Celebrating our Fall 2023 PhD Graduates

Tuesday, October 24, 2023

phd graduates with sparkles in background

On Thursday, October 19, 2023, Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs, in partnership with the faculties, hosted a dinner reception for fall 2023 doctoral graduates, their guests, and supervisors. 

The event included remarks from:

  • Jeff Casello, Associate Vice-President, Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs
  • Jean Becker, Associate Vice-President, Indigenous Relations
  • Melanie Goodchild, School of Environment, Resources, and Sustainability, University 2023 Alumni Gold Medal finalist
  • Tao Guo, Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, University 2023 Alumni Gold Medal finalist
  • Cameron Meaney, Department of Applied Mathematics, University 2023 Alumni Gold Medal finalist

Photo of Cameron, Melanie, and Jeff

Held at Federation Hall, the event celebrated the remarkable successes of our doctoral graduates, who through their research, teaching, and community building, have made tremendous contributions to the University of Waterloo.

photo of party

The celebration included a cocktail hour, buffet dinner, speeches, and a photo slide show/video submitted by the doctoral students and their supervisors. A highlight of the evening was a photo booth where guests could take graduation-themed photos with fun props and a printed photo takeaway for each participant.

All PhD graduates in attendance received a commemorative PhD mug, and everyone in attendance had a wonderful time with George and Dana at the Zattu Photo Booth; a small sampling below:

variety of photobooth photos