Year after year, international and Canadian rankings place Waterloo among the best universities in the world.
Nobel Prize in Physics
Physics and Astronomy professor Donna Strickland won the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics, only the third woman in history to do so.
Dr. Strickland won for her breakthrough work on chirped pulse amplification in lasers which helped develop technology such as eye surgery, laser printers, and scanners you see in retail stores.
Canada's #1 comprehensive research university for the past 14 years
#1 in Canada for hands-on, experiential learning
Waterloo... has long been one of our top 3 recruiting universities for Google as a whole, worldwide.
QS World University Rankings 2023
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With more than 50,000 university and college students, one of the youngest populations in Canada, and internationally-recognized think tanks, Waterloo Region is a great place to study and live.