You are here


Friday, March 16, 2018

Important changes to working in Canada on a study permit

On March 12, 2018, Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) updated the Program Delivery Instructions (PDI) for working off-campus. Please take the time to read the PDI carefully to ensure you fully understand how these immigration changes might impact you. Students who are Canadian or Permanent Residents of Canada do not have these restrictions.

Monday, March 12, 2018

Mental health review results in increased support for students

A comprehensive report on student mental health was released today by the President’s Advisory Committee on Student Mental Health.

The report includes 36 recommendations and will result in an increase to the amount of mental health professionals who can provide counselling services on campus.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Quest will be unavailable February 16-22 for scheduled upgrade

What is happening? Quest software is being upgraded.

When is this happening? Starting Friday, February 16 at 4:30 p.m. until Thursday, February 22 at 8:00 a.m. (EST).

What is the impact? The Quest system will be down and unavailable during this upgrade window. Following the upgrade, you will notice a new service login page. 

Please Note: Finance has extended the winter 2018 (drop) deadline for 50% tuition refund from February 20 to February 23.

Friday, February 9, 2018

Quest down from February 16-22, 2018

Quest will be unavailable February 16-22 for scheduled upgrade. To learn more see the the official notice from the Registrar's Office.

Monday, January 8, 2018

Peer Success Coaching Begins

Peer Success Coaching for the Winter 2018 term begins today!

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Scam Alert - Scam targeting international students

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has released a scam notice reporting that international students have been recently receiving phone calls from individuals claiming to be IRCC employees. The caller tells the student that to avoid arrest and deportation, they must obtain an immigration lawyer. In some cases, students have transferred large sums of money under the false belief that they are obtaining an immigration lawyer. As far as we know Waterloo students have not been targeted but, we encourage students to be aware.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Holiday campus closure

The University will be closed for the holiday break. Campus police will start locking doors at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, December 22 and will reopen them for 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday January 2, 2018. Classes begin on Wednesday, January 3, 2018.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Campus mourns loss of student

Jonathan Campbell Bennett, a fourth-year Architecture student was fatally hit by a car while riding his bicycle in Rome on November 21.

"Our hearts go out to Jonathan’s family, and the University is doing everything it can to support them at this time. Students, staff and faculty in Architecture have all been informed of Jonathan’s untimely passing," said Anne Bordeleau, Director of Waterloo's School of Architecture.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Scam Alert - Kidnapping scam targeting Chinese students in Canada

Media outlets, as well as Toronto and Hamilton Police Services, are warning Chinese students in Canada about a recent scam. Victims of this scam have been found safe and, as far as we know, Waterloo students have not been targeted. However, we encourage students to be aware.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

There's still time to apply for an exchange

Want to go on exchange during fall 2018 and/or winter 2019? Apply via Waterloo Passport now and the Global Learning Coordinators will place you with a host institution in the second round of placements.