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 10,100 students enrolled in 2018. 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. Nov. 19, 2019Reservoirs identified as source of food for toxic algae

    A major study by researchers at Waterloo Engineering suggests that managing reservoirs for water quality, not just flood control, could help solve annual summer algal blooms in Lake Erie.

    Based on analysis of data from more than 200 testing locations in Canada and the United States, the study found reservoirs on streams and rivers supply food for algae to grow at the worst possible time.

  2. Nov. 15, 2019Medical startup NERv wins $500K in global contest

    A medical technology startup co-founded by two Waterloo Engineering students topped more than 100,000 applicants to take first place and the $500,000 USD prize in an international competition staged in Saudi Arabia.

    NERv Technology, which is based at the Velocity Garage in downtown Kitchener, won the Entrepreneurship World Cup (EWC) following a startup boot camp and several rounds of competition in Riyadh.

  3. Nov. 14, 2019Alumni, students and supporters honoured at dinner

    More than 350 people were on hand as Waterloo Engineering celebrated both timely support and impressive success at its 2019 Awards Dinner this week.

    In addition to hundreds of graduate and undergraduate students recognized for excellence in their academic and extracurricular endeavors, additional funding was announced for four student startup companies through the Engineer of the Future Fund.

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  1. Nov. 18 to 21, 2019Global Entrepreneurship Week Speaker Series
    Students mingling in Conrad School

    Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) Speakers Series hosted by the Conrad School of Entrepreneurship and Business.

    The Conrad School is hosting a lunch hour Speakers' Series as part of the annual Global Entrepreneurship Week 2019 global awareness and celebration. Please join us to network and hear 20-minute presentations covering entrepreneurship topics. Lunch will be provided.

  2. Nov. 19 to 21, 2019Engineering International Fair

    ENGINEERING INTERNATIONAL FAIR - NOVEMBER 19-21, 2019

    To celebrate International Education Week, the Faculty of Engineering is hosting a series of events open to all faculty, staff and students. You are welcome to sign up for one or all events that appeal to you. The goal of this fair is to celebrate the diverse cultures, ethnicities and backgrounds that exist within the Faculty.

  3. Nov. 20, 2019Concept $5K Finals
    Concept $5k finals flyer

    Ten student teams have practiced and perfected their pitches and are ready to compete at the finals! Join the audience for an exciting Concept $5K Finals where emerging student entrepreneurs pitch live for their share of $20K in funding. Each competitor has just 3 minutes to pitch their startup idea to a panel of esteemed judges.

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