Alumni and Friends

Keep in touch with old friends, connect with other alumni and give back to the University of Waterloo’s Nanotechnology community.

You have many ways to stay connected – from mentoring current students and helping fund future Waterloo initiatives to attending alumni events and reunions.


The Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Engineering’s Office of Alumni Affairs offer a variety of opportunities for alumni looking to donate their time. Get involved in the way that suits you best: speak to current students about your experiences, join Science students, alumni, faculty and staff and some of Canada’s top industry professionals in the online UW Catalyst Café, help organizations such as Women in Engineering or Engineers Without Borders, plan your class reunion or fundraise for the program. If you have another idea, suggest it!


Looking to make a gift to the university? You can direct your support specifically to the department of your choice, or even to a specific initiative (student scholarships, a new building, etc.). Find out more about making an annual commitment, a one-time gift, or leaving a bequest by contacting David Timms, Director of Advancement, Faculty of Science or Nenone Donaldson, Director of Advancement, Waterloo Engineering.

Be an ambassador

Refer a student, hire a co-op student or alumnus, be an on-campus ambassador and promote the University of Waterloo to friends, neighbours and family.

Share your news

Let us know what you’re up to. We can highlight your news with professors and fellow alumni, and feature it on this site.

Keep in touch

Join our alumni LinkedIn groups for networking and maintain your connection with the program and our distinguished alumni.