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Monday, December 20, 2021

Innovative concept for all-wood Faculty building wins top award

Creative ideas for a proposed all-wood Waterloo Engineering building won a student team first prize in an international contest.

The Structural Timber and Applied Research Team (START) was recognized in the student submission category of the Build the (Im)possible challenge sponsored by Rothoblaas, a timber technology company located in Italy.

Friday, October 1, 2021

Showcasing houses that float

An architecture professor’s amphibious house research in Vietnam is featured as a Global Best Practice project at Expo 2020 Dubai opening today in the United Arab Emirates.

Elizabeth English’s award-winning work on the development of amphibious technologies for retrofitting existing homes will be prominently showcased for the month of October in the Opportunity Pavilion dedicated to addresing major global challenges.

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Alumnus is first Canadian to receive IEC’s top honour

Tony Capel (BASc ’70 and MASc ’73, electrical engineering) is the recipient of the 2021 Lord Kelvin Award from the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

PhD students win top honours for hydrology presentations

Two civil and environmental doctoral candidates received outstanding student presentation awards in the hydrology section of the annual American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting.

Danyka Byrnes and Robert Chlumsky spoke about their research at the event held online in December. Considered to be one of the premier international geophysical conferences, it normally draws over 25,000 participants.

Monday, December 14, 2020

Four with engineering ties included in Forbes 30 Under 30

Young entrepreneurs who studied at Waterloo Engineering and launched companies to fill a void in the marketplace are part of Forbes 30 Under 30 for 2021.

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