Thursday, April 8, 2021

Elementary students rally behind alumnus athlete

A class of elementary students in the Ontario town of Haliburton are getting behind a Waterloo Engineering alumnus who went on to play in the Canadian Football League.

The students want to see Taly Williams (BASc ’94, civil engineering) recognized on the wall of a local arena along with other hometown athletes who made good.

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Inventive projects earn startup funding in Esch contest

All six teams that earned $10,000 each at engineering's annual pitch contest developed creative solutions to challenges ranging from making rock climbing safer to providing spinal cord injury patients with increased mobility.

The winners of the Norman Esch Entrepreneurship Awards for Capstone Design contest were narrowed down from 10 teams of senior-year students who took three minutes each to explain their projects to a panel of judges in the remote competition live-streamed on YouTube.

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Students combine housing contest with social caring

After three years of hard work, members of the Warrior Home design team are hoping to do well next week in an international competition that challenges university students to design and build highly efficient buildings.

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

DarwinAI makes global list of promising AI startups

A company founded by two Waterloo Engineering professors has made an international list of the most promising artificial intelligence (AI) startups for the third straight year.

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Alumni tech firm Nulogy wins $3.4M in federal backing

A technology company founded by five Waterloo Engineering graduates has received $3.4 million in backing from the federal government to continue its growth.

Nulogy Corporation, which provides software and support for supply chain management, was one of six Toronto-based tech firms announced today for a total of $14.6 million in repayable investments by the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario).

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Architecture alumni win award for lasting impact

Two architects who have compiled a long list of accomplishments since graduating from the University of Waterloo added to it this week with a prestigious award from a national organization.

Brigitte Shim and A. Howard Sutcliffe, who met at Waterloo and graduated together from the School of Architecture in 1983, were named the winners of the 2021 Gold Medal by the Royal Architecture Institute of Canada (RAIC).

Monday, March 29, 2021

Student’s same-day delivery startup raises over $2M

A management engineering student’s company has raised $2.3 million in seed financing to help fuel its Ontario expansion.

Aaron Paul and Waterloo science alumnus Jaden Pereira co-founded TyltGO to connect couriers to retail clients that range from meal kit providers, florists and pharmacies.

Friday, March 26, 2021

Engineering teams sweep Concept $5K pitch finals

Teams from Waterloo Engineering swept the four winning spots at the Winter 2021 Concept $5K pitch competition held live, but virtually, this week.

Each of the teams – AquaSensing, Arbitrium, Scribenote and UWTensil – took home $5,000 after rising to the top of a field of more than 120 ideas submitted for the thrice-yearly event.

Friday, March 26, 2021

Dean Wells issues anti-hate, anti-racism statement

I have been greatly concerned over many months about the increasing levels of discrimination being shown to our Asian community during the COVID-19 pandemic. This was intensified last week after the tragic events unfolded in Atlanta. I want to clearly state that Waterloo’s Faculty of Engineering has zero-tolerance for hate and racial intolerance of any kind.

Friday, March 26, 2021

Alumnus company developing tech to make blood

A startup company founded by a Waterloo Engineering alumnus is developing technology to manufacture red blood cells needed for everything from trauma response to cancer care.

Shane Kilpatrick (MASc ’17, MBET ’18) hit on the basic idea while working on unrelated research in an oil patch and came to Waterloo to help learn how to bring it to life.

He is now CEO of Membio, which is working to make enough blood to end reliance on donations for medical transfusions.

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