Danny Yaroslavski, a graduate from the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science (2014) was named to the Forbes "30 under 30: Education" list, for his work in founding the company Lightbot. Lightbot teaches children ages four and up how to code though gaming.
On September 22, 2014 the Office of the President honoured the 189 2013-14 Warrior Academic All-Canadians including three students belonging to the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science.
Academic All-Canadians are students who have maintained an average of 80% and higher while competing for an interuniversity sport. The University of Waterloo has one of the highest percentages of academic all-Canadian student-athletes in the country each year.