BCS, in progress: Peter Ricketts continues to play basketball in Dominica and feels passionately that Dominica needs to begin focusing on 3×3 Basketball, and to increase the participation of women in the sport locally.
BMath ’68, BPE ’68: Bill Murdoch, argues sportswriter Mark Devore, was the best LA Kings player to wear #5.
MMath ’71: Professor Mario L. Belotti wrote a piece about the role his uncle Frank Shefrin played in the the United Nations World Food Programme.
BMath ’80, Honorary LLD ’05: Robert Harding was appointed to the Board of Directors of Private Debt Partners.
BMath ’87, Honorary DMath ’18: Dave McKay talked about tax policy in an article in the Financial Post.
BMath ’87: Jaqui Parchment wrote an opinion piece on systemic racism in the Globe and Mail. She encouraged a shift in thinking to start cultivating a more deeply rooted sense of belonging in our workplaces.
BMath ’88: Jan Jaworsky, known as the ScarfLady, pivoted her business to produce fashionable masks for professionals as they return to the office.
BMath '88: Sue Riebel, Global Head of Retirement, Manulife Investment Management, was quoted in an article regarding the effects of COVID on the financial outlook for nearly half of working Canadians.
PhD ’89: Professor Gerarda Darlington named Interim Dean of the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences (CEPS) at the University of Guelph.
PhD ’91, GCERT ’15: Venkatesh Raman, a professor at the Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai, became the new Secretary/Treasurer for India Council of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).
BMath ’92: Fabrizio Brasca, group vice president (GVP), global solutions at Blue Yonder, wrote an article about the new mindset needed in the field of logistics.
BMath '92: Accelerator Centre chief executive officer Paul Salvini will be leaving the organization next month.
BMath ’94: Chris Taves, Chief Operating Officer (“COO”) of BMO Capital Markets, joins the Board of Directors of MediPharm Labs Corp.
BMath ’94: Stephane Charbonneau wrote a piece about thinking outside the box when it comes to data identification for Security Info Watch.
BCS ’94: Vincent Yip, Portfolio Manager at WingCapital Investments, appeared on the podcast, Let’s Talk ETFs on June 9.
BMath ’95: Michele Mosca co-chairs the new Quantum industry Canada association. With two quantum companies, Mosca is one of 24 founding members represent Canada's most commercial-ready quantum technologies, covering applications in quantum computing, quantum sensing, quantum communications, and quantum-safe cryptography.
BMath ’95: John Wong made one of the local Arizona papers for his wood-fired pizza at his restaurant Bloom Asian in downtown Globe.
MMath ’95: Barbara Zvan became the first full-time employee as CEO of the new $10-billion University Pension Plan Ontario.
BMath ’96: Michael Staresinic appointed to the board of directors for Sprott Resource Holdings Inc.
BMath ’97, MMSc ’09, PhD ’19: Judene Pretti, Director, Work-Learn Institute at the University of Waterloo, moderated a panel at the 3rd annual Canada's Innovation Corridor Summit on September 30. The panel focused on the future of work and learning.
BMath ’99: Stefan Saroiu was interviewed in a Microsoft podcast on July 1.
MMath ’00, PhD ’04: Kerri Webb and her colleagues are working to solve how to best deliver post-secondary education in the new normal brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic at Selkirk College.
BMath ’01: Kris Braun, a product manager at Google and volunteer for Tech Beyond Boundaries, was quoted in a recent article in the Record about her volunteer work.
BMath ’01: HealthIM, co-founded by Dan MacKenzie, was just added to Woodstock police patrol cars to help guide officers who are responding to mental-health calls.
BMath ’01: Paul McIntyre Royston, CEO of the Grand River Hospital Foundation, is encouraging people to grill to raise funds.
BMath ’02: Thamba Tharmalingam was named Chief Operating Officer of Enthusiast Gaming.
