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.

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. Sep. 30, 2020St. Paul’s comes together on Orange Shirt Day
    St. Paul's staff and faculty wearing orange

    St. Paul's staff, students and faculty came together virtually and in-person today (September 30) to recognize Orange Shirt Day, a day to raise awareness and educate Canadians about the history and legacy of the Residential Schools System in the spirit of truth and reconciliation. 

  2. Sep. 18, 2020GreenHouse partner receives $5,000 to support youth mental health startup for students
    Enactus Waterloo Team

    A youth mental wellness project created by Enactus Waterloo, a partner of the GreenHouse social impact incubator at St. Paul’s University College, has been awarded a $5,000 grant from The Co-operators Youth Mental Wellness Grant Program.

  3. Sep. 2, 2020GreenHouse Alumni Spotlight: Trishala Pillai
    Trishala Pillai

    St. Paul's GreenHouse alumna Trishala Pillai (BA’16) is fuelled by work which enables her to create, promote and sustain prosperity for all. This is why she continues to serve on the social impact incubator’s advisory council, to provide incoming students with the same valuable experience she received during her time in the Innovators in Residence community. She also recently served as a judge for UWaterloo’s Pandemic Challenge.   

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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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