University of Waterloo

The University of Waterloo is a comprehensive public university in the city of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. The school was founded in 1957 by Drs. Gerry Hagey and Ira G. Needles, and has since grown to an institution of more than 30,000 students, faculty, and staff. The school is notable for being the first university in North America to create a Faculty of Mathematics, and for having the largest co-operative education program in the world.[citation needed] Waterloo maintains one of the lowest endowments of all large Canadian universities, something officials have been trying to improve over the last 10 years. The school is also known for having more company spin-offs than any other Canadian university, and as such, the university has been called the “Silicon Valley of the North”. The enrollment for Fall 2009 was 24,891 undergraduate and 3,497 graduate students, with 1,030 full-time faculty members and 2,190 staff. The school has approximately 140,000 alumni in 141 countries. The university press, @UW and The Boar (Arts Faculty) are members of CUP. Other university newspapers include Imprint (The Official Student Newspaper), The Iron Warrior (Engineering), and mathNEWS (Math).

University of Waterloo
Motto Concordia cum veritate
(In harmony with truth)
Established 1957
Type Public
Endowment $214 million
Chancellor V. Prem Watsa
President David Lloyd Johnston
Faculty 1,030 full-time
Staff 2,190
Undergraduates 24,891 full-time, 1,670 part-time
Postgraduates 3,497 full-time, 797 part-time
Location Waterloo, ON, Canada
Campus Urban/Suburban, 4km2 (1000 acres)
Sports teams Waterloo Warriors
Colours Gold, black, and white
Nickname UW
Affiliations AUCC, IAU, COU, ATS, CIS, CUSID, OUA, Fields Institute, Ontario Network of Women in engineering, CBIE, CUP

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