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Friday, January 10, 2020

Links to ridesharing could boost suburban transit use

Municipal transit services could increase ridership by co-ordinating with, not competing against, commercial ridesharing companies.

Waterloo Engineering researchers found that transit-ridesharing links in poorly serviced suburban neighbourhoods, where frequent bus service on fixed routes is cost-prohibitive, could help get people out of their cars by making transit more convenient.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Student honoured by City of Waterloo for giving back

Michelle Liu carefully plans each hour of each day three weeks in advance to figure out where she needs to be and when.

Between volunteering up to 40 hours a month in several different roles on and off campus and keeping on top of her graduate studies, she constantly checks her changing calendar.

“I call it 80 productive hours a week, divided between volunteering and my studies,” Liu says with a laugh.

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Engineering teams from across Canada to compete at Waterloo

Top Waterloo teams at this year’s Ontario Engineering Competition (OEC) will compete against the best from across Canada on campus later this winter.

Waterloo Engineering students placed first and third in both the Innovative Design and Senior Design categories and second in the Junior Design category at OEC held at McMaster University earlier this month. The first and second place teams will move on to compete in the Canadian Engineering Competition (CEC) to be held March 1-3 in Engineering 7.  

Monday, November 12, 2018

Grad student and professor win prestigious paper award

An environmental engineering graduate studies student and his supervisor recently won the 2017 Water Resources Research Editors' Choice Award for a paper based on their research.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Researchers find wetlands destruction linked to algal blooms

Wetlands

Canada's current wetland protection efforts have overlooked how the environment naturally protects fresh-water resources from agricultural fertilizer contaminants, engineering researchers from the University of Waterloo's Water Institute have found.

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