Resources and opportunities

The Graduate Student Association (GSA) is a student-run not-for-profit organization whose membership consists of the graduate students of the University of Waterloo. The GSA actively promotes and represents graduate student interests to the university administration and various levels of government. They also offer health care and dental plans. 

On-campus services encompass everything from career help to food and massage therapy. Find out more about student services. The Graduate House provides the on-campus location for the graduate student lounge and the offices of the GSA. It has a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere where you can enjoy good food and beverages, live bands live bands and a variety of games, newspapers and magazines.


The Math Faculty is centered in three buildings on the main campus: Mathematics and Computer Building (MC), the William G. Davis Computer Research Centre (DC), and Mathematics 3 (M3), which opened in 2011.

MC houses lecture rooms, offices for professors and graduate students in Applied Mathematics, Combinatorics & Optimization, and Pure Mathematics departments. The dean’s office and Mathematics Graduate Office are also in MC. The Davis Centre (DC) houses the math library and the Cheriton School of Computer Science. M3 is home to the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science.


The Davis Centre Library is located on two levels in DC. The Library houses materials in the fields of engineering, mathematics, and the physical and life sciences. The Library overview will give you more information.

Research centres and institutes

UWaterloo researchers embrace an interdisciplinary approach to problem solving, and academics across the University turn to the Faculty of Mathematics to partner with experts in the mathematical, statistical and computing sciences. Many of these connections are formalized as research centres and institutes. Of particular interest to graduate students in Mathematics are:

Intellectual property

Did you know that University of Waterloo researchers, including graduate students, retain ownership of their ideas through a unique intellectual property policy? Find out more about this policy and services offered by the Waterloo Commercialization Office (WatCo).