Rising Star Alumni Achievement Medals

The Faculty of Engineering Alumni Achievement Medal program has been established to recognize the accomplishments of Waterloo Engineering alumni.

The Rising Star Alumni Achievement Medal (originally known as the Young Alumni Achievement Medal), created in 2009 to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the medal program, was established to provide tangible recognition of alumni who recently graduated and have distinguished themselves through their professional achievements, community service or academic excellence.

The award will examine the accomplishments of the nominee based on the following criteria:

  • Demonstrated business, engineering/architecture/entrepreneurship, and/or management accomplishments
  • Demonstrated volunteer leadership and humanitarian endeavours
  • Demonstrated accomplishments in the pursuit of academic careers and research

One medal will be given each year to the selected nominee who:

  • Has graduated within the last 10 years from the Faculty of Engineering (Architecture, CBET, and/or Engineering) at the University of Waterloo
  • Has achieved notable level of success base upon, but not limited to the above criteria, including activities that inspire their peers, other recent alumni, recent graduates, and current Architecture, CBET, and/or Engineering students