The university has six faculties: Applied Health Sciences, Arts, Engineering, Environment, Math, and Science. It has four campuses in Ontario (the main campus in Waterloo; the School of Architecture in Cambridge; the Health Sciences campus in Kitchener; and a Digital Media campus in Stratford) and an Engineering campus in the United Arab Emirates. The Waterloo campus includes four affiliated university colleges: St. Jerome’s University, St. Paul’s University College, Conrad Grebel University College, and Renison University College. Waterloo also has partnership agreements with institutions in Nanjing and Suzhou, China, Brazil, Germany, and Saudi Arabia.
The university pioneered co-operative education and offers the largest co-operative education program of its kind in the world. It has a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship, nurtured in part through a creator-owned intellectual property policy and programs like VeloCity, an on-campus commercialization incubator for student entrepreneurs.
Waterloo was the first university in the world to establish a faculty of mathematics and is a world-leader in cryptography research. The university is home to Canada’s only English-language school of optometry; the world’s largest concentration of quantum information research; Canada’s largest engineering faculty; the largest actuarial science program in North America; and the world’s first kinesiology department. The Mike & Ophelia Lazaridis Quantum Nano Centre is home to quantum information and nanotechnology research.
The university has more than 34 000 undergraduate and graduate students and more than 1100 faculty. It also counts more than 156 000 alumni in 142 countries around the world. Esteemed faculty and students include: David Johnston, former university president and current Governor General of Canada; Mike LAZARIDIS, founder of RESEARCH IN MOTION; John Baker, founder of Desire2Learn; Maria Soklis, chief operating officer of Kia Canada; David Cheriton, co-founder of Arista Networks; Eric Migicovsky, creator of the Pebble smart watch; Nobel Prize winner Robert Mundell (economics); and Killam Prize winners Mark Zanna, Ming Li, and the late William Tutte.
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The official website of the University of Waterloo.
The website for Academic Matters, a magazine that explores issues of relevance to higher education in Ontario, other provinces in Canada, and globally. Focuses on current trends in post-secondary education and academe’s future direction.
This website focuses on the intelligent technology business and research enterprises in the Waterloo area. Click on the link to "RIM's latest initiatives" for more information.
The official website for the City of Waterloo, Ontario. Provides information about civic affairs and local tourist attractions.
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