an Egyptian-Canadian professor of computer engineering at the University of Waterloo and activist for Muslim causes. ...


Agreement with Microsoft

The university announced a controversial agreement with Microsoft in 2002. [19] As part of this agreement, the University of Waterloo was to receive $2.3 million in funding from the Microsoft Canada Academic Innovation Alliance in exchange for introducing Microsoft's C# programming language in some programs at UW. UW's School of Computer Science declined to participate, and currently teaches Java and Scheme in its introductory courses. The university administration asserted that this agreement would not jeopardize academic integrity at the institution, though the University president acknowledged making mistakes in announcing the Microsoft deal. [20]


Ties with industry

Through its large co-op program (the largest in the world) and many spin-off companies, the University of Waterloo maintains close ties with the high-tech industry.


UW has a long-standing intellectual property policy[21] that leaves ownership rights with the inventor, rather than the university, which has helped create many spin-off companies that maintain a good relationship with UW. In particular, it has a strong connection with Research In Motion that goes beyond its close physical proximity. Co-founder and CEO Mike Lazaridis was a UW student before he started RIM, and is currently the chancellor of the university. RIM hires hundreds of UW co-op students each term and a large proportion of its employees are UW alumni. For the 2006 film, see Intellectual Property (film). ... Research In Motion Limited (RIM) (TSX: RIM, NASDAQ: RIMM) is a Canadian wireless device company. ... Mike Lazaridis Mihalis (Michael) Lazaridis (born 1961, Istanbul, Turkey) is the founder and co-CEO of Research In Motion (RIM), which created and manufactures the wildly popular BlackBerry Wireless Handheld (similar to a PDA but with more emphases on communication functions). ... A Chancellor is the head of a university. ...


During his visit to Waterloo in October 2005, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates stated, "Most years, we hire more students out of Waterloo than any university in the world, typically 50 or even more."[22] Microsoft Corporation, (NASDAQ: MSFT, HKSE: 4338) is a multinational computer technology corporation with global annual revenue of US$44. ... For other persons named Bill Gates, see Bill Gates (disambiguation). ...


Some students and faculty have been critical of the level of corporate involvement in UW's academics. The university came under harsh criticism in August 2002 when the Faculty of Engineering accepted funding from Microsoft to develop courses using Microsoft's .NET Framework.[23] Microsoft Corporation, (NASDAQ: MSFT, HKSE: 4338) is a multinational computer technology corporation with global annual revenue of US$44. ... The Microsoft . ...


Spin-offs

Several companies have roots in, or have been spun off from the university. Some of the most notable include:

Certicom Corp. ... Scott Vanstone is a cryptographer who co-authored the Handbook of Applied Cryptography. ... Is Gordon Agnew an engineering professor at the University of Waterloo, in Ontario, Canada? Maybe. ... Dalsa was founded in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada in 1980 by imaging pioneer Dr. Savvas Chamberlain, a former Professor in Electrical Engineering at the University of Waterloo. ... Electrical Engineers design power systems… … and complex electronic circuits. ... Maplesoft Corporate Headquarters Waterloo Maple Inc. ... Keith Geddes is a Professor in the Faculty of Mathematics at the University of Waterloo in Waterloo, Ontario. ... Gastón H. Gonnet is a Uruguayan computer scientist and entrepreneur. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Oxford English Dictionary print set The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) is a dictionary published by the Oxford University Press (OUP), and is the most successful dictionary of the English language, (not to be confused with the one-volume Oxford Dictionary of English, formerly New Oxford Dictionary of English, of... SlipStream Data Inc. ... Watcom International Corporation was founded in 1981 from the research of the Computer Systems Group at the University of Waterloo, in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. ... The National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) is a nonprofit organization working to strengthen and expand democracy worldwide. ...

Notable companies founded by alumni

Research In Motion Limited (RIM) (TSX: RIM, NASDAQ: RIMM) is a Canadian wireless device company. ... QNX (pronounced either Q-N-X or Q-nix) is a commercial POSIX-compliant Unix-like real-time operating system, aimed primarily at the embedded systems market. ... Sandvine Incorporated (TSX: SVC, AIM: SAND), is a networking equipment company based in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. ... MKS Inc. ...

Future plans

With a lake and a conservation area on campus, Waterloo is home to a variety of vegetation and wildlife.
With a lake and a conservation area on campus, Waterloo is home to a variety of vegetation and wildlife.
The fields just north of the University of Waterloo, pre-development of the technology park.
The fields just north of the University of Waterloo, pre-development of the technology park.

