Awards and Honours

Co-founders of Thalmic Labs

University of Waterloo entrepreneurs on Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list


Waterloo engineers who started companies in their graduating year among young talents named to the Forbes 30 Under 30

Waterloo Architecture student

Celebrating 60 years of innovation


From 74 engineering students in 1957 to 198,000 alumni six decades later

Philosophy Professor Heather Douglas

Closing the gap between science and society


Waterloo Philosophy Professor Heather Douglas has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

contact lense in laboratory

Waterloo project wins top honours in Dyson competition


James Dyson says Medella Health’s smart contact lens shows how good design and engineering can improve lives

Filmaker Minhas

Dream, Girl documentary: From Waterloo to the White House and back


Waterloo alumnus on Oprah's Super Soul 100 list screens documentary about female entrepreneurs on campus

Waterloop prototype pod

Hyperloop Challenge: Waterloop to unveil levitation video on campus


The Waterloo student team building the world’s first functional pneumatic hyperloop levitation system will share major milestone

Top 30 under 30 winner Tahnee Prior

Environment alumni named to Top 30 under 30


Corporate Knights magazine recognizes Waterloo scholars who are shaping Canada’s sustainable future

waterloo grad rachel friesen

Startup founder graduates with dreams of building more ventures


She didn't fit the tech founder stereotype, but Rachel Friesen says she thrived during her two years leading an enterprise at Waterloo

Gord Pennycook

Psych scholar whose research gained global attention graduates


Gordon Pennycook published research on everything from BS to how smartphone use is linked to lazy thinking. Now he’s on a postdoctoral fellowship at Yale University

Engineering grad Audrey Chung

Cancer research became personal for alumni gold medal recipient


Engineering student Audrey Chung will be honoured at fall convocation ceremonies for her research in computer-aided prostate cancer detection