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cv-innovationWaterloo Unlimited is a Canada-wide enrichment program designed for students who have exceptional potential. The program includes lectures, workshops, seminars, labs, and social time with University of Waterloo faculty and students. In making this valuable experience available, each year Waterloo Unlimited organizes a number of sessions for motivated, curious, well-rounded high school students from across Canada.

The themes of these programs are trans-disciplinary, drawing from the Arts,  Applied Health Sciences, Engineering, Environment, Mathematics, and Science departments at the University of Waterloo. 

VHS student, Ethan Rigby, comments on his experience at Waterloo Unlimited earlier in 2016:

I just completed a fantastic week at Waterloo Unlimited with their Grade 11 Design Program (thanks to seeing it on your website) and now, more than ever, I hope to attend the University of Waterloo when I finish high school.  I think I will apply for software engineering, mechatronics, or computer engineering, but I also absolutely loved a small group session we did on Quantum Computing!

2016-2017 Programs


Grade 12 | Road Map to Research | November 16 – 18, 2016 | 3-day program

This immersive experience introduces students to the art and science of reading academic papers, the opportunity to explore cutting-edge discoveries alongside University of Waterloo professors, and a chance to engage with current university student researchers.

Program fee: $350 (includes meals)

Supervised hotel accommodation: $200

Application Deadline: Friday, October 7, 2016


Grade 11 | Theme of “Design” | March 13 – 17, 2017 | 5-day program

Like-minded students will explore the theme of “Design” through perspectives such as engineering, the environment, virtual reality, and science fiction.

Program fee: $550 (includes meals)

Supervised hotel accommodation: $330

Application Deadline: Wednesday, December 14, 2016


Grade 10 | Theme of “Change” | May 14 – 18, 2017 | 5- day program

We live in the midst of vast and rapid social, technological, environmental, and political change.  How do we adapt, or fail to adapt? What are the consequences of such failures and successes? Students will consider the perspectives of writers, scientists, engineers, and philosophers, on the dynamics of “Change”.

Program fee: $550 (includes meals)

Supervised residence accommodation: $180

Application Deadline: Thursday, March 23, 2017


We encourage all interested students to apply!

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