University of Waterloo

About University

n 1957, the University of Waterloo opened its doors to 74 engineering students with co-operative education as its cornerstone.
Today, with more than 42,000+ students attending annually
With a global network spanning more than 220,000 alumni in 151 countries, Waterloo attracts world-class scholars including a Nobel Laureate, leads in providing work-integrated learning opportunities with 7,100+ active co-op employers and fosters an entrepreneurial spirit that’s created 5,000+ jobs through Velocity alone, Canada’s most productive startup incubator by private investment.

The University of Waterloo continues to spur innovation to solve problems on a global scale. Together, with the help of our partners and community, we can accomplish even more.


Waterloo is #1 in Canada for experiential learning and employer-student connections.



in Canada for publications on COVID-19 & Mathematical Modeling, with researchers ranked Nos. 1, 3, 4 & 6 in the country (SciVal, 2020)



  1. School of Arts, Media, Performance & Design
  2. Education
  3. Environmental & Urban Change
  4. Glendon
  5. Health
  6. Lassonde School of Engineering
  7. Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
  8. Osgoode Hall Law School
  9. Schulich School of Business
  10. Science

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Posted on

March 30, 2022