News archive - May 2022

Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Research projects backed by online educator D2L

Three research projects with Waterloo Engineering connections have been completed or are continuing with support from online education company D2L.

The D2L Innovation Guild was launched in 2018 in conjunction with four leading research universities in Canada, including the University of Waterloo, to help solve teaching and learning challenges.

Monday, May 30, 2022

Ukrainian students welcomed by Waterloo

Karina Sukhina woke up to the sound of the first bomb that landed on Kyiv at five a.m. February 24.

While at first uncertain about what she’d heard, Sukhina and her boyfriend Nazarii Kulyk were soon packing their bags and heading for safety.

Days later, the master’s student in computer science at Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv and Kulyk, also a master’s student studying at National Pedagogical Dragomanov University, fled Ukraine for Poland.

Friday, May 27, 2022

Hyperloop teams gather for competition in Waterloo

Ten teams from across Canada and around the word will come together at the University of Waterloo this weekend for the inaugural Canadian Hyperloop Competition.

Waterloop, an 80-member student design team at Waterloo, will square off against peers from as far afield as India as they showcase their pods for high-speed transportation systems akin to trains in a vacuum tube.

Thursday, May 26, 2022

Prof cited for contributions to hands-on education

The founding director of a busy clinic for hands-on learning at Waterloo Engineering has been honoured as a “trailblazer” by a national engineering organization.

Sanjeev Bedi, a professor of mechanical and mechatronics engineering with a deep belief in the power of experiential education, is the 2022 winner of a Medal of Distinction in Engineering Education awarded at a gala in Toronto this week by Engineers Canada.

Thursday, May 26, 2022

International project targets carbon in steel industry

A professor at Waterloo Engineering is teaming up with collaborators at Strathclyde University in Scotland on a research project that involves decarbonizing the steel industry.

Eric Croiset, a professor of chemical engineering, is co-lead of the interdisciplinary project, The Role of Hydrogen in Decarbonizing the Steel Industry: Upstream and Downstream Opportunities in Scotland and Ontario, which will include an exchange of research students.

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