University of Waterloo in Spring

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 reaching excellence. 


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

We are dedicated to attracting, developing, and retaining an exceptional workforce and promoting a culture of inclusion; providing valued benefits and compensation programs; fostering personal and professional development; and our strategic services support the goals and directions of the University’s 2020-2025 strategic plan and beyond.

Please explore all that Human Resources can do to support you.

Michelle Hollis
Chief Human Resources Officer

Michelle Hollis, Chief Human Resources Officer

Michelle Hollis, Chief Human Resources Officer

Professor teaching a class


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.

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.

Pensions and Retirement

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

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Keeping Well at Work

Keeping Well at Work provides free, health and well-being-inspired engagement events and workshops for University of Waterloo employees year-round. Explore the available spring sessions.

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.