Welcome to Lean at Waterloo

Supporting the University's Robust Employer-Employee strategic theme and Excellence Canada initiative, Lean provides a consistent framework and set of tools to enable continuous improvement at Waterloo. This site describes Lean, how it is being used at Waterloo, and how you can get involved.

Waterloo is part of an international Lean Higher Education network of universities that aims to support continuous improvement in Higher Education (HE) to best support students, research outcomes, and everyone that HE serves.

  1. Oct. 25, 2019Waterloo hosts second annual CI project showcase for employees

    On October 8th, Human Resources hosted the second annual Continuous Improvement (CI) Project Showcase for employees of the University. The showcase had over 12 booths represented by multiple departments within the University of Waterloo in addition to other local institutions, Conestoga College and Wilfrid Laurier University.

  2. Oct. 8, 2019Upcoming continuous improvement projects showcase

    Human Resources will be hosting our second Continuous Improvement (CI) projects showcase on Tuesday, October 8th 2019. o register for the event please click here.

    This is a great opportunity to learn more about how different departments are using CI tools and methodologies to achieve the most efficient processes and outcomes.

  3. June 24, 2019Waterloo Employees Attend Process Mapping Workshop

    On June 19th, close to 100 employees attended a Continuous Improvement (CI) workshop entitled Process Mapping: The Journey to Efficiency. The workshop was led by Human Resources with presenters Michele Ryan, Business Process Analyst, Housing and Residences and Courtney Bremer, eResources Access Manager, Library.

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  1. Mar. 16, 2020Continuous Improvement Session - John Hogg

    As part of our ongoing effort to provide Continuous Improvement learning opportunities, Human Resources is pleased to host Mr. John Hogg from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland to learn about their continuous improvement strategy, framework, and implementation approach. As Director of Continuous Improvement, John is responsible for providing leadership and direction to the University’s continuous improvement activity and national Higher Education agendas including Value for Money, Effectiveness and Efficiencies.

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