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Sept. 20, 2016 Chemical Engineering grad wins Canada’s Distinguished Dissertation award Waterloo Chemical Engineering Grad Drew Higgins

Each year, the Canadian Association of Graduate Studies (CAGS) honours the single most outstanding doctoral dissertation in engineering, medical science or natural science from across the country. This year, it was Drew Higgins.

Sept. 20, 2016 Professor’s battery research gets a major funding boost Zhongwei Chen

A company based in Vancouver is investing $3 million to help Waterloo Engineering professor Zhongwei Chen develop silicon-based batteries with the potential to have a huge impact on the global market.

Sept. 19, 2016 Thalmic Labs receives a US $120-million boost Founder of Thalmic Labs testing the Myo gesture control armband

Thalmic Labs, a company founded by three Waterloo Engineering graduates, announced a series B raise of US $120 million today.

Leading the future of human-computer interaction with its Myo gesture control armband, the company has plans to further build out its workforce in Kitchener-Waterloo and San Francisco, and accelerate development of new technologies and products. 

The investment was led by Intel Capital, the Amazon Alexa Fund and Fidelity Investments Canada.

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