As our climate changes and forest fires increase in number and intensity, what does our future with forest fires look like?
British Columbia experienced a state of emergency this summer when wildfires burned across the province, destroying more area than in any other season on record. The fire currently raging in California has become the deadliest wildfire in the state's modern history.
With climate scientists predicting warmer, drier weather in many regions across Canada, finding solutions to combat the devastation of forest fires has never been more pressing.
ECE alumnus Mohammed Ridwanul is a software engineer on Shopify's Eventscale team. Mohammed is featured in Shopify's series called Behind The Code, where they share stories of their employees and how they’re solving meaningful problems at Shopify and beyond.
Read the full article and learn more about Mohammed and his life since graduation.
The University of Waterloo has awarded six first-year students with HeForShe IMPACT scholarships in the fields of science, technology, engineering or mathematics. The scholarships are part of the University of Waterloo’s commitment to encourage more young minds to pursue careers in STEM, an area where those who identify as women or non-binary groups are currently underrepresented.
Two new students at Waterloo Engineering began their university careers this month with more than $100,000 each in backing from a national scholarship program. One of those students is ours - nanotechnology engineering student, Lauren Prophet.
Two years ago, Toronto officials sparked anger among some drivers in the city with a plan to institute tolls on several of the municipality’s main highways. Fortunately for those drivers, the provincial government intervened and prevented the controversial effort from coming into play.
Drivers in Toronto – and every major city, for that matter – may want to steel themselves, however, as tolls on highways and even city streets could become commonplace in the future.
Clinicians currently rely on a number of technologies for medical imaging, including MRI, X-rays, and ultrasound. However, they all come with challenges. Safety, costly equipment, and low-resolution images can increase the time it takes to get a diagnosis, and patients can wait weeks before they’re able to begin treatment.