Thursday, March 16, 2017

Editorial stresses the need for advanced degrees in engineering

"To keep our economic engine running in the face of this imminent shortfall, Canadian industry needs the specialized knowledge and skills of a new kind of engineer — those with advanced degrees." This is the key focus of an editorial published in Policy Options on March 15.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Rick Mercer meets the Autonomoose for CBC segment

The host of the Rick Mercer Report made stops at Engineering 5 and a local test track for a light-hearted look at aerial drones and autonomous vehicles in a segment that aired on the CBC this week.

Mercer opened the six-minute piece by describing Waterloo as a “hotbed of high-tech innovation” and the University of Waterloo as the place “where the tech leaders of tomorrow come to plan not only their future, but ours as well.”

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Pothole expert Susan Tighe featured in TVO interview

Steve Paikin of The Agenda interviews Professor Susan Tighe of Waterloo Engineering on TVO.

Professor Susan Tighe of Waterloo Engineering shared her expertise on potholes and other road-related subjects in a recent television interview on The Agenda with Steve Paikin on TVO.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Intellijoint wins approval for new hip replacement tool

A medical technology company founded by three Waterloo Engineering graduates has expanded the scope of its products with approval in the United States of a smart tool for hip replacements using a different technique.

Intellijoint Surgical Inc., which traces its roots to a mechatronics engineering Capstone Design project, recently announced clearance by the Food and Drug Administration of intellijoint HIP Anterior, a new application for technology already in use by surgeons.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Four engineering subjects ranked in world's top 100

Waterloo Engineering made the world’s top 100 in four of five subjects covered by the 2017 edition of the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) university subject rankings released this week.

Architecture, chemical engineering, civil engineering and electrical engineering at Waterloo all ranked between 51 and 100 worldwide, with mechanical engineering cracking the top 150.

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