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Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Long-term effects of forest fires pose threats to drinking water

Forest fires are sweeping North America with detrimental environmental, economic and human impacts.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Canadian Network of Asset Managers awards researchers

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.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Remembering Eric (Ric) Soulis

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.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

UAlberta names honorary degree recipients for 2018 spring convocation

Professor Ralph Haas

University of Waterloo Distinguished Professor Emeritus Ralph Haas Receives the University of Alberta’s Highest Honor, Doctor of Science, honoris causa, June 13, 2018 Convocation.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Concrete Canoe an oxymoron with purpose

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.

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Short CTV clip on yesterday's steel bridge 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.

Scott Walbridge

Click here to view clip

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Warrior Home battles it out for first place

team standing next to sign

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.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Gulf of Mexico "dead zone" a long-term problem

Gulf of mexico

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.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

UW team make Canadian history with CAES power plant facility

A Compressed Air Energy Storage (CAES) in Salt Caverns power plant facility - the first in Canadian history - is soon to be built in the city of Goderich (Ontario).

The project, valued at $7.2 million, was due to the efforts of industry leaders NRStor and Hydrostor, partnering with the University of Waterloo.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

A change is coming: women in engineering

Amma Wakefield on the cover of the Professional Engineers of Ontario magazine

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.

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