News archive - October 2022

Monday, October 31, 2022

Three alumni among Canada’s most powerful women

Three graduates of Waterloo Engineering have been named to a high-profile list of the 100 most powerful women in Canada.

Malgosia Green, Stephanie Thompson and Laura Kennedy are among 11 leaders in education, business and the community who made the grade and have campus-wide ties to the University of Waterloo.

Friday, October 28, 2022

Faculty excellence award winners announced

The recipients of Waterloo Engineering's teaching, research and staff excellence awards were announced today by Dean Mary Wells.

In a memo to engineering faculty and staff, Wells said she would like to "thank all our award recipients for their inspiring work and ongoing dedication to the faculty." 

Thursday, October 27, 2022

PhD student to teach pilot course on climate change

A researcher and doctoral candidate at Waterloo Engineering will help teach an innovative, multidisciplinary course on climate change.

Shehryar Khan, who works in the field of advanced materials processing, is one of six PhD students – one from each faculty – leading a pilot course called The Wicked Problem of Climate Change for senior undergraduates.

Thursday, October 27, 2022

Waterloo Engineering hosts first IBET conference

Waterloo Engineering proudly hosted the inaugural conference this week for a fellowship program that was created to boost representation of Black and Indigenous scholars in engineering and technology disciplines.

Launched in January 2021, the Indigenous and Black Engineering and Technology (IBET) PhD Project aims to address the urgent need to increase the number of Indigenous and Black academics in engineering and related fields.

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Groundbreaking set for affordable, net-zero house

A student design team at the University of Waterloo is scheduled to begin work soon on a 130-year-old house in Kitchener that it is redesigning and retrofitting to become a net-zero, energy-efficient home for an Indigenous family.

The project, undertaken in partnership with the Kitchener-Waterloo Urban Native Wigwam Project (KWUNWP), is student team Warrior Home’s entry in a high-profile competition sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy.

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