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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. Oct. 29, 2018Update on University’s Indigenization Progress

    Dear Students, Faculty and Staff,

    The University of Waterloo’s Indigenization steering committee has submitted a comprehensive list of recommendations to me after 450 hours of vital collaboration with more than 60 students, faculty and staff across our community. These recommendations come in response to our Indigenization strategy efforts at the University after the release of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s 94 Calls to Action in 2015.

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


    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:

  3. 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. Nov. 9, 2018From Armistice Day to Remembrance Day Remembrance Day

    This Remembrance Day we remember more than the wars of the past. We remember the lives lost, the sacrifices made and the innocent people forever impacted on and off the battlefields where our brave men and women fought.

  2. Oct. 25, 2018Waterloo is Moving Forward in its Student Mental Health Journey with the Okanagan Charter student mental health and Okanagan Charter

    The University of Waterloo has come together as a stronger community after our community, especially our students, asked for a stronger system in place for mental health about 18 months ago. Since then, we have made strides on many fronts in our journey to strengthen student mental health and wellness supports at our institution.

  3. Oct. 3, 2018Honoured to Have Donna Strickland as the University of Waterloo's First Nobel Prize WinnerNobel prize winner Donna Strickland

    It was a tremendous day to be part of the University of Waterloo, women in science and all of Canada as Associate Professor Donna Strickland was awarded a Nobel Prize in Physics.

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