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 almost 10,500 students enrolled in 2019. 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. Jan. 22, 2021Video: watch Palihapitiya swap stories with early hero

    A wide-ranging conversation with celebrated Waterloo Engineering alumnus Chamath Palihapitiya and one of his early role models, technology entrepreneur Vinod Khosla, was a highlight at the recent Hack the North event.

    Sponsored by Waterloo Engineering, the University of Waterloo and a long list of industry partners, the largest hackathon in Canada doubled to 3,000 participants after moving to a virtual format because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  2. Jan. 21, 2021Environment official is new engineer-in-residence

    A senior environmental official with York Region is the 2021 Douglas Wright Engineer-in-Residence for the civil and environmental engineering department at the University of Waterloo.

    Erin Mahoney is commissioner of environmental services for York, overseeing water and wastewater, waste management, forestry and other services for 1.2 million residents in the regional municipality north of Toronto.

  3. Jan. 20, 2021Grad's story-telling company to be sold for $754M

    An engineering grad's online story-sharing company is to be acquired by South Korean internet business Naver Corp. in an estimated $754-million CAD cash and stock deal later this year.  

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  1. Jan. 25, 2021Gender Differences in Waterloo Graduate Engineering Student Experiences
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    Calling all University of Waterloo graduate students, graduate alumni, administrators, and faculty in engineering! You are invited to a workshop discussing the Gender Differences in Waterloo Graduate Engineering Student Experience, on January 25, 2021, from 1-4:30pm (ET). All genders are encouraged to participate.


  2. Jan. 26, 2021Online celebration of life for Pearl Sullivan

    To remember and celebrate the incredible contributions made to the University of Waterloo by Pearl Sullivan, former dean of engineering and the first woman to hold the position, we will be hosting an online celebration of her life for our internal University community.

    Date:              Tuesday, January 26, 2021

  3. Jan. 27, 2021ALUMNI SPEAKER SERIES “Supply Chains at Times of Crisis: The COVID-19 Vaccine Journey”
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    Against all odds, hundreds of millions of effective COVID-19 vaccines are now being shipped worldwide. The next enormous challenge on par with the development of these vaccines is the supply chain logistics required to get the many millions of doses from the factory to the billions of people who need it – safely and in a timely matter.  

    Perhaps not since the time of WWII has Canada seen the need for the flawless delivery of essential goods – with the added caveat of extreme levels of safety -- for the fragile vaccines. Who will do what and how will be accomplished? A panel of Waterloo Engineering experts, from both industry and academia, share their expertise in the prioritization and delivery of this massive undertaking. 

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