News archive - September 2013

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Jack Dorsey visits campus and announces launch of local Square office

Jack Dorsey not only came to campus today to speak to University of Waterloo students, but also to announce that his new company Square will open an office in Waterloo. The co-founder of Twitter made the announcement as part of a speech delivered on campus, saying it was an easy choice to establish a presence in this area, with "its abundant tech sector."

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Meetup to Startup: Unique MBET and MME student event

Using a speed-dating format, mechanical and mechatronics fourth-year students will present their design projects to Master of Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology (MBET) students on September 23. MBET students will then invest their talents in selected projects by developing technology deployment business models as part of the requirements for Entrepreneurial Applications of Technology, a course taught by Conrad Centre Professor Margaret Dalziel.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Best paper honours follows presentation award last year

John McPhee, a systems design engineering professor, and Willem Petersen, a systems design engineering postdoc, captured one of two best paper awards at the recent ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) International Conference on Advanced Vehicle Technologies held in Portland Oregon.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Testing electromagnetic devices in new $15 million facilities (CIARS)

The University of Waterloo will officially open the doors September 13 to CIARS, a new Centre for Intelligent Antenna and Radio Systems.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Student Design Centre to be named in honour of Adel Sedra

The University of Waterloo Student Design Centre will be named to honour Adel Sedra who served as dean of Waterloo Engineering from July 1, 2003 to June 30, 2012. Sedra is one of the world’s leading electrical engineers and an engineering educator specializing in the areas of microelectronics and the theory and design of circuits for communication and instrumentation systems.

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