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.
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.