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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 2016/17, external research funding from Canadian and international partners exceeded $64 million, a strong indication of our extensive industry partnerships and the excellence of our engineering research programs.

  1. Oct. 20, 2017From a one-room house to the heights of academia

    A young woman is scheduled to mark another milestone Saturday on her remarkable journey from a one-room house in India to academic success at the University of Waterloo.

    Pampa Dey, who grew up in a remote village where a kerosene lamp was often the only source of light, is to receive a PhD in civil engineering for research on improving the vibration performance of aluminum bridges.

    “I never thought I’d come this far in life,” said Dey, a post-doctoral fellow at Waterloo Engineering. “I now know that I can explore anything and achieve my dreams.”

  2. Oct. 20, 2017Engineering alumni win OCE entrepreneurship awards

    Entrepreneurs with strong ties to Waterloo Engineering claimed both $25,000 awards handed out this week by a provincial organization dedicated to commercializing innovation.

    Abdul Rehman, who is CEO of SSIMWAVE Inc. and earned a PhD in electrical engineering at Waterloo, won the Martin Walmsley Award for Entrepreneurship at the annual meeting of the Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) in Toronto.

  3. Oct. 13, 2017Students start their studies with $100K scholarships

    Two new students began their studies at Waterloo Engineering this fall backed by prestigious scholarships valued at $100,000 each.

    Gwyn Foster and Matthew Reynolds were among 33 young Canadians selected as 2017 Loran Scholars from an initial pool of more than 4,400 applicants.

    The Loran Scholars Foundation uses a rigorous selection process that stresses character, commitment to community service and long-term leadership potential.

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  1. Oct. 21, 2017Post-Convocation reception for the Class of 2017The official mace

    Join us at the Student Life Centre in the Great Hall to celebrate your milestone achievement! The reception starts right after the convocation ceremony.

  2. Oct. 24, 2017WIN Seminar - "Investigations on some side effects and defect formation during plasma etching of nanostructures using III-V semiconductors"

    The Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN) presents a seminar by Professor Jean-Pierre Landesman, from the Engineering Physics Department, McMaster University, Ontario, Canada.

    Investigations on some side effects and defect formation during plasma etching of nanostructures using III-V semiconductors


  3. Oct. 24, 2017WISE Public Lecture with Marc Brouillette


    Research conducted in 2016 examined the Ontario specific challenges of meeting emission reduction objectives and optimizing carbon pricing under Ontario’s Cap and Trade system for the purpose of informing Ontario’s Long-Term Energy Plan (LTEP).

    Over forty carbon reducing technologies were evaluated for their emission reduction potential in Ontario, the impact on the need for electrification, and the costs to implement them.

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