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. Jan. 17, 2020ECE MASc student awarded 2nd place at Gradflix Showcase

    On January 15, Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs hosted its second annual GRADflix Showcase, a red-carpet event featuring the 23 best one-minute videos made by graduate students to describe their research. GRADflix is a research communication opportunity for graduate students. Participants create a video, moving slide show, or animation of no longer than 60 seconds (one minute) in length that describes their research. 

  2. Jan. 16, 2020ECE PhD student receives J. Alan George Student Leadership Award

    ECE PhD student, Navjot Khaira, has received the J.Alan George Student Leadership Award.

  3. Jan. 9, 2020ECE mourns untimely deaths of those aboard Ukraine International Airlines flight

    The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering mourns the untimely deaths of all those aboard the Ukraine International Airlines flight that crashed near Tehran this week.  Our thoughts go out to the families, friends and colleagues – both in Waterloo and at our peer institutions – affected by this unfathomable tragedy. 

    Numerous victims in the crash had strong ties to our department’s faculty, staff and students; among the victims, husband and wife, Pedram Mousavi and Mojgan Daneshmand, and their two daughters Daria (14 years) and Dorina (9 years).

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  1. Jan. 20, 2020Women Inspiring Women: Student/Faculty Mixer
    women in engineering event

    Women in Engineering is hosting a fun afternoon mixer where female students and female faculty can connect and get inspired over light snacks and refreshments in a casual, stress- free environment.

  2. Jan. 25, 2020Terminal Live: University of Waterloo VS. University of Toronto

    Terminal is coming back to Waterloo this winter on Saturday, January 25th!

    Terminal Live is your opportunity to code your game strategy, watch it compete, and win $25,000+!

    Apply Now!

    Link: c1games.com/waterloo

  3. Feb. 12, 2020MBET in-person information session
    MBET students

    If entrepreneurship is in your future, let us help you get there.

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