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Welcome to Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Waterloo

We are one of the largest combined departments of civil, environmental, geological and architectural engineering in Canada and our community of innovative, engaged students, staff and faculty is more than 1,000 strong.

There’s a lot we’re proud of here, and whether you’re a future or current undergraduate student, interested in graduate studies or just curious about our department, we invite you to explore our programs, research and other information on this site to find out more.

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  1. Sep. 7, 2022Making a breakthrough in bricks

    A project inspired by a co-op work term on a construction crew has put a Waterloo Engineering student in the running for an international invention prize.

    Adrian Simone, who is in his fourth year of the civil engineering program, was announced today as a national runner-up in the 2022 James Dyson Award competition for a proposal to make bricks using bacteria. 

  2. Sep. 6, 2022Engineering researcher elected to prestigious society

    Carl Haas, a Waterloo Engineering professor and department chair for civil and environmental engineering, has been elected a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC).

  3. Aug. 2, 2022Former student’s sports startup secures $10 million

    A former student at Waterloo Engineering is a co-founder of a Toronto-based startup company that recently secured $10 million in funding to help fuel its growth.

    Kevin Kim, who dropped out of the civil engineering program in his fourth year in 2011, launched Stadium Live Studios in 2020 to develop a digital playground for young sports fans. To continue reading this article please click here.

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  1. Oct. 6, 2022Canadian Graduate Engineering Consortium - Virtual Grad Studies Fair
    Engineering Graduate Studies Fair

    The Canadian Graduate Engineering Consortium (CGEC) brings together six of Canada’s top universities to address the urgent need for qualified engineers who can solve today’s most complex technical, social and environmental challenges. A unique and progressive recruitment initiative, the Consortium is hosting a free virtual fair, to provide you with an opportunity to learn more about the value of a graduate engineering degree and explore your options.

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