Current Students

Graduate Students

As a graduate student of the Cybersecurity and Privacy Institute (CPI) you have resources available to you at both CPI and your home department at the University of Waterloo.  

Training opportunities for graduate students



CryptoWorks21 is a supplementary program for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows developing next-generation cryptographic tools.

Since 2017, the program has been supported by the University of Waterloo and a donation from RBC.

The program is led out of the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) at the University of Waterloo, and is aligned with the Waterloo Cybersecurity and Privacy Institute (CPI). Students and faculty members at McGill University, the University of Calgary and Université de Montréal also participate, and we work with partners and collaborators across Canada and around the world.

CryptoWorks21 aims to:

  • Prepare a new generation of researchers to create quantum-safe tools for the 21st century
  • Provide professional knowledge and technical skills for all researchers
  • Foster collaboration between young scientists and experts in quantum and cryptographic research
  • Enable students to build relationships with cryptographic communities in academia, industry, and government
  • Encourage collaboration between students and partners in mathematics, computer science, physics and engineering


Resources for graduate students

The University of Waterloo is committed to your personal and academic success. There are a number of resources available to support you in being at your best.