Accomplished alumni, outstanding current students and committed supporters of Waterloo Engineering were all celebrated as more than 400 people gathered recently for the 2017 Awards Dinner.
Along with hundreds of graduate and undergraduate students recognized for their academic and extracurricular successes, the annual event at Federation Hall honoured graduates in three categories and a foundation dedicated to helping produce engineers.
Dean Pearl Sullivan wrapped up the evening by urging everyone in attendance to wear their connections to the Faculty on their sleeves.
The proportion of women in the incoming class at Waterloo Engineering this fall hit 30 per cent for the first time ever.
As of Nov. 1, the official count date for reporting to the Ontario Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development, 474 of 1,580 new undergraduate students in engineering programs were female – exactly reaching the 30-per-cent milestone.