The School of Accounting and Finance Awards Celebration is an evening that brings together our entire SAF community.  A community consisting of our alumni and current students, donors and supporters and faculty and staff of the School.  Our ever-growing community continues to make the School proud.

This annual event celebrates our distinguished alumni Honourees and student Fellows in our Fellowship Program; our scholarship recipients and their supporters and beginning in 2009, the celebration introduced the creation of the Alumni Awards to honor the outstanding leadership and accomplishments of our alumni.   

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Alumni Achievement Award recipients

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Honourees and Fellows in Fellowship Program

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Young Alumni Award Recipients

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Named Scholarships from Donors to SAF

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Alumni Achievement Award

The Alumni Achievement Award was established in 2009 to recognize the accomplishments of the alumni of the School that continue to put their efforts to building a better world. This honour is awarded to alumni that have achieved a notable level of success and have distinguished themselves through their professional achievements, as well as with their community. Their contributions inspire their peers, fellow University of Waterloo alumni, as well as current students at the School.

In 2019, the School recognized the accomplishments of Michelle Lam (MAcc '01). Michelle Lam is the founder of True&Co, a direct-to-consumer digital intimate apparel brand. Her creativity, ambition and determination has helped more than 7 million women find their perfect fit.

Young Alumni Award

The School of Accounting and Finance (SAF) Young Alumni Award was established in 2009 to recognize the accomplishments of the School of Accounting and Finance’s more recent graduates who have distinguished themselves through their professional achievements, and community service. These young alumni inspire their peers, other University of Waterloo alumni, and students: through their business and humanitarian activities, entrepreneurial accomplishments and volunteer leadership.    

In 2019, Akash Kapoor (MAcc ‘14) was recognized for his innovative leadership and exceptional accomplishments including a National CPA Gold Medal, launching a one-of-a-kind app and continuously exploring new aspirations and adventures. Akash was unable to attend the event, as he was in Chicago pursuing his MBA at the Northwestern Kellogg School of Management, but he provided a message to be shared with all those in attendance. 

Lifetime Achievement Award

In 2019, the School of Accounting and Finance created the Lifetime Achievement Award to commemorate the 10th anniversary of presenting the SAF Alumni Awards. This award honoured Mike Garvey (BA '69), an exceptional alumnus, who has distinguished himself for as long as he has been an alumnus through his professional experiences, community involvement and consistent support of the School of Accounting and Finance and the University of Waterloo.

International Alumni Achievement Award

In 2019, the School of Accounting and Finance created the International Alumni Achievement Award to commemorate the 10th anniversary of presenting the SAF Alumni Awards. This award recognized, Calvin Choi (BA/Chartered Accountancy '01), a remarkable alumnus working internationally, who has distinguished himself with world-class projects on a global scale through his professional experiences, community involvement and consistent support of the University of Waterloo.