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Nothing quite gets an engineer going like a thorough quantitative analysis of an insight-filled dataset. This was the opportunity I had in capturing the experience of my graduating class — the Systems Design Engineering (SYDE) Class of 2018.

Way back in 2013, we arrived fresh-faced at the University of Waterloo not really knowing what SYDE is, and left its campus as mature men and women five years later still somewhat unsure. All we can say for sure is that the time in between was a truly life-altering experience.

Following the lead of Atef Chaudhury and Joey Loi’s excellent SYDE 2017 Class Profile, I conducted a survey of my graduating class with 3 specific goals in…


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The economic engine at work.

The economy gets a pretty bad rap these days, and deservedly so. Income inequality is soaring, labour injustices continue to plague the third world, corporations have more power than ever and crimes against the environment occur on a regular basis. The combination of these realities has pushed many of my generational peers to become frustrated with the current system and call for economic reform. They have also, in extreme cases, caused an anti-capitalist fervor, especially on university campuses across the country. …


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http://seanweston.co.uk/freelance-Climate-Change-Animation-GIFs

Let’s face it: world leaders have a really poor track record when it comes to taking climate action, as this 83 second video cutely summarizes. On a more personal level, I think most people (including politicians) would agree that climate change is one of the most pressing dangers threatening modern society, but if I asked them what they do to combat it, they probably wouldn’t come up with much. …

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Krishn Ramesh

Eclectically curious and always learning. 🇨🇦, PM @Microsoft AI 🤖, & part-time guitarist 🎸, previously: @WaterlooEng 👨🏽‍💻

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