The Faculty of Mathematics 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, virtual convocation ceremony. Watch a recording of the ceremony below: 


Congratulations to our special award winners

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Shihabur Rahman Chowdhury
University of Waterloo Alumni Gold Medal

For outstanding academic achievement in a Doctoral program.

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Sarah Marie Chan
James D. Leslie Graduate Award

For completing their graduate degree requirements in an online program, achieving a minimum 80% overall average and demonstrating the benefits of lifelong learning.

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Jordan Mark Zister Long
K.D. Fryer Gold Medal

For exemplifying academic excellence and good citizenship.


Message from the Dean

As you celebrate your graduation today, you have become a member of an elite group. An alumnus of Waterloo Mathematics headed into the world, poised to make ground breaking contributions. You’ve developed a depth and breadth of expertise which I know will serve you well.  We wish you the very best as you start the next leg of your journey, where I have great confidence you'll thrive!”

- Mark Giesbrecht, dean, Faculty of Mathematics

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A word from our graduates

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Xipeng Huang

One chapter ends and another begins
Completing an undergraduate degree in mathematics is only the start for students in the class of 2021

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Ragini Singhal

Celebrating Waterloo’s finest doctorates
Star PhD graduates reflect on their academic journeys


Staying connected

Discover our new platform: 
Waterloo Math digital community

  • Trace your academic ancestry
  • See the collective impact of the Faculty
  • Connect to math alumni and your fave profs

Keep up with what's happening at Waterloo
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Enter to win

Polaroid style convocation photos

Submit a photo of how you're celebrating convocation and you could win a University of Waterloo Contemporary Diploma Frame

Your photo submission could be you watching the convocation ceremony, a socially distanced celebration, or a photo created with the convocation photobooth. Bonus points if you incorporate your pink tie!

Contest closes on October 24, 2021 at 9:00 p.m. EDT.

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