HEUG Spotlight - University of Waterloo

Since it was launched in 1957 by a group of industrialists with a dream of changing the world through innovation and research, Waterloo has become an internationally recognized leader in entrepreneurship and innovation. From high-level cryptography that keeps your information secure, to the safety and sustainability of the water we drink, Waterloo continues to shape the world we share.

Teaching and research excellence remain core to Waterloo’s mission. Waterloo continues to stand out among Canadian universities, ranked as the nation’s most innovative university for 25 consecutive years (according to Maclean's magazine), and #1 in Canada for Computer Science and Engineering (U.S. News and World Report).

At Waterloo, experiential learning takes place within a research environment. Learning that transcends disciplinary, institutional and international boundaries encourages students to address real challenges in new and innovative ways. The opportunity to learn in such a dynamic and relevant way attracts the best and brightest students from across Canada and around the world — with 31,380 full- and part-time undergraduates and 5,290 full- and part-time graduate students currently enrolled in Waterloo programs. 

Consistently ranked Canada’s most innovative university, Waterloo is home to advanced research and teaching in science and engineering, mathematics and computer science, health, environment, arts and social sciences. From quantum computing and nanotechnology to clinical psychology and health sciences research, Waterloo brings ideas and brilliant minds together, inspiring innovations with real impact today and in the future.

Interested in nominating your institution for a spotlight? Please send us a little blurb about your University, some of your favorite places on campus and a picture to Brittany Moon (bmoon@heug.org). We look forward to learning more about your campus!

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