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 has grown to become the largest of its kind in Canada - welcoming approximately 100 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 student success in aviation and aerospace.

Industry relationships 

The Aviation programs within the University of Waterloo are closely aligned with the industry. Professionals are welcomed to campus most semesters to speak to aviation students and share the challenges and opportunities they face on a daily basis. Each year we are proud to welcome industry guest speakers from a variety of aviation organizations, such as Transport Canada, the Greater Toronto Airport AuthoritySunwing AirlinesAir Canada, Westjet, Air Canada Express (Jazz), Singapore Airlines, Nav Canada and Bombardier among others. Learn more about our pilot career partners.

The University of Waterloo is proud to support the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO’s) Next Generation of Aviation Professionals (NGAP) program, with Professor Suzanne Kearns serving directly on this international group that supports young people interested in careers in aviation.