Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Reservoir management could prevent toxic algal blooms

Managing reservoirs for water quality, not just flood control, could be part of the solution to the growth of toxic algal blooms in the Great Lakes, especially Lake Erie, every summer. 

In a major study involving data from Canada and the United States, researchers at the University of Waterloo identified reservoirs on streams and rivers as sources of food for algae at the worst possible time.

Monday, December 16, 2019

Professor honoured for engineering contributions

Susan Tighe, a civil and environmental engineering professor, has been named a member of the Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC) for her "exceptional contributions to engineering in Canada."

She will be formally inducted as an EIC member in April 2020 at the institute’s annual awards gala.

Thursday, December 5, 2019

2A Civil Student vs. Staff/Faculty/Grad Student Fall 2019 Hockey Game Result

Team Photo

Last night the Waterloo CEE Staff/Faculty/Grad Student hockey team battled valiantly. However, youth ultimately triumphed and the 2A civil class team won a close fought 4-3 match. Thanks to all who participated and came to watch! The Staff/Faculty/Grad Student team is looking forward to a rematch, when the 2A class returns from coop in Spring 2020.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Waterloo students build a bridge to their future

Students building a bridge

Encouraging students to consider a future in science

WATERLOO — Elementary students are handed a few wooden blocks and told to build an arch, supervised by university students.

The simple purpose is to teach them science. The deeper purpose is to build a future.

Educators want students to connect careers to schooling at an earlier age. Earlier awareness helps more students graduate high school. To contiue reading this story click here.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

New Urban Engineering in Cities Website launched

Engineers working

To meet the needs of rapid urbanization and technologically more complex cities, the University of Waterloo has launched the Urban Engineering initiative to bring more rigorously trained engineers into leadership positions to respond to urban challenges. Nadine Ibrahim, is the Turkstra Chair in Urban Engineering creating excitement around urban engineering among students, faculty and industry.

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