Alumni gold medals

Alumni Relations is pleased to recognize the academic achievements of graduating students by awarding Alumni Gold Medals during the University’s June and October convocation ceremonies.

Graduates are bestowed a twenty-four carat gold medal embossed with the University’s official seal as a symbol of our academic heritage. Each medal is also personalized with the recipient’s name and faculty.

At the spring ceremonies, one undergraduate representing each of Waterloo’s six faculties receives this prestigious award. During the fall ceremonies, medals are presented to a masters and doctoral student.

2018 recipients


Fall Convocation


Amir-Hossein Karimi, MMath
Faculty of Mathematics


Robie Hennigar, PhD
Faculty of Science


Spring Convocation

Brianna Hanson

Brianna Hanson, BSc
Faculty of Applied Health Science

Kim Tran Nguyen

Kim Tran Nguyen, BAFM
Faculty of Arts


Ryan Robert Ferguson

Ryan Robert Ferguson, BSc
Faculty of Science

Pelagia Cefalas

Pelagia Sofia Cefalas, BASc
Faculty of Engineering


(Not pictured)

Aaron Matthew Buckley, BES
Faculty of Environment

(Not pictured)

Billy Zhengxu Jin, BMath
Faculty of Mathematics