Student Experience

Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering at the University of Waterloo

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Meet the MME Graduate Association (MMEGA)

A message from the President- Pooriya Kazemzadeh-Heris

“Hello and Welcome to the graduate-level MME programs’ students here at the University of Waterloo. I hope you enjoy your journey here, gain useful skills and experience a memorable lifestyle. No matter which program you are in, Ph.D., MASc, or M.Eng, MMEGA tries to enhance graduate life quality by holding different casual and educational events. MMEGA also tries to improve communication within the department and introduce the services provided by the department to you. As all the graduate students are considered members of our association, we hope to see you at our events and on our social media. ”

What is MMEGA?

MMEGA is the graduate student association for all MME graduate students. We represent MME grads at the graduate student association (GSA) level and at the MME department level where we seek the best interest of MME grad students. We also aim to promote interactions between all MME graduate students through a variety of event all year round (be on the lookout for them!).

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Faculty of Engineering Virtual Tour

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Tips from our Graduate Students

Top 3 things you should know as a graduate student:

  1. It's okay to ask for help when you are stuck, there are people around to help
  2. Get a reference manager like Endnote, Mendeley or Zotero
  3. Take great care of your mental and physical health

Top 3 graduate resources:

  1. Center for Career Action for work search strategies and application documents
  2. Student Success Office for better time management and for increasing the chances of success
  3. The MME Graduate Administrative Office


Karen Schooley Graduate Administrator MASc/MEng programs or  Ext. 43385


Jian Zou Graduate Administrator PhD program Ext. 42019


Tanya YorowskiGraduate Financial Coordinator Ext. 43625

Mat Walton Graduate Admissions and Recruitment Administrator Ext. 43365


Here in the Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, our community matters! ENGWellness provides resources and support to our graduate students in Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) and Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering (MME) departments.

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Meet our MME Student Wellness Coordinator


Sam Vanderkerchove

Hours: 8:30AM - 4:30PM, Monday-Friday (can be flexible based on need)

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Appointment: 50 min timeslots (flexible), please email to arrange!

Remote Meeting Options: Email, WebEx, Skype, Teams, Phone, etc.

Upcoming Events

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News on MME Alumni Owned Companies!

AOMS Technologies has been listed as one of the key players driving the global IoT in Construction market growth. Check out the full Manomet Current report!


Yuko AI in episode #25 of Africa Alliance Tech Podcast!

In this episode, we explore the ways in which AI is being deployed in the eCommerce industry with Jean Marie Uwabeza Vianney, CEO and Co-Founder of Yuko.AI, a company focused on optimizing the skincare market by utilizing AI to create hyper-personalized shopping experiences. 
Check out the episode here: Episode #25: Giving the Cosmetic Industry a Facelift Using AI

Volta Technique Named Top 11 Best Start-Ups in Waterloo.

See article here: 11 Top Energy Startups and Companies in Waterloo


Fun Facts about Waterloo Engineering

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Kevin O'Leary talks about Waterloo Engineering

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