CPATT Collaborates with Northwest Territories for Capstone Project

Michelle Liu - Civil '18
Posted on: June 1, 2018

The Centre for Pavement and Transportation Technology (CPATT) recently collaborated with the Government of Northwest Territories (GNWT) on an undergraduate Fourth-Year Capstone Design Project (FYDP) focusing on sustainable design solutions for the future Tlicho All-Season Road (TASR). This specific project allowed the students to complete the required capstone design courses while taking part in a […]

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Pride Month: A History

Samridhi Sharma - 3A Chemical

The month of June is upon us! And you know what that means – It’s Pride month! The streets are a-glow with beautiful rainbows, the sun is shining on all the Pride flags and we are merrily preparing for the Pride parade happening at the end of the month. But believe it or not, it […]

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Kathleen Wynne Acknowledges She Won’t Win – Urges Voters to Ensure NDP or PC Minority

Hasan Ahmed - Editor-In-Chief

On June 2, 2018, just five days before the election, Premier Kathleen Wynne presented a speech saying she knew she would not win, and she is okay with it. Kathleen Wynne has been the Premier since 2013 and is the first female and openly LGBTQ+ Premier of Ontario. Presented here is a short summary of her […]

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#SOSNicaragua: Nicaragua Demonstrations Against Social Reform

Samridhi Sharma - 3A Chemical

Ever since Daniel Ortega became President of Nicaragua, the people of Nicaragua have been frustrated by the government. With his wife, Rosario Murillo as Vice President, Ortega allegedly participated in electoral fraud. He controls most of the government institutions, excluding only the National Assembly, Supreme Court, and the army. As soon as he became president, […]

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Santa Fe Shooting

Hasan Ahmed - Editor-In-Chief

Yet another school shooting has occurred, this time in Santa Fe, Texas on May 18, 2018. Ten people were fatally shot and thirteen wounded. The perpetrator was Dimitrios Pagourtzis, a 17 year old student at Santa Fe High School. Reports from survivors include gruelling details, including a claim that the shooter was repeating “another one […]

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Mississauga Bombing

Hasan Ahmed - Editor-In-Chief

On the night of May 24th, 2018, Bombay Bhel, a popular Indian restaurant in the Mississauga area, was targeted by a bomb blast, injuring 15 people. Police say the explosive device was planted by two suspects who were in and out quickly around 10:30PM during the night in question. The device had contained nails, suggesting […]

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Stratford Festival Bomb Threat

Gabrielle Klemt - 3A Geological

On Monday May 28, the Stratford Festival’s much-anticipated opening night performance of The Tempest was shockingly cancelled when a bomb threat was made against the festival. Audiences and actors alike were hugely disappointed as they were asked to leave both the Avon and Festival Theatres after months of hard work and preparation. 2000 well-dressed men […]

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Trudeau buys Trans Mountain Pipeline

Aaron Propp - 2B Computer

The Canadian government has made a $4.5 billion pledge to purchase the Trans Mountain pipeline. The Trans Mountain pipeline is an extension of an existing pipeline that takes crude oil from Alberta and sends it to British Columbia. The Alberta oil can then be sold in international markets. A little bit of background as to […]

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Physical Books – PCP

Samridhi Sharma - 3A Chemical

Before I begin to tell you why physical copies of books are better than e-books, let me ask you. Have you ever been to a library and sat amidst the un-ending, tall shelves of books? Have you ever bought a new book and immediately taken a whiff of the fresh pages? Now imagine smelling a […]

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PCP For E-books

Tony Kappen - 1T Electrical and Computer

The e-book. That simple marvel of human engineering. Who could have guessed it’s supremacy in the argument of book vs. e-book would ever be questioned. Of course e-books are better. What’s the doubt. If there is still any shadow of a doubt in your mind, let me convince you. If you are like me – […]

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Star Wars Episode MMXVIII.5 Revenge of the Midterms

Katie Arnold - President

As the impending tsunami of midterm week approaches, I sit peacefully in the calm before the storm, very carefully pretending like everything is fine. As my last message to the engineering community before midterm week painfully reminds me there is more to this life than EngSoc, I wish everyone the best of luck in this […]

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VP Finance Update – Budget Update

Liam Yeates - VP Finance

So the budget has been approved and directors are operating with a new budget and have begun being reimbursed. This has allowed a variety of events to get off the ground and for the engineering society to assume normal and now I’m assuming I’ve lost most readers. First, hi Ben or Ashley, I remember one […]

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Marketing, Marketing, Marketing: The behind the scenes team that likes to be seen!

Grant Mitchell - VP Communications

Marketing is a key part of day-to-day operations of the Engineering Society and it takes a large team to make it run smoothly. Our team of marketing, media, and social media directors are always working to make the awesome posters you see, post about all the events we host, and take amazing pictures of all […]

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B-Soc Exec Don’t Need to Hold Their Breath to Turn Purple!

Ashley Clark - VP Student Life

If you read my last article then you might have been waiting in suspense for my exciting news. Engineering Day is happening July 13, and as always it will be a day full of food and fun as we celebrate the Waterloo Engineering community! However this year the on-term executive team has decided to add […]

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Interviews and Positivity

Benjamin Beelen - VP Academic

First round interviews are now in full swing!  One of our university’s best offerings is our co-op and it all starts here (or beyond here I guess)! Reminder that first round interviews end on June 21st and match results will be up on June 22nd,  rankings are due on the June 25th. More information on […]

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ESSCO Soccer Tournament

Gabrielle Klemt - 3A Geological

A line of figures in black and gold jerseys makes its way slowly onto a field. On the front of the jerseys: the Engineering logo. It’s not a sight you frequently see – Waterloo engineers out in the sun running around after a ball, flying our school colours – but this weekend at the Engineering […]

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J.R. Smith Blunder Leads to Game 1 Loss for Cavaliers – Lebron is Less than Happy

Hasan Ahmed - Editor-In-Chief

I’m going to preface this article by saying I have not followed basketball in well over 10 years, but this moment was so funny to me that I’m willing to put it in the paper. May 31, 2018 was Game 1 of the NBA Finals between the Cleveland Caveliers and Golden State Warriors. It’s not […]

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Let’s start calling these written podcasts

Hasan Ahmed - Editor-In-Chief

Just kidding. Alright so thanks for picking up a copy of the second issue of the Iron Warrior. For this issue, I want to extend my thanks to Leah, who helped out with comics for this issue. If you ever want to be featured in this paper with a comic, shoot me a message/drawing and […]

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Mansplaining 101

Samridhi Sharma - 3A Chemical

“I’m more of an expert than you, and I’ll tell you why. I’m a guy, and I know how we think! More than you guys will ever know. … The bottom line is this, ladies: You would not care if all these guys were hot. They would be bolstering your self-esteem, bolstering your ego, there […]

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How to Vote

Gabrielle Klemt - 3A Geological

Dear Students of the Waterloo campus, As you have no doubt noticed, big yellow X’s have started sprouting around town. On posters in hallways, on the sides of convenience stores, maybe even on your street. These are not marks for demolition, please do not be alarmed; all hallways will continue to have the correct number […]

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