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The University of Waterloo has named Jagdeep Sing Bachher as its 12th chancellor. Dr. Bachher is chief investment officer and vice president of investments at the 10-campus University of California, where he oversees an investment portfolio of $164 billion. He is a double-alumnus of Management Science and Engineering, having earned both a Master of Applied Science and a Doctor of Philosophy in Management Sciences.

Sunday, September 10, 2023

Embracing change

The Faculty Engineering introduces a new name for the Department of Management Science and Engineering after five-plus decades. 

Expanding upon its long legacy of excellence, the Department of Management Sciences at Waterloo Engineering has undergone an official name change to better encapsulate the unit’s distinctive, interdisciplinary approach to education within the engineering field.

On July 19th, seven finalist teams pitched their business ideas for a chance at one of four Velocity $5,000 grants. One of the four finalist teams taking home a prize was Pragmatica, co-founded by 2023 Management Engineering graduates Karthik Prasad and Thomas Mastantuono.  Pragmatica is developing a VR speech therapy solution for people with communicative disorders to supplement or provide as an alternative for those who cannot access or afford a dedicated speech therapist.  

Management Engineering and Management Sciences graduating students participated in the Spring 2023 convocation, held on the evening of Saturday, June 17. The event celebrated the achievements of a new generation of graduates.

Two management engineering graduates received special recognition. Charles Yu received the University of Waterloo Alumni Gold Medal, as well as a Sandford Fleming Foundation Medal for Co-operative Work Term Proficiency. Julian Curalli won a Sandford Fleming Foundation Medal in Academic Excellence. 

The convocation ceremony was livestreamed and a recording is available.

Fifteen management engineering capstone design projects were recently showcased at the 2023 Management Engineering Capstone Design Symposium. Students identified and tackled emerging problems in a range of domains and industries including healthcare, social services, human resources, lifestyle, and education. Their innovative and impactful solutions offer critical process improvements and decision support tools to serve individual and institutional stakeholders.