Alumni achievement awards

Meet the recipients of our 2019 Alumni Awards:

The Faculty of Environment at the University of Waterloo is extremely proud of our exceptional alumni who, through their public service, environmental impact, professional accomplishments and/or academic excellence, are making the world a better place. Each year, we are honoured to recognize the accomplishments of some of our most illustrious graduates through our annual awards program. 

Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award

Awarded annually to an alumnus who graduated 10 or more years ago and who has demonstrated outstanding professional and/or academic achievement, proven community impact and significant contributions to the natural or built environment.

Thoams Mueller

Thomas Mueller

MA 1992, Planning

President & CEO, Canada Green Building Council

Young Alumni Inspiration Award

Created in 2012 to recognize the efforts and accomplishments of inspiring graduates who finished their studies within the last 10 years yet, while early in their careers, have created positive change through their work and/or volunteer activities. 

Jennifer Martin

Jennifer Martin

MDP 2014, Development Practice 

Executive Director, We Are Home Free


Introduced in 2019, this award will recognize an individual, company, organization, group or foundation who has supported the Faculty of Environment through volunteerism, promotion, financial assistance, collaboration, and/or participation.  

Sheryl Kennedy

Sheryl Kennedy

BES 1976, Urban & Regional Planning

CEO, Promontory Financial Group Canada, ULC

Neil Smiley

Neil Smiley

BES 1984, Urban & Regional Planning

Partner, Fasken Martineau


Do you know an exceptional friend or alumnus?

We would love to consider them for one of our awards. Please complete click the link below to nominate them today. It only takes 5 minutes and you could be helping us discover our next award recipient!