Student Resources

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Students are at the heart of our work.

If you are an existing student at Waterloo, we are glad you are here and hope that we can support you in your journey. If you are considering Waterloo, we are excited you found us and hope that we can support you in your decision to make Waterloo a part of your future journey. 

To help inform your decisions as a student or future student, find below resources, tools and supports:

Waterloo Indigenous Student Centre

The Waterloo Indigenous Student Centre (WISC) is located at United College. They work to share Indigenous knowledge and provide culturally relevant information and support services within the University of Waterloo community, including Indigenous and non-Indigenous students, faculty and staff.

 To learn more, please visit

Indigenous Student Association

The Indigenous Student Association (ISA) is located within the Waterloo Indigenous Student Centre (WISC) and is a student run collective that supports the needs and interests of Indigenous undergraduate and graduate students on campus.

To learn more, please visit

Indigenous Residence Community

In the Indigenous Living Learning Community, you will have easy access to our Waterloo Indigenous Students Centre (WISC) right in the same building! You will be connected with a group of other Indigenous students in United College to form meaningful relationships. Your Peer Leader will be another Indigenous student at the University of Waterloo who can support your experience as a first-year student and help you to access Indigenous supports on and off campus. You will also have the opportunity to engage in Indigenous events and socials to connect with your culture and bond with others through shared experience.

To learn more, please visit

Canadian Indigenous Science and Engineering Society

The American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) in Canada is an organization focused on supporting and creating a community for First Nations, Metis, and Inuit students in STEM. The AISES chapter at UWaterloo, invites any Engineering students to join and meet other Indigenous students at our school, and help grow themselves professionally as well as academically.

To learn more, please visit

Lori Moses Indigenous Student Service Specialist

Lori Moses (she/her) is an Indigenous Student Service Specialist located in the Student Service Centre (The Centre) on the first floor of Needles Hall. Lori can answer questions about admission, course enrolment, Quest, tuition, Indigenous verification, scholarships, bursaries, official letters and documents, and more. Contact Lori at 519-888-4567, ext. 46785 or at or to book an in-person appointment. 

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Faculty of Science Indigenous Support

Students in the Faculty of Science can receive support from Savannah Sloat, Manager, Science Indigenous Initiatives ( The Faculty of Science is creating a new Indigenous Science Centre in STC which is scheduled to open this fall and will be a multi-use community space.