The University of Waterloo celebrates and recognizes the achievements of our world-class educators and researchers. These individuals make our institution stronger every day as we take on new challenges, inspire the next generation and continue to push the boundaries of what is possible.

Congratulations to all of our recipients on receiving their awards and accolades. These achievements remind us that the talent and passion found at the University of Waterloo can shape our future.

A message from Vivek Goel, President and Vice-Chancellor, University of Waterloo

A message from Jim Rush, Vice-President Academic and Provost, University of Waterloo

 

Recipients of Teaching Awards

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Veronica Austen
- Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award, Waterloo Undergraduate Student Association (WUSA)

Charbel Azzi
- Amit & Meena Chakma Award for Exceptional Teaching by a Student, University of Waterloo

Tara Bissett
- Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award, Waterloo Undergraduate Student Association (WUSA)
- Teaching Excellence Award, Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance (OUSA)

Jason Blokhuis
- Teaching Excellence Award, Renison University College

Claudio Canizares
- Excellence in Graduate Supervision Award, Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs

Lisa Christian
- Excellence in Science Teaching Award, University of Waterloo, Faculty of Science

Frankie Condon
- Excellence in Teaching Award,
University of Waterloo, Faculty of Arts

Cecilia Cotton
- Distinction in Teaching Award, University of Waterloo, Faculty of Mathematics

Zackary Cramer
- Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award, Waterloo Undergraduate Student Association (WUSA)

Rollen D'Souza
- Amit & Meena Chakma Award for Exceptional Teaching by a Student, University of Waterloo

Jay Dolmage
- Award of Excellence in Graduate Supervision, Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs

Mark Dolson
- Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award, Waterloo Undergraduate Student Association (WUSA)

Fiona Dunbar
- Excellence in Online Teaching, University of Waterloo 

Robin Duncan
- Distinguished Teacher Award, University of Waterloo

Richard Epp
- Medal for Excellence in Teaching Undergratuate Physics, Canadian Association of Physicists (CAP)

Mark Ferro
- Graduate Mentorship Award, University of Waterloo, Faculty of Health

Allyson Giannikouris
- Teaching Excellence Award,
University of Waterloo, Faculty of Engineering | Sandford Fleming Foundation

Jason Grove
- Teaching Excellence Award,
University of Waterloo, Faculty of Engineering | Sandford Fleming Foundation

Nicolas Hebbinckuys
- Excellence in Online Course Design,
University of Waterloo

John Hirdes
- Graduate Mentorship Award, University of Waterloo, Faculty of Health

Jane Hutton
- Teaching Excellence Award, University of Waterloo, Faculty of Engineering | Sandford Fleming Foundation

Igor Ivkovic
- Distinguished Teacher Award, University of Waterloo

Suzanne Kearns
- Distinguished Teacher Award, University of Waterloo

Brenda Lee
- Excellence in Science Teaching Award, University of Waterloo, Faculty of Science

Kimberly Lopez
- Graduate Mentorship Award, University of Waterloo, Faculty of Health

Rebecca MacAlpine
- Excellence in Teaching Award, University of Waterloo, Faculty of Arts

Melanie Mungalsingh
- Amit & Meena Chakma Award for Exceptional Teaching by a Student,
University of Wateroo

Mohammed Nassar
- Teaching Excellence Award, Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance (OUSA)
- Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award, Waterloo Undergraduate Student Association (WUSA)

Edwin Ng
- Teaching Excellence Award, Renison University College

Martin Pei
- Distinction in Teaching Award, University of Waterloo, Faculty of Mathematics

Katie Plaisance
- Teaching Award, Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Association (OCUFA)

Janelle Rainville
- Excellence in Teaching Award, University of Waterloo, Faculty of Arts

James Skidmore
- Excellence in Teaching Award, University of Waterloo, Faculty of Arts

Justin Toth
- Certificate in University Teaching Award, University of Waterloo

Kanstantsin Tsedryk
- Excellence in Online Course Design, University of Waterloo

Gordon Willmot
- Excellence in Graduate Supervision Award, Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs

Dan Wolczuk
- Distinguished Teacher Award, University of Waterloo

Quinn Worthington
- Amit & Meena Chakma Award for Exceptional Teaching by a Student,
University of Waterloo

Justin Yates
- Teaching and Mentorship Award, University of Waterloo, Faculty of Health

 

Recipients of Research Awards

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Rania Al-Hammaoud
- 2021 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition Best Presentation Award - Architectural Engineering Division, American Society for Engineering Education

