News for Current students

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Grad student to advance research with scholarship

Michelle Liu

An engineering master’s candidate has been awarded one of two scholarships awarded to civil engineering students in Ontario. Michelle Liu was honoured with a $2,500 Manuel Fine scholarship from the Deep Foundations Institute’s (DFI’s) educational trust. While working on her undergraduate degree in civil engineering at the University of Waterloo, Liu became interested in the environmental challenges faced in northern communities.

Friday, January 24, 2020

Future of transit is integration, not competition

Future of transit is integration, not competition

Waterloo pilot project shows residents in even poorly serviced suburbs will use subsidized ridesharing to connect with municipal transit networks

By Brian Caldwell

Faculty of Engineering

Integrating ridesharing with transit in poorly serviced suburban neighbourhoods is an effective way to get people out of their cars and boost ridership.

Friday, January 10, 2020

In Memory of Mansour Esnaashary Esfahani

Mansour Esnaashary Esfahani

Our department suffered a grievous loss on Wednesday January 8, 2020. Mansour Esnaashary Esfahani, one of our doctoral students, was onboard flight PS725 that crashed in Iran resulting in the tragic deaths of all those aboard. Our thoughts are with his family, his recent bride, Hanieh, and his friends. We mourn his passing.

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.

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