Alumni giving back
Generous donations from alumni, students, faculty and staff help our department to improve resources and services for students.
Scholarships and Awards
Jacqueline Armstrong Gates Scholarship in Economics
The Jacqueline Armstrong Gates Scholarship in Economics scholarship, valued at $2,000, will be awarded annually to a full-time undergraduate student enrolled in Year Two or Three majoring in any program in the Department of Economics in the Faculty of Arts. Selection is based on academic excellence (minimum 80% cumulative average). This fund is made possible by a donation from Jacqueline Armstrong Gates (BA ’91).
Alan Uffelmann Award in Economics
An award, valued at $2,000, will be presented annually to a full-time undergraduate student enrolled in Year Two, Three, or Four of any program in the Department of Economics in the Faculty of Arts. Eligible candidates must be in good academic standing (minimum 70% cumulative average) and demonstrate financial need as determined by UWaterloo. To be considered, students must complete the on-line UWaterloo Full-time Bursary application by October 15. This fund is made possible by a donation from Alan Uffelmann (BA ’86 - Economics).
Alan Uffelmann, BA ’86 ECON, is the Vice President of Finance and CFO at FaithLife Financial. He isresponsible for investment strategies, asset management, financial resources and capital management of the firm. Alan is a proud Waterloo Alumnus who values the importance of an Arts education and giving back. He established this award to provide access to a world-class education for those who cannot afford it.
Nihar and Mina Bose Graduate Scholarship
The Nihar and Mina Bose Graduate Scholarship was created in 2018 through the generosity of Professor Sukesh Ghosh and Mrs. Nandita Ghosh in honour of Professor Ghosh’s late uncle and aunt, Nihar and Mina Bose. The scholarship awards $1500 to a graduate student in the Department of Economics based on academic achievement and financial need.
The Kenneth Stollery Memorial Graduate Award
The Kenneth Stollery memorial graduate award was established in memory of Professor Ken Stollery, a long time professor of the department of economics, who passed away in 2005. The $1,000 award is awarded to a graduate student enrolled in the Masters or PhD program in the department of economics who demonstrates academic excellence and financial need. This award is made possible by donations from family, friends, students, alumni, faculty and staff.
Alumni Panels and Invited Talks
The Department has an ongoing initiative to invite alumni back to the department, to help guide current students as they navigate their education and career goals. The advice that alumni have to offer is invaluable for the current students, as well as for the faculty as we guide and shape our programs.
PhD and eCon Conferences
Periodically, we have hosted a conference for our alumni who have gone on to PhD programs in Economics. This conference provided alumni with an opportunity to present their research and receive feedback, as well as provided current UW graduate students with insight and advice on pursuing a PhD in Economics.
The student run UW Economics Society coordinates an annual eCon conference connecting current students, faculty and alumni, as well as industry experts to discuss how classroom theories can be applied on the job. Please visit the Economics Society web site to learn more.