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.


  1. Feb. 6, 2023AI predicts effectiveness of breast cancer chemo

    Researchers at Waterloo Engineering have developed artificial intelligence (AI) technology to predict if women with breast cancer would benefit from chemotherapy prior to surgery.

    The new AI algorithm, part of the open-source Cancer-Net initiative led by Dr. Alexander Wong, could help unsuitable candidates avoid the serious side effects of chemotherapy and pave the way for better surgical outcomes for those who are suitable.

  2. Feb. 6, 2023The Jain Family Award for Entrepreneurship kicks off

    Two Waterloo Engineering research teams have received the first two $5,000 Jain Family Award for Entrepreneurship instalments, a defined term award designated to University of Waterloo students working with Velocity.  

    The 2022 recipients are Mechano-metamaterial spinal implants for its innovative work to improve the lives of spinal patients and Blackbird for its important advancements in flood risk mapping.  

  3. Feb. 3, 2023Founder Fuel: Helping surgeons save stroke victims

    For their Capstone Design project, Michael Phillips and his roommate Phillip Cooper (both BASc ’17, mechanical engineering, entrepreneurship option), created a camera that could help surgeons remove blood clots from the brains of stroke patients. That meant making the world’s smallest camera — and making it flexible enough to travel through a maze of veins and arteries. 

    The result is Vena Medical. A startup fuelled by hard work, funding support and a team of advisors. 

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  1. Feb. 9, 2023Workshop on Structures of Care and Accessibility with SoftChaos
    A promotional poster for the Workshop on Structures of Care and Accessibility
    In this workshop, members of the worker cooperative game studio SoftChaos will discuss how building structures of care and accessibility into the team's day-to-day working environment can strengthen the creative process of developing games, and will lead participants in interactive exercises to inspire them to bring similar ideas to their own work contexts. The workshop will take place online over two hours.
  2. Feb. 10, 2023WIN Industry Speaker: Aaron Guan
    Ad for WIN Industry Speaker with Aaron Guan

    The Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN) is pleased to present Aaron Guan, Founder and CEO at Neptune Technologies Inc. as part of the WIN Industry Speaker Series on February 10, 2023, from 1:30 - 2:30PM in QNC 1501. Registration required!

  3. Feb. 13 to Mar. 3, 2023Student Experience Survey (SES) Winter 2023
    The Winter Student Experience Survey is open. The survey opens Feb 13. Submit your response for $5 on your WatCard.

    The Student Experience Survey is a survey the goes out every fall and winter semester to gage the student learning experience at the University of Waterloo. Only 10,000 students are invited, check your @uwaterloo email or LEARN on Feb 13 to see if you have been invited this term. Students who submit their surveys will receive $5 on their WatCards. Visit the Institutional Analysis and Planning (IAP) website for more information.

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