Canada's Largest Engineering School

Ranked among the top 50 engineering schools worldwide, Waterloo Engineering is committed to leading engineering education and research.

We are the largest engineering school in Canada, with almost 10,500 students enrolled in 2019. In 2018/19, external research funding from Canadian and international partners exceeded $96 million, a strong indication of our extensive industry partnerships and the excellence of our engineering research programs.

  1. Feb. 25, 2021Mentorship is key to success of IBET PhD Project

    The recently launched Indigenous and Black Engineering Technology (IBET) PhD Project will provide funding to support Indigenous and Black students pursuing doctoral degrees in engineering at six Ontario universities.

    Led by Waterloo Engineering, the initiative aims to change the academic landscape by increasing the number of Indigenous and Black engineering professors teaching and researching in universities across Canada.

  2. Feb. 24, 2021PhD students win top honours for hydrology presentations

    Two civil and environmental doctoral candidates received outstanding student presentation awards in the hydrology section of the annual American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting.

    Danyka Byrnes and Robert Chlumsky spoke about their research at the event held online in December. Considered to be one of the premier international geophysical conferences, it normally draws over 25,000 participants.

  3. Feb. 23, 2021Prof uses robots to level field for kids with disabilities

    A new robot named MyJay that lights up when it scores a basket is just part of Kerstin Dautenhahn’s vision to build robots that give all children the ability to play games regardless of their abilities.

    “I really believe social robots can make a positive contribution to society,” says Dautenhahn, a Waterloo Engineering professor and Canada 150 Chair in Intelligent Robotics.

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  1. Feb. 25, 2021ALUMNI SPEAKER SERIES “Reimagining Healthy Cities”
    Humanics project image by prof. Jonathan Enns

    What does it really mean to be a smart city or healthy city and are we even close to living sustainably in urban environments? Will the pandemic and rise of working from home affect how we design city life and civic spaces now and in the future? What does an age-friendly city look like over the next couple of decades? These timely questions and more will be addressed by a panel of alumni and academia experts as we examine where architecture and city design are headed in light of a great social upheaval. 

  2. Feb. 26, 2021Rooted in History: A Celebration of Black History as Canadian History
    side profiles made of paper

    The event will include a performance, a keynote address and a panel of some of our most formidable thinkers in celebration of Black History in Canada and those trailblazers making history right here at Waterloo. 

  3. Feb. 27, 2021Hack the North Organizer Open House
    join our organizing team appications are now open hackthenorth.com/join

    Join the Hack the North Organizer Open House to meet current organizers and Hack the North alumni to learn about their experiences organizing Canada's biggest hackathon!

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