Joint Honours Music and Statistics, 2020

Nicholas playing pianoNicholas Wong graduated from the University of Waterloo in 2020 with a joint degree in Statistics and Music, studying two subjects with “very different study styles.” Though he always dreamed of becoming a conductor, statistics was an area of expertise for Nicholas, and a skill he thought would be useful regardless of his future plans. Throughout his studies, Nicholas enjoyed every moment, especially “taking part in different ensemble rehearsals.”

Currently, Nicholas has been working as a music teacher in an international school, as well as a freelance piano teacher. Though he is far less involved in the statistics sector, Nicholas has been able to use the knowledge gained from his studies to help him with his investment plans. With his mathematical mind, Nicholas has a unique perspective on music. “To me, music is a tool to communicate to others and to perceive things differently from another angle.”

Attributing much of what he learned in his studies to the Music Department at Conrad Grebel University College, Nicholas said that his experiences at Grebel and UWaterloo are very precious to him and will never be forgotten.