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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Alumni, supporters celebrated at annual awards event

Accomplished alumni, outstanding current students and committed supporters of Waterloo Engineering were all celebrated as more than 400 people gathered recently for the 2017 Awards Dinner.

Along with hundreds of graduate and undergraduate students recognized for their academic and extracurricular successes, the annual event at Federation Hall honoured graduates in three categories and a foundation dedicated to helping produce engineers.

Dean Pearl Sullivan wrapped up the evening by urging everyone in attendance to wear their connections to the Faculty on their sleeves.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Technology designed to increase AI security and portability

Waterloo Engineering researchers Alexander Wong and Mohammad Javad Shafiee are developing deep-learning artificial intelligence (AI) software that would allow devices to operate independent of the Internet and cloud computing.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

It’s official - women hit record 30% of incoming class

The proportion of women in the incoming class at Waterloo Engineering this fall hit 30 per cent for the first time ever.

As of Nov. 1, the official count date for reporting to the Ontario Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development, 474 of 1,580 new undergraduate students in engineering programs were female – exactly reaching the 30-per-cent milestone.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Waterloo researchers join premier at AV testing event

Researchers from Waterloo Engineering shared the spotlight yesterday as Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne officially announced Stratford as the home of a testing zone for the development of self-driving vehicles.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Engineering researchers awarded chairs worth $4.8M

Six researchers at Waterloo Engineering were recently awarded new or renewed Canada Research Chairs worth a total of $4.8 million.

They were among 14 researchers campus-wide to receive $9.7 million through the federal government program, which is designed to promote research excellence and train the next generation of highly skilled people in the natural sciences, health sciences, humanities and social sciences.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

PM wants Waterloo’s ‘best graduates’ to stay at home

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau cited the University of Waterloo today as he talked about Canada’s efforts to stem the brain drain to the United States.

Speaking at the Go North conference on artificial intelligence (AI) in Toronto, Trudeau listed stability, immigration and proximity to a “pipeline of raw talent” as key factors in the growth of the Waterloo-Toronto technology corridor and the local opportunities it offers.

Friday, October 27, 2017

IDEAs clinic secures $3 million for hands-on programs

Educating engineers at the University of Waterloo got a major boost today with the announcement of more than $3 million in funding over five years for a variety of immersive, hands-on programs.

Activities organized by the Engineering IDEAs Clinic will range from two-hour, in-class projects such as taking apart internal combustion engines, to two-day, open-ended problems requiring students to work in teams and draw on all of their academic lessons to find solutions.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Waterloo researchers make a better supercapacitor

Work at Waterloo Engineering to make better supercapacitors is paving the way for the quick-charging, energy-storage devices to replace batteries for a growing range of uses.

Michael Pope, a chemical engineering professor who led the research, said supercapacitors with more storage capacity could eventually power everything from consumer electronics to high-powered lasers.

Monday, October 23, 2017

Microscopic eye-tracking technology receives funding boost

A Waterloo Engineering spinoff company has received a multi-million dollar injection from Intel Capital.

Monday, October 23, 2017

Management Sciences professor recognized as a Rising Star

Management Sciences professor Sibel Alumur Alev was recently awarded the Charles ReVelle Rising Star in Location Analysis award at the 2017 INFORMS annual meeting in Houston, Texas.

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