This page contains information specific to students at the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC).

Information for graduate students

As a graduate student of the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) you have resources available to you at both IQC and your home department at the University of Waterloo.   

Graduate studies contacts

If you are looking for information related to course registration, degree requirements or general programming, the following people are a great place to start. 



Quantum information

Director of Graduate Studies Chris Wilson
Graduate Program Co-ordinator  Kaitlyn McDonnell

Physics and Astronomy

Graduate Co-ordinator Judy McDonnell

Computer Science

Graduate Co-ordinator Denise Shantz

Applied Mathematics

Graduate Co-ordinator Samanthi Sooriyabandara


Graduate Co-ordinator Kim Rawson

Electrical and Computer Engineering

ECE Grad studies office contacts Graduate Studies Contacts

Combinatorics and Optimization

Graduate Co-ordinator Melissa Cambridge

Training and professional development

The University of Waterloo has a myriad of resources available to graduate students to support professional development and academic preparedness.

  • GRADVenture provides a one-stop-shop for professional development resources for graduate students. 
  • Student Success Office offers programming for Graduate Students, including an on-site international student advisor. 

Graduate student life

Graduate school can be a very rewarding and challenging experience. There are services available for your physical and mental health, as well as having some fun.

Other resources

Other contacts

Topic Contact
Conferences and events Kimberly Kuntz
Communications help and logos Kayleigh Platz
Outreach activities John Donohue
Technical assistance IT staff

Undergraduate students

At IQC we do have a two-week program available for undergraduates that occurs in the spring term. Find out more about the Undergraduate School on Experimental Quantum Information Processing (USEQIP).

You may also be interested in working with a faculty member for a whole term with an Undergraduate Research Award.

High school students