Feature Stories

Fourteen Not Forgotten
On Dec. 6, 1989 14 women—12 engineering students, one nursing student and one employee at École Polytechnique de Montreal—were singled out because of their gender and slain by a gunman.

Filled with grief and outrage, Canadians held memorial services across the country and worked together to bring about change, establishing Dec. 6 as National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. That same year, a group of Canadian men organized the White Ribbon Campaign, urging men to wear a white ribbon from Nov. 25 - Dec. 6 to raise awareness of violence against women. Nov. 25 is designated as International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.

Engineering Wellness Week is from November 27th – December 1st
It is essential to take care of yourself especially during high stress times. This semester’s wellness week, Nov 27-Dec 1, has a variety of activities to promote student wellness. Among other activities, students can relax with dogs, enjoy a paint night, play games, and do yoga, or students can attend a workshop to learn to manage anxious thoughts, or what foods will help them perform during exams. There is something for everyone!

The Founder of the Faculty: our first professor died in the service of others
“Saving lives” isn’t the first thing to spring to mind when you think of university professors or engineers. But that’s precisely what the University of Alberta’s first engineering professor did, through his technical skills and his deep concern for the welfare of others.

The U of A had been opened for just two years when civil engineering professor William Muir Edwards, one of the university’s first four professors, ended an outbreak of typhoid. The water-borne disease was claiming lives—even our own students. His investigation and repairs to a faulty water treatment plant stopped the outbreak.

Muir himself died in the service of others, tending to victims of the global Spanish flu epidemic at Pembina Hall. On Nov. 14, we commemorate the 99th anniversary of his death.

World Space Week 2017: UAlberta Engineering's role
Explore the Faculty of Engineering's past, present and future in space.

Come back to the place it all started: register now for Alumni Weekend 2017
The lessons you learned and the friends you made during your university years changed your life forever. As fellow students you supported one another through a challenging and exciting time. Friendships formed and endured.

Welcome to the 2017-2018 School Year!
Whether you’re new to the Faculty of Engineering or a returning student, we welcome you to this exciting new chapter in your academic careers!

UAlberta Team’s Satellite Propels Province into Space Research
Student satellite launch is one giant leap for Alberta

March is National Engineering and Geoscience Month
If there was ever a best month to be an engineer, it would definitely be March. Workshops, competitions, and professional development opportunities—run as part of the annual National Engineering and Geoscience Month (NEGM)—celebrate engineers of all breeds, and promote the profession.