About Waterloo


In 1957, innovation and entrepreneurship brought the University of Waterloo into being, as a group of business leaders imagined a new university built to tackle some of the world’s most daunting challenges. Our doors opened with 74 engineering students with co-operative education as its cornerstone.

Today with more than 42,000+ students attending annually, Waterloo is #1 in Canada for experiential learning and employer-student connections. The University of Waterloo continues to spur innovation to solve problems on a global scale.  Together, with the help of our partners and community, we can accomplish even more.

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