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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Waterloo introduces unique architectural engineering program

Prospective students who have a hard time choosing between Waterloo’s civil engineering and architecture programs will now have another option beginning next year: architectural engineering.

The new Waterloo Engineering offering, which combines architectural design with building engineering, will launch in September 2018.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Student hopes Day of Remembrance encourages conversations

Rawoofeen Chowdhury hopes the December 6 vigil for the women killed during the mass shooting at l'École Polytechnique de Montréal in 1989, will inspire conversations about diversity, inclusion and all forms of gender-based violence.

December 6 is the 28th anniversary of the Montreal Massacre, when a gunman walked into an engineering classroom and separated the men from the women before killing 14 women and screaming, “I hate feminists.”

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Engineering entrepreneurs claim Velocity pitch prizes

Aspiring entrepreneurs from Waterloo Engineering are members of startups that took six of eight prizes on the line today at the Velocity Fund Finals.

Included were two of the four $25,000 awards for more seasoned companies run by students or recent graduates, as well as the $10,000 bonus for the top hardware or science team.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Igor Ivkovic honoured by Engineering Society

Igor Ivkovic, a systems design engineering lecturer, is the recipient of the Engineering Society Teaching Excellence Award for the 2017 fall term.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Alumni, supporters celebrated at annual awards event

Accomplished alumni, outstanding current students and committed supporters of Waterloo Engineering were all celebrated as more than 400 people gathered recently for the 2017 Awards Dinner.

Along with hundreds of graduate and undergraduate students recognized for their academic and extracurricular successes, the annual event at Federation Hall honoured graduates in three categories and a foundation dedicated to helping produce engineers.

Dean Pearl Sullivan wrapped up the evening by urging everyone in attendance to wear their connections to the Faculty on their sleeves.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Technology designed to increase AI security and portability

Waterloo Engineering researchers Alexander Wong and Mohammad Javad Shafiee are developing deep-learning artificial intelligence (AI) software that would allow devices to operate independent of the Internet and cloud computing.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

It’s official - women hit record 30% of incoming class

The proportion of women in the incoming class at Waterloo Engineering this fall hit 30 per cent for the first time ever.

As of Nov. 1, the official count date for reporting to the Ontario Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development, 474 of 1,580 new undergraduate students in engineering programs were female – exactly reaching the 30-per-cent milestone.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Waterloo researchers join premier at AV testing event

Researchers from Waterloo Engineering shared the spotlight yesterday as Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne officially announced Stratford as the home of a testing zone for the development of self-driving vehicles.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Engineering researchers awarded chairs worth $4.8M

Six researchers at Waterloo Engineering were recently awarded new or renewed Canada Research Chairs worth a total of $4.8 million.

They were among 14 researchers campus-wide to receive $9.7 million through the federal government program, which is designed to promote research excellence and train the next generation of highly skilled people in the natural sciences, health sciences, humanities and social sciences.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

PM wants Waterloo’s ‘best graduates’ to stay at home

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau cited the University of Waterloo today as he talked about Canada’s efforts to stem the brain drain to the United States.

Speaking at the Go North conference on artificial intelligence (AI) in Toronto, Trudeau listed stability, immigration and proximity to a “pipeline of raw talent” as key factors in the growth of the Waterloo-Toronto technology corridor and the local opportunities it offers.

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