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. May 6, 2021St. Paul’s receives $25,000 grant from Bell Let’s Talk
    St. Paul's students working together

    Last month, Bell Let’s Talk announced that funding of more than $3 million in grants would be allocated to 123 colleges and universities across Canada. As part of this funding, St. Paul’s has been awarded $25,000 to invest in necessary resources to develop a mental health and well-being strategy for our campus community in line with the newly launched National Standard of Canada for Mental Health and Well-Being for Post-Secondary Students.

  2. Mar. 8, 2021Powerful pages filled with female perseverance
    Kids reading our stories in STEM

    This International Women’s Day, we caught up with GreenHouse alumnus Aaiman Aamir (ENBUS ’19), who has spent nearly three years working on her passion project to amplify the untold stories of women working in STEM to create relatable, inspiring role models for young girls across the country. 

    Today, Aamir launches her first book titled “Our Stories in STEM,” a project filled with the stories of 40 diverse Canadian women working in STEM fields. Targeted at girls aged eight to 12, the book utilizes 40 illustrations by Canadian female artists.

  3. Feb. 26, 2021Waterloo alumnus earns an inaugural Report on Business Changemakers award from The Globe and Mail
    Cassie Myers

    Cassie Myers (BA ’18), an alumnus of the GreenHouse social impact incubator at St. Paul’s University College and Conrad Grebel University College at the University of Waterloo, has been recognized as one of 50 Changemakers in The Globe and Mail’s Report on Business magazine for 2021.  

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  1. Apr. 22, 2021GreenHouse students set their sights on sustainable solutions
    ChangeRoom team

    Given the growing impact of climate change, building environmentally sustainable products and services has become more important than ever before. So, it comes as no surprise that GreenHouse (GH) students continue to build ventures with a sustainability focus. Whether it’s a product or service to help you consume more sustainably, or an idea to support existing businesses transition into a more sustainable business model.

    We took the time to catch up with two of the winners from the most recent Social Impact Showcase, ChangeRoom and Sup Zero, who focused their ventures on sustainability for social impact.

  2. Apr. 13, 2021GreenHouse announces winter Social Impact Fund winners
    student innovators

    On March 30, several GreenHouse innovation teams came together to pitch their latest ventures to a panel of judges from across the St.Paul’s community during its latest Social Impact Showcase.

  3. 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. 

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