Welcome to Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Waterloo

Electrical and computer engineers shape the future through innovation.  They develop and improve systems that serve everyday needs of society spanning from high-voltage engineering and sustainable energy, to breakthroughs in wireless technology. Our faculty and students do everything from creating low-cost digital x-ray imagers to combat tuberculosis in developing countries, to building real-time embedded systems to advance the design and reliability of commercial products.  ECE - the future is what we do.

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  1. June 30, 2020Alumnus company Solink raises $23 million in funding

    A video security and data analytics software firm started by a Waterloo Engineering alumnus has secured $23 million in funding to help fuel its growth.

    Solink, which is based in Ottawa and has about 80 employees, was co-founded in 2009 by electrical engineering graduate Mike Matta, now the chief executive officer.

  2. June 11, 2020Prof named new head of research, innovation centre

    A professor at Waterloo Engineering has been named the executive director of a campus-wide centre dedicated to advancing bioengineering and biotechnology research and innovation through industry collaborations and partnerships.

  3. June 9, 2020New engineering student wins $70,000 scholarship

    An incoming student at Waterloo Engineering will start his studies this fall with $70,000 in backing from a national, four-year scholarship.

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  1. May 15 to Aug. 14, 2020EngSoc Scavenger Hunt
    EngSoc Scavenger Hunt

    EngSoc Scavenger Hunt is a term long event where students find items or participate in events to collect points. It's a chance for people to get involved in the Engineering community and school-wide events. Just like the name would suggest, we are sending you on a gigantic scavenger hunt! Check out the list of items and instructions.


    There are only 5 purple hard hats available! Prize will go to:

  2. June 29 to July 5, 2020EngSoc A Better World
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    "Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” –William Arthur Ward. This is a week dedicated to showing your gratitude towards the people around you, whether nearstranger or family. Think of some people to reach out to and say thank you for anything they've done, big or small, and get talking! Get closer to someone you're less familiar with, rekindle an old friendship, or just have catch up with some friends.

  3. July 7, 2020EngSoc Board Game Night
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    Get together with friends to play some boardgames online! Chatrooms and calls will be set up so you can hop right into the action from home!

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