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 minor, Religious studies and Canadian studies.

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

GreenHouse is 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 and the Women in Engineering Living-Learning Community.

  1. Nov. 26, 2020Indigenous Centre’s Lori Campbell takes home award for national leadership
    Lori Campbell

    Lori Campbell, director of the Waterloo Indigenous Student Centre (WISC) at St. Paul’s University College has been recognized as one of the 2020 Women of Inspiration by the Universal Women’s Network.

  2. Nov. 19, 2020St. Paul’s announces new Board Chair
    Brad Siim

    St. Paul’s is pleased to announce the appointment of Brad Siim as the new chair of our Board of Governors. He succeeds Gary Foerster who had been in the role from 2007 to 2014. Siim’s appointment is effective immediately and runs until October of 2022.

  3. Nov. 12, 2020GreenHouse alum receives 30 under 30 leadership award for work in sustainability issues
    Beth Eden

    Recent alumna of the GreenHouse social impact incubator at St. Paul’s University College, Beth Eden (BES'20) has been recognized by Corporate Knights magazine as one of 30 young leaders under 30 making a difference in sustainability issues in Canada.

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  1. Dec. 8, 2020GreenHouse announces latest Social Impact Fund awardees
    Social Impact Fund

    On November 25, a number of enthusiastic GreenHouse innovators came together to pitch their latest ventures to a panel of judges from across St. Paul’s community during its most recent Social Impact Showcase, with all four presenting ventures winning funding. 

  2. 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). 

  3. 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.

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