Global View

Waterloo is changing the world. This institution is no ivory tower, isolated from the outside. Waterloo is committed to building a better world through innovation, research with broad societal impact, and a network of connections that span disciplines, countries and continents. 

Amanda Lang headshot

Innovation summit tackles disruption in economy and tech sectors


Waterloo welcomes Bloomberg TV anchor Amanda Lang and leaders from Tesla, Microsoft and Jigsaw for fifth annual Waterloo Innovation Summit

Field in Gambia with a wind turbine

Innovation lab tackles clean energy for developing world


Waterloo researchers work to provide developing regions with access to electricity for improved healthcare, education and prosperity

President Chunli Bai in office chair

President of Chinese Academy of Sciences receives honorary doctorate


Chunli Bai will also deliver a seminar about nanoscience and nanotechnology in China

Water pump being used by women in Bangladesh

Student aid project inspires new grads to launch Engineers for Hope


Instead of starting well-paid jobs, the grads are building a non-profit organization that will bring clean water and sanitation to developing communities

New arts grad lands United Nations job in Indonesia


Ryan Haughton is a natural resource governance and innovation consultant

Portrait of Heidi Fernandes

New pharmacy grad explores global health issues


Heidi Fernandes was inspired after helping to establish medical clinics in an impoverished community in Peru

Map of Canada showing higher energy usage in southern portion of the country

Canadians need incentives to adopt low-carbon technology


Canada can become a major player in clean energy as it meets its commitments under the Paris climate agreement, says environment researcher

Interior of a bombed structure in Syria

Radicalization starts with teen identity crisis for some youth


Discrimination and poverty aren’t the only factors behind the radicalization of youth who leave home to fight in Syria, says Waterloo sociologist

Professor William Tutte

Mathematics professor and wartime code-breaker honoured


Waterloo names street after William Tutte, the Bletchley Park code-breaker and brilliant mathematician who helped establish the reputation of the Faculty of Mathematics

Beijing skyline

Globalizing the foundations of political economy


Waterloo prof wins prestigious Killam Research Fellowship to expand understanding of the world economy beyond well-known ideas of figures like Adam Smith and Karl Marx