Contribution to Science Award

Award criteria

The Faculty of Science established the Contribution to Science Award to honour and recognize significant service, support, and contributions of alumni. This prestigious award is bestowed upon alumni who demonstrate significant contribution(s) to the Faculty in the following area:

  • Proven and significant citizenship to University of Waterloo. This includes, but is not limited to: Science promotion and outreach; increasing the profile and accessibility of Science; generating and supporting Science knowledge and awareness; philanthropic support; volunteering; mentoring; involvement with committees, boards, panels; and advocacy.

The nominees must hold University of Waterloo Science undergraduate and/or graduate degree(s). Please note that University of Waterloo employees, current or past, are ineligible for award consideration.

Awards selection committee membership: Dean of the Faculty of Science, a representative from each department, and the Director of Advancement.

Nomination process

The Faculty of Science welcomes nominations for the Contribution to Science Award from alumni, students, staff, retirees and members of the public.

To nominate an alumnus for the Contribution to Science Award, a short online nomination form must be completed, including all mandatory fields, for an individual to be considered.

Nomination deadline: April 30.

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