The Canadian Network of Asset Managers (CNAM) gave two Waterloo researchers awards at their recent 2018 CNAM Conference.
Professor Mark Knight, the executive director of the Centre for the Advancement of Trenchless Technologies (CATT), received the 2018 CNAM Pioneer Award. This award honours individuals who have played an integral role in advancing the asset management industry in Canada and celebrates their long-term commitment and unwavering dedication to the asset management industry.
Ric Soulis, a longtime Waterloo civil and environmental engineering professor, died June 21 after a brief illness.
Born in Toronto in 1949, Ric was raised in Kitchener where he attended Eastwood Collegiate Institute. He received his BASc in civil engineering in 1972 from the University of Waterloo and then attended Memorial University of Newfoundland.
Out in the water they float, canoes made not of fibreglass, wood or aluminum, but, ahem, concrete.
Yeah, you read that right.
Heavy, clunky, sink-like-a-stone concrete — the same stuff they use to make bridges and buildings.
Except this concrete, through the wonders of civil engineering, doesn't sink.
"It's a focus on sustainability," notes Richard Morrison, adviser to the University of Waterloo's Concrete Canoe Team, assembled at Laurel Creek beach Saturday for the Canadian National Concrete Canoe Competition.
Our students organized and executed a fantastic event – I couldn’t be more proud! Our bridge this year didn’t fare so well in the end, but the team tried something innovative and learned a lot from it.
Warrior Home has successfully placed first in the 2018 U.S. Department of Energy "Race to Zero" Attached Housing Competition. This is the first time the University of Waterloo has entered the competition which makes their achievement all the more remarkable.
The Gulf of Mexico's "dead zone" will not be resurrecting itself anytime soon, Canadian scientists say. The transport of large quantities of nitrogen from rivers and streams across the North American corn belt has been linked to the development of a large dead zone in the northern Gulf of Mexico, where massive algal blooms lead to oxygen depletion, making it difficult for marine life to survive.
Follow for a look at the Professional Engineers of Ontario magazine, including articles on the increasing presence of women in engineering featuring University of Waterloo alumni Amma Wakefield and Professor Mary Wells.