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Alumni Achievement Awards

Waterloo alumni are making a difference in workplaces and communities across Canada and around the world. Now's your chance to help recognize these exceptional individuals by nominating them for an Alumni Achievement Award.

These prestigious awards represent the highest level of recognition a faculty or university college can give its alumni. We're looking for nominees who represent the best of Waterloo. People who are building a better world.

Nominate an exceptional alumnus now.

Need examples? Meet some of our past award winners:

  • Alyson Woloshyn (BA ’00), while battling brain cancer, dedicated her time to raising thousands of dollars for the Alberta Cancer Foundation.
  • Olympic gold medallist and youth sports advocate, Heather Moyse (BSc ’00)
  • Noted computer scientist and philanthropist, David Cheriton (MMath '74, PhD '78)

2017 Recipients

2016 Recipients

2015 Recipients

To nominate an exceptional alumnus

natalie macneil headshotPlease read the individual award criteria on the pages below:

Note: If your candidate is chosen to continue to the next level of the nomination process, you may be asked to supply supporting material, e.g. letters of recommendation, biographies, media releases, etc.

Nominate an exceptional alumnus now.