Computer science PhD candidates Ahmed Alquraan and Nik Unger have each received one of the six 2019 Huawei Prizes for Best Research Paper by a Mathematics Graduate Student. The award recognizes the impact of the respective student’s research and each comes with a prize of $4,000.
Masters students FilipKrynicki, William Saunders, and Valerie Sugarman from the Human-Computer Interaction Lab in the Cheriton School of Computer Science placed second at the International Student Design Competition held at the ACM SIGCHI Conference for Human Factors in Computing in Toronto. The theme of this year's design competition was "Designing for the Qualities of the Quantified Self", and was posed as the following challenge:
The University of Waterloo acknowledges that much of our work takes place on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples. Our main campus is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land granted to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River. Our active work toward reconciliation takes place across our campuses through research, learning, teaching, and community building, and is centralized within our Indigenous Initiatives Office.