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Mission, Values, Vision and Draft Key Priorities


The mission of the Faculty of Mathematics at the University of Waterloo is to: 

  • Conduct research that has worldwide impact and recognition; 
  • Provide learning opportunities of unmatched breadth and depth; 
  • Produce graduates that are in worldwide demand; and 
  • Increase awareness and excellence of mathematics and computing nationally and globally. 


The values that guide our decisions, strategies and actions are: 

  • Excellence 
  • Leadership and Impact
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Engagement and Integrity


The Faculty’s vision is to be: 

  • A world leader in mathematics, statistics, and computer science. 

Draft Key Priorities 

The draft key priorities of our strategic plan, which will be subject to review and refinement by our various stakeholder groups this fall, are: 

  • Research and Graduate Studies (including research at all levels and all graduate programs - not simply the intersection of the two )
  • Undergraduate Studies (including academic programs, co-operative education, and online education) 
  • People (including the recruitment and support of excellent students, faculty, and staff; support may include elements of services, experience, environment, well-being, etc.) 
  • Innovation (including but not limited to entrepreneurship, commercialization, and implementing new methods and processes)