The University of Waterloo observed Remembrance Day Nov. 11 with multiple events on campus.
The UW Chaplain’s Association organized a service in the SLC Great Hall that included a moment of silence, multiple speakers, and a musical performance.
A ceremony was also held in the Sedra Student Design Centre in Engineering 5, organized and hosted by the engineering society and the faculty of engineering. The event included a recitation of In Flanders Fields, a slideshow, and a moment of silence.
UW President Feridun Hamdullahpur sent a communication to all students, faculty, and staff Nov. 10.
“Tomorrow we remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our liberties. We remember both those who have gone long before, and those whose sacrifices have been rendered all too recently,” the memo said.
The flags located at the south entrance were lowered between 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. in accordance with the school’s guidelines.