Collaboration is Key for Math Class at Waterloo Collegiate Institute

At 8:15 am the bell rings, and students begin to file into class, signalling the beginning of another typical day at Waterloo Collegiate Institute (WCI), but this certainly isn’t a typical math class. One look around the room is enough to know that, as the whiteboard topped desks are arranged in groups, rather than rows, […]

Two WRDSB Teachers Receive Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching Excellence

Two Waterloo Region District School Board teachers received Prime Minister’s Awards for Teaching Excellence and Teaching Excellence in STEM. Aleda Klassen of Waterloo Collegiate Institute and Calvin Van Eek of Waterloo-Oxford District Secondary School were recognized by the Prime Minister for their dedication and commitment to teaching and their students. The Prime Minister’s Awards for […]

The Tim Walker Memorial Awards for Environmental Stewardship go to…

In a world where global warming, climate change and the reduction of waste is the collective concern of many politicians, activists, and scholars, our staff and students are working hard to do their part to make a difference. To honour the life of secondary school teacher, Tim Walker, and his contributions to education and environmental […]

Day 11: The Holidays Are For Helping at WCI

The giving spirit is clear to see walking through the halls of the Waterloo Collegiate Institute (WCI) this time of year. The annual Holidays Are For Helping campaign mobilizes the generous student body from November 19 to December 19, through a series of engaging initiatives, to help make a difference in their community. This year’s […]

4th annual Jacob Ranton memorial basketball tournament

It was a packed house in the auditorium at the Waterloo Collegiate Institute (WCI) on Friday, December 14 as staff, students and members of the community gathered to hear from former NHL goalie, Clint Malarchuk. His speech kicked off the 4th Annual Jacob Ranton Memorial Basketball Tournament, held in memory of Doug and Sandra Ranton’s […]

Congratulations to our 2017-18 Linda Fabi Bursary recipients

At our May 28 Board Meeting, ten high school students were awarded the 2017-18 Linda Fabi Bursary. Each year, Linda Fabi, our former director of education, hands out the award to its recipients and shares a little bit about their post-secondary journey with our trustees and senior team. The bursary provides funding for students who are planning to […]

Congratulations Schulich Scholarship Winners

We are thrilled to congratulate Advait Maybhate from Sir John A. MacDonald and Atif Mahmud from Waterloo Collegiate Institute who have been awarded a prestigious Schulich Leader Scholarship. Maybhate will receive an $80,000 scholarship, awarded in partnership with the University of Waterloo, and Mahmud will receive a $100,000 scholarship to study Engineering at the University of Waterloo. Congratulations on this […]

Day 11: Helping children in Ethiopia reach their potential through education

Abdi Maawiye is a dedicated social worker making a big impact in our schools and around the world. Abdi founded Education 4 Change in response to his own personal struggle to obtain education while growing up in Ethiopia. Education 4 Charge is largely run by the volunteer efforts of WRDSB employees and other members of […]

Day 8: Honouring Jacob Ranton

If you were at Waterloo Collegiate Institute (WCI) on December 15 or 16, you would have been greeted by volunteers wearing t-shirts that read “My Life Matters”. The volunteers were there to support the fundraising efforts of the 3rd annual Jacob Ranton Memorial Basketball Tournament. But more importantly, they were there to raise awareness of […]

WCI receives national award for teaching innovation

Waterloo Collegiate Institute (WCI) received the Ken Spencer Award for Innovation in Teaching and Learning for their Crossing Borders program. Crossing Borders is a performance group of Grade 9-12 Canadian-born and newcomer students. The performance aims to raise awareness of the challenges that refugee, immigrant and international students face each day by sharing their stories […]

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