Ontario premier visits Waterloo campus
During his visit to Waterloo region last Friday, Premier Doug Ford came to campus to see Professor Michael Worswick’s Waterloo Forming and Crash Lab and experience first hand one of the largest academic laboratories for such research. Worswick is co-Principal Investigator for the $35M Ontario Advanced Manufacturing Consortium (OAMC), a joint initiative between Waterloo, McMaster and Western.
Funded by the province of Ontario, the OAMC works with industry partners across a diverse range of markets to accelerate innovation and facilitate industry access to professional research staff, world-class equipment and large-scale infrastructure, enabling industry-focused R&D on rapid project timelines.
Minister Ross Romano, Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities was also in attendance.
Velocity Fund Pitch Competition applications close tonight
Since 2011, Velocity has supported the emergence of scalable, hyper-growth companies from the University of Waterloo through a pioneering pitch competition. In March, Velocity took the next big step, transitioning the $25K grant prize to a $50K investment.
The next Velocity Fund Pitch Competition will be held in Toronto on September 19. Velocity thanks those who have already submitted applications and would like to remind people that all applications must be in by 11:59 p.m. tonight.
Four winners will each receive a $50,000 post-money SAFE (investment) through Velocity’s micro-VC fund, powered by AngelList.
Dave Hollinger says farewell to black and gold
This article was originally published on the Waterloo Warriors website.
One of the most respected and well-liked members of the Warriors community is officially calling it retirement at the end of July. After 16 years of coaching over 100 student-athletes, Dave Hollinger is stepping aside to focus on his health and slow his routine down.
"We can't thank Dave enough for all that he has done for our student-athletes and beyond," said director of athletics and recreation, Roly Webster. "The impact he has had on our student-athletes, alumni, and golf program can only be described as exceptional."
Hollinger has been named the OUA Coach of the Year seven times (2005, 2006,, 2010, 2011, 2014-16) leading the Warriors to 12 OUA Championship medals (7 gold, 3 silver, 2 bronze). He also competed as a student-athlete from 1969-74, leading the Warriors to three OUA gold medals.
"Dave is truly committed to the program. I'm sure he bleeds black and gold," said current head coach Mike Martz.