Mini Town Hall Sessions

About the Mini Town Halls

Waterloo’s Strategic Plan charted a course to allow the University to be recognized as one of the top innovation institutions in the world.

But planning a path to success is not enough. Success depends on the University's collective ability to turn ideas into action.

Waterloo hosted a special series of Mini Town Halls to learn what it would take to move Waterloo’s eight strategic priorities from paper to practice.

Hosted by Feridun Hamdullahpur, president and vice-chancellor of University of Waterloo, each town hall offered the opportunity to:

  • Ask questions about Waterloo’s strategic priorities
  • Learn details of the action plans that support each strategic priority area
  • Hear from expert advisors and graduates committed to building a better university
  • Understand what the Strategic Plan means for you

Session dates by topic


March 6, 2014 | 2 to 3 p.m.
Great Hall, Velocity Residence (Minota Hagey Residence)
Watch the Entrepreneurship live webcast
See the Entrepreneurship Storify recap
Learn more about Entrepreneurship

Transformational Research

March 18, 2014 | 2 to 3 p.m.
Mike & Ophelia Lazaridis Quantum-Nano Centre, Lower Level Atrium
Watch the Transformational Research live webcast
See the Transformational Research Storify recap
Learn more about Transformational Research


April 2, 2014 | 2 to 3 p.m.
Earth Sciences Museum, Centre for Environmental and Information Technology (EIT)
Watch the Internationalization live webcast
See the Internationalization Storify recap

May 26, 2017 | 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Mike and Ophelia Lazaridis Quantum-Nano Centre
Watch the Global Prominence and Internationalization live webcast
Read the Daily Bulletin re-cap

Learn more about internationalization

Academic Programming

May 12, 2014 | 2 to 3 p.m.
William G. Davis Computer Research Centre, Room 1304
Watch the Academic Programming live webcast
View the Academic Programming Storify recap
Learn more about Academic Programming

Robust Employer-Employee Relationship

June 18, 2014 | 2 to 3 p.m.
Environment 3, Room 3412
Watch the Robust Employer-Employee Relationship live webcast
View the Employer-Employee Relationship Storify recap
Learn about the Robust Employer-Employee Relationship theme

Vibrant Student Experience

September 16, 2014 | 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Student Life Centre Great Hall
Watch the Vibrant Student Experience live webcast
View the Vibrant Student Experience Storify recap
Learn more about Vibrant Student Experience

Sound Value System

September 23, 2014 | 2 to 3 p.m.
Student Life Centre Multi-purpose Room
Watch the Sound Value System webcast
Learn more about Sound Value System

Experiential Education

January 21, 2015 | 2 to 3 p.m.
Sedra Student Design Centre, Engineering 5
Watch the Experiential Education webcast
Learn more about Experiential Education

Teaching, Learning, and Community Space

September 23, 2015 | 2 to 3 p.m.
Mike & Ophelia Lazaridis Quantum-Nano Centre 0101
Watch the Teaching, Learning, and Community Space webcast
View the Teaching, Learning and Community Space Storify recap

Graduate Studies

October 2, 2017 | 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Needles Hall 3407 (Board and Senate Room)
Watch the Graduate Studies livestream