The University of Waterloo is located in Southern Ontario, in the city of Waterloo, 100 km west of Toronto. We have over 30 senate-approved research centres and institutes across all six faculties.
Our campus is home to state-of-the-art research and teaching labs, media labs, collaborative spaces, and some great coffee! Our Environment building is LEED platinum certified and one of Canada’s greenest buildings with a living wall, green roof, and solar panels.
Waterloo's campus map is an interactive tool that allows you to find buildings, as well as parking, transit, and places to eat. Want to find out more about what's on campus? Join us for a campus tour with Justine Salam, PhD candidate in Global Governance. Justine tours the campus and highlights graduate student spaces and resources at the University of Waterloo.
Waterloo is among the top 20 startup ecosystems in the world. We are home to some of Canada's largest tech companies, global think tanks, and innovation hubs, with brands like Google and Shopify making the move to Waterloo. Our city has an entrepreneurial spirit that continues to propel us in the creation and development of new ideas.
Not only is Waterloo home to an array of startups and tech giants, we have a vibrant food scene, from farmer's markets to incredible craft breweries. We have great live music and amazing restaurants from farm-to-table to vegan cafes, old-school diners, and delicious tacos!
There is so much to do in our region; we've got Christmas markets, food festivals, and the world-famous Kitchener Blues Festival. We also host the world's largest Oktoberfest, outside of Munich, Germany.