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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 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

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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.

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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Waterloo Staff Conference

Registration is now open for the 16th annual Waterloo Staff Conference, taking place on April 10 and 11, 2024. Explore the keynote speakers, workshops, and special 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. 


The Pension & Benefits Committee approved changes effective January 1st, 2024.

What does this mean?

The amount available for reimbursement has increased to the new maximum as outlined above. For example, the coverage for paramedical practitioners (e.g., physiotherapy) has an annual reimbursement maximum of $841, instead of $811 per year.