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Professor and student

A different way of teaching

Teaching at Waterloo has always been less about delivering knowledge, and more about opening doors to discovery.

From the 20,000-square-foot Student Design Centre in Engineering 5, to undergraduate research fellowships in areas including health promotion, involving students in research starting at the undergraduate level is a teaching priority at Waterloo.

The Centre for Teaching Excellence fosters teaching and learning of the highest quality at Waterloo, supporting the development of instruction by working collaboratively with departments and individuals at all career stages.

Education with experience

Learning at Waterloo is part of a lifelong journey, something students carry with them into the world. Many return to Waterloo for graduate studies, or seek other professional designations.

With our leading co-operative education program, Waterloo pioneered a style of experiential learning that connects students with careers, allowing them to apply ideas developed in a classroom in real-world settings.

co-op students of the year 2016

Co-op students of the year for 2016. From left to right: Adnan Khan (Arts), Natalya O'Neil (Science), Baraa Hamodi (Engineering), Regan Zink (Environment), Pearl Zaki (Applied Health Sciences) and Alister D'Costa (Mathematics)

Award winning teachers

Recipients of the 2017 Distinguished Teacher Awards are:

Recipients of the 2017 Amit and Meena Chakma Award for Exceptional Teaching by a Student are: