Welcome to Independent Studies!

The Independent Studies (IS) program has existed at the University of Waterloo since 1969. Over the years, IS has evolved and progressed to be a remarkable and unique university program — the only one of its kind in Canada.

We welcome you to explore this site and learn more about our program and its components including the innovative and fascinating people involved: students, past and present, faculty, and staff.

For more information about the Independent Studies program or to provide your reflections on our website, contact isinfo@uwaterloo.ca.

IS office hours

Usual Office Hours: Mondays-Fridays: 10:30-2:30pm

East Campus Hall, Room 1103
(519)-888-4567, ext. 32345

Academic advisors have separate office times and are often available in addition to these hours. Please confirm before you visit.

Contact Susan Gow for specifics.

IS courses as electives

Related links

Wild journey: the Anne Innis story

IS Senior Academic Advisor, Anne Innis Dagg was featured on CBC Ideas Wednesday, April 27, 2011 regarding her adventures in South Africa.

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