Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Meet the Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering Chair 2021: Mike Collins

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Long-time faculty member Mike Collins became the new chair of mechanical and mechatronics engineering (MME) at the beginning of January.

Friday, December 4, 2020

MME professor wins Teaching Excellence Award for fall semester

MME professor Sanjeev Bedi recently won the F2020 semester Teaching Excellence Award for providing an exceptional online learning experience for his students. During lectures, professor Bedi always gives real-life examples and makes sure to connect with each and every student to ensure each student is understanding the material. He is a friend to all his students and will often emphasize tips on how to balance both school and a healthy lifestyle. 

Sunday, November 29, 2020

MME mourns the loss of a beloved dean and faculty member

Pearl Sullivan, Waterloo's former dean of engineering and the first woman to hold the position, died on November 28 after a 12-year battle with cancer.

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Mechatronics student and entrepreneur Sam Dugan enters the Dragon's Den

Sam Dugan in the Den

Sam Dugan started his technology company to reduce injuries at ski resorts and on Thursday night, Sam will realize a childhood dream when he appears in an episode of the CBC show Dragons’ Den to explain his product, SmartPatrol, and pitch the resident moguls for investments.

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Alan Plumtree remembered

Alan Plumtree, a co-designer of a pump that provides clean drinking water to developing countries, died on November 5.

Plumtree, a Waterloo mechanical engineering professor, and Alfred Rudin, a Waterloo chemistry professor, created the hand-operated pump in the late 1970s after being approached by the International Development Research Centre.

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