University COVID-19 update

The University of Waterloo is constantly updating our most Frequently Asked Questions.

Questions about buildings and services? Visit the list of Modified Services.

Please note: The University of Waterloo is closed for all events until further notice.

A powerhouse of discovery and innovation

coin icon21.8

million dollars in research funding (2018/19)

earth icon40,750

graduates in 105 countries

badge iconTop 40

in the world for mathematics and computer science

Math ambassadors ready to greet students at an Open HouseFuture students

Students smiling and laughing at a laptopUndergraduate students

students working at a whiteboardGraduate students 

Graduate students in the fluid labResearch

David McKay addresses 2018 Spring ConvocationAlumni and friends

  1. Sep. 25, 2020Remembering George Cross
    George Cross in 1967

    We’re sad to announce the passing of George Elliot Cross on Thursday, September 17.

    Born and raised in Nova Scotia, George attended Dalhousie University to complete both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Following his graduation, he headed West and taught undergraduate math at Victoria College and the University of British Columbia where he completed his doctorate in 1958.

  2. Sep. 25, 2020Medals for Team Canada at the 2020 IOI
    The 2020 Canadian International Olympiad in Informatics team outside at the University of Watelroo campus

    The Canadian team competing at the 2020 International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI) earned two gold medals and two silver medals, putting them all in the top 25 per cent of all competitors.

  3. Sep. 24, 2020Creating opportunities in cryptography
    Alfred Menezes

    “I was never the type to plan out my career,” says Alfred Menezes, a professor in the Department of Combinatorics & Optimization (C&O) at the University of Waterloo.

Read all news
  1. Sep. 26, 2020Alumni Black and Gold Day at Home
    Waterloo alumni at previous Black and Gold Day event

    Join us to celebrate Alumni Black and Gold Day at Home!  Whether you watch the concert, take part in the virtual fun run or enjoy the day of math-specific activities, we hope you have a great time. Be sure to register today!

  2. Oct. 2, 2020Workshop for NSERC applicants
    male graduate student on laptop

    The Faculty of Mathematics is holding a virtual workshop on writing a research proposal for NSERC applications. We have invited professors and doctorate students from various departments to share their experience and answer your questions. If you would like to attend, please register for the workshop.

  3. Oct. 26, 2020Graduate Studies Information Session
    male student working on laptop in Math lounge

    Considering graduate studies? Join us on Monday, October 26 at 10:30 a.m.  - 12:00 p.m. EDT for a virtual event. You will have the chance to interact with other students, speak with department representatives and ask questions about various programs. Register for Grad Info Session

All upcoming events