Your UWaterloo. Your Voice.

This University is built on your efforts; our brand should be inspired by your voice.

We asked you to share your thoughts on the themes of innovation, values and the unique qualities here, at the University of Waterloo.

This is what you said.

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For me, innovation at UWaterloo means more use of technology in classrooms. A great example is the option to hand in all assignments online (Learn).
Undergraduate Student 2
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For me, innovation at UWaterloo means consistently improving what we already have! A great example is the addition of the UW Stratford campus.
Undergraduate Student 1
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UWaterloo is unique because ...it is always evolving and looking forward.
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For me, innovation at UWaterloo means being able to make a difference with something that inspires you A great example is helping find new way to combat Diabetes because you know many people who are affected.
Undergraduate Student 2
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I am for a University of Waterloo that appreciates all it's students, regardless if they are in engineering, arts, or are entrepreneurs.
Undergraduate Student 13
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I am for a University of Waterloo that recognizes the skills of its students who are not interested in entrepreneurship.
Undergraduate Student 5
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UWaterloo is unique because ...it has such diversity. With both a national and global attraction, it makes for a wonderful collection of interesting ideas.
Alumni 2
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I am for a University of Waterloo that is hungry for creativity and innovation for the betterment of human life.
Undergraduate Student 0
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For me, innovation at UWaterloo means not waiting until you graduate to become an entrepreneur. A great example is
Graduate Student 1
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UWaterloo is unique because ...it provide students with a learning experience that matters in the real world. Be it co-op, be it research, be it friendships, how we implement what we learn into the real world is ultimately what matters.
Undergraduate Student 3
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UWaterloo is unique because ...of the teacher - student relations. All of myprofs are happy to help and nice.
Undergraduate Student 2
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I am for a University of Waterloo that supports human values and equality.
Undergraduate Student 2
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For me, innovation at UWaterloo means spreading the spirit of entreneuship to students. A great example is The GBDA course is a perfect example of Waterloo's innovation.
Undergraduate Student 2
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UWaterloo is unique because ...the staff are truly dedicated to their professions and education.
Undergraduate Student 2
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For me, innovation at UWaterloo means improvement and evolution in learning and the community. A great example is the new Starbucks.
Graduate Student 0
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I am for a University of Waterloo that consults with its students.
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For me, innovation at UWaterloo means building new and interesting things. Turning an idea into a prototype. A great example is Student Design Teams.
Undergraduate Student 3
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I am for a University of Waterloo that is inclusive. Takes an active stand against discrimination, racism, ableism, etc.
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UWaterloo is unique because ...of its multicultural environment.
Undergraduate Student 0
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I am for a University of Waterloo that enables us to embrace diversity.
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UWaterloo is unique because ...its a really collaborative, friendly, non-competitive environment...and the Centre for Mental Health Research.
Graduate Student 1
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UWaterloo is unique because ...not only do students get academic knowledge foundations, they also fast-track the gaining of implementation experience, through the integration of co-op terms that enhance their degree.
Undergraduate Student 3
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UWaterloo is unique because ...they have different types of environmental programs.
Undergraduate Student 1
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For me, innovation at UWaterloo means bringing change by inventing or creating something that can better help the community. A great example is
Undergraduate Student 0
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I am for a University of Waterloo that embraces cultural diversity.
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I am for a University of Waterloo that pursues innovation for the sake of innovation itself, not bound by corporate profit.
Undergraduate Student 5
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I am for a University of Waterloo that promotes equality.
Other 3
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UWaterloo is unique because ...it offers a variety of unique and amazing programs. I couldn't decide between business, drama and communication and at Waterloo I can do it all! I'm also working with management science on coop so I get to explore so many things!
Undergraduate Student 0
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UWaterloo is unique because ...we show our spirit not through superficial ways (like wearing branded hoodies) but by talking about our achievements online and in person, supporting each other and proudly telling people that we are from the University of Waterloo.
Undergraduate Student 4
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For me, innovation at UWaterloo means offering an environment that attracts and engages diverse minds from communities near and far beyond campus. A great example is the construction of the Hagey Hall Hub.
Alumni 0
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UWaterloo is unique because ...as a staff member, I am encouraged to excell and develop ideas with respect for diversity and balanced life. And that benefits students.
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I am for a University of Waterloo that helps women in engineering become the norm.
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For me, innovation at UWaterloo means making our mark on the world through impactful research and start-up companies. A great example is H2nanO.
Undergraduate Student 0
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For me, innovation at UWaterloo means to be creative and to have a new idea that could benefit the masses. A great example is coming up with an invention that could make lives easier.
Other 2
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I am for a University of Waterloo that stands for diversity and equality.
Undergraduate Student 1
