Friday, September 20, 2019

Engineering startups win at Velocity pitch competition

Two startup companies that began as Capstone Design projects at Waterloo Engineering won $50,000 each in direct equity investments at a Velocity pitch contest this week.

Stacktronic and Watfly were among four winners as the Velocity Fund Pitch Competition, part of the flagship entrepreneurship program at the University of Waterloo, went on the road to downtown Toronto for the first time in its history.

Friday, September 20, 2019

Pearl Sullivan stepping down as Dean of Engineering

The following statement was issued by James Rush, Vice-President, Academic and Provost at the University of Waterloo:

I am writing to announce that Pearl Sullivan, dean of the Faculty of Engineering, will step down from her role on December 31, 2019 to focus her energy on major initiatives for the University and the Faculty.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Engineering researchers awarded provincial funding

Four professors at Waterloo Engineering were recently awarded $570,000 in provincial funding to build their research teams and pay for research-related infrastructure.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Students take top prizes at first privacy hackathon

A second-year Waterloo Engineering student shared the top prize at a recent hackathon focused on the creation of technology to protect privacy.

Lena Nguyen of systems design engineering teamed up with Anne Chung, a second-year computer science student at the University of Waterloo, to develop software that puts browsers on kids mode by disabling web page fields asking for sensitive information such as addresses and credit card numbers.

Monday, September 16, 2019

Researchers invent imaging tech for cancer surgery

A new kind of imaging technology invented at Waterloo Engineering could tell cancer doctors exactly where to cut during surgery to remove tumors.

That would eliminate secondary surgeries to get malignant tissue that was missed the first time, which happens in about 10 per cent of all cancer cases that involve tumors.

Friday, September 13, 2019

Canada’s largest hackathon welcomes 1,500 creators

Talented young creators from around the world are coming together at the University of Waterloo this weekend for the sixth annual Hack the North event.

The largest hackathon in Canada and one of the largest in North America with 1,500 participants this year, the free student-run event gets crucial support from the Faculty of Engineering and is based in the three newest engineering buildings.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Engineering team to pitch for $1 million at United Nations

A team of recent Waterloo Engineering alumni is in the running for $1 million at the United Nations with a brand new startup it pivoted to in an English castle business accelerator last month.   

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Engineering researchers elected to RSC

Zhongwei Chen, a chemical engineering professor, and Nandita Basu, a civil and environmental engineering professor, were elected to the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) today.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Faculty member receives prestigious Chinese Canadian award

Xuemin (Sherman) Shen, an electrical and computer engineering professor, has been recognized with the 2019 Award of Merit from the Federation of Chinese Professionals Ontario (FCCP) Education Foundation.

Monday, September 9, 2019

Winning essay captures unique sense of home in Somalia

An architecture grad student’s winning paper illustrates the paradoxes of Somali nomadism and the desire for a temporary hut to be a home.

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