Upcoming and recent events

Upcoming events

September 24 and 25: Alumni Black and Gold weekend

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Grab your Waterloo gear and get ready to celebrate virtually at Alumni Black and Gold Day at home.

Don't miss Happy Hour Trivia on the 24th at 4PM!

Six Faculties, three rounds, 60 questions, nine prizes and a whole lot of fun! Are you up to the challenge? Arts and Engineering will go head-to-head to settle the longstanding debate over who wins the superhero battle of Marvel vs DC! 

For more details about trivia, and the full weekend of virtual entertainment, learning opportunities, and stories from campus for you to enjoy from the comfort of your own home, please visit 

Black and Gold Day information and registration.


September 24: Humans and Interconnectivity (part of Alumni Black and Gold weekend)

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Join Director of the Stratford School of Interaction Design and Business  Christine  McWebb  as she moderates a conversation between Jorge Fernandes, Chief Technology Officer, Rogers Communications, Leah Zhang-Kennedy, assistant professor in Interaction Design and User Experience at the Stratford School, and Catherine Burns, professor in Systems Design Engineering and Canada Research Chair in Human Factors and Healthcare Systems at the University of Waterloo in a provocative discussion about what lies ahead with 5G and the next generation of interconnectivity. 

Humans and Interconnectivity registration.


October/November — Conversations Café ARBUS Speed Networking (Virtual)

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This fall we’re inviting Arts alumni to come back (virtually!) to speak at our annual Conversations Café Speed Networking event for Arts and Business students. Held over multiple days in various virtual formats, students will be invited to meet and mingle with Arts alumni working in a wide range of industries and roles. Do you have a unique career path? Students want to hear from you!

Connect with Phoebe Wong via email to find out how. 


Recent events

Alumni Weekend, June 25

On June 5, 2021, the Faculty of Arts hosted its second (Virtual) Arts Reunion Trivia. Special congrats to the classes of 1966, 1971 and 1996, who celebrated 55th, 50th and 25th anniversaries respectively! 

Get ready for 2022 when we'll be celebrating the classes of 1967, 1972 and 1997.

Save the date for Alumni Weekend 2022 and beyond! 


Congratulations, Class of 2021!

The Faculty of Arts was proud to honour the many accomplishments of our 2021  graduates who continue to push the boundaries of what is possible. 

The University of Waterloo  marked this milestone and celebrated the achievements of our June 2021 graduates with a live, online convocation ceremony. Watch a recording of the ceremony, and download the event program


Alumni in the Hub

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Thank you to all the alumni who continue to support Alumni in the (Virtual) Hub as we continue to host online events 

On March 23, 2021, co-op student Ashley S. hosted “Power-Up”, discussing personal wellness tips, time management and perseverance with alumni: Ella Sofia (MA ’18, Sociology), Lee-Anne Reuber (BA ’19, Social Development Studies), Judson Whiteside (BA ’07, Political Science) and Hyder Hassan (BA ’12 Liberal Studies). 

Sharing their stories of resilience, the alumni provided valuable career guidance to Arts students as they headed into their term end. 

On July 22, 2021, alumni Laryssa Li (BA’ 20 Psychology & Business, Co-op), Sydney Pinchbeck (BA ’14 Classical Studies) and Arwin Dhingra (BA' 12 Economics & Business, Co-op) joined co-op student Miyoko Yiu in “Making the Best of Your Undergrad” in a discussion about how they used student group volunteer opportunities to build their network and skills to find their first jobs and build their careers from there. Sydney and Arwin also share how they ended up working overseas. 

Do you have a unique career path? Students want to hear from you! Connect with Phoebe Wong via email to find out how. 

Banner photo: The Waterloo sign and Arts Quad viewed from Grad House; courtesy of Joe Petrik, Cheriton School of Computer Science, Faculty of Math.