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Thursday, September 29, 2016

Waterloo invention only Canadian entry to make Dyson shortlist

A smart contact lens developed by University of Waterloo students for diabetics to monitor glucose levels is the only Canadian entry to make the shortlist in this year’s international James Dyson Award competition.

Tuesday, September 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.

Tuesday, September 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.

Monday, September 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.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Two engineering students win HeForShe scholarships

Carmen Kwan and Anjali Joshi

Extracurricular activities and academics were both important stepping stones for two young women starting Waterloo Engineering programs this fall with $12,000 awards to help them leave gender stereotypes behind.

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