Canada Awards for ExcellenceRecipient Profile
University of Waterloo, Human Resources
2017 Silver Recipient
Excellence, Innovation and Wellness®
The University of Waterloo offers a leading co-operative education program, research-rich environment, and broad-based entrepreneurial culture. Human Resources (HR) plays a key role in supporting the University’s strategic plan and Waterloo’s overarching goal of being recognized as one of the most innovative universities in the world. It directly enables one of University’s eight strategic themes: the Robust Employer-Employee Relationship.
HR began its Excellence Canada journey in December 2015 with the launch of the EIW survey, and achieved 100% involvement from employees throughout the entire process. The department assessed strengths and areas of opportunity, developed baselines, analyzed results, closed identified gaps, and ensured a solid foundation for the future. Senior leaders encourage a continuous improvement culture that is rooted in a commitment to excellence, innovation, and employee wellness.