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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.