Monday, October 16, 2017

Waterloo researchers put focus on wastewater plants

Beating the cold has taken on new meaning for University of Waterloo researchers who are working to help Canadian wastewater treatment plants become more environmentally sustainable.

One of the research group’s projects involves a problem at a plant in the southern Ontario community of Keswick that is subject to stringent discharge limits.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Prof. Bachmann receives Fred Burggraf Award

Chris Bachmann

The Fred Burggraf Award was established in 1966 to stimulate and encourage young researchers to contribute to the advancement of knowledge in the field of transportation. It provides recognition of excellence in transportation research by researchers 35 years of age or younger whose papers have been published under the sponsorship of any Division A Standing Group.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Professor Ralph Haas recipient of WCPAM Award

ralph Haas

Prof. Ralph Haas has been awarded the World Conference on Pavement and Asset Management (WCPAM) Award for 2017, at the conference held recently in Italy.

He was recognized for his pioneering research and development of innovative technologies for managing road networks, his contribution in the fields of pavement engineering, and his sustained excellence in education as Distinguished Professor Emeritus in the Civil Engineering department at the University of Waterloo.

Friday, June 9, 2017

CEGES wins best Student Chapter

ceges presidents

We are very proud to announce that the Civil, Environmental and Geological Engineering Society (CEGES) UW Chapter, has been named the President’s Best Student Chapter!

After a thorough review of annual reports from 26 student chapters by the Student Affairs committee, CEGES was awarded the top position amidst very keen competition.

The committee travelled to the CSCE Conference in Vancouver, to accept the award in person, and share their experiences with other chapter leaders.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Appointment of Professor Susan Tighe

photo image of Prof. Susan Tighe


"I am pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Susan Tighe as Deputy Provost, Integrated Planning and Budgeting and Professor Diana Parry as Associate Vice-President, Human Rights, Equity and Inclusion, for two-year terms commencing 1 July 2017," wrote Vice-President, Academic & Provost Ian Orchard in a memo circulated to campus on Tuesday.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Capstone team takes first place at CSCE Conference

Capstone team

Winning Team: Lead judge Dr. Guy Felio, Prof. Susan Tighe, Laura Luna, Melissa Jennings, Erika Krutsch, and CSCE President Dr. Jim Gilliland (Elishua Ben-Choreen absent)

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Student wins first place in poster competition

We are proud to announce that Kayleanna Giesinger, a 2A environmental engineering student, won a shared first place in the student poster competition at the Canadian Engineering Education Association (CEEA) 2017 conference.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

CEE Prof gives CBC interview on construction robotics

carl haas

Dr. Carl Haas, a Civil & Environmental Engineering professor at UW, was recently invited to an interview with CBC, on the role of robotics in large-scale construction. Along with 3D machine vision and modelling, and construction engineering, robotics is one of Prof. Haas' areas of research.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Civil Students prove their mettle in Steel Bridge Competition

Last week, a team of civil undergraduate students, headed upstate New York, for the National American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Steel Bridge competition. It is only the third time the UW engineering team has competed, and this year placed 4th out of 13 teams; a fantastic result! 

Monday, April 17, 2017

Enviro Students place third at WEAO Design Competition

Congratulations to Patrick King, Ryan Law, Elliot Pai and Jay Patel (E4 Consulting), who placed third overall at the Water Environment Association of Ontario (WEAO) Student Design Competition.

E4 Consulting: Elliot Pai, Patrick King, Jay Patel and Ryan Law