Futures Framework

University of Waterloo's vision is to help find solutions to major global challenges and renew a sense of hope with bold ambitions for our future.

To that end, the Futures Framework was conceived to help align and coordinate the University's efforts and investments in education, research and innovation as it strives to address global challenges. The framework is intentional about first asking how we envision the future of humanity. From there, we can shape multiple Futures required to support a better world for generations to come.

Five Futures have been identified to build on our strengths and reflect the many changes happening in our region, country and world.

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Economic Futures

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Health Futures

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Societal Futures

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Technological Futures