Sep 20, 2019
HealthTech, 'urban-air commuting' startups among big winners at Velocity pitch competition
Startups in the fields of biotechnology, energy and urban-air commuting were among the winners of the Velocity Fund Pitch Competition, as the University of Waterloo’s flagship entrepreneurship program brought its marquee event to downtown Toronto for the first time in its history.
Sep 11, 2019
Expert advisory: Federal election
The University of Waterloo has experts available for interviews on a wide range of election-related issues
Sep 17, 2019
Virtual assistants with personality can help with mental illness
Computer scientists have pioneered a new method that could be used to develop more “natural” automated virtual assistants to help people suffering from mental illness.
The new method, called SMERTI (pronounced: “Smarty”), enables virtual assistants (VA) to use natural language and emotional cues that change depending on the relationship and situations they are used. The result allows for the development of VAs that better connect with people they are used to help.
Sep 17, 2019
University of Waterloo unveils new Field House
The University of Waterloo has officially opened its new $16.5 million, 65,000 square foot Field House.
Known as the Columbia Icefield Field House, the new facility includes a large, multi-activity turf area, which can be divided into three to accommodate multiple activities simultaneously.
Sep 16, 2019
New imaging technology could ‘revolutionize’ cancer surgery
Cancer treatment could be dramatically improved by an invention at the University of Waterloo to precisely locate the edges of tumours during surgery to remove them.