Life in Stratford

The Master of Digital Experience Innovation (MDEI) program is delivered at the Stratford School of Interaction Design and Business located in Stratford, Ontario. A vibrant, creative community, Stratford is home to the world-renowned Stratford Festival and a growing digital media and technology industry. The City is also an international centre for culinary tourism and features unique shopping and dining experiences.

At the Stratford School, we deliver customized student services including academic advising, personal counselling, technical design workshops and professional development sessions each term. We also host a range of guest lectures, speaker series, and workshops that you are welcome to attend.

As a University of Waterloo student, you also have full access to the resources and facilities available at the Waterloo Campus in Waterloo, Ontario.


Students enrolled in MDEI live off-campus in the Stratford or surrounding communities. The University of Waterloo Off-Campus Housing Office provides resources to all students including a list of accommodations available in Stratford. If planning to live in Kitchener-Waterloo, London or surrounding areas note that a personal vehicle will be necessary to travel to Stratford for classes unless you can make arrangements to car-pool with other students.