Our goal: To raise $70 million to Educate the Engineer of the Future

We will use the $70 million raised to expand educational opportunities, open up new avenues of research, create innovation that helps drive the economic engine of Canada and help shape the future of technology. Waterloo Engineering understands that the future is in our hands, and we have to continue in our leadership role in education and research through our Educating the Engineer of the Future vision.

Campaign priorities: Four ways your financial support can make a difference


Build Engineering 7 (E7)

A new 242,000 gross-square-foot, seven-storey building that will house students, faculty, research facilities and support staff. A unique space for our Engineering Ideas Clinic  and room for our new (2014) biomedical engineering undergraduate program, as well as the expansion of mechatronics engineering.
Goal: $45 million
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Enhance and expand student experience

Help our students fulfill their aspirations and reach their potential by funding initiatives like the Engineer of the Future Endowment or Capstone Design projects, by supporting our student design teams or by providing much-needed scholarships to reward the incredible efforts of our talented undergrads.
Goal: $11.5 million
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Establish chairs in emerging technologies

By adding new research groups led by distinguished Chairs, Waterloo Engineering will focus on specific emerging and disruptive technologies:
– Connecting the digital universe
– Machine intelligence & manufacturing
– Powering economies
– Advancing the human condition
Goal $10 million
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graduate scholarships available for research

Increase graduate scholarships

We need to ensure Waterloo Engineering is attracting the best and brightest engineering minds. We will increase the number of graduate scholarships offered to ensure we continue to lead in research.
Goal: $3.5 million
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The future is in our hands

For 58 years, innovation has been a hallmark of Waterloo Engineering. We’ve transformed how engineers learn. Our engineers learn to tackle the truly difficult problems because Waterloo Engineering delivers education in a unique way, creating an environment that allows students to reach their fullest potential and live their aspirations. With our world-leading research institutes and centres—many deeply involved in emerging and disruptive technologies—Waterloo Engineers are having a profound impact on the future of technology around the world.

We want your help. As Waterloo Engineering enters its next half-century, we are again undertaking a transformation of engineering education and research. We must leverage our remarkable success and help propel Canadian engineering education and research to even higher levels. Technological innovation, the hallmark of engineering, is key to the economic growth of Canada. These next few years will see monumental shifts in how technology impacts our nation and the rest of humanity. It is Waterloo Engineering’s responsibility to prepare engineers for the 21st century.