It should be added that, in addition to all the things North Campus currently has, it also currently has a great deal of dug-up dirt and bulldozers.
The North Campus is (finally) being prepared to become the UW Research and Technology Park. Besides having two large roads and a traffic circle going through the middle of it, the park will be home to 1.2 million square feet of office space for technology companies, with the first comers (Sysbase) moving into the park in early 2004.
Because of all this construction, a small environmental reserve is being created one one side which includes Columbia Lake.
More information can be found at: http://www.uwrtpark.uwaterloo.ca/
The North Campus also has: