News archive - September 2022

Friday, September 30, 2022

Elder in Residence discusses his role in new video

Sept. 30 marks the second annual National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

Ahead of this day, the Faculty of Engineering sat down with our Elder in Residence, William Woodworth, PhD (Elder Bill), to talk about his important role within the University of Waterloo. In his role as Elder in Residence, Elder Bill provides faculty, staff, and students with culturally sensitive advising and counselling grounded in Haudenosaunee teachings.

Thursday, September 29, 2022

Waterloo alumnus makes TIME list of global leaders

For the second time this year, Waterloo Engineering architecture alumnus Newsha Ghaeli (BAS ’11) has made a worldwide list of up-and-coming leaders.

Ghaeli and Dr. Mariana Matus, co-founders of Biobot Analytics, have been listed on the TIME100 Next list in recognition of their groundbreaking work in the field of wastewater epidemiology. Launched in 2017, the company also cracked the second annual TIME100 Most Influential Companies list earlier this year.

Thursday, September 29, 2022

Interim chair selected for management sciences

Dr. Mark Hancock is the new interim chair of the Department of Management Sciences at the University of Waterloo.

Hancock, a management sciences professor since 2010, took over from previous department chair Dr. Qi-Ming He on Sept. 1.

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Research fellow turning pollution into green energy

Dr. Edris Madadian was an environmentalist before he became an engineer, a passion he now wears on his sleeve as a postdoctoral researcher.

His research focuses on contamination from pharmaceutical and personal care products that go down our drains or are flushed down toilets and become sewage sludge, a by-product of wastewater treatment. The disposal of COVID-19 personal protective equipment adds to the issue on a global scale.

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Waterloo robotics startup Avidbots secures US $70M

A leading robotics company, developed in partnership with the RoboHub at Waterloo Engineering by two alumni, has raised US $70 million to fuel its growth.

Avidbots, a manufacturer of autonomous floor-cleaning robots for commercial use, was founded in 2014 by Pablo Molina (BASc ’11, mechatronics engineering) and Faizan Sheikh (BASc ’11, mechatronics engineering). Their idea to outsource the dirty work to robots has proved enormously successful; with this latest financing, the startup has raised over US $107 million to date.

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