Welcome to the Office of the President
The University of Waterloo brings together world-class academic strength, leading-edge research, experience-rich learning and a highly networked entrepreneurial culture that ignites curiosity and enables bold ventures.
Waterloo’s reputation for innovation extends across Canada and internationally.
This is a place where students, faculty and staff routinely deliver excellence.
Welcome to Waterloo!
President and Vice-Chancellor
- Mar. 10, 2021
I have had the pleasure of meeting tens of thousands of University of Waterloo alumni over the years. The majority of them I meet the moment they become alumni as they walk across the stage at Convocation and we have a chance to chat for a moment about their time at Waterloo, what their future plans are and, yes, take a selfie or two.
- Mar. 8, 2021
As I reflect on International Women’s Day, this year feels different. Not simply because of the fundamental shifts in our everyday lives due to the pandemic, but because our society has undergone a significant shift over the past year.
We can be proud that our University and society have been able to acknowledge and work towards long-term policy and societal changes in the name of equity. We can and should be proud of these accomplishments, but despite all the progress that we have made, systemic inequities and injustices persist in our institution and in our society.
- Feb. 16, 2021
Black History Month is a time for reflection and celebration. It is also a time to learn, collaborate and act for needed systemic changes inside and outside of our community.