The Faculty of Engineering, citing a shortage of space compared to the undergraduate and graduate enrollment and number of faculty members, is planning a $150M expansion between 2008 and 2012 in the form of three new buildings. Two are to be located outside Ring Road and linked back to the main campus by a walkway, while one will be built inside Ring Road in proximity to the current Engineering side of campus. The Iron Warrior reports that the Faculty has secured funding and received approval for the first of these three buildings, to be called Engineering 5, which will house a Student Design Centre showcasing the Waterloo Engineering student teams, along with space for the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, and the Department of Systems Design Engineering. The latter's original hopes for an exclusive building just for Systems are now dead according to Dean of Engineering Adel Sedra, as they were not able to locate the sufficient funds.[5] Image File history File linksMetadata Meadow_LJ.JPG Summary Zahid Zaman (myself) I release all rights to this photo. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Meadow_LJ.JPG Summary Zahid Zaman (myself) I release all rights to this photo. ... A conservation area is a tract of land that has been awarded protected status in order to ensure that natural features or biota are safeguarded. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1024x768, 362 KB) Waterloo, Ontario in the winter of 2004, just north of the University of Waterloo. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1024x768, 362 KB) Waterloo, Ontario in the winter of 2004, just north of the University of Waterloo. ...


The university and the City of Kitchener are constructing a health sciences campus, including a School of Pharmacy, in the central Kitchener warehouse district. The project will cost $34 million for the first phase. The Honours co-operative Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy program begins in January 2008.Preliminary operations, including staffed medical and optometry clinics, are based out of the former Victoria Public School in Kitchener's downtown. , The City of Kitchener (IPA ) is a city in southwestern Ontario, Canada. ... The School of Pharmacy is one of the professional schools at the University of Waterloo. ... Now a hot night spot for twenty-somethings and urban professionals, Cleveland’s Warehouse District was once in serious disrepair after the businesses of its namesake had moved on. ...


The Kitchener site will also host a satellite campus of McMaster University's medical school, bringing 15 first-year medical students to Waterloo Region each year to study. They will remain until the end of the three-year McMaster program, and have the option of continuing as a resident in the area. A satellite campus is the campus of a college or university that is physically detached from the main university or college area. ... McMaster University is a highly regarded medium-sized research-intensive university located in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, with an enrollment of 18,238 full-time and 3,836 part-time students (as of 2006). ... Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock, Texas, USA. A medical school or faculty of medicine is a tertiary educational institution or part of such an institution that teaches medicine. ...


On October 16, 2006, President Johnston announced that the university has entered discussions with the City of Stratford and the Stratford Festival of Canada exploring the possibility of establishing a satellite campus in Stratford. On the same day, Stratford City Council unanimously endorsed a memorandum of understanding to continue exploration of the issue. The nature of the academic program offered at a satellite campus is yet to be discussed, though it is expected to be a liberal arts program. The Festival Theatre The Stratford Festival of Canada is a summer-long celebration of theatre held each year in Stratford, Ontario, Canada. ... A memorandum of understanding (MOU) is a legal document describing a bilateral agreement between parties. ...


With donations by alumni and matching contributions from government, the university announced in April 2004 the founding of the Institute for Quantum Computing.[24][25] The Institute for Quantum Computing, or IQC, is an institution based in Waterloo, Ontario dedicated to bringing together mathematicians, physicists, engineers, and computer scientists in order to advance the field of quantum computation in both theoretical and experimental fields. ...


Construction will begin in October for the Quantum-Nano Centre, a massive building which will house the Institute for Quantum Computing as well as the new Nanotechnology Engineering undergraduate program. The building will be located in the centre of campus and its cost will exceed $100M. It is planned to be opened in September 2010.[26] The Bloch sphere is a representation of a qubit, the fundamental building block of quantum computers. ...


The university is also planning a new building to house the School of Accountancy, expected to be ready for occupancy by March 2008. The School of Accountancy's expanded space will be constructed between the Arts Lecture Hall, Tatham Centre, and Hagey Hall. An auditorium is the area within a theatre, concert hall or other performance space where the audience is located in order to hear and watch the performance. ...


The university is currently planning for its sixth decade (2007 - 2017) with an "ambitious plan".[27] According to the plan's documentation, some objectives are benchmarked by the following targets:

  • By 2017, at least 12 UW academic programs will be the best in North America
  • By 2017, at least 12 out of 44 departments/schools will be ranked top 12 in North America
  • By 2017, at least 20 UW departments/schools will be ranked top three in Canada
  • Each department/school will participate in a doctoral program
  • All departments/schools will be ranked top 25% in Canada
King Warrior, the athletics mascot
King Warrior, the athletics mascot

Doctor of Philosophy, abbreviated Ph. ... Image File history File linksMetadata KingWarrior. ... Image File history File linksMetadata KingWarrior. ...

