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. Oct. 16, 2019System uses AI to identify collapsed lungs from x-rays

    Researchers at Waterloo Engineering have developed technology that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to identify collapsed lungs from chest x-rays with greater accuracy than radiologists.

    The system can now identify 75 per cent of cases - compared to less than 50 per cent for medical experts using chest x-rays - and researchers are working to boost that rate to more than 90 per cent.

  2. Oct. 10, 2019Technology designed to limit damage when AVs crash

    New technology developed at Waterloo Engineering enables self-driving vehicles to limit injuries and damage in situations where they can’t avoid crashing.

    The system is needed, according to mechanical and mechatronics engineering professor Amir Khajepour, because there are too many uncertainties to ever completely eliminate collisions involving autonomous vehicles.

    “There are hundreds, thousands, of variable we have no control over,” he said. “We are driving and all of a sudden there is black ice, for instance, or a boulder rolls down a mountain onto the road.”

  3. Oct. 10, 2019Alumni medtech startup receives funding boost

    An innovative medtech company co-founded by Waterloo Engineering alumni has secured $1 million CAD in pre-seed funding.

    NERv Technology Inc. is developing a medical device to detect the leakage of gastrointestinal fluid into the abdominal cavity after a surgical procedure, in real time. 

    In partnership with a number of physician angel-investors, a hospital, and Sunhope Capital VC, this recent round of funding will help to cover the costs associated with preclinical studies and further development of NERv’s medical device.

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  1. Sep. 30 to Oct. 21, 2019Concept $5K grant applications open
    Concept $5k grant application flyer

    From a doodle in your notebook to a pitch on stage. Applications are now open for the Concept $5K Grant!

    Previously known as the Velocity Fund $5K, the Concept $5K Grant provides funding in a way that is impactful to students by incorporating pitch experience into its funding program. Students are eligible to apply to pitch an early-stage startup idea to qualify for a chance to win one of four $5,000 grants.

  2. Oct. 21 to 25, 2019Women entrepreneurship week
    Women Entrepreneurship Week 2019

    Women Entrepreneurship Week (WEW) Speakers Series hosted by the Conrad School of Entrepreneurship and Business.

    We’re celebrating WEW 2019 with stories from women entrepreneurs and their allies. The Conrad School is hosting a lunch hour Speakers' Series as part of the annual Women Entrepreneurship Week 2019 global awareness and celebration. Please join us to network and hear 20-minute presentations covering entrepreneurship topics. Lunch will be provided. 

  3. Oct. 21, 2019Seminar with Dr. Maxwell Ramstead
    Maxwell Ramstead

    A Douglas Utting Postdoctoral Fellow at Jewish General Hospital in Montreal, Dr. Maxwell Ramstead will be discussing his paper, 'Active Inference Across Scales: From the Brain to the Body and Culture'. 

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