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. 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.

  2. Feb. 21, 20192018 Year in Review: CI at the University of Waterloo

    During 2018, the University of Waterloo began to ramp up continuous improvement (CI) initiatives which began in 2015 when Waterloo hosted the international Lean in Higher Education Conference.

  3. Oct. 17, 2018Kanban Board Workshop held for Waterloo Employees

    On October 16th, Human Resources, in partnership with St. Jerome’s University hosted the next in a 2018 series of Lean workshops: Personal Kanban, Mapping your work through Lean.

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