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I am for a University of Waterloo that doesn't wreck my GPA.
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UWaterloo is unique because ...ideas start here.
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UWaterloo is unique because ...it's so much harder.
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I am for a University of Waterloo that loves their community and shows spirit for it.
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For me, innovation at UWaterloo means learning. A great example is the more hands on the better.
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For me, innovation at UWaterloo means creating fresh ideas. A great example is that group that created a circuit printing 3d printer.
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For me, innovation at UWaterloo means supporting innovative start-ups. A great example is Velocity residence that supports start-ups at the school.
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For me, innovation at UWaterloo means creativity and ideas being recognized. A great example is Velocity Start-up.
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For me, innovation at UWaterloo means developing a community. A great example is all the students here at Waterloo.
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I am for a University of Waterloo that continues to promote equality and provides support.
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For me, innovation at UWaterloo means students are allowed to express their ideas and thoughts without the worry that anyone will judge their failures or not having the resources to innovate ideas. A great example is the velocity program. It allows students from all faculties to create and innovate various ideas.
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I am for a University of Waterloo that does everything they can to lessen students' stress and pressure. Mental health is number one priority, always.
Undergraduate Student 8
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For me, innovation at UWaterloo means taking something that has been done the same way for a long time, and approaching it with a completely new, exciting, and practical solution. A great example is the Pebble watch. 
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For me, innovation at UWaterloo means developing a community of young, talented individuals, and helping them achieve their large goals. A great example is solving groundwater contamination issues in the Earth Science department.
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I am for a University of Waterloo that fights for gender equality.
Undergraduate Student 5
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I am for a University of Waterloo that provides the creative freedom and opportunities for anything I want to create.
Undergraduate Student 0
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I am for a University of Waterloo that promotes social justice and school spirit.
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For me, innovation at UWaterloo means new ideas and viewing old ideas through an innovative and creative lens. A great example is all the cool projects and concepts that can be viewed on the Stratford wall.
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For me, innovation at UWaterloo means being given the tools, skills and resources to create and solve problems. A great example is 3rd year projects at the Stratford campus.
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For me, innovation at UWaterloo means staying not just with, but ahead of technological advances and seeing better ways for things to be done. A great example is GBDA program, educating students to be prepared for fields that never used to exist.
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I am for a University of Waterloo that values undergraduate students and their contributions to the University.
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I am for a University of Waterloo that values a balanced lifestyle.
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UWaterloo is unique because ...it does not strive for uniqueness, but for excellence and excellence only.
Graduate Student 2
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UWaterloo is unique because ...it was founded by local icons based on the need of the community it leads the nation in innovation and commercialization of ideas.
Other 0
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UWaterloo is unique because ...it stays at the cutting edge of the Arts and the Sciences.
Other 1
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UWaterloo is unique because ...it pushes students to exceed to the best potential which leads team to success.
Other 2
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UWaterloo is unique because ...anything is possible with just the right amount of skill, dedication, and passion. All the resources are available; the only thing that it really needs is you.
Undergraduate Student 0
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UWaterloo is unique because ...they allow a lot of individualism though their opportunities to share ideas.
Undergraduate Student 0
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I am for a University of Waterloo that focuses on making the ideas of students come to a reality.
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UWaterloo is unique because ...its a beautiful campus, renowned for its smart, revolutionary reputation and because of the specialized programs.
Undergraduate Student 1
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I am for a University of Waterloo that gives breaks and respects the students' struggles.
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For me, innovation at UWaterloo means new initiatives. A great example is the pending Engineering Ideas Clinic in E7, where students will learn by hands on experience.
Staff 3
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For me, innovation at UWaterloo means teaching African refugees how to program Javascript. What inspires me is finding out how to use MagLev trains to get resources to the moon. These are the challenges that tomorrow's going to face. A great example is more TedX talks please.
Graduate Student 21
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I am for a University of Waterloo that fosters hands on ideas in our programs.
Staff 0
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I am for a University of Waterloo that Has the students best interest as their top priority
Undergraduate Student 7
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I am for a University of Waterloo that Welcomes a variety of new students and encourages the best out of people
Undergraduate Student 0
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UWaterloo is unique because ...it provides support to students and has multicultural students.
Undergraduate Student 1
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UWaterloo is unique because ...you can be in the Faculty of Environment but work in marketing and communications for your co-op job thanks to the multidisciplinary program of Environment and Business.
Undergraduate Student 1
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