Community impact

The University of Waterloo prides itself on impacting the world around us in three key ways: teaching, research, and service.  

We know our students, faculty and staff have a meaningful impact on our community and we continuously look for ways to enhance and strengthen these contributions. Through consultations with our community, we have a clear understanding of our influence today, and explore unique ways we can use our reputation for innovation and excellence to elevate this work to new levels.

Our community relations framework outlines five key impact areas which help guide our partnerships and efforts in our community:

University of Waterloo in our community