News archive - November 2020

Sunday, November 29, 2020

Engineering mourns the loss of a beloved dean

Pearl Sullivan, Waterloo's former dean of engineering and the first woman to hold the position, died on November 28 after a 12-year battle with cancer.

Passionate about supporting students, she was dedicated to ensuring they had a full understanding of engineering principles as well as the tools and facilities they needed to succeed.   

Friday, November 27, 2020

Systems Design Engineering Professor Igor Ivkovic passes suddenly

It is with great sadness that we share the news of Professor Igor Ivković's death on November 27. 

Thursday, November 26, 2020

Grad student wins award at global blockchain event

A graduate student at Waterloo Engineering was recently recognized for his work at a virtual conference for experts in the blockchain field.

Behkish Nassirzadeh, who is doing a master’s degree in computer engineering under the supervision of Professor Vijay Ganesh, won the award for innovation at the UBRI (University Blockchain Research Initiative) Connect 2020 event hosted by technology company Ripple.

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Alumni win global award for phone camera invention

Five former nanotechnology engineering students at the University of Waterloo have come a long way since they came together over a shared interest in optics and frustration with the poor quality of their smartphone photographs.

Just over a year after they teamed up, their startup technology company, Scope Photonics, earned international attention with the announcement today that it is a worldwide runner-up for the 2020 James Dyson Award for student inventors.

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Two engineering companies top the Fast 50 growth list

Companies founded by Waterloo Engineering alumni took the top two spots in an annual list of the fastest-growing technology companies in Canada.

Heading the Technology Fast 50 list, compiled by professional services firm Deloitte, is Kitchener-based Intellijoint Surgical, which develops smart tools to enhance the accuracy of orthopedic surgery, increase hospital efficiencies and improve the lives of patients.

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