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. July 19, 2019Upcoming continuous improvement projects showcase

    Human Resources will be hosting our second Continuous Improvement (CI) projects showcase on Tuesday, October 8th 2019.

    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.

    The event will follow a ‘science fair’ layout with booths representing departments/projects. Booths will represent tools such as visual management, kanban, process mapping, and case studies.

  2. 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.

  3. Apr. 5, 2019Waterloo Residences and St. Jerome’s present continuous improvement case studies

    On March 29, 2019, 80 employees attended a Continuous Improvement (CI) workshop hosted by Human Resources. Ryan King, Manager, Housing Occupancy and Operations, and Kierra Cali, Operations Project Manager from St. Jerome’s University presented on continuous improvement projects they have implemented in their departments.

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  1. Oct. 8, 2019Continuous Improvement Projects Showcase

    Continuous improvement projects showcase

    Human Resources will be hosting our second Continuous Improvement (CI) projects showcase on Tuesday, October 8th 2019.

    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.

    The event will follow a ‘science fair’ layout with booths representing departments/projects. Booths will represent tools such as visual management, kanban, process mapping, and case studies.

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