It is important that the student experience at the University of Waterloo support the success of our students - in their academic programs and in their experiential learning. While we have learned much about their experience from innumerable conversations and surveys of students, past and present, we are eager to know more. To this end, we conducted an external review of the student experience because we believed strongly that this approach would help us better understand our challenges as seen through an expert external lens.

This UW Response to the external reviewer’s final report provides context to the UW community from the perspective of the Internal Steering Committee after reviewing the final report.