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About Aviation

Celebrating 10 years of aviation excellence at the University of Waterloo

Cameron Fuchs, Spencer Leckie, Siobhan O’Hanlon, and Chelsea Anne Edwards - recent graduates of the Aviation program and first officers for Sunwing Airlines.

Established in 2007, the University of Waterloo's Aviation program have grown to become the largest of its kind in Canada - welcoming approximately 45 high-caliber future pilots each year. Our Geography and Aviation (BES) and Science and Aviation (BSc) programs are unique in the Canadian post-secondary educational system. The university's strength in science, environment, geomatics, and technology provide many of the essential underpinnings of aviation and aerospace.

Students interested in the Aviation program will have a choice of pursuing the BES or BSc program. In the BSc program students will have a further choice of specializing in either Earth Sciences or Physics or remaining in the broadly based unspecialised program. Students in the BES program will automatically receive a Geomatics option.

Through the strong partnership with the Waterloo Wellington Flight Centre (WWFC), students will receive advanced flight training leading to a Commercial Pilots Licence (CPL).