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Loving to Learn Day

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Loving to Learn Day: February 15, 2008

Loving to Learn Day is an opportunity for everyone and anyone to share their reflections about their love of learning.

First established at the University of Waterloo in 2006, Loving to Learn Day quickly caught on at other institutions such as the University of Manitoba.

This year, the organizers of Loving to Learn Day (which occurs on February 15, the day after Valentine’s) invite you to write a paragraph describing the one thing you’ve been most glad to learn over the past year, and why. It might relate to a class you’ve taken, a book you’ve read, a kernel of wisdom you’ve acquired from a grandparent, a hard-won insight into yourself or a relationship, something you noticed or realized as you were walking down the street – anything is valid, as long as you loved to learn it, and as long as you explain why.

Your paragraph can be as short as 75 words or as long as 300. We’ll read them all, publish a bunch of them on this website on February 15, and award a book prize to the best submission in four different categories.

The categories are as follows:

1. Submissions written by members of a university or college community (that is, anyone who studies, teaches, or works at a post-secondary institution);
2. Submissions written by anyone in the community at large (that is, any adult not currently connected with a post-secondary institution);
3. Submissions written by high school students;
4. Submissions written by students in elementary school or junior high.

Email your entry by Wednesday, February 13 to mmorton@uwaterloo.ca . Be sure to include your full name and the category to which you belong.

Prizes have been sponsored in part by the University of Waterloo Bookstore.