Lean Higher Education

Marilyn Thompson chairs the Americas group for the international Lean Higher Education network of universities. This network aims to support continuous improvement in Higher Education (HE) to best support students, research outcomes, and everyone that HE serves.

Supporting the University's Robust Employer-Employee strategic theme and Excellence Canada initiative, Lean provides a consistent framework and set of tools to enable continuous improvement at Waterloo. 

In September 2015, Waterloo hosted the Lean in Higher Education Conference, welcoming Lean HE enthusiasts from around the globe.