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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. 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.

  2. Apr. 6, 2017Search for ‘next global company’ is on at WaterlooLyon Wong of Spectrum 28

    A prominent venture capitalist challenged entrepreneurs to think big this week as he announced the first three startups to receive funding through a three-year, $2-million program to provide guidance and financial support to promising University of Waterloo ventures.

    “I’m hoping to find the next global company to emerge from here,” said Lyon Wong, a co-founder and general partner of Spectrum 28, a US $170-million fund based in Silicon Valley.

  3. Apr. 5, 2017Waterloo selected for autonomous vehicle competitionTeam members at the annoucement in Detroit.

    The University of Waterloo was named today as one of eight finalists in a North America-wide competition for undergraduate students to develop autonomous passenger vehicles over three years.

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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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