Mission Statement

Building the Vehicles of Tomorrow, Today!

With the future of mobility rapidly changing, UWAFT wants to:

·         Innovate for the future of mobility!

·         Give students the skills, experience and connections to launch themselves into successful careers! 

·         Strive to increase awareness of sustainable transportation and encourage younger students to pursue STEM!

·         Provide a welcoming, tight-knit team environment for members!


History of the team

UWAFT was established in 1996 as one of only a few design teams at the University of Waterloo. Located originally in the Physics building, a small group of engineering students wanted to make a difference in vehicle design and sustainable transportation.

Started with the Propane Vehicle Challenge, UWAFT has participated in five AVTC series competitions.


Direction of the team

We have grown to a multidisciplinary team of over 170+ students, including students from University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University. Our strength as a team lies with our hard-working and resourceful team of volunteers. Our members are from a wide range of programs in engineering and business. We have members working on Controls, Mechanical, Communications, Autonomous vehicles, User Interface Design and more!

We look forward to Year 2 of the EcoCAR Mobility Challenge and redesigning our 2019 Chevrolet Blazer!

Team Members:

Faculty Advisors: Roydon Fraser, William Melek, Michael Fowler, Mehrdad Kazerani, Ignacio Castillo

Project Manager: Asad Bhatti

Engineering Manager: Paul Boctor

Communications Manager: Benjamin Davies

PSI Lead: Timothy Er

PCM Lead: Jake Mcgrory

CAVs Lead: Sumeet Kler

CAVs Lead: Aidan O'Gorman


get involved

We always have volunteer positions available on the team! We also have courses where you can get a academic credit for helping with UWAFT! Check out https://uwaft.ca/join-our-team/ how you can get involved!

General meetings are typically every Thursday at 6:30pm in E5-2004 (UWAFT Campus)! Also, feel free to drop by the bay in E5-1011 throughout the week to learn how to get involved!

contact us


200 University Avenue West
Waterloo , Ontario, N2L 3G1 Canada

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