University of Waterloo, The

In 1956, community leaders, headed by Dr. J. Gerald Hagey, formed the Waterloo College Associated Faculties, a non-denominational corporation, to provide Waterloo with improved educational facilities, particularly in the technical, scientific and engineering fields. A year later about seventy students, attracted by a pioneer programme in co-operative education, attended the institutions first classes. Full university powers were conferred by a 1959 Act and the next year the University awarded its first degrees. St. Jeromes College, a century old Roman Catholic educational institute, federated with the University of Waterloo in 1960 and within the next year Renison (Anglican), St. Pauls (United Church) and Conrad Grebel (Mennonite) became affiliate colleges of the University.


At the entrance to South Campus Hall, University Avenue, Waterloo

Region: Southwestern Ontario

County/District: Regional Municipality of Waterloo

Municipality: City of Waterloo