Matthew Wong

Biomedical Engineering 2026

Matthew Wong
Hi everyone! I’m a Biomedical Engineering student at the University of Waterloo with a passion for entrepreneurship, tech, and social justice. I’ll be graduating in 2026!

Waterloo Engineering in one word: 


I choose Waterloo Engineering because: 

I want to pursue entrepreneurship in the future, so I was fascinated by the many entrepreneurial opportunities available at Waterloo. I remember reading about a lot of Waterloo Engineering graduates/drop-outs that went on to lead some amazing start-ups, and some of them took part in programs like the Velocity Incubator! 

The best thing about my program is:

Biomedical Engineering is very broad - I’ve been able to develop skills in programming, CAD, and design, which really helps me to discover what my interests are!

About my Co-op experience: 

Looking forward to my first co-op in summer of 2022!

I wish I had known before I came: 

How valuable programming skills are - I only realized I wanted to go into software during my first term. If I had known this earlier, I would’ve taken some programming courses in high school, and likely would’ve tried to start some side projects during the summer going into first year! 

Outside the classroom, I’m involved with: 

At school I’m involved with Engineering Ambassadors and UW BioMechatronics. Outside, I volunteer with The Debtless Students (feel free to contact us for scholarship advice!), Medical Makers, and STEM Fellowship.

A fun project I’ve completed: 

I started The App Brewery’s Complete iOS + Swift App Development course in 2021, where I’ve learned to create some fun apps! 

One more thing about me: 

I’ll be working part-time at Shopify soon, helping Shopify merchants build their digital presence on the platform!

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