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Feb. 27, 2017 Student shuttle startup veers into self-driving trucks Embark self-driving truck.

A company launched by former Waterloo Engineering students has switched gears from self-driving shuttles to long-haul trucks.

Embark, which grew out of student startup Varden Labs, emerged from stealth mode last week after quietly working since the summer of 2016 to develop technology that allows trucks to go from one highway exit to another without intervention by a driver.

Feb. 22, 2017 Remembering former Memorial engineering dean with Waterloo ties

Angus Bruneau, the founding dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at Memorial University, died February 19 at the age of 81.

Bruneau is remembered as an extraordinary visionary who made many significant contributions to Memorial during his tenure as dean from 1969 to 1974.

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Feb. 16, 2017 Professor honoured with national teaching fellowship Gordon Stubley, mechanical engineering professor

Leah Kristufek had an “aha moment” when Gordon Stubley briefly spoke to her first-year engineering class. Later, when she became one of his students, Kristufek discovered that inspiring moments would be an everyday occurrence in the engineering professor’s class.