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!

Feridun Hamdullahpur

Feridun Hamdullahpur
President and Vice-Chancellor



  1. Jan. 8, 2018Bridge to 2020 – Strategic Update

    Hello,

    As our current Strategic Plan enters its final year, I am pleased to announce that the University of Waterloo is launching a process to develop a new plan for the period of 2020-2025.

    Over the next 12 months we will examine our achievements on the current plan, develop transition strategies to ensure that we stay on course with our achievements so far and begin to prepare for the new plan. Two foundational stages of the development process will be taking place. These stages are:

  2. Nov. 30, 2017National Day of Remembrance Ceremony at the University of Waterloo

    December 6th is the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women in Canada. This year will mark the 28th anniversary of the tragic events that took place in 1989 at l'École Polytechnique de Montréal.

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  1. Jan. 14, 2020Canada-wide moment of silence on January 15

    The University will be holding a memorial event tomorrow at noon at Federation Hall to honour and celebrate the lives of our Waterloo community members who died in the crash of Ukrainian International Airlines Flight PS752.

    During the memorial event, we will take part in a nationwide moment of silence, joining with Universities Canada and other Canadian academic institutions to pay tribute to those students, postdocs, faculty members, alumni and our broader community whose lives were cut short on January 8.

  2. Jan. 6, 2020Welcome back to campus and a new decade of impact
    Waterloo in Winter Term

    Welcome back to every member of the University of Waterloo community. After a nice break full of celebration and rest, we are back for a new exciting year, a new term and a new decade for our institution and with it countless possibilities. And, we are ready for it!

    The University of Waterloo has pushed against convention and tradition for more than 60 years and has carved a path of progress, discovery and creation few other institutions in the world can match. I know that it is easy to talk about progress and impact as so many other universities do, but we have data to back it up.

  3. Dec. 12, 2019Wishing Everyone a Happy Holiday Season
    President's holiday video

    The holiday season is a wonderful time to pause and celebrate our accomplishments as we look forward to an exciting year ahead filled with new opportunities. Our students have flourished and have much to be proud of, our faculty and researchers are pushing the boundaries of discovery and guiding our best and brightest, and our dedicated staff continue to enable our university to succeed.

    The end of a year is a natural time to look back, but our community of students, faculty and staff never rest on the past but strive to reach higher.

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