We're here to help you succeed

We believe success looks different to everyone and there isn’t one right answer. We're here to help you find your way. 

The Student Success Offices provides academic and personal development services, resources for international students, as well as study abroad and exchange support. We work closely with campus partners to create a vibrant experience for students from their first days at Waterloo, right to convocation. 

  1. Nov. 19, 2018Opportunities for students to talk with President Hamdullahpur

    There are two upcoming opportunities for student discussions with President Hamdullahpur:

    1. President’s Town Hall Meeting on Wednesday, November 21 at 10:30 a.m. in Fed Hall. Join the conversation and register today - open to the entire University of Waterloo community

  2. Nov. 5, 2018Student input required for University's Strategic Plan - Bridge to 2020

    Join the conversation to shape the University of Waterloo’s future. Strategic Plan consultation sessions continue into November. Visit the Bridge to 2020 website to register and to learn more about the strategic planning process and issue papers. 

    Upcoming sessions:

  3. Oct. 16, 2018Ten things to know about cannabis at UWaterloo

    Guided by provincial and federal legislation, and with a focus on the health and safety of the UWaterloo community, the Secretariat has published the University's Approach to Cannabis Legalization Q&A. Below are 10 things students should know about cannabis at UWaterloo:

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  1. Nov. 20, 2018BIOL 130 supported learning groupStudents in a Supported Learning Group.

    Supported learning groups (SLG) are free weekly study sessions intended to give students a chance to study with their classmates.

  2. Nov. 20, 2018Immigration Information Session: Post-Graduation Work Permit

    Are you an international student graduating this term and intending to work in Canada? You may be eligible for a post-graduation work permit to work in Canada! This is a once in a life time opportunity and the application must be submitted within 90 days of completing your program's degree requirements.

  3. Nov. 20, 2018Study strategies in ScienceStudent studying in the Science Teaching Complex.

    Have you ever written a test or exam and then were surprised or disappointed by the mark you had received? Do you try to memorize course material but not actually "learn" it or remember it later? In Science courses, it can be challenging to learn mass amounts of information and learn the material at a higher level of learning (that is being tested)!

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  1. Nov. 15, 2018Making a home away from homeJessie Lee.

    This semester, more than 250 exchange students chose to travel to the University of Waterloo to study and explore. They decided to leave the familiar in search of new educational and cultural experiences. Jessie Lee is one of those students. She is an economics and business student fascinated with studying in another country. In honour of International Education Week, we talked to her about her experiences at Waterloo and learned some of the differences between the campuses. 

  2. Nov. 8, 2018On the road: Engineering a journey across CanadaAbdullah Barakat outside in his coveralls.

    In Abdullah Barakat’s final days before convocation, he decided to take a road trip across Canada, visiting the different engineering programs of different schools in the country. As a student graduating from the University of Waterloo with a degree in mechanical engineering, he wanted to take a chance and see what he could learn from each province and institution in April 2018.

    Then, he created The Road Trip of the Travelling Covies blog, where he wrote about his day-to-day experiences travelling cross-country.

  3. Nov. 6, 2018Random Acts of Kindness across WaterlooOriginal template for the Random Act of Kindness #UWRAK contest.

    Last Friday, November 2 students were encouraged to celebrate Random Act of Kindness Day by making thoughtful gestures throughout their day on campus. Whether you complimented someone’s presentation in class or held the door open for a group of people, the day proved that you could plant seeds of kindness anywhere you go.

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Meet our people

Photo of Mhari Reid at the Student Success Office.

Mhari Reid

Global Learning Associate (co-op)

As a Global Learning Associate, Mhari Reid assists the Global Learning Team with running exchange information sessions. She also helps in the planning and execution of Go Abroad events on campus. Mhari previously worked at Nuance Communication as the Customer Records and Entitlements co-op.