In Canada, every sector of the economy has been impacted by COVID-19.
The energy, travel and hospitality, and service sectors have been particularly hard hit, and calls for even stricter measures may translate to a delayed economic rebound.
The University of Waterloo is primed to play a central role
in reimagining and rebuilding the Canadian economy.
Our unique approach to solving important problems —
one that combines boundary-pushing research, experiential education
and entrepreneurship — is how we contribute to society.
Our greatest strength is our ability to mobilize talent through our vast network of employers, research partners, industry and government liaisons around the world. As we look to the future, we seek to build on this strength, further enriching teaching and research to create the innovation we need to make a global impact.
Renowned as a teaching and research powerhouse, our students and faculty are laser-focused on finding solutions to not only the global pandemic but also clean water and energy; intelligent systems; sustainability; quantum information science; cybersecurity, privacy and data science; nanotechnology; advanced manufacturing and robotics.
$567 Million to Canada's GDP
from Waterloo's co-op program
7,500 Jobs Created
by Waterloo's entrepreneurial programs
1 in 5 Canadian Startups
founded by Waterloo graduates
Stats from The University of Waterloo Impact Report 18/19
We seek to spur innovation on a whole new scale, to realize the full promise of our era.
To tackle what’s ahead, we will:
Deploy our talented co-op students to support businesses and nonprofits deeply affected by the pandemic, using their future-ready skillsets to help regenerate the economy.
Help companies identify their business challenges and map those challenges to Waterloo resources such as research, talent, training, market agility and innovation.
Give students every opportunity to bring market ready solutions to a global audience and support startups and scale-ups through our highly integrated ecosystem.
Address the demand for constant upgrading of knowledge and skills in an era of hyper change.
Today, the stakes are high.
We need you to share our bold vision and give generously. We need you to be a champion of the University of Waterloo. Your generous and visionary support today will help drive innovation, fuel our economic recovery, and shape a more promising tomorrow.