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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 more than 9,500 students enrolled in 2016. In 2014/15, external research funding from Canadian and international partners exceeded $64 million, a strong indication of the excellence of our engineering research programs.

  1. Apr. 28, 2017Student team makes strong showing at bridge contestMembers of the Waterloo Engineering steel bridge team.

    A team of Waterloo Engineering students posted a fourth-place finish – its best in three tries – at a recent contest involving the assembly of a bridge over an imaginary river in a race against the clock.

    Thirteen teams from Ontario, Quebec and Upstate New York were represented at the regional American Society of Civil Engineers Student Steel Bridge Competition, which was held in a domed football stadium at Syracuse University.

  2. Apr. 27, 2017Prof featured in CBC story on construction robotics

    A professor at Waterloo Engineering was featured this week in a lengthy CBC News story about robotics and automation in the construction industry.

  3. Apr. 24, 2017Zroback named a finalist in national astronaut searchJesse Zroback

    A graduate of Waterloo Engineering is a step closer to his “life’s dream” after making the list of finalists to become one of Canada’s next two astronauts.

    Jesse Zroback, who earned a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Waterloo in 2008, was announced today as one of 17 remaining candidates in a search by the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) that began last June with almost 4,000 applicants.

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  1. May 11 to 12, 2017Excellence and Quality of Academic Life in STEM (EQUALS) Conference

    EQUALS is a venue for graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and young scholars considering an academic career in a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) field.  The purpose of this conference is to explore the spectrum of pathways of academic success in STEM with an explicit focus on gender equity and its intersections with other identity markers.

    Highlights include:

  2. May 19, 2017ECE Seminar: Design and Analysis for Real-Time Mixed-Criticality Scheduling

    SPEAKER: Dr. Arvind Easwaran, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

    INVITED BY: Professor Fischmeister


  3. May 23 to 26, 2017International Conference on Inverse Problems in Engineering (ICIPE)

    The University of Waterloo is pleased to host the 9th annual International Conference on Inverse Problems in Engineering (ICIPE) here on campus in honour of Professor Graham Gladwell, FRSC.

    Keynote speakers:

    Prof. Margaret Cheney
    Department Applied Mathematics
    Colorado State University
    "The Radar Inverse Problem"

    Malcolm Gladwell
    Best-selling author, journalist, and commentator, will be speaking in honor of his father, Graham Gladwell.

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