Waterloo welcomed Vivek Goel as its seventh President and Vice-chancellor on July 1, 2021. A distinguished scholar, Vivek has made significant contributions in research, teaching and leadership across both public and private sectors.

Vivek has held a number of senior leadership roles at the University of Toronto, served as founding President and CEO of Public Health Ontario and is a Member of the Order of Canada. He brings great passion, vision and leadership as we seek to reimagine and rebuild in a post-pandemic era.

“I’m thrilled by how many people have reached out to me across the campus community,” Vivek says. “I’ve started to learn about Waterloo, its history and its ingenuity. People at Waterloo are bold and courageous and are ready to tackle the big challenges that the world faces."

The current global situation reminds us of our responsibility to prepare students and citizens to confront the many challenges ahead. A research-intensive institution like Waterloo is ideally poised to create the biggest change and best solutions for our future.

DR. VIVEK GOEL, President and Vice-Chancellor

"The founders of this institution set out to create a world-class university that was unconventional. And being unconventional has meant taking risks and trying new things. With the help of our supporters, I believe we can continue to do that at Waterloo and set the path for how a post-pandemic university can develop.”