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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Student honoured by City of Waterloo for giving back

Michelle Liu carefully plans each hour of each day three weeks in advance to figure out where she needs to be and when.

Between volunteering up to 40 hours a month in several different roles on and off campus and keeping on top of her graduate studies, she constantly checks her changing calendar.

“I call it 80 productive hours a week, divided between volunteering and my studies,” Liu says with a laugh.

Monday, May 13, 2019

Student team steels itself for national competition

After spending hundreds of hours working on their steel bridge in the Sedra Student Design Centre, Waterloo civil engineering students are confident they have what will stand up to the competition in Quebec this week.

Friday, May 10, 2019

Alumnus named to Forbes list for landmine innovation

Waterloo Engineering alumnus Richard Yim was recently named to the prestigious Forbes 30 Under 30 list of 300 young disruptors, innovators and entrepreneurs across Asia.

Yim, who graduated from Waterloo in 2016 with a degree in mechanical engineering and completed the Master of Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology the following year, was recognized in the Social Entrepreneurs category, one of 10 categories with 30 honorees each.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Cheap, clean fuel cells could replace gasoline engines

Researchers at Waterloo Engineering have dramatically improved the durability of fuel cells, paving the way for the clean technology to replace gasoline engines in vehicles.

Making fuel cells last at least 10 times longer means they could be simplified and produced at a far lower cost. If mass-produced, that would make them economically practical to power cars and trucks.

Monday, May 6, 2019

Leading researchers to receive honorary degrees

Two renowned researchers will be recognized with honorary engineering degrees during next month's University of Waterloo’s spring convocation.

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