Waterloo Engineering Welcoming Committee

I graduated Waterloo Engineering in 2007. I now work at the Canadian Space Agency on my Master’s degree. Some new co-op students have arrived, and among them is Steve, a fellow Waterloo student in second year Mechatronics. He had a great little story for me.

First, some context. The University of Waterloo (UW) is known as an engineering school, and tends to have an abundance of male students as a result. In contrast, Wilfrid Laurier University (WLU) is known as an arts school, and tends to have an abudance of attractive women as a result. The two schools are quite close together, perhaps a five minute walk from campus to campus.

It’s September, and that means that a fresh new crop of students has arrived on both campuses, more than likely with parents in tow. I can only imagine the face of a nervous father, dropping his little princess off where she’ll live away from home for the first time, only to see this massive banner on an overpass above the biggest highway leading to both UW and WLU…

Poor bastards. I hope your daughter didn’t blush.

4 thoughts on “Waterloo Engineering Welcoming Committee

  1. This banner lasted about 2 hours before being removed.

    There was a fresh banner the next morning (second day of move-ins) which said “WLU Girls, Easier then UW Arts”.

    There was even an official complaint registered to the Dean from a Women’s Studies student at WLU as well.

    As Tucker Max says, “If they can’t take a joke, fuck ’em”.

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