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Friday, June 18, 2021

Congratulations Yuanyang Qi

Yuanyang Qi

Congratulations Yuanyang Qi The University of Waterloo 2021 Engineering Alumni Gold Medal winner.

The Office of Alumni Affairs recognizes top graduating students for academic achievement, by awarding the the Alumni Gold Medal. If you would like to check out the other recipiants please click here.

Thursday, June 17, 2021

Graduating PhD students epitomize resilience and excellence

Élise Devoie

Paddling next to loons where the sun never sets and laying in the snow watching the northern lights dancing overhead, these are some of Élise Devoie’s fondest memories doing fieldwork as a Waterloo student. “I chose to complete my PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering at Waterloo after long deliberation,” Devoie says, “because it allowed me to do what I care about”. Her research on permafrost has allowed her to participate in fieldwork, write numerical models and engage northern communities.

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Celebrating Waterloo's Class of 2021 Valedictorians

Jonathan Miguel Logarta-Chin

Graduating from university is a significant achievement. Culminating years of dedication and hard work, convocation is a time for celebration — looking back with pride and looking forward with hope.

This milestone is even more meaningful for Waterloo’s six undergraduate valedictorians, who, for their social and academic contributions, have been chosen by their peers to represent them at their respective graduation ceremonies. To continue reading this story click here.

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

New tool helps organizations prioritize building repairs

Researchers at Waterloo Engineering have developed a tool to help governments and other organizations with limited budgets spend money on building repairs more wisely.

The new tool uses artificial intelligence (AI) and text mining techniques to analyze written inspection reports and determine which work is most urgently needed.

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Alumnus elected to lead Ontario engineering society

Mark Frayne

An alumnus of Waterloo Engineering is the new president and chair of a provincial association that brings engineers together for the benefit of the profession and society as a whole.

Mark Frayne (BASc ’87, geological engineering) brings 30 years of experience in the mining industry and numerous volunteer roles in Sudbury to his leadership post with the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE). To continue reading this story click here.

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

University of Waterloo’s Warrior Home Team competed at the 2020 U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon Build Challenge

University of Waterloo’s Warrior Home Team competed at the 2020 U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon Build Challenge during the week of April 15 -18, 2021, and had an outstanding performance with a total of six awards:

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Honoured for excellence in teaching

Civil and Environmental Engineering's very own Anne Allen becomes the first Lab technologist to earn a Teaching Excellence Award as voted on by students. Please read the full article here in The Ontario Technologist's March/April 2021 edition. 

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Elementary students rally behind alumnus athlete

Taly Williams

A class of elementary students in the Ontario town of Haliburton are getting behind a Waterloo Engineering alumnus who went on to play in the Canadian Football League.

The students want to see Taly Williams (BASc ’94, civil engineering) recognized on the wall of a local arena along with other hometown athletes who made good. To read the rest of this story click here.

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

PhD student wins top undergraduate award in India

Rishabh Bajaj receiving award

A doctoral candidate at Waterloo Engineering received prestigious recognition during convocation at his former university in India this week.

Rishabh Bajaj, who began his PhD in civil and environmental engineering at Waterloo in the fall, formally graduated from the National Institute of Technology, Rourkela as the top undergraduate student across all programs. To read the full story click here.

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Geological engineering appoints its first woman director

Jen Parks, a University of Waterloo alumnus, has become the first woman to lead Waterloo’s geological engineering since the program was launched almost 40 years ago.

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