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Stay connected with alumni and friends!

Students wearing the pink tieAlumni events are a great way to stay connected to the Faculty of Mathematics and your fellow University of Waterloo alumni.

Whether you graduated five years ago or 50, you're still a part of the UWaterloo Mathematics family and we want to meet you. Alumni events take place throughout the year in various cities and countries around the world.

To get involved, suggest an event idea or to learn more about alumni activity in your area, please contact our Senior Advancement Officer.

Alumni Achievement Award Recipients announced!

The Alumni Achievement Selection Committee is pleased to announce their selections for the recipients of the 2018 awards.  They are:

Alumni Achievement

  • Eddie Cheng, PhD '95
  • Keith Farlinger, BMath '77

Young Alumni Achievement

  • Sam Pasupalak, BCS '12

Congratulations to all! Click here to view this year's award recipients, and the gallery of those who have received it in the past.

Upcoming math alumni events

Check out the Math events page to see all events for the Faculty of Mathematics!

Math Reunion 2017 Photos

"Math Ties" is back!

In response to the feedback we received through the Math alumni survey, we are re-introducing Math Ties. In recognition of its predecessor and as a nod to its new electronic format, we have playfully dubbed it Math e-Ties.

Read about exciting projects and research happening in the Faculty, as well as what your fellow alumni are up to.

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Vancouver Alumni Encourage Future Mathematicians to Think About Math

In middle school a young girl named Maryam’s math teacher didn't think she was particularly talented. This undermined her confidence and she did poorly. The following year, under a more encouraging teacher, her performance improved enormously. In fact, she became a star pupil.

Years later, Maryam Mirzakhani would go on to be the first woman to win Math’s most prestigious prize, the Fields Medal. Her career in math, starting with that boost of encouragement.

This past May, six Faculty of Math alumni in Vancouver took time out of a beautiful weekend to participate in the Faculty’s Think About Math program which aims to encourage young women to stay engaged in mathematics. Forty young girls, some having made their way from islands, the furthest tips of B.C. and even Calgary to spend the day together, embracing the magic of math and the exciting careers available to mathematicians.

The girls left feeling excited and motivated to continue their studies in math and computer science. Based on survey results, the conversation with alumni was their favourite part of the day.  Visit our facebook page to view the photo album

By way of thank you, Senior Advancement Officer, Kate Dal Castel, treated the women to dinner at Mission Kits featuring “the Mad Scientist” Chef (and MasterChef participant, MMath ‘08), Chef Curtis Luk.

For more information on Think About Math and other Math outreach opportunities visit The Centre for Education in Mathematics and Computing.

Stay connected with us

New job? Married? Travelling? An addition to the family? We want to hear from you! Send us your stories, photos and keep your address changes updated so we can keep you informed.

Want to share your photos and stories? Send them to the Senior Advancement Officer in Mathematics.


Pink tieThis past year, we invited our alumni to pack their favourite pink tie for adventures near and far—and they did! ‘Old pinkie’ traveled everywhere from the museums and monuments of France, to the train stations of Toyko. From a Disney cruise ship to a math club in Ottawa.

We look forward to seeing where the pink tie will appear next. Greece? A marathon? A wedding, perhaps? Who knows where #PinkTieTravels will pop up next!