Thursday, May 23, 2019

Vote Waterloo's Haya Almutairi for 3MT champion

Haya Almutairi

The 3MT challenges competitors to use 1 static slide and 3 minutes to explain the breadth and significance of their graduate research to a non-specialist audience.Haya Almutairi, a PhD Candidate in Civil & Environmental Engineering, was chosen to represent Waterloo at the Ontario Provincial 3MT finals. Haya advanced from the provincial finals to become one of twelve Canadian National 3MT finalists.To read more and to vote click here

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Student Honored by City of Waterloo for giving back

Michelle Liu carefully plans each hour of each day three weeks in advance to figure out where she needs to be and when.

Between volunteering up to 40 hours a month in several different roles on and off campus and keeping on top of her graduate studies, she constantly checks her changing calendar.

“I call it 80 productive hours a week, divided between volunteering and my studies,” Liu says with a laugh.

Friday, May 10, 2019

Retaining walls modeling video goes viral

Model of a retaining wall

Professor Emeritus G. Wayne Brodland and his students created a video last summer (2018) that has gone viral and has been viewed a half a million times. 

For further information click here.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Behind Eastern Canada's Flooding (Live Interview)

Bruce MacVicar

Bruce MacVicar an Associate Professor in the Civil and Environmental Engineering department speaks with CTV News about the recent flooding in Bracebridge and New Brunswick. See the full interview here.

Monday, March 25, 2019

Haya Almutairi, PhD Candidate, wins first place at University 3MT competition

Haya Almutairi wins first place and people's choice award

On Wednesday, March 20, fifteen of Waterloo's top Three Minute Thesis (3MT) finalists from across six faculties gathered to compete in the university-wide final event in the Theatre of the Arts, ML. With topics ranging from the right to die for mature minors to the value of ornament in Architecture, the esteemed 3MT judges were challenged in selecting just two winners. Winning both First place and People’s Choice was Haya Almutairi from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, who presented her research on self-healing asphalt pavements.

Friday, March 15, 2019

Civil, Environmental & Geological Engineering Capstone Design Symposium

capstone team

There will be lots to discover and explore at Civil, Environmental & Geological Engineering's Capstone Design Symposium. Dozens of projects will display everything from local transportation issues to the colonization of Mars. 

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

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