Mascots

  • The University's athletics mascot is a lion named King Warrior. The Warriors are the University's sports team and King Warrior's initials, K-W, reflect a common nickname for the cities of Kitchener and Waterloo.
  • The mascot for the undergraduate students' Mathematics Society (MathSoc) is the Natural Log (see natural log), which is a wooden log about 60 cm (two ft) long, often mistaken as the Faculty's mascot.
  • The mascot for the Faculty of Mathematics is a 12.2 m (40 ft) long and 3.4 m (11 ft) wide pink tie, often mistaken as MathSoc's mascot.
  • The mascot for the Faculty of Engineering is a 60" (1.5 m) pipe wrench called The TOOL, formerly the RIDGID Tool, because it was donated by the Ridge Tool Company in 1968.
  • The mascot for the Faculty of Arts is a statue of a boar which was donated to the University of Waterloo Math Faculty in 1978, and in turn donated to the Arts Faculty. It is one of several copies of Italian sculptor Pietro Tacca's (1577-1640) "Il Porcellino" statue. Some students claim that rubbing the Boar's nose brings luck. [28]
  • The mascot for the Faculty of Environmental Studies is The Big Banana, which is actually a designated orientation leader dressed in a banana costume.
  • The mascot for the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences is a Kangaroo.
  • The mascot for the Science Society (SciSoc) is Arriba the Amoeba, a giant human-sized amoeba dressed in a lab coat.

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Coat of Arms

The coat of arms of the University of Waterloo was granted in 1987. The shield's blazon is as follows: Image File history File links UniversityofWaterlooCoatofArms. ... A modern coat of arms is derived from the medi val practice of painting designs onto the shield and outer clothing of knights to enable them to be identified in battle, and later in tournaments. ... This is an article about Heraldry. ...


Or, on a chevron Sable between three lions rampant Gules a chevronel Argent.


The full blazon of the arms (rarely used) continues:


Above the Shield is placed an Helm suitable to an Incorporation (a Salade proper lined Gules) with a Mantling Sable doubled Or, and on a Wreath of the Liveries is set for Crest between two maple branches in saltire a trillium displayed and leaved all Proper, and in an Escrol over the same this Motto "CONCORDIA CUM VERITATE".


Representing Waterloo's location in the twin cities of Kitchener-Waterloo, the double-chevron is taken from the coat of arms of Earl Kitchener, and the red lions are taken from the symbol of Arthur, Duke of Wellington, the victor at the Battle of Waterloo. This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Kitchener-Waterloo (K-W) is an unofficial but ubiquitous name for the area in Ontario, Canada, consisting of the twin cities of Kitchener and Waterloo, approximately 100 kilometres west of Toronto. ... The Earl Kitchener The Right Honourable Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener, KG, KP, GCB, OM, GCSI, GCMG, GCIE, ADC, PC (24 June 1850–5 June 1916) was a British Field Marshal, diplomat and statesman. ... Italic text His Grace Field Marshal the Most Noble Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, KG, GCB, GCH, PC, FRS (c. ... Combatants French Empire Seventh Coalition: United Kingdom Prussia United Netherlands Hanover Nassau Brunswick Commanders Napoleon Bonaparte, Michel Ney Duke of Wellington, Gebhard von Blücher Strength 73,000 67,000 Anglo-Allies 60,000 Prussian (48,000 engaged by about 18:00) Casualties 25,000 killed or wounded 7,000...


Administration

Chancellors

Mike Lazaridis Mihalis (Michael) Lazaridis (born 1961, Istanbul, Turkey) is the founder and co-CEO of Research In Motion (RIM), which created and manufactures the wildly popular BlackBerry Wireless Handheld (similar to a PDA but with more emphases on communication functions). ... Michael Valentine (Val) ODonovan, C.M., D.Eng. ... Sylvia Ostry (née Knelman) (born June 3, 1927) is a Canadian economist and public servant. ... Dr. Josef Kates was born in born Vienna (May 5, 1921). ... Carl Arthur Pollock, a native of Kitchener, Ontario graduated from the University of Toronto in electrical engineering. ... Dana Harris Porter (January 14, 1901 - May 13, 1967) was a Canadian politician and jurist. ...

Presidents

David Lloyd Johnston (born 1941) is a Canadian academic and author. ... James Downey (born April 20, 1939) is a Canadian academic. ... Douglas Tyndall Wright O.C. (born 1926) is a Canadian civil engineer, civil servant, and former university administrator. ... Burton Clare Matthews (December 16, 1926 – January 2, 2004) was a Canadian soil scientist and a academic administrator. ... Howard Earle Petch is a Canadian academic administrator. ... Joseph Gerald Gerry Hagey was a marketing and public relations executive with B. F. Goodrich Canada before becoming president of Waterloo College in Waterloo, Ontario in 1953. ...

