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Friday, September 28, 2018

HeForShe scholarships awarded to exceptional first-year STEM students

The University of Waterloo has awarded six first-year students with HeForShe IMPACT scholarships in the fields of science, technology, engineering or mathematics. The scholarships are part of the University of Waterloo’s commitment to encourage more young minds to pursue careers in STEM, an area where those who identify as women or non-binary groups are currently underrepresented. 

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Incoming nano student lands $100,000 scholarship

Two new students at Waterloo Engineering began their university careers this month with more than $100,000 each in backing from a national scholarship program. One of those students is ours - nanotechnology engineering student, Lauren Prophet.

Monday, September 24, 2018

Toll charges seen down the road once driverless cars take over

Two years ago, Toronto officials sparked anger among some drivers in the city with a plan to institute tolls on several of the municipality’s main highways. Fortunately for those drivers, the provincial government intervened and prevented the controversial effort from coming into play.

Drivers in Toronto – and every major city, for that matter – may want to steel themselves, however, as tolls on highways and even city streets could become commonplace in the future.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Alumnus tells hackers not to be afraid of failure

Students who competed in last weekend’s Hack the North received a piece of sage advice from University of Waterloo alumnus Chamath Palihapitiya: go fix the hard stuff.  

Monday, September 17, 2018

Reducing the time to diagnose and treat patients

Waterloo researchers in the Advanced Concepts Research Lab are developing a new method for medical imaging that could reduce the time to diagnosis.

Clinicians currently rely on a number of technologies for medical imaging, including MRI, X-rays, and ultrasound. However, they all come with challenges. Safety, costly equipment, and low-resolution images can increase the time it takes to get a diagnosis, and patients can wait weeks before they’re able to begin treatment.

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