Prof Personalities: Carolyn Hansson

Hasan Ahmed - 1B Nanotechnology
Posted on: March 10, 2017

Funny, sarcastic, and an overall wonderful person. Carolyn Hansson is a professor who teaches both graduate and undergraduate students and I got to sit down in her office to ask her questions. Learn more about her extensive background in this issue’s Prof Personalities. How long have you been teaching at Waterloo? 21 years. What courses [...]

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Trappist-1

Alexa Grittani - 3B Mechanical

NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope has revealed the largest batch of Earth-size, habitable-zone exoplanets around a single star. An exoplanet is just a term to describe a planet that orbits a star other than the Sun. Seven planets were found orbiting in the TRAPPIST-1 system, named for The Transiting Planets and Planetesimals Small Telescope (TRAPPIST) in [...]

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South Korean President Park Geun-hye Removed From Office

Bryan Mailloux - 3A Mechatronics

On March 10th, South Korea’s Constitutional Court upheld an earlier decision to impeach the Korean President, Park Geun-hye, effectively ousting her from office. The December 2016 parliamentary decision to impeach President Park came after a corruption scandal surrounding Park’s close friend, Choi Soon-sil, came to light. After the decision, waves of pro- and anti-Park protesters [...]

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North Korea Missile Launch

Gabrielle Klemt - 2A Geological

In a world dominated by Trump and his cabinet’s shenanigans, we sometimes need news to lighten up the mood and give us hope for our future on this planet. Unfortunately, if you want to read an article about that, you should not read this article. The type of lightening up in this article is the [...]

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Not-So-Old News

Donovan Maudsley - 3B Mechanical

I’m going to break from tradition this issue and talk about recent finds in early human history rather than beasts of pre-history. There have been multiple significant archaeological discoveries in the past few weeks. American archaeologists recently published a report on evidence of human life in Arkansas intermittently dating back 10,000 years. A cave system [...]

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International Women’s Day

Hira Rahman - 1B Nanotechnology

On March 8, people around the world celebrated International Women’s day to bring light to the issues concerning women, commemorate the struggle for women’s rights and to celebrate the political, social, economic, and cultural achievements of women throughout history. The theme of this year’s International Women’s Day, “Be Bold for Change”, was indented to push [...]

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ECE Design Days

Aaron Propp - 1B Electrical

Last week was the close of ECE Design days. After two days of Domino’s pizza and two days of mystery wraps, the furious keyboard-pounding was over. It was a fun experience overall, filled with, well, designing ECE things. To kick things off on the first night was President Hamdullahpur, who shared with the class a [...]

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WaterlooWorks in the Spotlight

Bryan Mailloux - 3A Mechatronics

Co-op rankings for first round are finally over, and hopefully most of you have a job lined up for the next co-op term. If you don’t, don’t be discouraged! There’s still plenty of time to get employed. I didn’t get my first job until the beginning of May – I guess the good thing about [...]

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PCP ObamaCare For

Caitlin McLaren - 4B Chemical

Obamacare, a.k.a. the Affordable Care Act (ACA). From the name to the content to its effects, there is probably no piece of legislation more divisive or more generally misunderstood. Arguments range from conspiracy theorists raving about non-existent “death panels” to dry economic breakdowns. Why do Republicans seem to hate Obamacare so much? Well, in the [...]

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PCP Obamacare (Trump)

Alexa Gritanni - 3B Mechanical

Donald Trump made his opinion of Obamacare clear when he was running for President of the United States. In the second presidential debate he stated, “Obamacare is a disaster. You know it. We all know it. We have to repeal it and replace it with something absolutely, much less expensive, and something that works.” He [...]

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Logan

Donovan Maudsley - 4B X-Men-ing

Crafting Hugh Jackman’s last appearance as Wolverine was no small order. Jackman has become heavily associated with the role over his 17 years playing the mutant brawler. He was one of the highlights of the original X-Men. The second movie’s plot largely grew out of his mythos. He’s appeared in or been alluded to in [...]

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A Guide to Engineering Sponsorship – Insights From the VP Finance

Katie Arnold - VP Operations and Finance

The Waterloo Engineering Society runs a Sponsorship Committee every term to allocate a percentage of our student fees back into the hands of the students. Our sponsorship funding is available to any student team or organization to apply and present their proposal. As our sponsorship committee wraps up, I wanted to offer my insight to [...]

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Sick of Us Already? Actually Though, Let’s Talk Elections

Rachel Malevich - President

Hey readers! I remember thinking that March would be relatively chill. If your March has been more like running across hot coals than relatively chill, you’re not alone, and we’ll all get through this together! On the topic of March, I realized at the last Council meeting that we are already preparing to be replaced! [...]

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National Engineering Month: I Spend All of my Nights Writing Labs, But it’s Fine, I Think

Chelsea VanderMeer - VP Student Life

So, March is NEM – National Engineering Month! For all of us, every month is an engineering month, but specifically in the March of 1992, Engineers Canada decided that engineering deserved some real recognition and celebration! I mean, are you really a real thing if you don’t have your own ‘month’? (Note: March is also [...]

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Am I Good Enough to Make It? – Overcoming the Feelings of Inadequacy in the Co-op Process

Andrew McBurney - VP Academic

Hey engineering students! I hope the term has been progressing well since I last wrote you. I wanted to say briefly that for this edition, my IW article is geared more towards first year engineering students. That being said, I feel the implications of this article are valuable to all engineering students. Without further ado, [...]

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EngSoc Events 4

Gabrielle Klemt - 2A Geological

Although I, like most other engineering humans, love being on co-op for the independence and freedom from school it gives me, there is one major thing that I love about school that seems to be lacking in the “Real World”. The great thing about actually being on-term is the plethora of extra activities that are [...]

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We Want YOU to do (EngSoc) Things!

Melissa Buckley - VP Communications

Hello there reader! Thank you for once again directing your attention to my article, I hope your procrastination is going well. For this article, I’d like to talk to you about how you (yes, YOU!) can be involved in with the Waterloo Engineering Society through a directorship or commissioner position in Fall 2017. So, here’s [...]

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Editorial without a theme

Donovan Maudsley - Editor-In-Chief

What’s up readers? Welcome to my fourth issue of The Iron Warrior as editor. I had my doubts about this one, but we got it done in the end. Production of this paper was largely fueled by Bryan’s delicious marshmallow squares, the recipe for which you can find in Half-Baked this issue. This issue actually [...]

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Five Folk Songs You Don’t Want to Know

Caitlin McLaren - 4B Chemical

As L.P. Hartley once said, “The past is a foreign country”. Our ancestors lived completely different lives from the ones we do, and that led to some very different attitudes. We look back at some of their ideas and laugh or shudder, and for the most part the crazier ideas don’t have much traction any [...]

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