See also

This is a list of notable alumni and faculty of the University of Waterloo in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. ... Federation of Students, University of Waterloo represents 20,047 full-time undergraduate students at the University of Waterloo. ... The Waterloo Warriors are the athletic teams that represent the University of Waterloo in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. ... Waterloo Co-operative Residence Incorporated, also known as WCRI, is a non-profit student housing co-operative located in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. ... This article is about the group of research-intensive Canadian universities. ... The Centre for Applied Cryptographic Research (CACR) is a group of industrial representatives, professors, and students at the University of Waterloo in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada who work and do research in the field of cryptography. ... The Centre for Education in Mathematics and Computing, hosted at the University of Waterloo, administers mathematics and computing contests for Canadian high school students. ... The Elliott Avedon Museum & Archive of Games is a public museum housed at the University of Waterloo, in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. ... CUTC Logo The Canadian Undergraduate Technology Conference (CUTC) is the largest student-run technology conference in Canada; bringing together 600 undergraduate students from universities coast-to-coast together with academia and industry professionals from around the world. ...

Notes and references

  1. ^ More than $1 million a week. UW Daily Bulletin (2006-12-18). Retrieved on 2007-04-25.
  2. ^ About UW. Retrieved on 2007-08-14.
  3. ^ About UW. Retrieved on 2007-01-25.
  4. ^ How the Offer of 180 Acres of Farmland Changed the Identity of UW. The Iron Warrior (2007). Retrieved on 2007-09-07.
  5. ^ a b $150M Engineering Expansion to Begin Next Year. The Iron Warrior (2007). Retrieved on 2007-08-07.
  6. ^ Seizing Opportunities. University of Waterloo (2007). Retrieved on 2007-02-25.
  7. ^ 2000 ACM ICPC World Finals. Retrieved on 2007-07-19.
  8. ^ 2001 ACM ICPC World Finals. Retrieved on 2007-07-19.
  9. ^ 2002 ACM ICPC World Finals. Retrieved on 2007-07-19.
  10. ^ 2005 ACM ICPC World Finals. Retrieved on 2007-07-19.
  11. ^ 2005 Overall Rankings Chart: Comprehensive ranking. Maclean's Magazine (2005). Retrieved on 2006-04-10.
  12. ^ UW's historical rankings in Maclean's magazine. University of Waterloo Communications and Public Affairs (2004). Retrieved on 2006-04-10.
  13. ^ a b Danylo Hawaleshka (2005). Comprehensive winner: University of Waterloo. Maclean's Magazine. Retrieved on 2006-04-10.
  14. ^ Drowned beaver tales draw out student suffrage. Imprint Online (2006). Retrieved on 2007-07-09.
  15. ^ Fur flies after beavers killed by University of Waterloo. The Globe and Mail (2006). Retrieved on 2007-07-09.
  16. ^ Transcript Of Dr. Mohamed Elmasry's Remarks On Michel Coren Show. www.montrealmuslimnews.net (2004). Retrieved on 2007-06-16.
  17. ^ Elmasry statement from UW. University of Waterloo (2004). Retrieved on 2007-06-16.
  18. ^ Prof. Mohamed I. Elmasry. University of Waterloo (2007). Retrieved on 2007-06-16.
  19. ^ More about the Microsoft alliance. University of Waterloo (2002). Retrieved on 2007-07-09.
  20. ^ Johnston acknowledges 'mistakes' in announcement of Microsoft deal. UW Gazette (2002). Retrieved on 2007-07-09.
  21. ^ Policy 73 -- Intellectual Property Rights. University of Waterloo Secretariat (1997). Retrieved on 2006-04-10.
  22. ^ Bill Gates draws a crowd at Waterloo university. CTV.ca (2005). Retrieved on 2006-04-10.
  23. ^ Memorandum of Understanding between the University of Waterloo and Microsoft Canada. University of Waterloo (2002).
  24. ^ UW welcomes federal investments in research and innovation. University of Waterloo (2006). Retrieved on 2006-04-10.
  25. ^ UW welcomes provincial government's investments in research and innovation. University of Waterloo (2006). Retrieved on 2006-04-10.
  26. ^ Completion of Quantum-Nano Centre Set for September 2010. The Iron Warrior (2007). Retrieved on 2007-08-07.
  27. ^ Pursuing Global Excellence: Seizing for Canada University of Waterloo (UW) Sixth Decade Plan. Retrieved on 2006-12-02.
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