The Faculty of Arts is 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 2021 graduates with a live, online convocation ceremony. Watch a recording of the ceremony, and download the event program, below: 


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Congratulations to our special award winners

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Venus Ho
The University of Waterloo President's Award of Excellence

Awarded to students with the highest standing in an undergraduate degree program

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Monica Elizabeth Grove
The University of Waterloo Alumni Gold Medal

The Office of Alumni Affairs recognizes top graduating students for academic achievement, by awarding the Alumni Gold Medal.


Message from the Dean

"Uncertainty is a basic fact of life, and even if we have made elaborate and detailed plans, none of us can foretell what life will throw at us. And here I want to say that one of the best things about being an Arts grad is the flexibility and adaptability that you've learned - that will put you way ahead when the inevitable challenges of life come your way."

- Sheila Ager, dean, Faculty of Arts

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