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. Mar. 30, 2021Waterloo partners with University of Strathclyde and others to host global SDG webinar
    Waterloo partners with University of Strathclyde and others to host global SDG webinar

    University partnerships make important contributions to advancing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This was the main message of a global webinar hosted by the University of Waterloo on March 2, 2021.

  2. 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.

  3. 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:

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