Events - 2018

Saturday, October 27, 2018 (all day)
The official mace

Join us at the Student Life Centre in the Great Hall to celebrate your milestone achievement! The reception starts right after the convocation ceremony.

Friday, October 26, 2018 — 3:00 PM EDT
Co-Founders of Engineers Without Borders: George Roter and Parker Mitchell

The co-founders of the world-renowned humanitarian organization Engineers Without Borders, George Roter (BASc 1999) and Parker Mitchell (BASc 1999), will deliver a public lecture titled "Global Impact One Engineer at a Time: Why we Founded Engineers Without Borders" about their journey from their time as engineering students at the University of Waterloo, to the founding of Engineers Without Borders and its global impact, and their careers since and beyond.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 — 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM EDT

Development of a dedicated head and neck positron emission tomography system

Dr. Shiva Abbaszadeh
Assistant Professor
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 (all day)
Thursday, October 4, 2018 — 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM PDT
Seattle skyline at dusk

Waterloo Engineering alumni are invites to reminisce about the University of Waterloo, network with classmates and fellow alumni, and hear first-hand what’s happening on campus from Paul Fieguth, Department Chair, Systems Design Engineering.
Drop by for a few minutes or stay all evening - this FREE event is open to all engineering alumni and current engineering students living or working in the Seattle area. Food and drinks will be provided and there will be prizes to be won

Thursday, October 4, 2018 — 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM EDT

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, Waterloo Engineering students are invited to say THANK YOU to our generous donors who make what we do at Waterloo possible, every day.

Drop by GIVE THANKS DAY to learn more about the thousands of Waterloo Engineering alumni and donors whose contributions impact and enhance your educational experience through scholarships, bursaries, academic and entrepreneurial programs, as well as buildings, classrooms and labs.

·     Write a NOTE of appreciation to a donor

·     Enjoy FOOD and refreshments, and free SWAG

Thursday, October 4, 2018 — 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM EDT

Dr. John S. Gero
Research Professor
Department of Computer Science and School of Architecture
University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Research Professor
Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study George Mason University

Seminar Topics

The talk will cover the following topics:

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 — 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM EDT

The motivation of this event is to decrease taboo around discussing periods and start conversations. We are using free brownies as a way to bring people together to have these discussions. The use of the shark concept is the comparison of how menstrual cramps can feel like a shark is attacking your uterus; the shark bite is simple imagery that all genders can use to identify, imagine and empathize.

Education activities:

Services and groups on campus (e.g. on campus health services, woman’s center…)

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 — 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT
Happy hour

Alumni of the Faculty of Engineering are invited to a 5 à 7 casual gathering in Montreal. Feel free to drop-in for a drink and refreshments during this casual 5 à 7 at the Bier Markt after work to hear the latest news from your alma mater and to connect with classmates.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 — 11:30 AM EDT

The purpose of the ConradGames in Engineering is to simply engage and encourage Undergraduate Engineering Students in Entrepreneurship and Innovation mindsets.

Lunch will be provided to FANS and competitors! You must pre-register to attend!

Game Days:

  • Wednesday, September 26th 
  • Wednesday, October 31st 
  • Wednesday, November 21st 
  • Wednesday, November 28th
Monday, September 24, 2018 — 5:00 PM to 9:30 PM EDT

Want to have an awesome capstone project?

Then register for EngCon 2018!

Full details available at:

The Ideas Clinic is bringing together instructors, alumni, entrepreneurs, and industry to help you make the most of your capstone project.

Monday, September 24, 2018 — 5:00 PM EDT

The Water Institute is excited to announce the 2018 RBC Distinguished Lecture, presented by 2018 Stockholm Water Prize Laureate, Professor Mark van Loosdrecht. This is a free, public lecture.

Monday, September 24, 2018 — 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM EDT
Water Institute Water Research Conference: Breaking Boundaries in Water Research
Saturday, September 22, 2018 (all day)
Reunion banner - cheerleaders

The Waterloo Engineering alumni reunion in 2018 is taking place on September 22, 2018. The engineering Classes of 1963, 1968, 1973, 1978, 1983, 1988, 1993, 1998, 2003, 2008 and 2013 are invited to campus to celebrate this milestone in their engineering career.

Thursday, September 20, 2018 — 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
Professor Donald McKay

Anne Bordeleau, O’Donovan Director of the School of Architecture, invites alumni, students, friends and the community to a reception at the Cambridge campus to celebrate the illustrious teaching career of professor Donald McKay.

After the reception, there is an opportunity to hear professor McKay deliver “The Last Lecture”.

Thursday, September 20, 2018 — 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM EDT

A Positive Health Approach to Older People with Memory Problems and Their Family Caregivers

Dr. Yvonne Yueh-Feng Lu
Associate Professor School of Nursing Indiana University

Thursday, September 20, 2018 — 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM EDT

Speaker: Jason Jonkman, Senior Engineer, NREL

Saturday, September 15, 2018 — 9:30 AM to 7:00 PM EDT
Waterloo Warriors logo

Join football alumni Duncan Prange (BA ’77), John Rothwell (BA ’77) and Head Coach Chris Bertoia (BA ’05) on Saturday, September 15, for the inaugural Warriors Football Alumni and Friends Day at the Battle of Waterloo.

There's a full line-up of events during the day - register for all of them, or pick and choose the specific ones you would like to attend.

Thursday, September 13, 2018 — 9:15 AM to 2:45 PM EDT

Meet tomorrow’s leaders in power systems and control, high-voltage technologies, and energy generation, conversion and storage at the Waterloo-ECE Open House.  Engage our academic staff and student researchers in a discussion of R&D and technical problems facing your company.

Monday, September 10, 2018 — 4:00 PM EDT

Presentation on the new federal government small business program: Innovative Solutions Canada happening September 10th at 4pm at Conrad in Engineering 7 2nd floor. Please register using the link below.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 — 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT

Enrique Mallada
Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
John Hopkins University

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 — 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM EDT

David Thompson, Project Manager, Technical Services, Walker Environmental


This talk will focus on the three projects being pursued at the Walker Environmental landfill in Niagara Falls, Ontario through our landfill gas utilization partnership, Integrated Gas Recovery Services (IGRS).

Friday, July 13, 2018 — 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT

Sankaran Ramalingam, WISE Senior Research Fellow, University of Waterloo


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