Thursday, October 15, 2020

A message of condolence from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

It is with great sadness the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering announces the sudden passing of Jason Arbour, a second year computer engineering student. His family states "Jason was a loving, thoughtful soul and his life ended far too soon.  We are grateful for the friendships he made at UW and the communities he was a part of.”   

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Teaching and research excellence to be recognized today

Today, the University offers its sincere congratulations to its members who are being honoured with the President’s Excellence in Teaching and Research awards.

Typically, the celebration takes the form of an in-person reception event, but this year the University is celebrating the achievements of the award winners virtually with the entire campus. To see the full list of recipients, visit the Excellence in Teaching and Research website.

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Computer engineering student backed by local scholarship

A new Waterloo Engineering undergraduate is starting her studies with financial backing from a local scholarship program for Black students.

Friday, October 2, 2020

Grad student wins quantum information scholarship

A graduate student at Waterloo Engineering is the inaugural winner of a new scholarship for women in the field of quantum information science.

Cindy Yang, who is doing a master’s degree in electrical and computer engineering, has had a passion for acoustic and superconducting waves since learning how to make photonic devices.

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Waterloo Engineering spinoff company wins Health Canada licence for new X-ray technology

Digital X-ray technology developed by a Waterloo Engineering spinoff company has won approval from Health Canada.

A medical device licence issued for Reveal 35C, a dual-energy X-ray detector created by KA Imaging, follows clearance from the Food and Drug Administration in the United States earlier this month.

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Pain-free diabetes device developed by researchers

Researchers at Waterloo Engineering have developed a palm-sized device to monitor glucose levels in people with diabetes using radar and artificial intelligence (AI), not painful finger pricks to draw blood.

The new technology is safe, fast and accurate, and works by sending radio waves through the skin and into blood vessels when users place the tip of their finger on a touchpad.

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Student inventions win national honours

One of three top spots for the national James Dyson Award goes to an entry by nanotechnology engineering students.

Projects by students from Waterloo Engineering took both runner-up prizes in the Canadian leg of the James Dyson Award competition for student inventors.

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Schulich Leader Award winners named

A group of high school students headed to the University of Waterloo this September have been named 2020 Schulich Leaders. 

The prestigious award comes with an $80,000 or $100,000 scholarship made possible by businessman and philanthropist Seymour Schulich.  

This year, the Schulich Leader Scholarship program supports 100 young Canadians pursing a STEM degree. 

Thursday, August 13, 2020

AI expert weighs in on Canada's new tracing app

A Waterloo electrical and computer engineering professor provides feedback on the federal government’s COVID-19 app in a question-and-answer article released today.

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Four alumni firms win government support to expand

Four local companies with roots at Waterloo Engineering will receive a total of more than $10 million in federal funding to help grow and expand around the world.

Intellijoint Surgical, SSIMWAVE, KA Imaging and TeTechS are among eight Waterloo Region companies in all named for backing in an announcement by Mélanie Joly, the minister of economic development.

The money comes as no-interest, repayable loans from the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario, or FedDev Ontario.

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