Student Chapters – University of Waterloo

The University of Waterloo ITE (UW-ITE) student chapter was established around 37 years ago and was one of the first student chapter in the Canadian District. Currently our student chapter membership is around 40 students, with over half also due-paying ITE members. Our membership is growing rapidly as the transportation engineering program at the University of Waterloo is expanding.

The main objective of our student chapter is to attract students to the profession of transportation engineering and keep our members updated about the existing opportunities in both industry and academia. The activities of our student chapter include holding academic seminars, guest lecturers, social events, organizing technical tours and visits, etc. The academic seminars and guest lecturers are in different transportation areas, e.g. traffic engineering, road safety, ITS, pavement, winter maintenance, and planning. Our social events include transportation group BBQ, yearly Grad House get-together to introduce new group members and facilitate networking, paintball, bowling and so forth.

We also participate within the broader transportation community through projects such as the ITE data collection grants for conducting parking and trip generation surveys, traffic bowl, ITE section luncheons, student competitions and Transportation Talk newsletter. The UW-ITE SC is active in exposing undergraduate students to transportation engineering through seminar talks to students. The UW-ITE student chapter is proud of our continued energetic activities over the years that enhance students’ knowledge in the field of transportation engineering.

General Information

Year Founded: 1974
Membership: 35
Elections: Every year
Section: Southwestern Ontario
Latest Annual Report:


Current Executive

Chapter Advisor: Dr. Chris Bachmann
President: Reza Aminghafouri
Vice-President: Matea Ceric
Treasurer Lucas Sobreira
SecretaryJeffrey Dai