The University of Waterloo's mission is to advance learning and knowledge through teaching, research, and scholarship, nationally and internationally, in an environment of free expression and inquiry.
The David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science brings together over 80 faculty, 40 staff and 2000 students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The School has its origin in the Department of Applied Analysis and Computer Science, founded in 1967, and has grown to become the largest academic computer science research centre in Canada, ranking 10th in North America and 24th in the world.
The School is home to numerous Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada, Fellows of the Association for Computing Machinery, Fellows of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, and winners of awards from other international research societies. Many of our faculty have also been recognized for the excellence of their teaching by various awards within the Faculty of Mathematics.