Janice Barry
- Research Excellence Award,
University of Waterloo, Faculty of Environment

Nandita Basu
- Earth Leadership Fellow, Earth Leadership Program

Derek Besner
- 2021 Donald O. Hebb Distinguished Contribution Award,
Canadian Society for Brain, Behaviour and Cognitive Science

Eric Blais
- Early Researcher Award,
Ontario Ministry of Colleges and Universities

Avery Broderick
- Event Horizon Telescope Project Group Award, Royal Astronomical Society

- Excellence in Science Research Award, University of Waterloo, Faculty of Science

Roy Brouwer
- Excellence in Research Award, University of Waterloo, Faculty of Arts

Dillon Browne
- 2020 Ontario Early Researcher Award,
Ministry of Colleges and Universities

Jun Cai
- Bob Alting von Geusau Prize, International Actuarial Association (IAA), Actuarial Approach for Financial Risk Section (AFIR-ERM)

Jack Callaghan
- 2021 Fellow,
Canadian Academy of Health Sciences

Sue Ann Campbell
- University Research Chair,
University of Waterloo

Angela Carter
- 2021 Donald Smiley Prize,
Canadian Political Science Association (CPSA)

Feng Chang
- 2021 Wellspring Leadership Award,
Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy

Trevor Charles
- Research Innovation and Impact Award,
Canadian Black Scientists Network

Zhongwei Chen
- Highly Cited Researcher,
Clarivate Analytics

Jennifer Clapp
- University Professor, University of Waterloo

Tara Collington
- Prix Gabrielle-Roy 2022, Association of Canadian and Quebec Literature (ALCQ)

Bill Cook
- Amazon Last Mile Challenge Winner,
Amazon

Richard Cook
- Fellow, Royal Society of Canada

Barbara Coulston
- 2021 Interprofessional Preceptor of the Year Award, Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine, McMaster University

Stephanie Denison
- Excellence in Research, University of Waterloo, Faculty of Arts

Jean Duhamel
- 2021 Macromolecular Science and Engineering Division Award,
Chemical Institute of Canada

Sherry Dupuis
- University Research Chair,
University of Waterloo

Susan Elliott
- Scholarly Distinction in Geography Award, Canadian Association of Geographers

Monica Emelko
- 2021 Excellence in Graduate Supervision Award, University of Waterloo, Faculty of Engineering

Anna Esselment
- 2021 Mallory Grant, Canadian Study of Parliament Group

Mark Ferro
- Health Mid-Career Graduate Mentorship Award, University of Waterloo

Geoffrey Fong
- Governor General's Innovation Award, Governor General of Canada

- Officer of the Order of Canada, Governor General of Canada

- O. Harold Warwick Prize, Canadian Cancer Society

- Highly Cited Researcher, Clarivate Analytics

Brian Forrest
- Fellow, Canadian Mathematical Society

Peter Forsyth
- 2021 Brockett-Shapiro Actuarial Journal Award, American Risk and Insurance Association

Liping Fu
- 2021 Faculty's Research Excellence Award, University of Waterloo

Bernard Glick
- Highly Cited Researcher, Clarivate Analytics

Vivek Goel
- Officer of the Order of Canada, Governor General of Canada

- 2021 Fellow, Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences

Maura R. Grossman
- Shira Scheindlin Lifetime Achievement Award, Ediscovery Hero Awards via Zapproved, LLC

Carl Haas
- 2021 James B. Porter, Jr. Technology Leadership Award, Construction Industry Institute

Parsin Haji Reza
- Research Excellence Award, University of Waterloo, Faculty of Engineering

Eric (Ric) Haldenby
- Member of the Order of Canada, Governor General of Canada

David Hammond
- Innovation Award, Governor General of Canada

- Highly Cited Researcher, Clarivate Analytics

Mary Hardy
- Distinguished Service Award, Society of Actuaries (SOA)

Mark Havitz
- Leisure Scholar Award,
Canadian Association for Leisure Studies (CALS)

Daniel Henstra
- Excellence in Research Award, University of Waterloo, Faculty of Arts

Keith W. Hipel
- Foreign Member,
Chinese Academy of Sciences

Emmanuel Ho
- Research Leader Award, Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN)

Laura Hug
- Early Researcher Award, Province of Ontario

Ada Hurst
- Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education Best Research Paper Award,
Decision Sciences Institute

