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It all starts with an idea. The BlackBerry, the euro, php, kinesiology, Engineers Without Borders Canada, the Waterloo Pump, and the country's largest organization for young entrepreneurs all started here. Waterloo has had innovation in its DNA since day one.

  • The first university in Canada to offer co-op - now home of the world's largest and most respected co-op program, with more than 3,500 employers worldwide.
  • Up to two years' paid work experience and potential total co-op earnings of $41,000 to $74,000 CAD by graduation.
  • Canada's most innovative university for 18 years in a row in the Maclean's reputational rankings.
  • Canada's number one comprehensive university in all four categories of the Maclean's reputational rankings.
  • More than 100 areas of study - many that are one-of-a-kind, innovative programs.
  • Superior job success after graduation - graduates who are highly respected in the workplace.
  • Exceptional encouragement for creative, entrepreneurial endeavours.
  • Inspiring, courageous student leaders who make a difference both on campus and around the world.
  • Emphasis on including an international focus to develop tomorrow's global citizens.
  • Supportive community of students, professor and staff
  • 24,891 full-time undergraduate students: approximately 5,900 first-year students for fall 2010.
  • 139 exchange programs available in 31 countries.
  • One of Canada's top campus recreation programs.
  • Located 90 km west of Toronto in a clean, safe, mid-sized city.