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Donor Impact


We have our generous community of sponsors and donors to thank for the work that we do. Together, we’re making a difference.

Each year, our Impact Report brings together stories chronicling the impact our supporters have on mathematics and computer science education. To all of our donors, volunteers, champions, and friends, we thank you for your kind and generous support.

Impact Stories


Mark Giesbrecht and Tian Kou

University of Waterloo Couple Back Indigenous Initiatives

Why a dean and a retired computer science lecturer see enormous potential in the CEMC.

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Craig Doughty and Michael Symonds

Helping the Next Generation Chart Pathways to Success

Two University of Waterloo alumni reflect on the importance of paying it forward.

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Paul and Cathy Cotton

Making Math Education Part of the Family Legacy

Donors Paul and Cathy Cotton get behind the CEMC to extend math and computer science outreach to those that need it most.

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Alumni with students at table

Opening Doors to Careers in Technology with the CEMC

Shanku Niyogi, Vice-President of Product at GitHub, has a passion for breaking down barriers to education.

Read more about Shanku Niyogi





Tom Higgins

Sharing A Passion for Math

Tom Higgins says “Math is fundamental to solving some of the world’s biggest challenges – food sustainability, clean water, climate change and national security,”

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Setting the Bar for Learning - and for Life

Beloved high school teacher David Shepherd is remembered with a scholarship for mathematics students

Read more about David Shepherd