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Thursday, December 22, 2011

Waterloo Engineering spin-off celebrates 25 years

Virtek Vision International, Inc. of Waterloo, Canada, a business of Gerber Technology, is celebrating its 25-year anniversary this December. The company serves the world’s 10 largest public aerospace companies, providing laser templating solutions to automate the assembly of carbon fiber composite parts and inspection systems. Virtek was founded in 1986 to commercialize technology developed at the Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence Laboratory in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Waterloo.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Architecture faculty win faculty design award

Faculty from Waterloo Architecture were awarded a 2011/12 Faculty Design Award by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture for their project Next North: Architecture in Shifting Terrain. Assistant professors Lola Sheppard and Maya Przybylski, and former student and adjunct professor Neeraj Bhatia, teamed up with and Mason White of the Daniels Faculty of Architecture, University of Toronto to develop the installation which challenges the necessity of static architectural.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Alumna wins Canadian Architecture Student Award

Prithula Prosun, a recent graduate of Waterloo’s School of Architecture, has won a Canadian Architect Student Award of Merit for her master’s thesis project Lift House that provides flood-proof housing for the Bangladeshi poor. Prosun developed a house that rises with flood waters and then lowers once flooding recedes. In October, Prosun’s project was honoured by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada for applying leading-edge research to real-world situations. 

Thursday, December 15, 2011

E5 wins international design award

Engineering 5, designed by Perkins+Will of Toronto, has won a 2011 Global Excellence Award Best of Category in the Cultural/Institutional/Educational Category, by the International Interior Design Association (IIDA). Winners of the competition were chosen from 92 international design firms from 32 countries judged on representation of outstanding originality, and excellence in the creation of international interior design and architecture projects. Awards will be presented at the Maison & Objet Show in Paris in mid January.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Ng honoured with prestigious speaker award

Chemical engineering professor Flora Ng has won the 2011 Hikal Chemcon Distinguished Speaker Award. She will be presented with the award at CHEMCON, the annual conference of the Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers, to be held in Bangalore, India December 27-29. This year’s conference theme is Chemical Engineering in Synergistic Growth. Ng will deliver her award lecture on Catalytic Distillation: Applications for the Production of Green Fuel and Chemicals.

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