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
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.
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
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.