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 over 10,500 students enrolled in 2020. In 2019/20, external research funding from Canadian and international partners exceeded $86.8 million, a strong indication of our extensive industry partnerships and the excellence of our engineering research programs.


  1. Jan. 18, 2022Startup cited by UN for AI work at cricket factory

    A company that was co-founded by two Waterloo Engineering professors has been recognized by an agency of the United Nations (UN) for its contributions to a state-of-the-art facility to farm crickets as a source of protein.

    DarwinAI and the Aspire Food Group, which is leading the initiative, were named to a list of the top 10 projects using artificial intelligence (AI) to advance the UN’s sustainability goals.

  2. Jan. 18, 2022New chair named for electrical, computer engineering

    Professor Kankar Bhattacharya has been selected as the new chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Waterloo.

    Bhattacharya, who will take over from interim chair Manoj Sachdev, is scheduled to begin a four-year term May 1.

  3. Jan. 17, 2022Professor helps develop PPE disinfection system

    A professor at Waterloo Engineering collaborated with researchers in New Zealand on the development of a method to disinfect personal protective equipment (PPE) for reuse or recycling.

    Bill Anderson, a professor of chemical engineering, lent his expertise on disinfection using ultraviolet light to a multidisciplinary effort triggered by a shortage of PPE early in the COVID-19 pandemic.

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  1. Jan. 18 to 20, 2022Waterloo.AI and WIN Joint Workshop on “Artificial Intelligence for Science & Engineering”
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  2. Jan. 19, 2022Quantum Nano Collision Seminar Series: Professor Kevin Musselman
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    The Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN) has launched a new seminar series, Quantum Nano Collision (QNC) Seminar Series, to deepen the engagement of the Waterloo researchers who work at the interface of quantum and nanotechnologies.

  3. Jan. 20, 2022WaterTalk: Harnessing 'Omics to Inform Strategies to Mitigate the Spread of Antimicrobial Resistance as a One Water Challenge
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    As part of the Water Institute's WaterTalks lecture series, Amy Pruden, W. Thomas Rice Professor, University Distinguished Professor, Via Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Virginia Tech, USA will present: Harnessing 'Omics to Inform Strategies to Mitigate the Spread of Antimicrobial Resistance as a One Water Challenge.

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