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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Two incoming students land $100,000 scholarships

Two new students at Waterloo Engineering began their university careers this month with more than $100,000 each in backing from a national scholarship program.

Dhruv Patel and Lauren Prophet were among 34 young Canadians selected as Loran Scholars for 2018 from an initial pool of over 5,000 candidates.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Alumnus tells hackers not to be afraid of failure

Students who competed in last weekend’s Hack the North at the University of Waterloo received a piece of sage advice from engineering alumnus Chamath Palihapitiya: go fix the hard stuff.  

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

New engineering fellows and members named by RSC

Feridun Hamdullahpur leads a group of four Waterloo Engineering faculty members named today to a prestigious national organization for scholars, artists and scientists.

A mechanical and mechatronics engineering professor who has served as president and vice-chancellor of the University of Waterloo since 2010, Hamdullahpur joins the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) as a specially elected fellow.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Engineering professor formally joins Order of Canada

Keith Hipel, a longtime professor at Waterloo Engineering, was formally invested today into the Order of Canada, one of the country’s highest honours.

Hipel was made an officer of the Order, a rank that recognizes national service or achievement, by Governor General Julie Payette during a ceremony at Rideau Hall in Ottawa.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Capstone Design project wins national Dyson award

A blog post, written by a visually impaired person about the challenges she faced trying to use the office’s new touch screen coffee maker, was the inspiration behind a recent Waterloo Engineering Capstone Design project that captured top honours in the Canadian leg of this year’s James Dyson Award.

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