Dean's Grad Reception 2018 Group Photo

Are you looking for a university that you can call home for the next several years? And new friends to share the university experience? At the University of Waterloo, diversity is our middle name and Science and Business does this up right!  

We're a tight program! Because Scibesties do so many team assignments right from 1A, it is easy to make friends and be part of a supportive community. Our close-knit program also has opportunities for personal student mentors, guided professional development, a club hang-out room and great social events.  

At Waterloo, you will be immersed in a diverse range of cultures and communities. If you are an international or out-of-province student, you will find a home and friends in the Science and Business community and  get to learn about new cultures and people. This turns into professional networking because we retain a close rapport with our graduating students and alums on our Facebook pages and at our yearly Alumni Social.

Some specialty aspects that will make you feel at home include…

Our East Asian Culture

Waterloo is a region rich in East Asian culture and there are many local East Asian businesses and restaurants close to the campus for you to enjoy. Nearby plazas and squares offer familiar dishes such as bubble-teas and traditional desserts. You can meet new friends, relax and gradually ease into Canadian culture. Check out the nearby restaurants and stores!

Many clubs on campus also promote East Asian cultures. Examples include: the UW Chinese, Filipino and Korean Student Associations. These cultural clubs are platforms where various East Asian student communities hang out and connect. WUSA (our undergraduate student association) has more information here.

Other Cultures

The Science and Business program attracts international students from all over Canada and the world. Waterloo has many clubs that can help connect you to people from different cultural communities. Perhaps the Afghan Student Association, the African Students Association or the Indian Cultural Association will be right for you! More information about the variety of cultural clubs can be found here.

But... won't I feel alone?

Our campus and community is diverse and inclusive! You will be surrounded by other students from all over the world, coming together to share their educational experiences. 

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Scibus students in a lecture hall

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Scibus student speaking


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