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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 work in partnership with the University’s faculties and academic support units to serve the human resource needs and strategic goals of our University community.

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 supporting the goals and directions of the University’s 2020-2025 strategic plan.

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

Michelle Hollis
Interim Chief Human Resources Officer
& Senior Director, Human Resources

Michelle Hollis


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

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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!


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Learn more about your payroll at the University of Waterloo. From our pay dates and processes, to accessing your payroll self-service and understanding your payslip. We also provide information for payroll administrators

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Whether you are a new employee interested in joining the pension program, or a current employee interested in our pre-retirement programs, learn about the UWaterloo pension plan eligibility, our online self-service pension estimator, retirement information, and much more.


Learning and Development

The Organizational and Human Development (OHD) team supports employee development through the design and delivery of comprehensive learning and professional development workshops, programs, learning events that help our employees with their individual development at Waterloo.

Learn more about Organizational and Human Development

Health & Well-being

We care about the health and well-being of all employees and support a holistic approach to ensuring a healthy workplace environment. We are committed to providing a supportive environment where all individuals are valued, engaged and can thrive.

Learn more about employee wellness


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Here are answers to some common questions we receive at Human Resources regularly. 

Don't see your question reflected in these sections? Please contact HR at

Alternatively, you can ask HR Chat Bot some of your HR inquiries. It can answer some of your questions about Workday, payroll, benefits, pensions, and more! 

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  1. May 3, 2023New Benefit Rates Effective May 1, 2023

    What is happening?

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

    Participation in the University’s benefits program is mandatory for all eligible employees. Please refer to the employee Benefits section of the Human Resources website for more information.

  2. Mar. 31, 2023Vacation Carry Forward process for 2023

    A message from Michelle Hollis, Interim Chief Human Resources Officer


  3. Jan. 9, 2023Benefit Changes Effective January 1, 2023

    The Pension & Benefits Committee has approved the following changes effective January 1st, 2023:



    Previous Maximums

    New Maximums

    Extended Health

    Psychologist, Master of Social Work, Registered Psychotherapist

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