Distinguished Alumni Award

Award criteria

The Faculty of Science established the Distinguished Alumni Award to honour and recognize significant service, contribution, and achievements of alumni. This prestigious award is bestowed upon alumni who demonstrate significant contribution(s) in one or more of the following areas:

  • Professional or Academic Achievement: recognizes the accomplishments of Waterloo Science alumni relating to career success, significant recognition, leadership or advisory roles, and visible success beyond industry segment
  • Contributions to Community: recognizes the accomplishments of Waterloo Science alumni in volunteer leadership, humanitarian endeavours, and proven impact within community and public service

Nomination process

The Faculty of Science welcomes nominations for the Distinguished Alumni Award from alumni, students, staff, retirees and members of the public. The nominees must hold University of Waterloo Science undergraduate and/or graduate degree(s).

To nominate an alumnus for the Distinguished Alumni Award, a short online nomination form must be completed for an individual to be considered.


Nominations deadline: April 30.

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