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 2021. 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. Feb. 7, 2023Master’s student tops contest for research videos

    A master’s student in chemical engineering took first place and the $750 top prize in a contest featuring 60-second videos of graduate students explaining their research.

    Andrew Stella, whose research involves wearable sensors to protect firefighters, topped a field of 25 competitors at the annual GRADFlix Showcase sponsored by Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs at the University of Waterloo.

  2. Feb. 7, 2023Celebrity alumnus hits the entrepreneurial high notes

    Bertha Bridget Kankam (MBET ’22) recently completed her master’s degree in business, entrepreneurship and technology (MBET) at Waterloo Engineering’s Conrad School of Entrepreneurship and Business. 

    That is a worthy success in and of itself, but Kankam is not your typical MBET student. Better known to many as Yaa Yaa, she is an award-winning singer-songwriter from Ghana. 

  3. Feb. 7, 2023AI predicts effectiveness of breast cancer chemo

    Researchers at Waterloo Engineering have developed artificial intelligence (AI) technology to predict if women with breast cancer would benefit from chemotherapy prior to surgery.

    The new AI algorithm, part of the open-source Cancer-Net initiative led by Dr. Alexander Wong, could help unsuitable candidates avoid the serious side effects of chemotherapy and pave the way for better surgical outcomes for those who are suitable.

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  1. Feb. 9, 2023Workshop on Structures of Care and Accessibility with SoftChaos
    A promotional poster for the Workshop on Structures of Care and Accessibility
    In this workshop, members of the worker cooperative game studio SoftChaos will discuss how building structures of care and accessibility into the team's day-to-day working environment can strengthen the creative process of developing games, and will lead participants in interactive exercises to inspire them to bring similar ideas to their own work contexts. The workshop will take place online over two hours.
  2. Feb. 10, 2023WIN Industry Speaker: Aaron Guan
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    The Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN) is pleased to present Aaron Guan, Founder and CEO at Neptune Technologies Inc. as part of the WIN Industry Speaker Series on February 10, 2023, from 1:30 - 2:30PM in QNC 1501. Registration required!

  3. Feb. 13 to Mar. 3, 2023Student Experience Survey (SES) Winter 2023
    The Winter Student Experience Survey is open. The survey opens Feb 13. Submit your response for $5 on your WatCard.

    The Student Experience Survey is a survey the goes out every fall and winter semester to gage the student learning experience at the University of Waterloo. Only 10,000 students are invited, check your @uwaterloo email or LEARN on Feb 13 to see if you have been invited this term. Students who submit their surveys will receive $5 on their WatCards. Visit the Institutional Analysis and Planning (IAP) website for more information.

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