Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Biomedical engineering student wins top co-op award

Vincent Shadbolt

A third-year biomedical engineering student who learned Portuguese during a work term has been named one of the University of Waterloo’s top co-op students for 2017.

Vincent Shadbolt, who lists involvement with the Waterloo Dragon Boat Team as one of his interests, got the nod for the Faculty of Engineering for his contributions to his employer, his community and the development of co-operative education.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Systems Design Professor Talks about Artificial Intelligence at Waterloo Innovation Summit

Systems Design Engineering professor Alexander Wong spoke about the impact of Artificial Intelligence and the importance of guiding its direction for helping society at the recent Waterloo Innovation Summit 2018.

Monday, April 2, 2018

Top robotics researcher coming to Waterloo from UK

Kerstin Dautenhahn

A leading international researcher is joining Waterloo Engineering as part of a federal initiative to attract top-tier scientists and scholars to do groundbreaking work in Canada.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Norman Esch Entrepreneurship Awards for Capstone Design

At the annual Norman Esch Entrepreneurship Awards, two teams from Systems Design Engineering won prizes this year: 

- PhysioBuddy (Shirley Ng, Kassandra Predovic, Ritu Shah, Elizaveta Vorobieva) won $10,000, and 

- Hiza (Sanhar Balachandran, Sadruddin Hashmani, Bainian Liu, Nabeel Shahid) won $3,000. 

Friday, March 16, 2018

Student Awards Reception

Dean’s Honor List  students

Dean’s Honor List students for their Spring & Fall 2017 academic terms (1A BME, 2B BME, 1B SYDE, 3A SYDE, 4A SYDE).

Friday, March 9, 2018

Photos from our IWD event


Our SYDE-BME women - identifying students, staff, and faculty came together to celebrate International Women's Day. We are so proud of the amazing contributions that they make to our SYDE-BME Community and beyond. 

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Women's day staff photo


March 8th is International Women's Day! In celebration we will be having a gathering of all women, female-identifying students/faculty in SYDE& BME. There will be a group photo OP at 11:45(SHARP) on the 6th floor of E5. Our SYDE staff are starting us off with their own group photo. Post a picture with your Women's Day spirit hashtag  #PressForProgress #SYDE_BME

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Supercluster Announcement

The government of Canada announced the supercluster awards today.  Of the five awards across Canada, Waterloo Engineering is playing leading roles in *two* of them, which is really quite a remarkable achievement.

Full announcement here.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Personal Reflections on the Life of George Soulis

I first met George when I interviewed for a position as assistant professor in Systems Design Engineering in early 1976. His questions and comments at my interview seminar were a large part of my decision to join the department—here was a man with warmth, insight, creativity, and breadth. I soon came to realize that both my personal and professional life were to be shaped by George. He was the founding chair of the department. He was largely responsible for bringing the discipline of design into the curriculum for engineering, not just at Waterloo, but across Canada.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Remembering George Soulis, father of systems design engineering

George Soulis

Retired Engineering professor George Soulis died on January 19 at the age of 92.