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. Nov. 10, 2017Remembrance Day MessagePoppies on a plaque of soldier's names.

    On Remembrance Day we come together as a nation to honour the Canadian men and women who fought and died in the name of peace and freedom.

    We pause at the eleventh hour, on the eleventh day, of the eleventh month to reflect on the memory of our brave servicemen and women. Not only reflect on their sacrifices, but what each of them stood for: their selflessness in the service of others.

    Canadian soldiers not only protect fellow Canadians during times of war. They defend the vulnerable around the world during peacekeeping missions. We are forever indebted to their service.

  2. Nov. 7, 2017Why We Should Never Stop Talking About EquityWomen looking at laptop screen.

    The University of Waterloo has made real strides in gender equity through our HeForShe IMPACT 10x10x10 commitments, but we cannot settle on the gains we’ve already made. We need to keep talking, thinking and taking action together.

  3. Oct. 24, 2017Entrepreneurial solutions to environmental challengesTurtle Island Institute Wayfinders discuss ideas on chart paper

    At Waterloo, we pride ourselves on our determination to take on the world’s biggest problems, and no challenge is more urgent than climate resiliency. As one of the world’s top innovation universities, we can have a positive impact on the planet’s survival.

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