Welcome to St. Paul's!

St. Paul's University College offers residence, academic courses, and learning opportunities to students at the University of Waterloo. We are affiliated with the University and are located on its main campus.

St. Paul's purpose is to support the University of Waterloo community by providing a unique learning environment that educates social innovators to shape a just and humane world.

University of Waterloo courses are taught at St. Paul's, including courses in International Development, the Master of Development Practice program, Indigenous studies, Religious studies and Canadian studies.

The Waterloo Indigenous Student Centre is also located at St. Paul's.

Many Waterloo students – both undergraduate and graduate – choose to live at St. Paul's. Some come here for the community, some for the learning experience, and some to be part of special opportunities like the Environment Living-Learning Community, the Women in Engineering Living-Learning Community, or GreenHouse.

  1. July 3, 2020Fall at St. Paul's
    Three students sitting outside beside a tree

    The COVID-19 pandemic has made for many changes at St. Paul’s, none larger than those impacting our academic programming and residence life this fall.

    “Our role has always been to provide a memorable, rewarding, safe and supportive student experience,” said Steve Prentice, Director of Student Life. “This year will be different, but students will still be welcomed and supported within our community, the same way they always have been.” 

  2. June 19, 2020Recognizing World Refugee Day
    St. Paul's Student Refugee Program

    June 20 is World Refugee Day, it celebrates the courage and strength of those who have been forced to flee their home country and escape conflict or persecution.

    “St. Paul's is proud to play a lead role in the management of the Student Refugee Program (SRP),” said Richard Myers, Principal. “Support for refugees aligns closely with both our academic programming in International Development and our overall institutional mission.

    “On top of that, we love having SRP students as part of our College community. They are talented and courageous young people and they add a great deal to the life of the College.”

  3. June 18, 2020St. Paul’s shows its Pride
    Pride flag flying at St. Paul's

    In recognition of Pride Month, St. Paul’s proudly flies the Pride flag in celebration of the many achievements and contributions of the LGBTQ2S+ community.

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  1. June 18, 2020Waterloo youth solve community challenges at GreenHouse virtual showcase
    animation of boy about to run a race

    On June 2, GreenHouse hosted the Youth Innovation Showcase, a virtual capstone event for the Youth Innovation Program. This virtual showcase highlighted the innovative solutions developed by 27 youth from across the Waterloo region. These solutions served as answers to challenges identified by the three host organizations: Carizon, Reception House (RH) and the Volunteer Action Centre (VAC). 

  2. June 17, 2020GreenHouse celebrates 20 cohorts of youth-led social innovations and enterprises with digital book
    GreenHouse Celebrate 20

    Since 2013, GreenHouse has been helping students find purpose, take action and create impact. Recently GreenHouse has reached a significant milestone, celebrating the achievements of its 20th cohort of students at its first virtual Social Impact Showcase.

  3. May 11, 2020Youth Innovators not Letting a Pandemic Stop them

    With the announcements of widespread closures at the start of the March Break, GreenHouse’s Youth Innovation Program has had to be, well, innovative. Fortunately, both the students in the program, as well as the organizational hosts and the coordinator, Anne Filion, have risen to the challenge.

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