Innovations that will transform the way we create, store and conserve energy have made Waterloo a world-leader in sustainable energy research. The Equinox Blueprint, which grew out of a partnership with the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, offers a plausible roadmap to a future less dependent on fossil fuels. Meanwhile, Canada Research Chair Linda Nazar’s work is developing better ways to store energy, and Siva Sivoththaman’s work aims to find healthier and more sustainable forms of renewable energy.

E7 building

$32.6M in federal funding for new Engineering 7 building


New building will house research on machine intelligence, mobile robotics, autonomous vehicles and wearable biomedical devices

Waterloo Architecture student

Celebrating 60 years of innovation


From 74 engineering students in 1957 to 198,000 alumni six decades later

Cheriton School of Computer Science

Waterloo ranked #1 school in Canada for computer science, engineering


U.S. News ranking recognizes Waterloo as a national leader in core disciplines

Panel members at opening session of OpenAccess Energy Summit

OpenAccess summit addresses energy inequity


Waterloo Global Science Initiative brings together top minds to tackle global challenges

Landmine defusing robot among winners at engineering awards


Six Waterloo Engineering teams win $10,000 each at the Norman Esch Capstone Design Awards

Students using Nokero solar lights

Using Waterloo’s innovation power to make a difference


PowerShift: Rethinking Design for Energy Access connects technology and development work to tackle issues of global energy access

Zhongwei Chen

Rechargeable battery expert awarded prestigious Steacie honour


Engineering Professor Zhongwei Chen receives $250,000 fellowship grant to advance his research on low-cost, energy efficient batteries for a more sustainable economy


Waterloo physicists discover new properties of superconductivity


Superconductivity could have implications for creating technologies like ultra-efficient power grids and magnetically levitating vehicles

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Faculty of Environment's 2015 annual holiday video


The new video celebrates the Faculty’s spirit of collaboration and includes a fresh take on an old holiday classic

Illustration of students testing robotics in the Ideas Clinic

Breaking ground on Waterloo’s $88M Engineering 7 building


The innovative facility will inspire entrepreneurs and support the next wave of high-impact research