Ranked Canada’s “most innovative” university for 21 years, Waterloo is a place where ideas come to life. More Canadian high-tech companies have their roots at Waterloo than any other university. And we’re the birthplace of ideas like the BlackBerry® and Google AdWords.
What sets Waterloo apart is hands-on learning. Through co-operative education – alternating 4-month study and paid work terms – our students can gain up to 2 years of experience. We encourage and support student entrepreneurship through our VeloCity programs and an intellectual property policy that allows students to retain ownership of their ideas.
Areas of Expertise
Waterloo is known for excellence in engineering, mathematics, and computer science. In fact, the New York Times calls us “one of the world’s best technology schools.” But we're also recognized for outstanding teaching and research in health, science, the humanities and the environment.