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, Human rights, Religious studies and Canadian studies.

At St. Paul's you can also find the Waterloo Indigenous Student Centre, and GreenHouse, a social impact incubator that offers programs, opportunities and a community for students to develop problem solving skills, to form innovative ideas and make new forms of sustainable impact around social or environmental change.

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 (LLC), the Women in Engineering LLC, the Math FARM LLC, the French Residents Floor and the Waterloo Indigenous Student Residence

  1. June 20, 2022Waterloo’s St. Paul's University College to change its name
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    St. Paul's University College will change its name this fall to United College. 

    Founded by the United Church as St. Paul’s United College in 1962, the college and the church agreed to end their affiliation two decades ago. At that point, the institution became St. Paul's University College.

  2. June 17, 2022Looking back at a year of Indigenous Entrepreneurship

    The inaugural pilot year of the Indigenous Entrepreneurship training programs facilitated through St. Paul’s GreenHouse has come to a very successful end. The program was built on a model of Indigenized business education and experiential learning. Students who entered the program received training and support from a network of Indigenous entrepreneurs, elders and community organizations who helped them with launching their own projects and ventures.

  3. Apr. 18, 2022Katie Heggtveit awarded the Ontario Medal for Good Citizenship
    Katie speaking into a microphone and holding a thank you card

    St. Paul’s GreenHouse is thrilled to announce that Katie Heggtveit, Manager: Workplace Innovation, has been awarded the Ontario Medal for Good Citizenship.

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  1. Aug. 26, 2022St. Paul's Golf Tournament
    golf ball and flag illustration. text: St. Pauls presents the 13th annual golf tournament

    Get your friends together for the 13th Annual St. Paul’s Golf Tournament. Help us raise $30,000 in an effort to create outdoor recreational facilities at the College while competing for great prizes. This is a fun-first tournament open to golfers of all skill levels. Register now and take advantage of early-bird pricing.

    When: Friday, August 26| 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. | 8:00 a.m. Shotgun Start

    Where: Glen Eagle Golf Club, 15731 Regional Rd 50, Bolton, Ontario

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  1. Feb. 2, 2022January wrap up: Student Life

    With the start of a new year, St. Paul’s Student Life remained the same: a joy-filled community that continues to come together even in the hardest of times.  

  2. Jan. 24, 2022St. Paul's ice rink

    St. Paul’s is excited to announce the (near) opening of our outdoor ice rink found near the walking path between St. Paul’s and main campus.  

  3. Dec. 22, 2021December wrap up: Student Life
    students at community dinner with santa

    As the year came to an end on the University of Waterloo campus, St. Paul’s Student Life took a moment to celebrate a wonderful semester. Over the last few weeks, some floors hosted dinners and celebrated in a way that felt best in their community.

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Sami Iskandar

Sami Iskandar

Manager, Marketing and Communication

Sami Iskandar is a graduate of Schulich school of business, and a master graduate of business, entrepreneurship, and technology from the faculty of Engineering at the university of Waterloo. Sami has long held the beliefs that it is one’s duty and privilege to serve and help others, and in so doing come to frame the best course of action forward.