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Shaping Waterloo’s distinctive future

Waterloo’s Strategic Plan is a comprehensive plan to build on our foundational strengths to answer society’s call and emerge as one of the world’s top innovation universities. These stories profile some of the initiatives, and individuals driving these initiatives, that are part of the robust efforts to implement the Strategic Plan.

Staff program offers opportunity to learn abroad, gain new perspective

Susan Grant

There and back again: The Staff International Experience Fund (SIEF) helps staff foster connections around the world and bring best practices home.

Campus wellness

Walter Mittelstaedt

Raising the importance of the whole person, not just the student

Waterloo expertise helps lead Ontario’s drive for excellence in online learning

Aldo Caputo

So long, paper and audio tapes! A new online learning portal connects students and Faculty across Ontario, allowing them to engage when and where they prefer. 

Food Services adds spice (and onions and oregano) to the student experience at Waterloo

Lee Elkas

Twice a year, Food Services at the University of Waterloo hosts the UW Superfoods Cooking Show at Federation Hall

Minor in entrepreneurship: What it really means to be in business

Doug Sparkes

New program answers growing demand for entrepreneurial education options

Space exploration: Where students learn — and how — is changing at Waterloo

James Skidmore

Say "so long" to shoebox classrooms: Waterloo is re-thinking the places we teach, study and learn

St. Paul’s GreenHouse pilot project opens doors for social entrepreneurs

Tania Del Matto

12 weeks, 3 companies and plenty of experience. A new pilot project aims to help first year co-op students gain valuable skill and connections

Integrity is a core value at Waterloo

Amanda McKenzie

 It’s not just about how you study; it’s about how you behave

Looking for clear links

Lyndon Jones

Stemming the tide of youthful near-sightedness may fight visual impairment later in life

Velocity: Deep immersion in the fast-paced world of startup entrepreneurialism

Mike Kirkup

Edgy approach creates an environment ripe for innovation