UW Team Competes in Second Annual Canadian National Steel Bridge Competition

Jessica Keung - 4A Civil
Posted on: May 24, 2017

Anyone who says the University of Waterloo has no spirit wasn’t at the second annual Canadian National Steel Bridge Competition (CNSBC). This year the CNSBC was hosted in Quebec City by Laval University. The CNSBC allows universities to promote engineering excellence on a national level and to network with industry leaders. The University of Waterloo [...]

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Recent Spread of Ebola Virus Warrants Preventative Measures

Nick Owens - 1B Mechanical

Still fresh in the minds of many people worldwide is the Ebola outbreak of 2014 and 2015, which claimed many lives in Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia, even claiming the lives of some relief workers from the United States and Canada. The most recent country to experience an outbreak is the Democratic Republic of Congo [...]

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Nuclear-Obsessed World Leaders Will Be Nuclear-Obsessed World Leaders

Raeesa Ashique - 3A Electrical

North Korea tested another intermediate-range ballistic missile on Sunday, May 21. According to state-run news agency KCNA, it was overseen by leader Kim Jong-un, who “approved the deployment of this weapon system for action.” They also quoted him as proudly saying that “the missile’s rate of hits is very accurate and Pukguksong-2 is a successful [...]

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Trump Makes First Presidential Foreign Trip, As National Woes Continue

Raeesa Ashique - 3A Electrical

“Russia” is the catch word of the Trump administration. The question of Russia’s interference in the 2016 election is ever on-going, with new information continuously emerging. For example, Trump fired FBI director James Comey two weeks ago; the list of reasons for this dismissal has not been solidified (but appears connected to the election investigation), [...]

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France Election: Macron wins over Le Pen

Hasan Ahmed - 2T Nanotechnology

On May 7, 2017, France elected Emmanuel Macron as the new president of the country, edging out Marine Le Pen, his far-right counterpart, in a 66.1% to 33.9% defeat. This surprised the world, as Macron, the now youngest president at 39 years old, was not expected to win coming up to the election date. He [...]

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Bell Canada Database Hack

Hasan Ahmed - 2T Nanotechnology

Oh boy, another one of these. Why do these keep happening, especially to big companies? Well, obviously they’ve got a large amount of information in their databases, so it makes sense that companies like Yahoo! and Bell are targeted frequently for hacks like these and why companies spend a ton on security to ensure customer [...]

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Ludent Stife Luv

Mariko Shimoda - VP Student Life

My name is Mariko Shimoda, and I am your VP Ludent Stife! I will be responsible for improving your engineering undergraduate experience through wild social events, volunteer and outreach opportunities, and MORE. I hope the first few weeks of term have treated you well! Several lovely things have already happened this term. Engiqueers and Charity [...]

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POETS IS DIM AF

Michael Beauchemin - VP Finance

Hello all! I haven’t had a chance to thank y’all for not voting “No” in the Fall last year. I know it was a very compelling option, but I’m glad that I’m here to serve you, the Society! In case you missed my campaign last term, I’d like to go through and re-iterate a couple [...]

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Communication, Representation, Engagement (And Other Buzzwords)

Steven Jia - VP Communications

Hi friends! My name is Steven Jia. I’m in 3A Systems Design Engineering and I’m serving as your current VP Communications! If you know the last time a SYDE student was an EngSoc executive, please let me know—I’m actually very curious to hear what the answer is. So what exactly do I do? My role [...]

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What What WaterlooWorks (and other Goals for the Term)

Pat Duong - VP Academic

Hi everyone. Welcome back to campus! I’m Pat Duong, your EngSoc VP Academic for the Spring 2017 term! I deal with all things co-op and academic related. WaterlooWorks Works (as best it can for now) One of the big goals I have for this term is to help smooth the transition from Jobmine to WaterlooWorks and [...]

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New Term, New EngSoc

Abdullah Barakat - President

Hey everyone! I hope the start of your term has been going well. In case you don’t know me, my name is Abdullah Barakat, and I am your EngSoc President for the Spring 2017 term! This term may only be about 3.5 weeks in, but it sure has been busy! My overall goal for this [...]

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Editorial: Into the EIC Role I Go

Vince Magas - Editor-In-Chief

Salve and welcome to the Spring 2017 edition of The Iron Warrior! Yes it’s that time of year when the mornings are crisp and the afternoons are sweet, and the University of Waterloo campus is brimming with fauna and plant life, with just a touch less of the student population. Personally, this might be my [...]

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Electron-Nick’s Electronics: Why iOS is Going to Beat Android

Nick Owens - 1B Mechanical

Note: This is a completely unbiased article written by an unlicensed “professional”  iOS vs Android: it’s been the hot topic of debate ever since proto-humans first discovered Ye Old Electronics Store. But which system is really going to succeed? Any completely unbiased person would be able to tell you that Android is smooth, fluent, and [...]

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