Friday, January 18, 2019

Watching the earth move

Seismically monitoring an active volcano in Spain? That's last thing I thought I was going to do when I first started at the University of Waterloo five years ago!

Whenever the choice for a new opportunity crops up, I always ask which option scares me most. And that's the one I choose. This has been the fundamental question I ask myself every term when choosing a co-op job, and it led me to my recent position as a seismology intern in Europe. To see the full article Click here

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Associate Editor Award recipient Sriram Narasimhan

Congratulations to Professor Sriram Narasimhan! With the University of Waterloo, he was selected by the American Society of Civil Engineers Committee on Technical Advancement as the recipient of the 2018 Associate Editor Award. The Award will be officially presented in Orlando Florida during the Structures Congress in April 2019.

Monday, November 12, 2018

PhD student receives two prestigious awards

   Frederick Cheng, an environmental engineering doctoral candidate, recently won the 2017 Water Resources Research Editors' Choice Award for a paper based on his research.

Monday, October 29, 2018

Distinguished Professor Emeritus – Leo Rothenburg

Distinguished professor emeritus

The Distinguished Professor Emeritus/a designation is made to faculty members who have had a distinguished record of service in teaching and research in the University. The honorary award is granted upon, or shortly after, retirement. For the full story please click here

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

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