Alumni events

Women and Wealth: How women are changing the economy, wealth management and giving (November 18, 2021)
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On November 18, we sat down for an engaging virtual discussion with uWaterloo’s Faculty of Mathematics’ alumni Milica Stojanovic (BMath ’11), Director, Investment Management at CI Investments and Selma Sahin (BMath ’77), Independent Knowledge Management Consultant.

Introduced by Tiana Zhao, Waterloo Women's Impact Network (WWIN) student member and representative of the Women in Mathematics Committee (WiM), this conversation aimed to bust the myth that women aren’t financially savvy. They also talked about the changing face of wealth and legacy planning and encouraged women to implement a mindset of success when it comes to their finances.

Recording of the webinar will be featured on the WWIN’s YouTube channel in mid-December 2021

PODCAST: Blockchain, music and turning down job offers
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UW Alumni and Hypotenuse Labs co-founders share why they said no to post-graduation job offers, and the work they do now in their software consultancy

Two years ago, Matt Reyes (BMath '19) found himself with a tough decision. His friends Calvin and Anthony were forgoing full-time job offers to start a software consultancy business—and they wanted Matt to join. 

Matt turned down a promising job offer and today the three are co-founders at Hypotenuse Labs, where they build AI and blockchain products for startups.

Matt and his co-founder Calvin Chan (BCS '19) joined the podcast to talk about why they made that decision and how they built a client base. Plus, Calvin shared some of the most exciting projects they're working on today.

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Hypotenuse Labs co-founders from left to right: Anthony Zhang (BCS '19), Calvin Chan (BCS '19), Matt Reyes (BMath '19)

Listen to their story and learn about their work on SpotifyApple PodcastsGoogle Podcasts or Soundcloud.

Pi Day -314th Day of the Year (November 10, 2021)
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Students gathered together in the DC Quad to celebrated Pi Day on the 314th day of the year, November 10, 2021.

Faculty of Mathematics 2021 Fall Convocation (October 22, 2021)
The Faculty of Mathematics was proud to honour the many accomplishments of our 2021 graduates, who continue to push the boundaries of what is possible.

The University of Waterloo marked this milestone and celebrated the achievements of our 2021 graduates with a live, virtual convocation ceremony. Watch the recording of the ceremony below: 

Math Grad Committee Career Panel (October 20, 2021)
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Four inspiring math alumni gathered together on October 20 to share their career journeys and professional advice for what is next for students after graduation.


Degree/Grad Year

Position and Company

Dr. Lisa Yeo

BMath 1996, Applied Mathematics

Assistant Professor, Ernest & Julio Management Program, UC Merced

Jeremy Klein

BMath 1997

Senior Investment Manager at Federation of Canadian Municipalities

Tamara Paton

BMath 1998, Math Business

Board of Directors with Mostusbank and Meridian

Strategy Advisor and Facilitator, Tamara Paton International

Demetri Pananos             

MMath 2016, Applied Mathematics

Data Scientist, Royal Bank, Financial Crimes Division

Alumni Black and Gold Day at Home - Happy Hour Trivia (September 24, 2021)
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Alumni, family and friends gathered together on September 24 for a friendly trivia competition.

The faculties of Math and Science joined together for a 30-minute presentation: Going for Gold Olympic Trivia session. Co-hosted by Yvonne Stevens (MSc'98) and Demetri Pananos (MMath '16).

Upcoming alumni events

Double Degree Program 20th Anniversary Celebration (Saturday, June 4, 2022)

The University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University are proud to announce that we have crossed another milestone in the history of the Double Degree program.

This year we celebrated 20 fabulous years!

Join us in person or virtually on Saturday, June 4, 2022, to celebrate 20 years. Check back in the new year for event details.

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Toronto Alumni Chapter After Work Drop in Social (December 15, 2021)

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The Toronto Alumni Chapter is hosting an after work drop in social! Drop in and join us to connect and meet with fellow alumni in the Toronto area in person! Tickets are $10 which includes a sausage and fry meal. (veggie and vegan options available). Register today!

We ask that attendees also bring a non-perishable food item to donate to the Daily Bread Food Bank as the Toronto Chapter wants to give back to our community! View the Daily Bread's most needed items

Can't attend the event but travelling through Union Station? Feel free to pop by and drop off a needed food item!

If you require assistance for this event, email Megan Hannath.

Centre for Eye and Vision Research Exclusive Tour & Networking Event (December 14, 2021)

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The University of Waterloo, in partnership with Hong Kong Polytechnic University, has launched the world’s first international hub for vision science.

Located in the heart of Hong Kong’s Science and Technology Park, CEVR will bring together leading researchers from around the world to promote eye health and develop new technologies to prevent vision loss and preserve sight among aging populations.

At this exclusive pre-opening event by the Hong Kong Alumni Chapter and the Centre for Eye and Vision Research - UWaterloo alumni are invited to join us for a tour of the new center followed by canapés, beverages and networking with fellow alumni!

Buses from Central and Tai Wai MTR stations will be available. Please include your selected station in your registration if you require the shuttle bus service. Registration is required.

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