Waterloo Engineering’s Heritage Project

Waterloo Engineering’s Heritage Project captures and preserves the Faculty’s remarkable story through word of mouth. 

Led by Mary Wells, dean of engineering, the project brings to life the Faculty’s rich 65-year history with interviews with former deans, faculty members and others who helped build the school and its strong reputation for excellence.First women engineering students

By sharing thoughts and experiences, the narrators provide their own unique memories and valuable perspectives on the past, present and future of Waterloo Engineering.

Listen to highlights of recordings starting with a 2015 interview with Pearl Sullivan, dean of Waterloo Engineering from 2012 to 2019, for the book Women of Impact, co-authored by Wells. 

Discover why Sullivan never wanted to be dean and what she enjoyed most about leading the Faculty.

In her own words

Sullivan’s full 2015 interview will be available on the University’s archives site in early 2023. Watch for other Faculty of Engineering Heritage Project recordings to be added in the months ahead.