About Continuous Improvement at Waterloo
Supporting the University's 2020-2025 Strategic plan, a Continuous Improvement culture provides a consistent framework and set of tools for improving processes within the University of Waterloo. It is founded on Lean principles of defining value within work processes and improving operational work. Continuous Improvement principles empower employees to voice their opinion and feedback towards their everyday work and helps foster problem-solvers within a team.
Continuous Improvement Committees at Waterloo
A formal committee was formed in 2016, under the leadership of a CI Executive Steering committee, consisting of multiple representatives within 8 different departments and faculties. Visit our people page to learn more about the members of these committees.
The CI Committee at Waterloo has collaborated with multiple departments and faculties on CI projects and initiatives. These projects range from process mapping, root-cause analysis, and future state implementation. To learn more about these projects, visit our Case Studies page. If you require support or have an idea for a Continuous Improvement project or initiative, complete this short form.