Connected to the world

Internationalization is woven into many elements at Waterloo. With a goal of becoming one of the most internationalized universities in Canada, diversity and global connections are encouraged and celebrated.

Waterloo’s culture of embracing international perspectives and experiences attracts some of the world’s most talented students, staff, and faculty. Global connections encompass academic, research, and industry partnerships, international learning through work placements, exchanges, field programs, and co-operative education, as well as a vast network of alumni around the world. 

  1. Jan. 27, 2021Waterloo International AVP returns from Sabbatical
    Welcome Back

    Waterloo International welcomes the return of Ian Rowlands, PhD, associate vice-president, International.

    Dr. Rowlands’ scholarly activities during his 2020 sabbatical focused on energy sustainability and internationalization in higher education; for the latter part of this work, he had an affiliation with the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) as a Special Advisor.

  2. Jan. 19, 2021AVP shares thoughts in the way forward for Higher Education
    Ian Rowlands

    “The need for universities to internationalize effectively is now more important than ever. The lessons learned from 2020 can serve us well in 2021 and beyond,” says Dr. Rowlands, associate vice-president, International, in a recent University World News article titled “Some questions for international HE to consider in 2021.” Read the full article, where Dr. Rowlands shares thoughts on the importance of evidence-based discussions about ‘Why’, and analyzing options for ‘How” here:

  3. Nov. 20, 2020Student wins Best Presenter at the Virtual Research Colloquium
    Nikolay Videnov

    Nikolay Videnov, a master’s student at the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) has won the title of Best University of Waterloo Presenter at the virtual research colloquium, jointly hosted by the University of Waterloo and the University of Strathclyde, last Thursday.

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  1. Mar. 2, 2021University partnerships to advance the SDGs: local, national, and international examples

    Drawing upon experiences from the University of Waterloo – one of Canada’s leading higher education institutions – speakers will discuss the roles that partnerships play in advancing the SDGs.

  2. Mar. 9, 2021Our sustainable development journey, and the future strategy of Universities

    Integrating sustainable development into the university's operations requires systematic and long-term work with leadership and commitment from employees. An important issue is how the faculty and the administration can work together to strengthen the integration of sustainable development into the organization and the mission.

  3. Mar. 16, 2021Delivering social impact through transformative community engagements

    This webinar will examine the role and responsibility business schools have in delivering meaningful social impact in meeting the SDGs. With a focus on social justice and inclusion, Armand Bam will explore through presentation and interviews examples of successful community partnerships and student engagements at the University of Stellenbosch Business School.

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