As a part of our Global Alumni Volunteer Network, our Chapters can currently be found in 10 cities around the world. Alumni chapters offer a wide variety of activities for local alumni and students abroad on co-op and exchange terms. From career panels to global Canada Day celebrations, Waterloo grads are staying connected to Waterloo by getting involved in an alumni community beyond Ring Road.
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Our Global chapter networks:
The Beijing alumni chapter was proudly launched on November 10, 2010 and is recognized as the first University of Waterloo alumni chapter to be established in mainland China. We are planning exciting events and activities for the more than 130 local alumni and are pleased to welcome alumni who are new to Beijing.
Brian Mei, BMath '05
Ivan Shen, BMath '11
Junna Zhao, MES '14
Robert Earley, MES '03
University of Waterloo Calgary Alumni (UWAC) was launched on October 16, 2010 and hosts annual events in conjunction with Oktoberfest and the Calgary Stampede. As an energetic group, the chapter is always looking for other fun ways to engage the more than 3000 Waterloo alumni that call Calgary home.
The Hong Kong Alumni Chapter was established in 2019. This enthusiastic group offers activities to the more than 1,800 alumni, living and working in Hong Kong. From happy hour to dragon boat racing, golf tournaments and more!
President/Chapter Lead – Michael Leung (BA ’06, MAcc ’07)
Vice-President – Engagement: Howard Chan (BSc ’00) and Mei Ng (BMath ’94)
Vice-President – Finance: Billy Chung (BA ’99, PDAcc ’99)
Secretary: Eric (Man Ho) Lee (BMath ’94)
Vice-President Partnerships: Philip Lam (BMath ’96) and Benny Siu (BASc ’98)
Executive Member: Simon Hsu (BMath ’92)
The New York alumni chapter was launched on October 16, 2010 with a great event in Manhattan. We host an annual event in conjunction with the Terry Fox Run in Central Park and are always looking for fun and exciting ways to engage the more than 1000 Waterloo alumni who call New York home.
Shinji Kim, BSE '10
Bjorn Nordin, BMath '15
The Toronto Chapter was officially launched on April 30, 2019. With over 50,000 alumni living or working in the city and surrounding areas, this is our largest concentration of alumni in a region. This chapter offers a unique opportunity for alumni programing and connecting with students. The group is looking forward to connecting with as many alumni as possible! Join their social media, or connect with them today to find out more about upcoming activities or to share your ideas!
San Francisco Bay
The San Francisco Bay alumni chapter was launched on November 11, 2010. Although an industry standard now, we took an innovative step at the time by announcing our first event using social media. We're looking forward to continuing to plan great events and networking opportunities for the more than 2150 alumni in the San Francisco bay area.
University President Feridun Hamdullahpur proudly launched the Korean alumni chapter on October 16, 2013 in Seoul, South Korea in front of an audience that included His Excellency, David Chatterson, Canadian Ambassador to the Republic of Korea and Andrea Clements, First Secretary, Trade Commissioner, Market Access. As the university’s eighth alumni chapter, the Korea Alumni Chapter is dedicated to engaging the more than 120 alumni living in the country.
Collaborative efforts between the chapter and Waterloo’s Office of Advancement will continue to serve the more than 200 alumni living in the area.
Chihong Ahn, MMath '92
Chikeun Lee, BMath '05
Goyoung;Moon, PhD '01
Jaeboong Choi, PhD '97
James Won-Ki Hong, PhD '91
Kihun Lee, BMath '05
Sung-Yong Cho, BMath '94
Taeho Kang, BMath '05
Youngjoon Won, BMath '03
The Shanghai alumni chapter was officially launched in the fall of 2012. We are planning exciting events and activities for the more than 120 local alumni and are pleased to welcome alumni who are new to Shanghai — please let us know you're here.
Jamie Pan, BSc 2011
Judy Peng, MASc 1997
Kai Wang, BMath 2011
Michelle Zhou, MASc 2009
Sandra Meng, BMath 2011
Victor Wu, BASc 2005
Ye Xia, BMath 2004
The Singapore alumni chapter was launched on November 8, 2010 and is proudly recognized as the first University of Waterloo alumni chapter to be formally launched in Asia. In addition to hosting an annual networking event, this group is continuously working to plan exciting events for the more than 230 alumni living and working in the country.
The chapter recently developed a very useful "Welcome to Singapore Guide " for all students traveling there on exchange or for a co-op work term. Be sure to check out this very thoughtful resource before your visit.
Jon Kwan, BMath '01
The Vancouver Alumni Chapter was officially launched in April of 2014 with a fabulous event at the Vancouver Museum. This enthusiastic group has great plans for alumni in Vancouver and will get to work right away! Watch for details on their first event; Oktoberfest in Vancouver. Make sure to follow them on social media to learn more about their plans and to connect with the nearly 4000 alumni in the Vancouver area.
Andrew Dilts, MASC 2008
Edward Wu, BA 2008
James Painter, MTAX 2013
Nikki Best, BA 2010
The United Kingdom – London alumni chapter was launched in London, England on March 14, 2013. As the first Waterloo alumni chapter to be launched in Europe, the executive committee is working together to plan exciting things for the more than 500 alumni in the area.
Anna Dyck, BMath '08
Ana Ilic, BASc '07
Robin Carswell, BMath '01
Sameer Rehman, BASc '08