How to include job titles
- In a first reference, give an individual’s full appropriate title. In the second and subsequent references, use his or her surname only.
- Use professor, not "assistant professor," "associate professor," or "research professor" as personal titles.
- Try to avoid long job-title pileups in front of people’s names. Avoid placing titles of more than two words before the name.
- Use Dr. only for licensed health-care professionals who are members of the following colleges or their equivalents in other jurisdictions:
the College of Chiropractors of Ontario
the College of Optometrists of Ontario
the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario
the College of Psychologists of Ontario
the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario
the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario, provided the member holds a certificate of registration that entitles him or her to use the title “doctor” (not all do)
A member of the College of Naturopaths of Ontario may be called a “naturopathic doctor” (ND) but not “doctor” alone.
- Capitalize formal titles (almost an integral part of a person’s identity and could be used with the surname alone) when they directly precede the name.
- Do not capitalize occupations, professions, or job names.
- Capitalize only current title holders.
- Chancellor Prem Watsa
- President Emeritus David Johnston
- David Johnston, former president of the University of Waterloo
- former president James Downey
- Dean André Roy
- Douglas Peers, dean of arts
- Vice-President Geoff McBoyle
- Geoff McBoyle, vice-president academic and provost
- Kevin Lynch, chair of the Board of Governors
- Wayne Loucks, associate dean (undergraduate studies) in engineering
- IQC’s executive director, Ray Laflamme
- Mark Haslett, university librarian
See Organization charts for current titles of Waterloo staff.
Notable Waterloo people
- B.C. Matthews, Waterloo’s president 1970-81
- Carl A. Pollock, a Waterloo founder
- Dana Porter, a Canadian politician and jurist
- Douglas Wright, Waterloo’s president 1981-93
- Hildegard Marsden, Waterloo’s dean of women 1967-85
- Ira G. Needles, a Waterloo founder and chancellor 1966-75
- J.G. Hagey, Waterloo’s founding president 1958-69
- J.R. Coutts, a Waterloo alumnus and donor
- Lyle S. Hallman, a Waterloo Region philanthropist
- Minota Hagey, first wife of J.G. Hagey
- William M. Tatham, alumnus and donor
See Buildings for the full names of buildings named after these people.
View Waterloo's organizational charts for a current list of senior leadership and their titles.