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My Waterloo Story

Profile of John Baker

Most of the time, real life is not like the movies. In the movies, there's always some magical moment where the hero discovers his or her true purpose, or a moment of epiphany and clarity when someone decides what their path will be.

reebee: Bringing Flyers to Your Fingertips

Founders of reebee

Canadians love their flyers. They are an essential part of how we shop, the focal point of retail marketing budgets, and a $3 billion a year Canadian enterprise. The creation of reebee was inspired by our first jobs distributing flyers around our neighbourhoods.

The best $100,000 investment of my life

Bo outside with his hands up

“Is a degree from the University of Waterloo worth paying $100,000 in tuition fees and living expenses?”

As UWaterloo celebrates its 60th Anniversary, our UWaterloo Family Celebrates its 50th

Kelly's UWaterloo Family

In 1967, the pizza to order in residence was the “seafood special.” Being covered in anchovies, it guaranteed that no one would want to share or nab your pizza.  This particular pizza was the favourite of six Civil Engineering students that would continue to share meals together for many years to come.

#NoFlyListKids – My Toddler is Falsely Flagged as a Security Threat

Zamir and his son playing outside

It was late summer, 2002. At 20 years old, I had finished another academic term at the University of Waterloo and was ready for co-op. I had been matched with NVIDIA in Santa Clara, California and after spending my first work-terms near home, I was feeling excited and anxious about the journey.

How a Bootstrapped Company is Changing the World of Surveys

QuickTapSurvey Platform

Recently the world experienced a shocking upset in a US election that online polls said was a sure win for Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. Compared to online polls, in-person face-to-face polling avoids many of the inherent biases that the Internet brings and mobile devices are the perfect platform to do those surveys.

Art and Science

Art

What can one say about the relationship between art and science? I can’t speak authoritatively on the matter, except to say that I feel that the two have always sat, not across an insurmountable divide, but comfortably side by side.

Optimizing my career and travelling while doing it

Brian enjoying his travels

What if there were only a set number of experiences we could learn from in order to find a career and life with sustained happiness?

An Early Grad Reminisces

Gordon Sterling with building models

In September, I was inducted into the Offshore Energy Center (Houston) Hall of Fame as an Industry Pioneer in the areas of deep-water technology and management of major projects. This award has caused me to reflect on just how important the University of Waterloo was to my professional and, indeed, personal life.

Canada Taking on the Hyperloop

Waterloop

The University of Waterloo’s student engineering design team, “Waterloop,” has earned a place as finalists in the SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Design Competition. The team is now fabricating and will be testing their final prototype pod on a one­-mile test track, outside of SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, California later this summer.

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