Jonathan Eyolfson, an electrical and computer engineering graduate student, is one of just four campus-wide recipients of the 2013 Amit & Meena Chakma Award for Exceptional Teaching by a Student. Eyolfson, a teaching assistant and instructor for various courses for several years, is noted by his students as having a deep understanding of the material and dedication to teaching. He's described as “a knowledgeable and approachable teaching assistant who really understands our confusion.”
Emily Peat, owner of EcoPlace Organics, took top honours at the Nicol Entrepreneurial Awards competition held in Ottawa March 27. This is the first time in six years that the University of Waterloo has taken the top prize at the national competition.
Peat, a current civil engineering undergraduate student and former University of Waterloo BET300 and E Co-op program participant, captured the award after winning first place in a campus-wide competition held in February at the Conrad Centre.
Engineering students dominated the University of Waterloo men’s curling team that earned national gold with a 7-5 victory over the University of Alberta Golden Bears in Kamloops, B.C.
Skip Jake Walker, a fourth-year electrical engineering student, second Jordan Moreau, a management engineering student, third Edward Cyr, a mechanical engineering master's student, and alternate Nathan Ransom, an undergraduate mechanical engineering student, and other members of the team, captured top spot in the 2013 Men’s Curling Championship in a rematch of last year's finals.
Flora Ng, a chemical engineering professor and University Research Chair, has won the 2013 Canadian Green Chemistry and Engineering award in the individual category. The award is sponsored by GreenCentre Canada. Ng will be presenting the award lecture at the Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference to be held in Fredericton, New Brunswick in October 2013. [Ng's website]
Jeff Casello and Duane Cronin have been chosen as recipients of the University of Waterloo's 2013 Distinguished Teacher Awards.
Casello, who is both a professor of civil and environmental engineering and the Faculty of Environment’s School of Planning, is an innovative educator who effectively implements creative teaching approaches.