News archive - April 2019

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Prof wins first Killam Prize for Waterloo Engineering

Six decades after he was bitten by an environmental bug as a boy, Waterloo Engineering professor Keith Hipel added another honour to his distinguished academic career when he was awarded a 2019 Killam Prize today.

Already an Officer of the Order of Canada, Hipel collects a $100,000 prize and is the first Killam winner from the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Waterloo since the program was established in 1981.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Graduate student cracks top five at 3MT provincials

Haya Almutairi Waterloo Engineering 3MT finalist

A graduate student at Waterloo Engineering earned a spot in the top five today at the provincial finals of the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition.

Haya Almutairi, a doctoral candidate at the Centre for Pavement and Transportation Technology, represented the University of Waterloo at the Ontario event after winning a campus-wide contest last month.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Robotics expert named to prestigious Waterloo post

A renowned international expert in human-centred robotics will join Waterloo Engineering in March of next year to lead a major research program.

Friday, April 12, 2019

Capstone startup travels to Australia for pitch contest

Three students from Waterloo Engineering are in Australia to pitch their fourth-year design project – a panelized housing system for Indigenous communities – at a major social entrepreneurship competition.

Emman Haider, Paula Przybylski and Sara Turner make up one of six teams from the University of Waterloo to qualify for regional Hult Prize events being staged around the world.

Their startup, Pulse Home, took first place at a Hult contest on campus, as well as prizes at pitch competitions including the Velocity Fund Finals.

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Waterloo water startup wins big at Texas pitch event

A startup company with strong ties to Waterloo Engineering won more than $140,000 in backing this week at a prestigious pitch event in Texas.

CataLight, which aims to make safe drinking water accessible to everyone, was among seven finalists at the Rice Business Plan Competition, the largest and richest student startup contest in the world.

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