BMath ’03, MMath ’04: Sarah Tatsis, VP of advanced technology labs at BlackBerry quoted in article Ottawa promotes contact tracing app for Canadians in fight against the spread of COVID-19, as is Professor Florian Kerschbaum (Computer Science).
BMath ’04: Jennifer Haid named the Chief Executive Officer for Club Vita’s international team.
BMath ’08, BA ’08: Raveel Afzaal joined Next Hydrogen Corp. as President.
BCS ’08: Nathan Hoel's company that he co-founded, BinSentry, signed an exclusive distribution deal with one of the world’s largest agricultural companies to take its sensor technology around the globe.
PhD ’10: Rolando Blanco has entered into a strategic technology partnership with Cooper Equipment to spearhead the Company's ongoing data and integration initiatives.
MMath ’10: Johnny Valeriote collaborated with other mathematicians to develop a tool to help sports franchises keep the fan experience at stadiums and arenas the safest it can be in this era of COVID-19.
BMath ’11, BBA ’11: Vy (Ngoc) Le is an actuary, a risk manager, a lifelong learner and an actuary has started a YouTube channel. She's looking to promote career planning and education, specifically related to math and technology. Her channel's mission is to help people study smarter, work better and live happier. You can follow her on Facebook too!
BCS ’12, Andrew Song, co-founder of Whisper, was interviewed by Hearing Health and Technology Matters.
BCS ’13: Basil Al-Dajane, co-founder of Medley, was in the Waterloo Region Record regarding discussions between landlords and tenants to get people back to work.
PhD ’16: Hadi Hosseini joins the College of Information Sciences and Technology at Penn State University this fall as an assistant professor.
MMath ’17: Philip Lafrance, Standards Manager at ISARA, wrote a piece for Security Boulevard about adopting quantum-safe cryptography sooner rather than later.
BMath ’17: Ilia Sucholutsky, currently completing his doctorate, has developed a new faster way to train AI with his supervisor Mattthias Schonlau.
PhD ’18: Chunhao Wang was hired by Penn State as an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering.
BMath ’20: Lucas Esson was in the Minden Times because he's brewing his own kombucha, now available commercially as Luc's Brew.
BMath ’73: Diva International Inc., co-founded by John Chambers, was recognized as one of Canada’s greenest employees for 2020.
BMath ’81: Kathryn Hare was named a Fellow of the Canadian Mathematical Society.
BMath ’82: Copperleaf Technologies, where Judi Hess is CEO, was listed as #241 on the Globe & Mail Top Growing Companies: 2020.
BMath ’88: AudienceView, where Kevin Kimsa is a Co-Founder & Board Member, was listed as #124 on the Globe & Mail Top Growing Companies: 2020.
BMath ’89: Sensibill, where Rick Hill is the Chief Architect and Frank Jessop (BMath '08) is the Vice President, Finance, were listed as #65 on the Globe & Mail Top Growing Companies: 2020.
BMath ’89: Indellient Inc., where Gordon Uszkay is Vice President, was listed as #322 on the Globe & Mail Top Growing Companies: 2020.
BMath ’89: RestSync, where Dan Jauernig is Corporate Director, was listed as #165 on the Globe & Mail Top Growing Companies: 2020.
BMath ’92: TouchBistron, where Aris Zakinthinos is Chief Technology Officer, was listed as #147 on the Globe & Mail Top Growing Companies: 2020.
BMath ’95: Eleven-x, where Fraser Gibbs is Co-Founder, was listed as #256 on the Globe & Mail Top Growing Companies: 2020.
BMath ’97: Professor Jason Bell was named a Fellow of the American Mathematical Society.
BMath ’99: Clearbridge Mobile, where Sanjay Malhotra is Co-Founder & CTO, was listed as #196 on the Globe & Mail Top Growing Companies: 2020.
BMath ’99: Ian VanderBurgh, Director of the Centre for Education of Mathematics and Computing, was interviewed about the math resources reaching 10M pageviews. Ian was also interviewed on Waterloo's podcast, Beyond the Bulletin (8:30).
