Systems Design Engineering Professor Igor Ivkovic passes suddenly

Friday, November 27, 2020

It is with great sadness that we share the news of Professor Igor Ivković's death on November 27. 

A lecturer and the associate chair of undergraduate studies in the Department of Systems Design Engineering, Igor completed his bachelor's and master's degrees in computer science, and his PhD degree in software systems engineering, all at the University of Waterloo. He was always a passionate supporter of the University.

Igor was greatly admired by students and colleagues for his enthusiasm and passion for teaching, and for his commitment to the University.


He proudly and happily contributed to many areas of success at Waterloo, including regularly participating in recruitment events as he worked directly to encourage the next generation of Waterloo Engineers, and through his content development for Engineering Design Dayz with current undergraduate students. His contributions and dedication to the Faculty were unparalleled.

Igor Ivković was known for his passion for teaching and commitment to the University.

A classical guitarist, an adept mathematician, a genius at computer science, and a committed engineering professional, Igor was a kind, sensitive man who left an indelible mark on the lives he touched.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to his wife Shabnam, who graciously shared her husband with us.

To remember Igor, a donation may be made to the University in his name

More details on how we will honour his life and service to the Faculty of Engineering and the University of Waterloo will be shared as they are made available.