News archive - 2017

Monday, November 6, 2017

UWaterloo-ICAO to offer "Fundamentals of the Air Transport System" aviation course for free

Pilots in a cockpit.

The University of Waterloo and United Nation's International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) are partnering together to offer an introductory course on aviation: "Fundamentals of the Air Transport System".

Designed by UWaterloo professor Suzanne Kearns, vice-chair of ICAO’s Next Generation of Aviation Professionals (NGAP), the course will help train the next generation of aviators as possible global pilot shortage looms.

Learn more about the course and the UWaterloo-ICAO partnership.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Aviation professor named Top 20 Under 40

Suzanne Kearns

Renowned aviation academic Suzanne Kearns, has been named to WINGS and Helicopters Magazine’s Top 20 Under 40; a list that includes 2017’s finest young leaders in the aviation and aerospace industry.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Aviation students get a jump start on their careers

Young female pilot smiling in front of a small plane

Jazz Aviation offers new program that gives qualified aviation students a more direct pathway to a major airline.

When Jenna Yee dreamed of becoming a pilot, the University of Waterloo aviation student assumed she’d start small, spending time in the north to get her flying career off the ground.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Sunwing hires four UWaterloo Aviation grads as first officers upon graduation

Members of Sunwing Airlines, Region of Waterloo International Airport, and the University of Waterloo.

Cameron Fuchs, Spencer Leckie, Siobhan O’Hanlon, and Chelsea Anne Edwards were the first batch of young pilots trained under the airline's intensive cadet program. And now they are all hired and flying as First Officers with Sunwing Airlines, straight out of the University of Waterloo! Congratulations!

Read the full story at the Record, with additional coverage by Sunwing Airlines, Travel Press, and

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