A message of introduction from Vivek Goel, President and Vice-Chancellor
President Goel shares a video greeting as he starts his tenure as president
President Goel shares a video greeting as he starts his tenure as presidentBy Vivek Goel, President and Vice-Chancellor
Join Vivek Goel's Presidential Installation ceremony virtually on Monday, November 8, 2021, at 4 p.m.
I am so happy to finally join you here in Waterloo as I start my tenure as president. I'm looking forward to spending time on campus and, as the public health restrictions lift, getting out and meeting as many of you in person as possible.
I've had the chance to virtually meet with some people already to learn about Waterloo and what makes this such a great place. Since we all can’t come together yet, I am pleased to share this video message with you.
I am keen to start work to support a safe and staged return to campus experiences as we prepare to welcome more students back to campus in September and as public health conditions allow. As I wrote in the Globe and Mail over the weekend, although we will see some measure of normalcy return this fall, the pandemic has shown us that a complete return to “normal” is not what our sector, or society at large, should expect to see.
Fortunately, Waterloo has a strong strategic plan that identified some significant priority areas for the University. We can all build on that strong foundation to focus on the things that are most important to our community, Canada and to the world.
I look forward to listening to you and the whole Waterloo community to develop my priorities as your president. I also look forward to working with you and promoting all the excellent work that you are accomplishing here in Waterloo.
Vivek Goel, CM
President and Vice-Chancellor
Innovator, scholar and bold leader becomes university’s seventh president
Members of the Presidential Nominating Committee speak about Waterloo's seventh president
Dr. Vivek Goel, a distinguished scholar with extensive achievements in research, teaching and leadership across both public and private sectors, will become the seventh president and vice-chancellor of the University of Waterloo.
The University of Waterloo acknowledges that much of our work takes place on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples. Our main campus is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land granted to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River. Our active work toward reconciliation takes place across our campuses through research, learning, teaching, and community building, and is centralized within our Office of Indigenous Relations.