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The University of Waterloo

The University of Waterloo

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted March, 2004

Plaque Location

The Region of Waterloo
The City of Waterloo
Just inside the entrance to the university
on University Avenue West across from Seagram Drive


Coordinates: N 43 28.145 W 80 32.408

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Plaque Text

In 1956 community leaders, headed by Dr. J. Gerald Hagey, formed the Waterloo College Associate Faculties, a non-denominational corporation, to provide Waterloo with improved educational facilities, particularly in the technical, scientific and engineering fields. A year later about seventy students, attracted by a pioneer programme in co-operative education, attended the institutions first classes. Full university powers were conferred by a 1959 Act and the next year the University awarded its first degrees. St. Jerome's College, a century-old Roman Catholic educational institution, federated with the University of Waterloo in 1960 and within the next year Renison (Anglican), St. Paul's (United Church) and Conrad Grebel (Mennonite) became affiliate colleges of the University.

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