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
  • Contributions to Community: recognizes the accomplishments of Waterloo Science alumni in volunteer leadership, humanitarian endeavours, and community and public service

Awards selection committee membership: Dean of the Faculty of Science, a representative from each department, and the Director of Advancement. Please note University of Waterloo employees, past or current, are ineligible for award consideration.

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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