About Human Resources

Building a Bright Future Together

The Human Resources office at Waterloo is committed to delivering a variety of professional services to our community to support the impact themes of Developing talent for a complex future, Advancing research for global impact, Strengthening sustainable and diverse communities of the University’s vision of Connecting Imagination with Impact.  

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.

2023 annual report



The Basic Principles of the Waterloo Workplace

The basic principles of the University of Waterloo workplace outline the University’s philosophy on maintaining a constructive workplace through open and clear communication.

  1. Focus on the situationissue, or behaviour, not the person.
  2. Maintain the self-confidence and self-esteem of others.
  3. Maintain constructive relationships.
  4. Take initiative to make things better.
  5. Lead by example.
  6. Think beyond the moment.

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Green Office certification

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.