The University of Waterloo has a pretty good sense of humour sometimes. Things are really hectic right now with the next academic term starting on Monday and the final round of admissions in progress. In the midst of all this activity, the W Store has launched a set of t-shirts to fundraise for charities. The t-shirts are great examples of the sense of community that students, staff, and faculty have at the University of Waterloo. You can view the t-shirts at the following website:
I particularly like the slogans. One t-shirt says, “I’m critical to the academic mission” in acknowledgement of the words used by our university president regarding the importance of continuing our academic mission during the pandemic. The other t-shirt says, “I learned social distancing long ago…” in acknowledgement of the fact that we have to keep our physical distance from geese on campus but also likely meant to make subtle fun of our campus community being a bit introverted. Shown below is an image of a Canadian Goose taken on our campus.
The sense of humour enjoyed by our students, staff, and faculty is one of the things that makes the University of Waterloo special. Even it difficult times, members of our community work together to make life a bit more enjoyable. In this case, that humour is also raising funds for charity with 100% of the proceeds from the sales going to local charities. The t-shirts are limited editions so they will sell out fast.
I should probably mention that our final round of admissions has now begun for the Faculty of Engineering. We received our grades this morning. I am in the process of setting up our database to run our final round for Ontario Secondary School students. I expect offers to start appearing soon but they will likely continue to be going out for the next week or so. The first offers to go out will be those for Non-Ontario Secondary School students. I do not expect offers for Ontario Secondary School students to appear for a few more days. Offers will likely slowly appear on Quest for about a week. Scholarship offers will also start to appear but I am not sure when exactly. We are doing our best under fairly challenging circumstances. Please be patient.