Kelly McManus joined the University of Waterloo in May 2013 as Senior Director, Community Relations & Events. Kelly and her team lead the University’s major events, including Canada Day, the Waterloo Innovation Summit, and Convocation. She represents the University on a wide range of community initiatives, including the Board of Directors of the Greater KW Chamber of Commerce and THE MUSEUM, the Region of Waterloo’s Immigration Partnership Council, the Corporate Community Involvement Council, and the City of Waterloo Town and Gown committee. Kelly volunteers with the Ontario Trillium Foundation as part of their grant review team. In 2017, she was appointed by Waterloo Mayor Dave Jaworsky as a Canada 150 Ambassador.
Kelly will be defending “The Handmaid’s Tale” by Margaret Atwood.