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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. July 9, 2020Update on the President’s Anti-racism Taskforce

    In June I announced my intention to form a new task force to tackle racism at the University. 

    I am deeply committed to making sure that we make lasting changes to address racism as an institution. This must include anti-Black racism, anti-Indigenous racism, and other issues of racism that we see too frequently on our campuses and in our society. 

  2. June 16, 2020Graduates: We need you more than ever
    Waterloo convocation

  3. June 1, 2020We stand together against racism

    Dear University of Waterloo Community,

    Many of us have watched the news over the past week of the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis and the rise in protests across the world. I know some in our University community may have participated in protests to stand in solidarity against racism, violence and oppression.

    I stand with you. I stand with your frustration. I stand with your anger. I stand with your sadness. And, I stand with your call for action.

    Canada is a diverse country, but still racism, oppression and intolerance happen here, too often.

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