University of Waterloo completes 113th convocation

Saturday, October 22, 2016

More than 2,200 students received degrees as part of the University of Waterloo’s 113th convocation, which took place this week. There were 1,279 undergraduate degrees and 970 graduate degrees conferred.

"It is so important for me to connect with students, as I’ve done with many, including from this graduating class,” said Feridun Hamdullahpur, president and vice-chancellor of Waterloo. “They are filled with excitement about what comes next for them, and I am confident that their years of hard work here, their curiosity and their will to make the world a better place will support them as they start the next exciting stage of their lives."

Waterloo president shakes graduate's hand

Feridun Hamdullahpur, president and vice-chancellor of Waterloo, congratulates a graduate at fall convocation.

Among the highlights of Waterloo's fall convocation:

  • Gordon Pennycook (Arts) won the University of Waterloo Alumni Gold Medal for outstanding academic performance in a doctoral program.
  • Audrey Gina Chung (Engineering) won the University of Waterloo Alumni Gold Medal for outstanding performance in a master’s program.
  • Robert Aron Broom (Science), John Anthony Erskine Doucette (Mathematics), Tapan Kumar Dhar (Environment), Sara Marie Scharoun (Applied Health Sciences) and Stanislav Sokolenko (Engineering) were recognized for outstanding achievement in graduate studies for doctoral students.
  • Seung Beom Hamm (Environment), Siobhan Elizabeth Sutherland (Arts) were recognized for outstanding achievement in graduate studies for master’s students.
  • Tanya Montebello won the James D. Leslie Prize for outstanding performance in studies by distance education (Arts)
  • Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Brant E. Fries, David L. Donoho, Cindy Blackstock and James Cooper received honorary doctorates.
  • Jonathan Sykes (Engineering) became Distinguished Professor Emeritus.

Convocation ceremonies for all six faculties took place over two days, ending today. 

For more information on Waterloo's 113th convocation, please visit the convocation website.

About the University of Waterloo

University of Waterloo is Canada’s top innovation university. With more than 36,000 students we are home to the world's largest co-operative education system of its kind. Our unmatched entrepreneurial culture, combined with an intensive focus on research, powers one of the top innovation hubs in the world. Find out more at uwaterloo.ca.

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