Steve Kemp (RDH Building Science)
Rob Quattrociocchi (EllisDon)
We are expecting 220 plus people. Then, there will be two (one hour each) innovation showcase/networking sessions during the lunch hour and reception where students will display their research (posters), entrepreneurs and SMEs showcase their technologies, research associates/assistants and postdoctoral fellows will showcase their prototypes, research, and commercialization activities. The federal and provincial funding agencies will be present during the two networking/innovation showcase sessions (Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) of Canada, Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE), and Mitacs). Their role is to fund industry-academic collaboration (research projects, development projects, demonstration projects, prototype development, student hiring (approx. half of the salary expense will be covered/subsidized by Mitacs), and large scale commercialization).
Innovation Showcase/Networking Session/Lunch (one hour): 12:00pm-1:00pm
Reception/Innovation Showcase/Networking Session (one hour): 4:30pm-5:30pm
Architectural Engineering Program
The launch of Architectural Engineering (ArchE) program at University of Waterloo will be on display as well. This program was designed to produce engineers technically skilled in the whole scope of building design, construction, assessment, repair and refurbishment with an emphasis on communication, collaboration and design. This studio-based program will provide students with both the technical knowledge, as well as the design skills necessary to become industry leaders. This design-driven, program will be one-of-a-kind in North America. Through the program's studio focus, and exposure to open-ended design problems, students will engage in hands-on experience, coupled with peer learning. During their third year, Architectural Engineering students will directly collaborate with Architecture students and spend two academic terms at the School of Architecture in Cambridge.