Creativity. Technology. Business.

At the Stratford School we believe that an experiential education style accelerates knowledge and fuels innovation. We bring together a dynamic community of students, researchers, industry, and entrepreneurs to advance digital media technology and creative application.

Latest News

A chat with CPI member Leah Zhang-Kennedy about making her own mark in the globally impactful field of cybersecurity and privacy as an Assistant Professor in interaction design and user experience research, and director of the Safe Interactions Lab at the University of Waterloo’s Stratford School of Interaction Design and Business.

Read the full story

Waterloo’s Stratford School of Interaction Design and Business launched its professional graduate program way back in 2011. Today, the Master of Digital Experience Innovation (MDEI) is offered entirely online while continuing to deliver a unique, project-based experience combining creativity, technology and business.
Read the full story

The study published by Waterloo researcher Kim de Laat and team outlines cultural and structural barriers, representation in leadership positions, income and the work environment, and an investment in equity as opportunities for progress.

Upcoming Events


Thursday, May 30, 2024 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

The Changing Future of Digital Products - A Lunch and Learn with Andrew Matlock

Join Andrew Matlock to discuss insights, trends, and data from inside the tech industry. AI is rapidly evolving how and why digital products exist, systemically impacting jobs and businesses. The next five years will be unlike any other period of time for digital trades, they will be packed with new challenges and opportunities.

Friday, June 7, 2024 9:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

MVP Challenge

Calling All Creative Minds!

Welcome to the MVP Challenge, a one-day design + business challenge for high school students, hosted by the University of Waterloo Stratford School of Interaction Design and Business.

Are you passionate about design, creativity, and pushing boundaries? Look no further. Showcase your creative thinking and problem-solving skills as you work with a group to develop and pitch your next great idea.

Minimum Viable Product - Your MVP is the thing that makes your idea stand out!