Grand Opening of Engineering 7

Friday, June 1, 2018

It’s official!  Monday, October 29, 2018, is the Grand Opening of Engineering 7.

Attached to both E5 and E6, this seven-storey, 242,000 square-foot building will be a new vibrant home for students, faculty, research facilities and staff.

E7 will provide unique teaching and research spaces such as the Engineering Ideas Clinic. In a space designed to be flexible, the Ideas Clinic can be reconfigured for activities using both light and heavy mechanical components. Located in close proximity to the new and hotly anticipated Student Machine Shop space, we are expanding on our strength of integrating experiential and classroom teaching.

The new building is also home to the RoboHub. The first of its kind in the world, this two-storey advanced robotics testing space will allow co-ordinated robotics teams to simulate complex, real-world environments for a huge range of potential applications including monitoring oil pipelines, tracking forest fires, mapping minefields, surveying agricultural land, and unobtrusively studying wildlife behaviour.

E7 creates a permanent – and expanded - home for our Engineering Outreach activities. Every year, Engineering Outreach connects with thousands of potential engineers in a range of STEM introduction and support programming, including Engineering Science Quest and Go Code Girl.  More outreach means more opportunities for our youth to cultivate their curiosity and expand their imaginations in STEM fields.

Take this building tour to learn more about all the extraordinary things that will be inside E7 and then watch our video about how E7 fits into the future of Waterloo Engineering.

There is still time to support our Educating the Engineer of the Future campaign and help shape the future of Waterloo Engineering. 

Lock October 29 in your calendar now, with more information coming here as we get closer to the date.  You won’t want to miss this amazing event!