The University of Waterloo is home to world-changing research and inspired teaching

In just half a century, the University of Waterloo, located at the heart of Canada’s technology hub, has become a leading comprehensive university with 35,100 full- and part-time students in undergraduate and graduate programs.

Consistently ranked Canada’s most innovative university, Waterloo is home to advanced research and teaching in science and engineering, 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.

As home to the world's largest post-secondary co-operative education program, Waterloo embraces its connections to the world and encourages enterprising partnerships in learning, research, and commercialization. With campuses and education centres on four continents, and academic partnerships spanning the globe, Waterloo is shaping the future of the planet.

University of Waterloo

What we offer

Waterloo at a glance
 1,096 full-time faculty
 62 Canada Research Chairs
 2 of 18 Canada Excellence Research Chairs
 more than 35 senate approved research centres and institutes

 Applied Health Sciences
 Arts
 Engineering
 Environment
 Math
 Science

 Accounting and Finance (based in Arts)
 Architecture (Engineering)
 Balsillie School of International Affairs (Arts)
 David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science (Mathematics)
 Optometry (Science)
 Pharmacy (Science)
 Planning (Environment)
 School of Public Health and Health Systems (Applied Health Sciences)
 School of Environment, Enterprise and Development (SEED)
 Social Work (Renison)

What we are looking for

We are seeking research partners that have sophisticated technology and business roadmaps, and are prepared to develop collaborative research partnerships to achieve their goals. We are also interested in research opportunities funded by “Horizon 2020”.

Waterloo has a unique approach to intellectual property that encourages researchers to commercialize their discoveries and share in the profits, and the Waterloo Commercialization Office (WatCo) is on hand to provide support. We also nurture innovation and entrepreneurship in students through programs such as VeloCity and the Conrad Business, Technology and Entrepreneurship Centre. Recent success stories include Thalmic Labs, which secured $14.5 million in funding for its armband that uses muscle power to control electronic devices.


  • Environment
    • Waste
    • Water
    • Analysis-Measurement-Monitoring
    • Air
    • Sites and Soils
    • Cleantech
    • Ecological Engineering
  • CSR
    • Risk Management
    • Research and Finance
    • Health
    • Sustainable Development
  • Sustainable City
    • Lighting
    • Super Grids
    • Mobility
  • Energy
    • Renewables
    • waste to energy
    • Smart Grids
    • Carbon Management
    • Biogas and Methane generation
  • Sustainable Industry
    • Engineering
    • Smart water
    • Energy efficiency
    • Exploitation of Materials
  • Eco-design
    • Recycling

Collaboration sought

  • Research & Development
  • Technical Co-operation
  • Licence Agreement
  • Other: Co-op work placements
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