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. Feb. 24, 2021PhD students win top honours for hydrology presentations

    Two civil and environmental doctoral candidates received outstanding student presentation awards in the hydrology section of the annual American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting.

    Danyka Byrnes and Robert Chlumsky spoke about their research at the event held online in December. Considered to be one of the premier international geophysical conferences, the meeting normally draws over 25,000 participants.

  2. Feb. 23, 2021Prof uses robots to level field for kids with disabilities

    A new robot named MyJay that lights up when it scores a basket is just part of Kerstin Dautenhahn’s vision to build robots that give all children the ability to play games regardless of their abilities.

    “I really believe social robots can make a positive contribution to society,” says Dautenhahn, a Waterloo Engineering professor and Canada 150 Chair in Intelligent Robotics.

  3. Feb. 18, 2021Researchers urge big tech to help close ‘digital divide’

    A professor at Waterloo Engineering and one of her graduate students make a case in a column published today that big technology companies must help bridge a “deep digital divide” in Canada.

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  1. Feb. 25, 2021ALUMNI SPEAKER SERIES “Reimagining Healthy Cities”
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    What does it really mean to be a smart city or healthy city and are we even close to living sustainably in urban environments? Will the pandemic and rise of working from home affect how we design city life and civic spaces now and in the future? What does an age-friendly city look like over the next couple of decades? These timely questions and more will be addressed by a panel of alumni and academia experts as we examine where architecture and city design are headed in light of a great social upheaval. 

  2. Feb. 26, 2021Rooted in History: A Celebration of Black History as Canadian History
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    The event will include a performance, a keynote address and a panel of some of our most formidable thinkers in celebration of Black History in Canada and those trailblazers making history right here at Waterloo. 

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  3. Mar. 3, 2021Global Spark Thought Leader Panel: Innovation in Global Health
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    We’re extremely excited to invite students to this year’s Global Spark Thought Leader Panel: Innovation in Global Health.

    The panel will be held on March 6th at 11am EST, and will feature three phenomenal speakers:  Dr. Andrew Trister, Head of Digital Health Innovation at The Gates Foundation, Jim Larson, Managing Director & Partner and Expert on Global Health at BCG, and Maureen Lewis, the CEO of Aceso Global and the former Chief Economist of Human Development at the World Bank. The panel will be moderated by Natasha Walji, a Director at Google Canada and one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women.

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