About Human Resources

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.

Human Resources, University of Waterloo


Our Mission

To attract, develop, and retain a high performing, diverse, and engaged workforce by delivering professional, equitable, employee-focused services and support.



Our Vision

The Human Resources office is a valued strategic partner that supports effective organizational performance.



Our Service Commitment

We are committed to providing responsive, employee-focused experiences.


Human Resources participates in the Sustainability Office's Green Office program and is Bronze certified.

The Green Office program is a way for staff and faculty to participate in sustainable practices and to be a part of the change they want to see at the University of Waterloo.