uWaterloo suspends student car team over unauthorized photo-shoot

April 13, 2011

The University of Waterloo's engineering faculty has suspended the Formula SAE team until June 1 in response to an unauthorized photo-shoot that took place last month in the Student Design Centre. As part of an entry into a charity calendar competition, a female student on the team was photographed posing beside the student-built racing car, in a bikini and high heels. In a memo about the suspension, uWaterloo's engineering dean assured students they would still receive credit for their work during the term. The team's faculty adviser says he's very proud of the students, who have "admitted the mistake, they've accepted responsibility," and have informed sponsors that the car will not be entered into an international contest being held next month. uWaterloo Formula Motorsports website | Waterloo Region Record