In 2001, the university announced that it would develop the Waterloo Research and Technology Park in the north campus.
The Kitchener-Waterloo office has been serving the Region for over 150 years, dating to when W. Its location in the Accelerator Building, situated in the David Johnston Research and Technology Park, strategically positions the office in Southwestern Ontario’s hub of innovation and technology.
Today it has grown into a large practice of 40 lawyers.
Jerome's College, another denominational college in the City of Waterloo.
While the agreements sought to safeguard the existence of the two denominational colleges, they also aimed at federating them with the newly established University of Waterloo.
The university also operates four satellite campuses and four affiliated university colleges.
The University of Waterloo is most famous for its cooperative education (co-op) programs, which allow the students to integrate their education with applicable work experiences.
The main campus is on 404 hectares (1,000 acres) of land in "Uptown" Waterloo, adjacent to Waterloo Park.
The university offers academic programs administered by six faculties and ten faculty-based schools.
While the plan was initially opposed by the Engineering Institute of Canada and other Canadian universities, notably the University of Western Ontario, the Associated Faculties admitted its first students in July 1957.
On 25 January 1958, the Associated Faculties announced the purchase of over 74 hectares (180 acres) of land west of Waterloo College.
In February 1995, the former president of the university, James Downey, signed the Tri-University Group (TUG) agreement between Wilfrid Laurier University, and the University of Guelph.