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Waterloo Engineering Competition

The Waterloo Engineering Competition (WEC) is a partnership between the Sandford Fleming Foundation (SFF) and the UW Engineering Society (EngSoc). The following are the members of the WEC organizing committee.


The UW Engineering Society competition directors are in charge of the Waterloo Engineering Competition. Their jobs encompass all the logistics associated with running a successful competition. Since the competition directors change term by term, an updated list of directors can be found on the engineering society website. If you have any general inquiries, contact Adam Klett, Executive Director of the WEC organising committee.

We welcome anyone who is interested in joining the WEC organizing committee. If you would like to become a director, please contact the VP External of the on-stream Engineering Society.

Sandford Fleming Foundation Representatives

Steve Lambert Professor Steve Lambert
The faculty coordinator is appointed by the SFF to oversee the Waterloo Engineering Competition. The faculty coordinator also processes the SFF awards given to the winning teams in each competition category. Professor Lambert started the Waterloo Cases in Design Engineering group and is the NSERC - General Motors of Canada Chair in Collaborative Design. He is particularly excited about learning, and enhancing the learning experience for both students and faculty.
Bill Wilson Professor Bill Wilson
Professor Wilson has been a faculty member in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering since 1973, and is retiring at the end of the Spring 2009 term. He has been a Sanford Fleming Foundation board member for three years and became Chair of the Board last fall. One of his main goals has been to increase the visibility of the SFF (and its various competitions and prizes) and to increase the participation of students in these activities. He is very supportive of the Waterloo Engineering Competition and believes it will increase student participation and lead to more competitive teams being sent to the Ontario Engineering Competition.
Douglas Harder Professor Douglas Harder
Professor Harder is in Electrical and Computer Engineering, and is involved with the WEC as both a SFF representative and a competition coordinator (SFF Technical Speaking). He is the author of Guidelines for Giving Technical Presentations and a free on-line text book for numerical analysis specifically targeting Electrical and Computer Engineering.
Bettina Wahl Bettina Wahl
Bettina works for the Sandford Fleming Foundation, and has coordinated the SFF Debates and SFF Technical Speaking competitions in the past. Some of her responsibilities as far as the WEC are concerned include booking classrooms for the WEC competitions, helping arrange catering, and working on advertising with the WEC directors.


The webmaster updates and maintains the Waterloo Engineering Competition website. The webmaster ensures that the website is fully functional and is aesthetically pleasing.

Chris Togeretz Chris Togeretz
Chris is a Civil Engineering grad of '09 and spent his last coop work term (and some time after graduation) working for the Waterloo Cases in Design Group under Professor Lambert. Chris has represented Waterloo at two Ontario Engineering Competitions, and is really looking forward to making the Waterloo Engineering Competition an amazing part of student life at UW!