News archive - October 2013

Thursday, October 31, 2013

CPATT hosts poster symposium and is featured in newsletter

The Centre for Pavement and Transportation Technology (CPATT) and the Norman W. McLeod Chair recently hosted the third annual graduate student poster symposium in the E5 Student Design Centre. Industry members, faculty, staff and students attended the event that featured 19 student participants who prepared posters on their current research projects. Work completed by graduate students Marcelo Gonzalez, Xiomara Sanchez and Andrew Northmore was recognized at the event.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Waterloo again tops Maclean's list of most innovative universities

Maclean's annual rank of Canadian universities

The University of Waterloo has been named Canada’s top university for innovation for the 22nd consecutive year by Maclean’s magazine.
 

Monday, October 28, 2013

Engineering professors take guesswork out of railway crossing safety

Making sure people are safe at a railway crossing involves considering everything from the condition of the road and railway, to accident history and speed of the traffic and trains.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Engineers convocate and receive honours


On October 26, 503 Waterloo Engineering students received their degrees at the university's fall convocation. 

Jeffrey Luc Glaister of systems design engineering was awarded with the Alumni Gold Medal for outstanding academic performance in a master’s program. Andrea Gail Murphy of the School of Architecture received the Amit and Meena Chakma Award for Exceptional Teaching by a Student. And Xiaohui Liang of electrical and computer engineering received the Outstanding Achievement in Graduate Studies award at the doctoral level.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Automotive research receives almost $5 million in funding

Reducing weight and fuel consumption while ensuring safety in mid-size cars is one of three initiatives led by University of Waterloo researchers that received major government funding today.
 
The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) announced that the Automotive Partnership Canada program will provide $4.9 million in support of three projects being driven by Kaan Inal, Michael Worswick and Kyle Daun, all Waterloo mechanical and mechatronics professors who are part of WatCAR, the University of Waterloo’s Centre for Automotive Research. 

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