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 Training, Colleges and Universities, 474 of 1,580 new undergraduate students in engineering programs were female – exactly reaching the 30-per-cent milestone.
Researchers from Waterloo Engineering shared the spotlight yesterday as Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne officially announced Stratford as the home of a testing zone for the development of self-driving vehicles.
Six researchers at Waterloo Engineering were recently awarded new or renewed Canada Research Chairs worth a total of $4.8 million.
They were among 14 researchers campus-wide to receive $9.7 million through the federal government program, which is designed to promote research excellence and train the next generation of highly skilled people in the natural sciences, health sciences, humanities and social sciences.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau cited the University of Waterloo today as he talked about Canada’s efforts to stem the brain drain to the United States.
Speaking at the Go North conference on artificial intelligence (AI) in Toronto, Trudeau listed stability, immigration and proximity to a “pipeline of raw talent” as key factors in the growth of the Waterloo-Toronto technology corridor and the local opportunities it offers.