Welcome to the Office of the Provost

The University of Waterloo is one of the most exciting academic institutions in the world. As vice-president, academic and provost, I am honoured to be part of this team.

I work closely with the President and Vice-Chancellor to deliver academic and administrative excellence across the entire institution, in large part by leading and supporting our excellent team of deans, faculty members, and staff. I serve as chief academic and budget officer, and carry responsibility for day-to-day operation of the university.

In everything we do, our office is committed to the principles of communication, teamwork, and providing excellent service to our colleagues on and off campus.

Send us your feedback about this site - what works for you and where you need more information – and thank you for visiting.

James W.E. Rush
Vice-President, Academic and Provost

  1. June 2, 2022Waterloo's new disconnecting from work guideline

    In 2021 the Ontario government passed Bill 27, which changed the Employment Standards Act, 2000 and requires employers including the University to prepare and implement a written “policy” for all employees on disconnecting from work.

  2. May 26, 2022Take Action: Equity Data Survey | Update and Action Plan

    The University of Waterloo launched its pilot Equity Survey in June 2021 and paused data collection after October 31, 2021 with an intention to continue data collection in early 2022. Launching the survey took much energy and work from many across our campuses.

  3. Apr. 27, 2022ACTION: Update or submit your proof of vaccination

    As you may be aware, though we recently extended our proof of vaccination requirement until the end of the Winter term, the University will not require proof of vaccination in order to come to campus from May 1, onwards.

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