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Our greatest impact happens together

At the University of Waterloo, every employee plays an important role in the education of our students and in reflecting our reputation for excellence. 

At Human Resources, we believe that our greatest asset is our people. That's why we're committed to providing employees at the University of Waterloo with the resources, tools, and opportunities that they need to succeed and thrive in their careers. Whether it's through our ongoing training and development initiatives, creating a culture of continuous improvement, or fostering a supportive employee experience, we work with employees and units to help advance Waterloo’s workforce for the next decade and beyond.

We recognize that our success is deeply intertwined with the talent, dedication, and passion of our workforce. We strive to create a positive and inclusive workplace culture and build a community where everyone feels respected, valued, and empowered to bring their authentic selves to work each day.

Furthermore, we partner with the University's faculties, offices, and services to attract, develop, and engage our diverse, future-ready talent to meet their goals and advance those of the University.

Let’s build a bright future together.

Michelle Hollis
Chief Human Resources Officer

Michelle Hollis, Chief Human Resources Officer

Michelle Hollis, Chief Human Resources Officer

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You’re looking for a career that makes an impact. At the University of Waterloo, that’s what we do best. Come work with the best and brightest. Explore new career options today!

Employee Health Benefits

With a robust benefits package, the University of Waterloo offers comprehensive coverage to support the health and well-being of you and your eligible dependants.

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Employee Payroll

Learn about our pay dates and processes, to accessing your payroll self-service and understanding your payslip. Also, learn about information for payroll administrators.

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Pensions and Retirement

Learn about the UWaterloo pension plan eligibility, our online self-service pension estimator, retirement information, and much more.

SEE Canada grant 

The deadline for the 2024/25 the Staff Enhancement Experience (SEE) Canada grant program has been extended to June 15th. A unique professional development opportunity through a work-travel experience. 

Continuous Improvement

Continuous Improvement

A Continuous Improvement culture provides a consistent framework and set of tools for improving processes within the University of Waterloo to deliver world-class experiences to students and employees.

Organizational and Human Development

The Organizational and Human Development (OHD) team offers employee learning and development, custom earning experiences, and organizational development services to support your team and departmental needs.

Workforce Planning and Analytics

Workforce Planning and Analytics

Workforce planning is the process to ensure the right number of people with the right skills are in the right place at the right time to deliver the short- and long-term objectives of the University of Waterloo. 


On May 1st of each year, the University of Waterloo’s extended health, dental, life insurance, and long-term disability (LTD) benefits are typically subject to a contract renewal. Where applicable, new rates are applied, and employee deductions processed.

With the end of the winter term approaching, many employees may be exploring taking time off to enjoy the warmer months. However, Workday reports indicate that many employees are not using their earned time for the current vacation year, which ends June 30, 2024. Note: Due to the nature of some departments and their positions, carry forward, or when vacations are taken, may vary.