Friday, May 29, 2020

Lecturer argues COVID lessons apply to climate fight

Waterloo Engineering lecturer Nadine Ibrahim posed a compelling question in a recent opinion piece: can we use lessons learned during the COVID-19 crisis to also set our resolve to tackle climate change?

Ibrahim, who holds the Turkstra Chair in Urban Engineering, argues that the structural and behavioural changes forced by the global pandemic could pave the way towards a truly sustainable - and still prosperous - way of life. Click here for full Column.

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Capstone goes online for Spring 2020

4th Year Students

Capstone goes online in Spring 2020! Prof. Adil Al-Mayah and Prof. Nadine Ibrahim are teaching the Fourth Year Civil Engineering Design Project - Phase 1 (CIVE 400) this term, and wanted to thank all faculty who are serving as technical advisors. There are 32 teams in total, all of whom have found technical advisors to support and offer guidance to their design projects. A number of groups are working on modular construction of hospitals and clinics - motivated by the present situation! Here's a photo collage of some of the groups in the first meeting on Teams. All smiles so far!

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