Ihab Ilyas
- Fellow, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)

- Fellow, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Craig Janes
- George M. Foster Award in Practicing Medical Anthropology, American Anthropological Association

Corey Johnson
- Distinguished Researcher Award, The Academy of Leisure Sciences (TALS)

Debbie Jones
- Garland W. Clay Award, American Academy of Optometry

Lyndon Jones
- Fellow, Royal Society of Canada

Karim Karim
- 2021 Fellow, Engineering Institute of Canada

Barbara Katzenback
- Excellence in Science Research Award, University of Waterloo, Faculty of Science

- 2020 Early Researcher Award, Province of Ontario

Suzanne Kearns
- Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 - Mercedes-Benz Emerging Leaders Category,
Women's Executive Network

Sharon Kirkpatrick
- Highly Cited Researcher,
Clarivate Analytics

Kenneth Klassen
- 2021 Haim Falk Award for Distinguished Contribution to Accounting Thought, Canadian Academic Accounting Association (CAAA)

Vasudevan Lakshminarayan
- Fellow,
Royal Society of Arts

- Distinguished Fellow, Optical Society of India

Anita Layton
- 2021 Krieger-Nelson Prize,
 Canadian Mathematical Society

- Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 - Science and Technology Category, Women's Executive Network

- Fellow, Association for Women in Mathematics

Elise Lepage
- Prix Gabrielle-Roy 2021, Association of Canadian and Quebec Literature (ALCQ)

Jonathan Li
- Geomatica Award,
Canadian Institute of Geomatics

Ming Li
- Lifetime Achievement Award in Computer Science,
CS-CAN | Info-Can

- The Roger Hoffer Membership Award, American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing

- 2022 Fellow, Engineering Institute of Canada

Yan Li
- Silk Route Excellent Prose Book Award, Prose Literature Society of Shaanxi Province and Northwestern University, Xi'an, Shaanxi, China

- "Best Book of the Month" and "Best Book of the Year," Contemporary, People's Publishing House, Writer's Digest, and China Publishing Group Cooperation

Shoufa Lin
- Outstanding Geological Map Award,
China Geological Survey

Kristina Llewellyn
- Outstanding Book Award,
Society of Professors of Education

- Edited Book Publication Award, Canadian Association of Foundations of Education

Bin Ma
- University Research Chair, University of Waterloo, Provost Office

Dale Martin
- John R. Evans Leaders Fund,
Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI)

Ashley Rose Mehlenbacher
- 2021 Canada Research Chair in Science, Health and Technology Communication (SSHRC Tier II),
Canada Research Chairs Program

Roger Melko
- 2021 CAP/DCMMP Brockhouse Medal,
Canadian Association of Physicists

Shusanta Mitra
- 2021 Foreign Fellow,
National Academy of Sciences, India

Bessma Momani
- 2021 Top 50 Influencing Canadian Foreign Policy, Hillman Times

David Moscovitch
- Elected Fellow,
Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies

Graham Murphy
- 2021 Keith Fagnou Award, Canadian Society for Chemistry (CSC)

Meiyappan (Mei) Nagappan
- Outstanding Early Career Researcher Award, CS-Can | Info-Can

Linda Nazar
- Highly Cited Researcher, Clarivate Analytics

 Jozef Nissimov
- Norma J. Lang Early Career Fellowship,
Phycological Society of America

M. Tamer Özsu
- Innovation in Societal Infrastructure Award, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Mahesh Pandey
- 2021 Harold A. Smith Outstanding Contribution Award, Canadian Nuclear Society and the Canadian Nuclear Association

Will Percival
- Highly Cited Researcher,
Clarivate Analytics

Morita Plinio
- Ontario Early Researcher Award, Government of Ontario

Guy Poirier
- 2021 Fellow, The Royal Society of Canada

- Prix Gabrielle-Roy 2020, Association of Canadian and Quebec Literature (ALCQ)

Marianna Polak
- 2020 Fellow, Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (CSCE)

Luke Postle
- Coxeter-James Prize,
Canadian Mathematical Society

Sirisha Rambhatla
- 2021 Outstanding Paper Presentation Award, 
American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 90th Annual Plastic Surgery Meeting

Carolyn Ren
- Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 - Science and Technology Category,
Women's Executive Network

Michelle Rutty
- Julian M. Szeicz Award for Early Career Achievement, Canadian Association of Geographers

Abigail Scholer
- 2021 Fellow, Association for Psychological Science

- 2021 Early Career Award, Society for the Science of Motivation (SSM)

