Office of Advancement

Joanne Shoveller

Joanne Shoveller, Vice-President, Advancement

The Office of Advancement is made up of Development and Alumni Relations.  Together, the two units seek out opportunities to build support for the university’s academic, research, and service goals. 

Through relationships with stakeholders including donors, alumni, the campus community, business, industry, and other organizations, the Development team raises financial support for a wide range of initiatives such as student scholarships and awards, facilities and equipment, academic programs, chairs and fellowships, and research priorities. 

The Alumni Relations team creates opportunities to connect the university’s greatest ambassadors to the institution and to each other, with the goal of fostering lifelong, mutually-beneficial relationships that preserve and promote Waterloo’s mission and traditions.    

Waterloo’s students, faculty, and researchers are shaping the future of this planet by crossing boundaries, tackling challenges of global scope and relevance, and applying new knowledge in the pursuit of progress.  Through our relationships, partnerships, and connections, the Office of Advancement is helping to position Waterloo as one of the most respected and recognized universities in the world.    

We look forward to hearing from you to explore the ways we can continue this exciting journey.    

For more information about Development or Alumni Relations, please visit Support or Alumni Relations.