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University of Waterloo



The University of Waterloo is a place of opportunity. Each year, more than 42,000 young minds converge on our four campuses — in Cambridge, Kitchener, Stratford and Waterloo — to learn from 1,380 full-time faculty members who deliver teaching excellence across six faculties and four Affiliated and Federated Institutions of Waterloo.

We are a beacon for out-of-the-box thinkers who spend their waking hours pondering the deepest mysteries of our planet and beyond. We wrap the Waterloo experience in layers of academic excellence, co-operative education, research intensity, and entrepreneurial opportunities — a unique combination that equips our students to be leaders even before they graduate. Whether they want to launch their own company, write a best-selling book, or test drive a new career in co-op, Waterloo welcomes all creators, explorers and boundary-pushing changemakers.

Our Impact

You dream of a better world, and we do too.

Global crises including infectious disease, social inequality, climate change and economic instability have exposed the danger of ignoring big problems. Already renowned as a teaching and research powerhouse, Waterloo students and faculty are laser focused on finding solutions to not only the global pandemic, but also to clean water and energy; intelligent systems; sustainability; quantum information science; cybersecurity, privacy and data science; nanotechnology; advanced manufacturing and robotics.

Building on our 64-year track record of connecting academia with industry and government, Waterloo is in a unique position to help drive Canada’s economic recovery and influence its future place in the global economy.

Our greatest strength is our ability to mobilize talent through our vast network of employers, research partners, industry and government liaisons around the world. As we look to the future, we seek to build on this strength, further enriching teaching and research to create the kind of innovation it takes to make a global impact.

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University of Waterloo

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From our earliest days, our generous supporters have understood that creating meaningful change is a long game – one that requires thoughtful, ongoing investment in education and research. To tackle what’s ahead, our students must be equipped with next-generation experiences that include more experiential learning opportunities, and bolstering our environment for living, learning and discovery.

We’re asking you to be a champion, a dreamer and a believer, and to share in our bold vision for the future. Where you direct your gift is up to you. You can create a scholarship in your name, fund important research, or support another area of Waterloo that is meaningful to you. Learn more

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