Daniel Scott
- Highly Cited Researcher, Clarivate Analytics

Xuemin (Sherman) Shen
- Highly Cited Researcher, Clarivate Analytics

- Canadian Award for Telecommunications Research, Canadian Society of Information Theory (CSIT)

Lola Sheppard
- 2021 Sustainable Construction Silver Award, Holcim Foundation

- 2022 Faculty Design Award, Associate of Collegiate Schools of Architecture

Kelly Skinner
- 2022 Applied Public Health Chair,
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

William Slofstra
- Sloan Fellowship,
Sloan Foundation

Stefan Steiner
- Don Owen Award, American Statistical Association, San Antonio Chapter

Paul Stolee
- 2021 Distinguished Member Award, Canadian Association on Gerontology (CAG)

Donna Strickland
- Fellow of the Hagler Institute for Advanced Study, Texas A&M University

Pearl Sullivan
- Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 - Science and Technology Category - In Memorium, Women's Executive Network

Imre Szeman
- Excellence in Research Award, University of Waterloo, Faculty of Arts

Ladan Tahvildari
- 2021 Video of the Year, IBM Canada Advanced Studies

Ben Thompson
- Excellence in Science Research Award, University of Waterloo, Faculty of Science

Mary Thompson
- Governor General's Innovation Award, The Office of the Secretary to the Governor General and the Rideau Hall Foundation

- Honorary Member, Statistical Society of Canada (SSC)

Neil Thomson
- Keith E. Anderson Award, National Ground Water Association (NGWA)

Philippe Van Cappellen
- 2021 Fellow, American Geophysical Union

Cees Van Staal
- Outstanding Geological Map Award, China Geological Survey

Ken Vetzal
- 2021 Patrick Brockett & Arnold Shapiro Actuarial Award, American Risk and Insurance Association

Mihaela Vlasea
- 2020 Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer, Society of Manufacturing Engineers

Scott Walbridge
- 2021 Best Presentation Award, American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), Annual Conference and Exposition

Zhou Wang
- Technology and Engineering Emmy Award, National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences

Ruodu Wang
- Actuarial Science Early Career Award, Society of Actuaries (SOA)

Changbao Wu
- Fellow, Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS)

En-Hui Yang
- 2021 Eric E. Sumner Award, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

John Yeow
- 2021 Distinguished Service Award, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Nanotechnology Technical Council

Alfred Yu
- E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellowship, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)

Weihua Zhuang
- Women's Distinguished Career Award, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Vehicular Technology Society

- 2021 Cognitive Networks Publication Award, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Communications Society

- 2021 Award of Merit, The Federation of Chinese Canadian Professionals (Ontario)

- 2021 Canada R.A. Fessenden Award, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

 

Recipients of Service Awards

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Philip Beesley
- Curated Exhibition, 2021 Venice Biennale for Architecture

William Bobier
- Distinguished Professor Emeritus,
University of Waterloo

Sarah Burch
- Clean50, Canada's Clean50

David Correa
- 2021 Building of the Year (Small Scale & Installations), ArchDaily

- 2021 Small Building of the Year, Dezeen

- 2021 Special Projects Award, The Plan

- Best Implemented Project of Public Building or Facility Award, Golden Trezzini

- 2021 Project Winner - Outdoor Space Category, Interior Design Magazine

- Jury & Popular Choice Winner, Architecture for a Changing World 2021, Architizer

Elizabeth English
- Product Design Award, Architecture MasterPrize

Igor Grossmann
- Site of the Day, awwwards.com

- The Best of the Web 2021, awwwards.com

Parsin Haji Reza
- Friend of Natalie Award, Waterloo Engineering Society

Heather Hall
- Everyday Hero Award of Excellence, Minister of Colleges and Universities

Bessma Momani
- Top 50 Influencing Canadian Foreign Policy, Hillman Times

Jen Parks
- Cover of CIM Magazine's June/July edition, Canadian Institute for Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum

Daniel Scott
- Top Climate Scientist (6th in the World), Reuters Hot List

Mark Servos
- Everyday Hero Award of Excellence, Minister of Colleges and Universities

Xuemin (Sherman) Shen
- 2021 Outstanding Service Award, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Internet of Things Journal

Donna Strickland
- Maclean's Power List (#39),
Macleans Magazine

Jim Walker
- Distinguished Professor Emeritus,
University of Waterloo