Information for

Student life

The University of Waterloo has many resources for students.  Bookmark the Current student pathway, where you will find top links and other helpful and useful resources for current graduate students.  

Further, as a graduate student in the School of Pharmacy you will be part of a close-knit and thriving graduate community. All new graduate students automatically become members of the Pharmacy Graduate Student Association (PhGA); a volunteer, student-run, not-for-profit association that advocates for student issues and organises social and other events throughout the year.

On Campus Resources


Region of Waterloo

The School of Pharmacy is located on the Health Science Campus which is in downtown Kitchener in an area known as the innovation district.  Situated beside the McMaster Family Health Team and School of Optometry and Vision Science, and opposite the historic Tannery building that hosts tech firms Communitech and the UW Velocity start-up community, the School's location provides students with an opportunity to connect with businesses and services both in Kitchener and in Waterloo.   

Downtown Kitchener has lots to offer, from cafes, bookstores, bakeries and bars, to the Kitchener Market, the Apollo Cinema and much more.  To connect with what's happening search hashtags #kwawesome and #dtklove.

UpTown Waterloo is the equivalent of most cities' downtown areas; however, since Kitchener-Waterloo is essentially one big city, residents distinguish between the 2 downtown areas by calling one "uptown" (Waterloo) and the other "downtown" (Kitchener).  UpTown Waterloo is only a short bus ride away, and offers a variety of amenities.    

Festivals & events


Arts & culture

Museums and galleries at the University of Waterloo:


Regional museums and galleries: