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Wednesday, February 2, 2022

New courses launched to help engineers remain agile

The University of Waterloo has partnered with the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE) to help engineers remain agile as the world of work changes.

WatSPEED, the Faculty of Engineering and OSPE have launched an innovative new series of professional development courses designed to help engineering professionals compete in an increasingly digital landscape.

The courses will enable engineers, technicians, technologists, leaders and managers to navigate industry disruption and adapt to rapid changes in technology.

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).

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.

Sunday, November 29, 2020

Engineering mourns the loss of a beloved dean

Pearl Sullivan, Waterloo's former dean of engineering and the first woman to hold the position, died on November 28 after a 12-year battle with cancer.

Passionate about supporting students, she was dedicated to ensuring they had a full understanding of engineering principles as well as the tools and facilities they needed to succeed.   

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Redirecting master's research for COVID detection

Linda Wang quickly pivoted her work last spring to develop technology to detect COVID-19.

Wang, who will receive her master’s degree in systems design engineering this week, helped create COVID-Net, now an open-source tool designed to screen coronavirus cases from chest X-ray images. 

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