News

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Jim Estill, CEO and Systems Design Engineering graduate, single-handedly brought 200 Syrian Refugees to Canada:

When Jim Estill decided to sponsor 50 Syrian refugee families, he didn’t tell anyone about it at first—not his accountant, not his friends, not even his wife. It was the summer of 2015, and the death toll in Syria had reached a quarter of a million people, while another four million had fled the country. All summer long, the news reported horror stories of Syrians drowning in the Mediterranean. Humanitarian aid programs were being cut across the Middle East.[Read more]

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Devon Galloway (SYDE’2010) was selected as one of Forbes' 30 Under 30 2017

Devon Galloway (SYDE’2010) was selected as one of Forbes' 30 Under 30 2017 -- Young Innovators Redefining Marketing and Advertising

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Palihapitiya Lau Venture Creation Fund Info Session

Palihapitiya Lau Venture Creation Fund Info Session

Wednesday, January 4, 2017 - 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM EST

Now available to all Waterloo Engineering departments, the Palihapitiya/Lau Venture Creation Fund provides two $50,000 awards to University-selected Capstone Design teams whose intention is to transform their Capstone Design project into a promising startup post-graduation. 

Attend the info session to learn more.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Best Paper Award by the VIP lab at the NIPS Workshop

Alexander Wong, a systems design engineering professor, and Javad Shafiee, a systems design engineering doctoral candidate, were honoured with the best paper award in the Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS) conference’s workshop on efficient methods for deep learning for their work in operational AI using evolutionary deep intelligence.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Save the date

1A SYDE & BME Design Fair on Friday December 2nd. The Fair will run from 2:30-5:30pm, and will be held on the 6th floor of E5. 

Students will present their SYDE / BME 161 and 101L projects. 3D prints for their projects are being done in our new maker space.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Systems design and biomedical engineering students are on the iGEM team

The University of Waterloo International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) team does it again. For the 4th year in a row, the team earned Gold Standing at the competition. This year they brought home the Best Poster prize!