Waterloo celebrates Class of 2020 master’s students

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

By University Relations. This is an excerpt from an article originally published on Waterloo Stories.

For graduating master’s students, convocation is an important recognition of their hard work and dedication. Some will move on to professional roles, while others plan to continue the research that has captured their imagination.

As they celebrate their accomplishments with their families and supporters, Waterloo recognizes the commitment and success of our master’s students, including these six graduands.


When Minelli Clements decided to leave her job in telecommunications to pursue a graduate degree, she was looking for a program that would empower her to create things. And she found it in the Master of Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology (MBET) at Waterloo. 

Minelli Clements

I wanted something innovative. I need to dig deep into problems and get my hands dirty building solutions, she explains. Thats just how Ive always been my entire career, and MBET was the perfect place to grow something.

Clements started the program with an idea based on her love of data, but quickly realized it wasn’t viable. That’s when the lightbulb went off — the Alberta-native knew she was passionate about the outdoors and conservation, and a life-changing trip exploring Iceland had spotlighted the importance of preservation and green technologies. She wanted to spend her life improving the environment using technology. 

Read the full story on Waterloo Stories.