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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, and religious 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, the International Engineering Living Community, the Social Impact Living-Learning Community, or GreenHouse.

  1. Oct. 16, 2018Hack4Health 4.0 awards prizes for innovation in the kitchenHack4Health
    GreenHouse in partnership with the Murray Alzheimer Research and Education Program and the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences, hosted Hack4Health 4.0, alongside the MS Society and the Alzheimer Society.  Hack4Health is a hackathon focused on creating positive social impact by improving the quality of life for those living with multiple sclerosis and dementia.  Twelve teams spent two da
  2. July 26, 2018GreenHouse’s Big Ideas Challenge supported by LibroGreen House Big Ideas

    Big Ideas Challenge Fellows from left to right: Cassie Myers, Rachel Thorburn, Lauren Smith, Pablo Amay

    A big thank you to Libro Credit Union who continues to support GreenHouse from its Prosperity Fund. A fund that recognizes initiatives, which focus on regional economic development, money smarts, and youth leadership.

  3. July 18, 2018Cherie Wai selected for the Alex Foto Memorial AwardCherie Wai

    Who inspires you?

    For Cherie Wai, it’s former St. Paul’s student Alex Foto.

    Alex was a star student in the International Development (INDEV) program and a proud World Vision Youth Ambassador. Following her death in a cycling accident in August 2014, World Vision launched the #LiveLikeAlex campaign to inspire other youth to change the world.

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  1. Nov. 7, 20182018 Stanley Knowles Humanitarian Service LectureZahra Mahmoodi with Muhammad Ali, Zahra Mahmoodi speaking, Zahra Mahmoodi with John Kerry, Zahra Mahmoodi teaching soccer to kid

    Forbidden Dream: Fighting for Women's Right to Play

    Zahra Mahmoodi was born in Iran as an Afghan refugee, and grew up knowing that she was forbidden to pursue some of her dreams because she was a girl. At age 10, she discovered a love for the beautiful game but her school didn't allow girls to play and she didn't think she would ever touch a soccer ball again. Then, her father began making soccer balls in his workshop...

  2. Dec. 1, 2018Across the Creek Alumni: Doon Lantern Light Tourvisitors at Doon Heritage village holding lanterns

    Doon by Lantern Light Guided Tour

    Join St. Paul's and other "across the creek" alumni and friends for an exclusive event at Doon Heritage Village in Kitchener.

    From the Waterloo Regional Museum website:

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