News archive - June 2022

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Remembering the Faculty's first PhD graduate

Carl Turkstra (PhD ’63, civil engineering) died May 22 after a distinguished career as an academic who transformed building codes followed by one as a successful business owner.  

When Turkstra joined the Faculty’s newly launched PhD program in the late 1950s, building codes aimed to achieve absolute safety.

Turkstra proposed a radical alternative in his doctoral research work: apply risk analysis instead.

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Interim director to take on School of Architecture post

An interim director of the Waterloo School of Architecture is set to assume her new role on July 1.

Maya Przybyliski, a professor at the school since 2011, will take over from Anne Bordeleau, who is leaving to become director of the Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism at Carleton University in Ottawa, where she will be close to her family after years of commuting.

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Waterloo tops Canadian entries at formula-style race

Members of a student design team worked into the wee hours of the morning on repairs to help finish as the top Canadian entry at a recent event in Michigan for formula-style, internal combustion race cars.

UW Formula Motorsports, which is made up of 50 to 60 students at the University of Waterloo, competed in several challenges at Formula SAE Michigan along with 98 other teams from Canada, the United States, Brazil, Mexico, Venezuela and Germany.

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Paper wins award at top computer vision conference

A professor and a doctoral candidate at Waterloo Engineering won a best paper award at a top international computer vision conference last week.

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Digital learning project gets provincial funding boost

A project led by a Waterloo Engineering lecturer has received almost $55,000 in backing from a provincial program created to grow and advance virtual learning in post-secondary education.

Nadine Ibraham, the Turkstra Chair in Urban Engineering and a lecturer in civil and environmental engineering, leads a project called Enabling the Canadian Engineering Grand Challenges for Educators.

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