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Growing up Waterloo

Cynthia Cheng and family

Back row: Anthony Fok (BMath '80), Stephanie Cheng (BMath '08), Cynthia Cheng (BSc '10), Iris Leung (BA '08), Keith Cheng (BMath '77), Gabriel Cheng (BSE '17) Front row: Anna Fok (BA '80), Joseph Leung (BMath '79), Alan Cheng (BMath '84), Lucilla Cheng (BMath '77)

I was born a Warrior.  For math alumni, it means in a sample size of 36 family members, 42% of my extended family and 100% of my immediate family are Waterloo alumni.  For AHS alumni, it means I am unstoppable. 

Volunteering at Family Welcome

welcome home t-shirt

On September 4th and 5th alumni, faculty and staff joined the housing and residence teams at the Family Welcome, where they were positioned in different residences to greet family and friends of our newest Warriors. Karen Carter (BA ’05) shares her experience as an alumni volunteer.

The 16th Annual President’s Golf Tournament

Mady Palmer on the golf course holding a sign with her face on it

On June 7th, 2016 I celebrated in the 16th Annual President’s Golf Tournament with my fellow student-athletes and supporters of Warrior athletics at the Westmount Golf and Country Club. This is my third year volunteering in this spectacle—yes, it really is a spectacle!

#UWaterlooDoesAsia – Fall 2015

Alumni volunteers

This past November, I had the great pleasure of representing the University of Waterloo in Hong Kong, Singapore and Jakarta. Alumni Relations co-hosted three global events over five days, connecting with close to 800 alumni and friends, as well as dozens of UWaterloo co-op and exchange students who were abroad in these locations for their fall term.  

I’m pleased to share some highlights and photos, as captured along the way…  

Why I Volunteer

When I stopped to think about my answer to the question “Why do I volunteer?”  The answer really comes down to it making me feel good.  I am fortunate to be in a position where I can support myself and I am healthy enough to do pretty much anything I want to do.

Working with Our Volunteers-The Best Job at UWaterloo

Let me tell you a little about the newest role added to the Alumni Relations team. My new role, Alumni Officer, Volunteer Engagement was created in the last year as our volunteer programs have continued to grow.

Priceless Experiences with Valuable Lessons

The Road to Presidency

There are a few questions that I keep hearing during my time at UWaterloo, “How is __ going to help you in the future?” and “What are you involved with on campus?” I have received these questions from various people: professors, co-workers, managers, fellow students, friends, and family. I didn’t realize the importance of these questions at first.

Finding solutions for un(der)employment through social entrepreneurship

Graduating with solid co-op experience, it never occurred to me that finding a job would take time. However, despite competitive experience and job search skills, my classmates and I were primarily un(der)employed.  “It’s just the economy” doesn’t help when you’re several months into sending out hundreds of resumes and feel that you have nothing to show for it.  I watched as energetic friends lost momentum, and lamented the waste to the economy as they became disillusioned and depressed.

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