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Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Management sciences students support teachers in remote communities in Pakistan

For over 12 years, students taking MSCI 651 and BE 605 courses have been involved in hands-on projects with humanitarian development organizations, applying information technology to solve problems in developing countries. The courses are taught by Prof. Peter Carr, a faculty member in the Department of Management Sciences.

Thursday, January 3, 2019

MSCI professor honoured with 10-year impact award

Management Sciences professor Mark Hancock was recently honoured with the 10-Year Impact Award at the ACM International Conference on Interactive Surfaces and Spaces for a paper he co-wrote almost a decade ago as a doctoral student at the University of Calgary. 

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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Management engineering alumna wins Young Women in Energy award

Molly Beckel, a graduate of the 2013 management engineering class was recently honoured with a 2018 Young Women in Energy award. Molly works as a Facilities Integrity and Reliability engineer for the TransCanada Corporation. She is active in the energy industry and serves as Calgary Chapter Chair for the Young Pipeliners Association of Canada, a pipeline advocacy group. 

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Congratulations Molly!

Friday, November 30, 2018

First year Management Engineering student starts company to help other females in STEM

Mylene Tu

FEM in STEM, founded by first year Management Engineering student Mylene Tu, was one of four early-stage Waterloo student-run startup winners in the Velocity $5K competition.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Startup provides a pipeline to co-op housing

Jack Forbes and Zach Lima

A couple of disastrous co-op housing experiences were the inspiration behind a Capstone Design project that has developed into a startup company with the goal of ensuring students on work terms find decent and affordable accommodation.

PadPiper is an online site designed to help co-op students and interns locate verified furnished housing.

Friday, October 26, 2018

Key to improving MRI access is data-driven time management

New scheduling policies could double the number of patients able to access magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) testing within recommended waiting periods.

In a recent study involving analysis of 3.7 million anonymous patient records and computer simulations, management sciences researchers, led by Prof. Hossein Abouee Mehrizi, developed strategies that increased the proportion of patients receiving timely scans to 66 per cent from the current rate of 33 per cent.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Teaching innovation brings industry-sourced experiential learning opportunities to the classroom

Students in Shah's class

Umair Shah, a lecturer in the Department of Management Sciences has adopted an innovative approach to bridge the ‘industry-academe’ divide by piloting the use of the Riipen  platform at the University of Waterloo.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Applicants to Engineering programs sell themselves differently based on gender

In new research by Management Sciences professor Lukasz Golab, it was found that engineering applicants sell themselves differently based on their gender. Males often described how their technical skills and experience matched the profession. In contrast, female applicants want a career that enables them to impact and improve society. These findings could help universities better market themselves to attract more female engineering applicants.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Bikeshare could increase light rail transit ridership

A new study co-authored by Management Sciences Professor Lukasz Golab found that coupling bikeshare with public transit could help increase light rail transit (LRT) ridership.

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