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Saturday, January 28, 2017

'AI's time has come,' panel on technology corridor told

Alex Wong

The huge potential of artificial intelligence got much of the attention Friday as a University of Waterloo researcher joined other academics and business leaders for a wide-ranging panel discussion on growing the Waterloo-Toronto technology corridor into a global supercluster.

Alex Wong, a professor of systems design engineering who specializes in AI, was one of seven panelists at the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto who explored why the idea should be aggressively pursued and how to make it a reality.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Kik gets a boost by teaming up with Israeli startup

Kik logo

A company founded by two former Waterloo Engineering students has joined forces with a smaller startup in Israel to add video to its hugely popular chat platform.

Kik Interactive, which began as a mobile chat app at the University of Waterloo’s Velocity incubator in 2009, announced the addition of the 35-employee company, Rounds, in a press release today.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Outstanding faculty and staff honoured at dinner

The 2016 recipients of the Waterloo Engineering Faculty and Staff awards for outstanding contributions to education and research were celebrated by Engineering Dean Pearl Sullivan and colleagues at a dinner held January 25.    

The Outstanding Staff Performance Award administrative category winner is Emily Stafford of the School of Architecture. She was recognized for her unwavering commitment to its graduate program and for her dedication to the graduate student experience.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Silicon Valley selection ‘huge’ for Waterloo AI startup

Members of EMAGIN Clean Technologies.

A startup company co-founded by a master’s student at Waterloo Engineering has been selected to join a high-profile San Francisco accelerator that focuses on the water sector.

EMAGIN Clean Technologies Inc., which is based at the University of Waterloo’s Velocity Garage in downtown Kitchener, earned one of 12 spots at Imagine H2O in a competition featuring more than 180 applicants from 20 countries.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Federal funding welcomed as E7 construction continues

Bardish Chagger

As construction of Engineering 7 continued right next door, cabinet minister Bardish Chagger announced $32.6 million in federal funding Thursday for the seven-storey building that will be the future home of both expanding student enrolment and ground-breaking research.

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