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.
Hack the North, the largest collegiate hackathon in Canada, celebrated its 10th anniversary at the University of Waterloo with more than 1,000 students from around the world.
Organized by students for students, the annual event involves participants converging on campus to spend 36 intense hours creating innovative technologies through collaboration and mentorship.
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.
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.
Are you interested in studying Engineering or Architecture at the University of Waterloo but don't know where to start? Our webinar, "Which Waterloo Engineering Program is Right for You?", will showcase our 15 programs in the Faculty of Engineering - current students/program advisors and representatives from our admissions team will share an overview of each program and answer questions during a live Q&A.