In 1957, innovation and entrepreneurship brought University of Waterloo into being, as a group of business leaders imagined a new university built to tackle some of the world’s most daunting challenges.
Community and Professional Education (CAPE) is a collective of institutes, schools, and programs at Renison University College offering non-credit/non-degree programs, courses, and events in the areas of language, culture, and spirituality.
The Office of Research is the university's central point connecting scientists on campus or those associated with Waterloo to opportunities for funding and a variety of services, including commercialization. Office of Research staff support researchers through the many phases of research including ethics review and managing funds.
Research is an integral and intensive area at Waterloo. In 2017-2018, Waterloo attracted more than $224 million from public and private sources to fund research across a spectrum of challenges. Waterloo's strength in research excellence is supported by partnerships with industry, creating opportunities that generate new knowledge and further Canada's economy.
Career Advisors help all students, postdocs, alumni and employees learn about career management techniques, graduate/professional school preparation, work search methods and how to set meaningful and achievable goals, through:
The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards
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.
The SLC provides a casual atmosphere of recreation and relaxation for students, staff and faculty of the University of Waterloo. Come in, relax and take a break. It is the place to study, relax, do some banking, eat, visit Tim Hortons or just hang out with friends.
The University of Waterloo Library contributes to the achievement of the University's goals by collaborating with the community in teaching, learning, research and service.
The Library is committed to the values of:
In Information Systems & Technology (IST) we strive to provide effective information systems, technology and services in support of learning, teaching, research and administrative needs.
Health Services aims to provide convenient, confidential and comprehensive medical care to registered students at Waterloo. We work in coordination with other health-related services on campus and in the Kitchener-Waterloo community.
Campus Wellness is here to help all students at the University of Waterloo. Our professionals provide primary medical care and mental health services using an inclusive, connected, and collaborative approach.
If you're looking for a great way to keep in shape and have fun, join a Warrior recreation program or a varsity team. It's also a great way to make new friends, get involved on campus, and simply enjoy yourself.
Waterloo has 2 main athletic facilities on campus as well as gyms and recreational spaces in some residences.
The Associate Provost, Students is responsible for the effective direction and leadership of student services at Waterloo, including:
It was a good experience. The staff and professors are very considerate and understanding.
Overall enjoyed my experience at Waterloo. Waterloo itself is a smaller city which appeals to some but also is not as exciting as some of the bigger Canadian cities. All-in-all it is a fairly student-friendly city though. I enjoyed the BPH program, it had a nice range of topics related to public health and professors overall were kind and cared about students. Staff were...
The first two years of the program were amazing, both quality of education and being a student abroad experience wise. My particular university has their architecture campus separated from the main campus and other facilities, so it really feels like an exclusive community or even a weird family there. Architecture isn't the easiest degree however, and by the third year...
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