DT Goal T1

Goal T1: Educate global citizens for the future of work and learning to thrive in an age of rapid change by putting learners at the centre of everything we do.


T1A Increase flexible curricula

T1B Promote teaching and learning innovation and reduce systemic barriers 

T1C Remove barriers to collaboration, interdisciplinarity, and knowledge integration

T1D Advance technology-enabled learning

T1E Enhance “Business at Waterloo” model

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Faculty highlights

Professional Development Support for Teaching

Promoting knowledge transfer within the Faculty of Math

To support and encourage the ongoing professional development of the Math faculty, the Teaching Development Fund has been created to provide financial support to those attending teaching and learning conferences. The University of Waterloo Math Teaching Colloquium was introduced this year to facilitate knowledge sharing of interesting and inspiring information learned at these conferences. Find out more about how Math is leading this important effort

New Black Studies programs to begin in 2022

Waterloo prioritizing equity and anti-racism and new and future academic offerings

The Black Studies program at Waterloo will be offered as diplomas to degree, non-degree, and post-degree students from all faculties, with a focus on anti-racist and anti-colonial pedagogy, Black entrepreneurship, and anti-racist community engagement and consulting. This program offers the potential for Waterloo to become a leader in this discipline in Canada. Learn more about the Black Studies program.

Canada’s first degree to merge sustainability and financial management now on offer

The program will prepare a new generation of accounting and finance professionals to lead businesses through an era of environmental sustainability

Waterloo is offering Canada’s first Sustainability and Financial Management co-op degree through the interdisciplinary collaboration of the Faculty of Environment and the School of Accounting and Finance. This program will cultivate leaders who can create strategies that will achieve a company’s sustainability goals while delivering on the bottom line. Graduates will spearhead sustainable finance in a way that protects both the planet and its people. Read about the Sustainability and Financial Management degree.

Aliens invade first-year design course

Systems Design Engineering has developed a unique course for first-year students to teach them about the user-centered design process, challenging students to find solutions for a very specific user group: aliens. By applying concepts from physics, anthropometry, and material science, students will need to find answers to accessibility challenges for these aliens. This course will help them develop a mindset to see societal challenges and develop solutions as they progress through their degree. Learn more about the first-year design course

Climate science for climate solutions

Waterloo’s Faculty of the Environment is the largest post-secondary institution devoted entirely to issues of sustainability. The BSc in Climate and Environmental Change addresses the increasing demand for leaders who can integrate climate solutions across industries. At the core of the program is how weather and climate influence geomorphology, hydrology, and biogeochemistry, offering a fundamental understanding of the natural sciences coupled with technological innovations. Find out more about climate science

Planting the seeds of reconciliation

Elder Myeengun Henry leads the way in the Faculty of Health and beyond

The Faculty of Health has hired Indigenous Knowledge Keeper Elder Myeengun Henry, who will share his knowledge, experiences, language, and culture to create “an environment that invites and respects Indigenous ways of knowing.” This key initiative of the faculty’s strategic plan supports Indigenous culture by celebrating Indigenous traditions and teachings with students, faculty, staff, and others. Learn more about Elder Henry and this initiative.

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