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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. Mar. 23, 2018Engineering student takes top prize at 3MT contest

    A chemical engineering doctoral student took first place as the University of Waterloo hosted its annual Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition this week.

    Gregory Lui topped a field of 14 presenters at the Theatre of the Arts with a 180-second explanation of his research on using photocatalysts to convert pollutants in wastewater into electricity.

  2. Mar. 22, 2018Medical startup from Waterloo impresses in California

    A startup company with deep roots at Waterloo Engineering got noticed in Silicon Valley this week as budding entrepreneurs made pitches to a select audience of investors.

    Vena Medical, which began as a Capstone Design project by mechanical engineering students Phil Cooper and Michael Phillips last year, is one of 141 companies from 23 countries at the Y Combinator startup school in Mountain View, California.

  3. Mar. 22, 2018Big changes may be needed to improve Gulf of Mexico

    A team of science and engineering researchers at the University of Waterloo has found that achieving water quality goals for the Gulf of Mexico may take decades.

    The results, published today in Science, suggest that policy goals for reducing the size of the northern Gulf of Mexico’s dead zone may be unrealistic, and that major changes in agricultural and river management practices may be necessary to achieve the desired improvements in water quality.

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  1. Feb. 5 to Apr. 8, 2018Waterloo Architecture’s 50th Anniversary ExhibitionExhibition logo

    Dear Friends,

    It is with great pleasure that we invite you to join us for the opening of an exhibition that marks the 50th anniversary of Waterloo Architecture.

  2. Mar. 23 to 24, 2018FIRST Robotics Waterloo Regional CompetitionFIRST Robotics competition

    Join us for the FIRST Robotics Waterloo Regional Competition hosted at the University of Waterloo in the Physical Activities Complex. Thirty-two high-school teams from across Ontario and the USA will converge on the University of Waterloo for the two-day competition, where they will demonstrate their robot in this year's challenge, FIRST Power Up.

  3. Mar. 24, 2018TronCon 2018Group of Mechatronics alumni

    All Mechatronics Engineering alumni are invited to the Waterloo Engineering Alumni Event TronCon to connect with current students as well as fellow Mechatronics classmates. 

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