BMath ’00: Ozzie Goldshmied was listed as recognized by Report on Business with a Best Executive Award for technology.
BMath ’00: Tulip, where Tony Salomone is CTO, was listed as #86 on the Globe & Mail Top Growing Companies: 2020.
BMath ’01: Surex.com, where Mike Neame is Chief Architect, was listed as #188 on the Globe & Mail Top Growing Companies: 2020.
BMath ’02: Digital Echidna, where Andrew McClenaghan is a Co-Owner & Senior Consultant was listed as #397 on the Globe & Mail Top Growing Companies: 2020.
BMath ’03: Rewind, the company co-founded by James Ciesielski, was named 49th to a highly publicized list of Canada’s 400 top-growing companies published last week in the Globe and Mail.
BMath ’03: Lieutenant-Colonel Adam Emond is the new commanding officer of the 8 Air Maintenance Squadron.
BMath ’04/ BMath ’14 PDAcc: Think Research Corp, where Saurabh Mukhi is CTO, and Anand Ganeshalingam is Board Observer, was listed as #201 on the Globe & Mail Top Growing Companies: 2020.
BMath ’04: Index Exchange, where Andrew Wong is Vice President of Research & Architecture, was listed as #294 on the Globe & Mail Top Growing Companies: 2020.
BMath ’05: Wealthsimple, where Karny Li is CTO, announced it had raised $114 million on a pre-money valuation of $1.4 billion.
BMath ’06: William Slofstra won the 2020 Faculty of Mathematics Golden Jubilee Research Excellence Award.
PhD ’07: Amir Chinaei joined the Lassonde School of Engineering at York University as an assistant professor.
BMath ’07: Matei Zaharia's company, Databricks, was #5 on the 2020 LinkedIn Top Startups list.
PhD ’08: Pengfei Li won the 2020 Faculty of Mathematics Golden Jubilee Research Excellence Award.
BMath ’08: TWG, where Sahab Yazdani is Vice President, was listed as #302 on the Globe & Mail Top Growing Companies: 2020.
BMath ’10, BBA ’10: Marquee Group, where Toze Francisco is Principal, was listed as #325 on the Globe & Mail Top Growing Companies: 2020.
BMath ’11: Luther Thomas, co-founder and former chief architect, saw Knaxis purchase Toronto-based AI start-up Rubikloud. The CFO, Richard Monkman, is also an alumnus graduating with a BMath in 1981.
BMath ’12: Patrick Hayes, CTO and co-founder of SigOpt, released news at the end of October that the company had been acquired by Intel.
BCS ’13: Encircle, co-founded by Christophe Biocca and Ronuk Raval landed at 33rd on the Globe & Mail Top Growing Companies: 2020.
MMath ’14: Dinah Davis, VP Research and Development at Arctic Wolf was named a 2020 Finalist for the Women of Influence Awards & Corporate Award in the Private Solutions Provider category.
BMath ’15: Deon Nicholas, CEO and co-founder of Forethought, was interviewed by Forbes magazine after his company raised $17M in Series B funding on October 28.
BMath ’15: Hao Qin was promoted to Vice President of HGGC in California.
BCS ’15: Uken Games, where Justin Vanderheide is General Manager, was listed as #317 on the Globe & Mail Top Growing Companies: 2020.
BMath ’16, BBA ‘16: Jobber, where Abheek Dhawan is Vice President of Business Operations, was listed as #87 on the Globe & Mail Top Growing Companies: 2020.
Mehta-Jenner Climate Change Mitigation Graduate Scholarship - Two awards given annually, valued at $10,00 each, awarded from 2020-2024.
Smith Vanstokkom Family Entrance Scholarship in Math - One award annually, valued at $5,000, awarded from 2020-2023.
Wish Scholarship for Women in Computer Science - Four awards given annually, valued at $5,000 each, awarded from 2020-2024.
Lippert Scholarship for Women in Math - One award, valued at $5,300 annually, awarded from 2020-2025.