Further learning events and experiences

Event Banner: Keynote giving address to employees

The University of Waterloo provides a variety of learning and development events and experiences for your professional and personal development on a variety of topics. From leadership and wellness to technology and organizational effectiveness, access a range of development and learning solutions and find an opportunity that suits your learning needs.

Advisor Conference

The Professional Development Working Group of the Academic Advising Community of Practice organizes this annual April event that provides advisors from all faculties and units a chance to come together for professional development specific to advising. Learn more about the Waterloo advising community and Waterloo's cross campus advising strategy.

Keeping Well at Work

The Keeping Well at Work event occurs annually in October and features health and well-being keynotes, workshops, and wellness booths designed to help you with your wellness at work on a variety of topics, such as nutrition, mental and physical well-being, and more.

The Showcase event

The annual Showcase events are great opportunities to learn more about how different departments are using tools and methodologies to achieve the most efficient processes and outcomes on project management, continuous improvement, and change management.

Discover events and experiences that match your passions. Explore more University of Waterloo events: https://uwaterloo.ca/events/

University of Waterloo Teaching Learning Conference

The annual event from the Centre for Teaching Excellence (CTE) offers the opportunity to learn with instructors as they share their research, teaching strategies, and much more in interactive workshops, panel discussions, presentations, and showcases. Explore more events from CTE.

Waterloo Staff Conference

The Waterloo Staff Conference occurs annually in April and features engaging industry leading keynote speakers, as well as workshops designed by your campus colleagues. From career development to student engagement, from leadership to productivity, there is always something for everyone at this premiere event.


This annual, one-day event brings our Waterloo IT people together from across campus to share experiences and knowledge at the Waterloo Information Technology and Information Systems (“WatITis”) conference. It is an opportunity to see what others are doing on campus in information technology, to exchange ideas, and make new contacts.

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SEE Canada Grant

Staff Enhancement Experience (SEE) Canada Grant provides an opportunity for University staff members to further their professional development through idea-exchange and learning alongside counterparts at other Canadian universities, colleges, research institutions or industry-partner organizations

Staff International Experience Fund (SIEF) program

The SIEF program, administered through Waterloo International, allows selected staff members to participate in an international experience that serves to advance the University’s strategic objectives. The primary intention of the SIEF program is to provide staff members with international experiences that allow them to advance the goals of the University of Waterloo.

Secondments and temporary reassignments

Secondments are fixed term opportunities for a regular staff member to gain valuable experience in another organizational unit with the knowledge that the staff member will return to her/his existing position when the term of the secondment has ended. An agreement is put into place between the University and the staff member in consultation with the two organizational unit heads and Human Resources. A secondment occurs between departments, and advertising is campus-wide. View secondment opportunities.

Temporary Reassignments are similar to secondments in that they are temporary opportunities. The difference is that these roles are within the employee’s home department and as such, if the position is advertised, the advertising for the opportunity is internal to the department.