The University of Waterloo's new strategic plan has a single goal: to be recognized as one of the top innovation universities in the world.

How do we get there?

Our Strategic Plan identifies eight themes (areas of strength) for Waterloo — five that form our foundation and three that set us apart from other institutions.

  • Experiential Education
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Transformational Research
  • Outstanding Academic Programming
  • A global outlook (Internationalization)
  • Vibrant Student Experience
  • Robust Employer-Employee Relationship
  • A Sound Value System

How the Office of the Associate Provost, Human Resources is supporting the strategic plan

To become recognized as one of the most innovative universities in the world, the Office of the Associate Provost, Human Resources and the Departments of Organizational & Human Development and Human Resources are working diligently with campus partners to support and develop key areas of strength, including the ​Robust Employer-Employee Relationship, and A Sound Value System.