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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Engineering researchers awarded $630,000 for tools

Evelyn Yim

Nine researchers at Waterloo Engineering will receive a total of $630,000 from the federal government for the tools needed to further their work.

Announced today, the funding is part of $1.4 million awarded to 19 researchers in all faculties at the University of Waterloo.

Monday, February 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.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Remembering former Memorial engineering dean with Waterloo ties

Angus Bruneau,first engineering dean of Memorial University

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.

Recommended by Waterloo's Engineering dean 

Thursday, February 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.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Researchers awarded $1.7 million in federal funding

Dana Kulic

Three researchers at Waterloo Engineering are receiving a total of almost $1.7 million in federal funding for strategic projects in collaboration with industry partners and other organizations.

Zhongwei Chen, Dana Kulić and Norman Zhou are among five University of Waterloo researchers in line for more than $3 million from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).

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