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May 28, 2015
The Dutch king and queen visited the University of Waterloo today and witnessed two of the world’s leading innovation universities announcing a new research and education collaboration that aims to advance the field of quantum computing...
Canada Partners with University of Waterloo to Help Establish Indonesia as a Centre of Actuarial Excellence
May 21, 2015
The University of Waterloo announced an initiative aimed to help build a stronger insurance and pension industry in Indonesia to stimulate sustainable economic growth and reduce poverty. Canada’s support for Risk Management, Economic Sustainability and Actuarial Science Development in Indonesia aims to increase the number and quality of Indonesian actuarial-science graduates to address the country’s growing demand for actuaries...
May 19, 2015
Ian Pinnell, an International Development Student in his final year, won a fellowship worth $20,000 at MaRS Discovery District in Toronto. The fellowship, named Studio [Y], focuses on social innovation and will last eight months. Pinnell was selected largely for his work with the National Youth Council of Malawi on his World University Service of Canada (WUSC) field...
May 7, 2015
Venerated retired Waterloo faculty member Dr. George Woo is the most recent recipient of Indiana University’s “Distinguished Asian Pacific American Alumni Award,” presented earlier this spring.
May 5, 2015
The University of Waterloo’s Formula Hybrid edged out other top university race cars at this year’s Formula Hybrid International Competition taking first place overall, winning another top award and setting a new all-time record in the total number of completed endurance laps...
May 5, 2015
The University of Waterloo Bridges to Prosperity is a student run chapter under the international, non-profit organization, Bridges to Prosperity; and is the first university chapter in Canada. In their first ever project, a volunteer student-design team used their engineering skills to give 600 men, women and children a safer journey to vital resources like health care and education...
May 5, 2015
The University of Waterloo is one of 30 institutions around the world, and the only Canadian representative, chosen by the United Nations to join its gender equality initiative, Impact 10x10x10.
April 23, 2015
Waterloo alumnus, Salman Shaban, was eager to join the family business of metal recycling upon graduation. At Lucky Group, he was involved in a series of intensive training sessions, which resulted in him leading the team to setup the first ever integrated metal recycling facility in Qatar.
March 20, 2015
A Masters of Public Health student, Timothy Muttoo, in partnership with the non-profit organization FilterPure, designed a new water filtration system that is transforming thousands of lives in the Dominican Republic.
Waterloo grad short listed for one-way trip to Mars
February 16, 2015
Ben Criger, University of Waterloo alumni who graduated in Quantum Computing and earned a Ph.D. in physics from UWaterloo, was selected to be in the top 100 men and women to travel on a one-way trip to Mars on the Mars One expedition. He as selected out of 660 candidates. He is currently...
Medieval Village Holds Climate Change Lessons
February 10, 2015
Two UWaterloo students are apart of a research team of archaeologists, historians, and paleontologists lead by Waterloo historian and Department of History professor Steven Bednarski, set out discover remains of a lost medieval village in Southern England, with an intent to learn more about climate change. The Herstmonceuz Project looks at the 600 year old village...
HI-SEAS Commander, Martha Lenio
January 5, 2015
Martha Lenio is the first woman NASA has ever appointed to be commander of the NASA human performance study Hawai'i Space Exploration Analog and Simulation, an 8 month mission. She is also starting her own renewable energy consulting firm. During her years completing her undergraduate...
December 2, 2014
Rainwater harvesting tanks that have been abandoned for modern canals and groundwater wells could become an important water source for people in southern India, according to a University of Waterloo researcher...
After working as a full time optometrist under Dr. Kofti, chief executive officer of the Sight for Africa eye clinic in Ghana, which provides health care and vision care services for those in Ghana. He visited Ghanian villages where people were in desperate need of eye care and their loss of vision had increased their difficulty in life to unimaginable degrees...
November 5, 2014
While working at a co-op job in Hong Kong, Waterloo student Robert Beamish’s boss asked him to organize a business pitch competition in Beijing. Then she told Beamish he would be the first presenter to make a pitch.
October 14, 2014
Waterloo Alumnus has taken the initiative to volunteer with UBELONG's Ghana project focusing on education, health and social justice. Stephen Yi has visited 32 countries in 5 continents. Through teaching children at local schools in Africa, and working with volunteers across the world, he was motivated to improve the children's education in any way possible...
October 13, 2014
A collaboration between a team of professors and students from the University of Waterloo and radical fashion designer Iris van Herpen mesmerized critics at Paris Fashion Week.
September 26, 2014
President of Principal International (Asia) and SVP of the Principal Financial Group, Rex Au Yeung, has made a name for himself in Forbes, and across the business world in Asia.
September 26, 2014
A geneticist who graduated from the University of Waterloo with a degree in biology has made the list of scientists most likely to win a Nobel Prize this year.
Dr. Stephen Scherer, director of the Centre for Applied Genomics at Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children, has been named a potential winner of the Medicine prize. He is one of 27 scientists and economists who appear on the 2014 edition of the list issued by Thomson Reuters...
September 24, 2014
The international organization relies on teams of volunteers and coaches in 24 countries to implement play-based programs designed with the dual purpose of letting kids be kids, and teaching them essential life skills needed to overcome challenges affecting their communities...
September 18, 2014
One thousand of the world’s brightest students will spend 36 hours at the University of Waterloo this weekend participating in Hack the North - Canada’s largest international hackathon. Students from 100 different institutions will be in the Engineering 5 building from September 19-21 to take on competitors from the U.S., Britain, China, Netherlands and Brazil...
August 21, 2014
Canada's U15 Group of Canadian Research Universities has named Feridun Hamdullahpur, University of Waterloo's president and vice-chancellor its next Chair for a fixed two-year term.
July 7, 2014
Anindya Sen’s long road to becoming a distinguished teacher at the University of Waterloo began in Kolkata, India.
June 23, 2014
Although she was given a set of golf clubs by her father when she was five, Devon Rizzo admits it took her some time to warm up to the sport.
“I hated the game when I was little,” says Rizzo, a fourth-year student in Waterloo’s management engineering program. “In the beginning it was really frustrating and it took me a long time to actually like playing...”
June 20, 2014
Kashif Memon navigated through complex supply chains of feudal lords and military forces to transport food from Pakistani farmers and fishermen to a Persian Gulf port and on to Britain...