Alumni return to campus for 2024 reunion

Friday, June 7, 2024

Waterloo Engineering alumni recently gathered for a vibrant and sun-soaked celebration on campus. 

The Engineering classes of 1964, 1969, 1974, 1979, 1984, 1989, 1994, 1999, 2004, 2009, 2014 and 2019 enjoyed a weekend of reconnecting and socializing, attending lectures, exploring new buildings and celebrating this milestone in their engineering careers together.  

The celebrations began with two special screenings of the documentary Rock This Town. The film follows the rich and surprising history of live music in the Waterloo Region, largely initiated by Joe Recchia (BASc ’68, chemical engineering and MASc ’71, management sciences and systems engineering). 

Reunion events continued with Waterloo Engineering dean Dr. Mary Wells delivering a visionary lecture about the future of engineering at the University of Waterloo followed by the Engineering Back-to-the Classroom Lecture with Dr. Larry Smith, professor of economics at Waterloo.  

Five Waterloo Engineering researchers gave lightning talks on their research at the Drink Talk Learn Engineering Research Talks, introducing many in the audience to the Waterloo at 100 Global Futures vision.   

 A social mixer at POETS, a BBQ on the E7 patio and a Reunion Dinner Party complete with displays from the University of Waterloo Archives added much revelry and reminiscence making it a reunion to remember. 

Check out the Waterloo Engineering Reunion album on Facebook for more photos from this year's celebration.

Go to Forever black and gold: Alumni reminisce at Reunion for the University’s recap of Reunion 2024. 

And in the spirit of Waterloo Engineering alumni friendships, enjoy these off-campus reunion stories from the Systems Design Engineering class of ’83 and the Civil Engineering class of ’74.

Waterloo Engineering alumni on E7 stairs at reunion 2024

Alumni group shot in Engineering 7

Waterloo Engineering alumni pose with the Tool

Alumni pose with the Tool at the patio party

Waterloo Engineering alumni reunion 2024

Alumni having fun at the photo booth

Waterloo Engineering archival items

Displays from the archive — a treasure trove of heritage

Waterloo Engineering alumni by the E7 sign

Alumni gather on the Engineering 7 patio