In March 2009, the selection was narrowed down to three CMS's, Drupal being the only Open Source one of them. The other two being RedDot by Open Text (a company headquarted locally in Waterloo), and Cascade Server by Hannon Hill.
Later RedDot was selected as the CMS of choice.
However, when the team was sent for training on the the product, they found that it lacks certain things.
So in February 2010, the decision was revisited, and Drupal was selected as the platform of choice for centrally supported web site creation tool within the University of Waterloo!
Here is the full project charter document.
The University of Waterloo joins the nearby University of Guelph who recently chose Drupal as the platform of choice as well.
Over the coming months, we will be hearing directly from members of the respective teams at Waterloo and Guelph about their experience with using Drupal. Watch the Waterloo Region Drupal Users Group for announcements.