Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Architecture prof wins a top award in sustainable construction contest

A Waterloo School of Architecture professor is a member of a team that took silver in the main category of the North America section of the  Holcim Awards for Sustainable Construction.

Monday, December 6, 2021

Addressing gender-based violence

Mary Robinson was a Grade 7 student standing in a hallway of her Ottawa school when she heard about the Dec. 6, 1989 tragedy.

Only 11 years old at the time, Robinson recalls the “gut punch” she felt after finding out 14 women, mainly engineering students, were murdered during an anti-feminist rampage at École Polytechnique in Montreal.

Now an engineering lecturer, she served as associate director of first-year engineering for more than a decade before being appointed the Faculty’s first associate dean of outreach, equity and diversity earlier this year. 

Monday, December 6, 2021

AI could help doctors make most of resources during pandemic 

New technology developed by researchers at Waterloo Engineering could help doctors make the best use of limited resources during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Their system uses artificial intelligence (AI) to identify patients who require intensive care unit (ICU) treatment based on vital signs, blood test results, medical history and other data. 

Friday, December 3, 2021

Engineering entrepreneurs on all-time Under 30 list

Two former Waterloo Engineering students have made a prominent list of young luminaries from the worlds of business, sports and everything in between.

Apoorva Mehta, the founder of Instacart, and Alex Rodrigues, co-founder of Embark Technology, appear on a Hall of Fame 30 Under 30 list published this week by Forbes magazine.

Others on the list include LeBron James, Mark Zuckerberg, Rihanna, Malala Yousafzai, Kylie Jenner and Naomi Osaka.

Thursday, December 2, 2021

Coming out in engineering discussion

Five panelists will discuss what it's like to identify as LGBTQ+ while at Waterloo Engineering or in industry during a Dec. 2 discussion hosted by EngiQueers.

A Faculty chair, a data solutions and research program manager, a professional engineer with 30 years of experience in the transportation sector and two recent alumni will talk about their experiences with coming out as gay or transgender.

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Engineering teams take three Concept pitch prizes

Three student teams featuring members from Waterloo Engineering took home $5,000 each from the recent Concept $5k pitch competition for fall 2021.

MicroBuild Masonry, Learnlist and Hydro House were among eight finalists competing for four prizes at the virtual event, which is staged three times a year.

MicroBuild (Adrian Simone, third-year civil engineering) is developing a sustainable, biological method to manufacture masonry units.

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Architecture prof cited for bamboo project in China

A professor at the School of Architecture at Waterloo is racking up awards as a member of the design team for an innovative project in China.

David Correa, a design partner at architecture studio LLLab, worked with the team on a canopy and a group of pod-like pavilions mainly made of woven bamboo.

Monday, November 29, 2021

Remembering a founding member of management sciences

Shoukry Saleh, a retired faculty member who helped build a Waterloo Engineering department, died on August 9 at the age of 91.

In 1968, he was one of four professors recruited by Archibald Sherburne, then dean of Waterloo Engineering, to establish the Faculty’s management sciences department.

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Alumni company honoured as ‘best tech startup’

A company with strong ties to Waterloo Engineering was recently recognized by an organization dedicated to bringing technology communities together.

DarwinAI, which has developed technology to explain how and why artificial intelligence makes decisions, was named Best Tech Startup at the virtual North American Timmy Awards.

It was one of six awards handed out by Tech in Motion, which was created by IT staffing firm Motion Recruitment, to honour top technology employers.

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Innovative research continues despite COVID

Enormous challenges presented by COVID-19 have been no match for many Waterloo Engineering students, professors and alumni who started or advanced their research during the pandemic.

For most, restrictions made them even more determined to tackle problems head-on and come up with innovative and life-enhancing solutions, some of which address coronavirus-related medical issues. 

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