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 10,500 students enrolled in 2021. In 2019/20, external research funding from Canadian and international partners exceeded $86.8 million, a strong indication of our extensive industry partnerships and the excellence of our engineering research programs.
Two Waterloo Engineering doctoral students will receive federal funding to support their research into the treatment of soft biological tissue disease and the separation of organic solvents to help reduce the industrial carbon footprint.
Arya Amiri (systems design engineering) and Sharafat Ali (chemical engineering) have each won a prestigious Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship valued at $150,000 – $50,000 per year for three years during their doctoral studies.
In the first event for the Trust in Research Undertaken in Science and Technology Scholarly Network (TRuST), Dean Mary Wells and a distinguished panel of experts, delved into the various challenges researchers and practitioners across disciplines face in building trust with the public.
The evening event, Conversations on Trust in Science and Technology Lecture Series on Tuesday, September 12, centred on how, as society faces crises like shifting geopolitical tensions, climate change and a strained health care system, it's vital to build public trust in research and the scientists who produce it.
A civil and environmental engineering professor joins an elite group of scientists worldwide as the recipient of a prestigious award recognizing her significant contributions to international water research.
Dr. Nandita Basu, a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Global Water Sustainability and Ecohydrology, has been awarded the American Geophysical Union (AGU)’s Joanne Simpson Medal for Mid-Career Scientists. The annual award honours individuals working in Earth and space sciences who have made notable scientific achievements while displaying exemplary character.
We all juggle personal, family, social, financial, and work demands. Most of us do well, but any of us could be blindsided by an unexpected crisis or
overwhelmed when stressors start to pile up.
Some stressors may diminish over time, while others may become more prominent. Stressors aren’t always bad and don’t necessarily lead to negative feelings. Sometimes what appears to be a crisis can lead to post-traumatic growth by helping us learn, evolve, or choose a more positive path. The more resilient we are, the more likely that we’ll be able to
benefit in this way.
During this session, you’ll explore factors that could test your resilience and cause stress. The protective strategies suggested can help protect you from the harmful impacts of stress and enhance your ability to cope when a crisis does occur. Brainstorming options to overcome challenges, taking action when you feel paralyzed by fear or worry, learning from your mistakes, and building a network of support are just some of the protective strategies to consider.
Creating a plan may not help us avoid the crisis but can make it easier to get through it. Join us for this interactive session.
Join us for an online information session specifically for guidance counsellors/advisors who will be supporting students through the Engineering and/or Mathematics undergraduate application process at the University of Waterloo. We will discuss admission processes and changes this year as well as highlight some important deadlines for your students.
Wickedness is a defining feature of the most challenging social, ecological, and economic challenges we face. Wicked problems are inherently incomplete, contradictory, and uncertain but they are not beyond the scope of design and intervention. In this talk we will outline complex systems, how they differ from simple and complicated systems, and what the implications of these differences are for those seeking to make change in the world.
About the speaker
Dr. Sean Geobey is the Director of the Waterloo Institute for Complexity and Innovation (WICI), Co-Director of the Waterloo Institute for Social Innovation and Resilience (WISIR), Academic Director of the Masters of Economic Development and Innovation (MEDI), and Associate Professor in Social Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship in the School of Environment, Enterprise and Development (SEED) at the University of Waterloo. His research is at the intersection of design thinking, innovation systems, and social impact with applications in areas including social finance, affordable housing, and novel pedagogical practice.