University of Waterloo Logo
Canada Excellence Research Chairs 1
Canada 150 Research Chairs 2
Canada Research Chairs 74
Research Income $224 million
Undergraduate Enrolment 34,000
Graduate Enrolment 6,000
International Students 9,000
Total Enrolment 40,000
University of Waterloo Image

University of Waterloo

The University of Waterloo connects imagination with impact. We are home to transformational research and inspired learning through our world leading cooperative education program and entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Consistently ranked Canada’s most innovative university, Waterloo champions a culture that combines curiosity and risk-taking with entrepreneurship and leadership. We bring bold ideas and brilliant minds together with world-class research institutes in quantum computing, water, health, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity and transportation. Waterloo is a leader in the unique collaboration across sectors and disciplines to shape our future by operating at the forefront of discovery, learning and impact.

Research and Learning Environment
Waterloo’s success is grounded in teaching excellence and curiosity-driven research and discovery, residing in each of our six faculties: Applied Health Sciences, Arts, Engineering, Environment, Mathematics and Science. Early exposure to research, experience-rich work terms and a wealth of entrepreneurial opportunities create a unique learning environment. Our dedication to education begins with equity-focused initiatives that open doors to education for all learners, and extend around the world.

International Engagement
Waterloo encourages research beyond conventional boundaries, convening global interdisciplinary coalitions to tackle the most pressing challenges facing our society. We bring diverse talent from around the world to our campus while giving students and researchers opportunities to build global relationships. We leverage our global employer network to power international connections with organizations and businesses from around the world. Waterloo co-op students find work with companies in more than 60 countries, while alumni are making their mark in 152 countries.

Research Strengths:

Computer science
Environmental sustainability and climate change
Health technologies
Information and computing technology
Pure mathematics
Quantum information and nanotechnology
Robotics and advance manufacturing
Society, culture and governance
Vision and ocular