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Friday, October 13, 2017

Students start their studies with $100K scholarships

Two new students began their studies at Waterloo Engineering this fall backed by prestigious scholarships valued at $100,000 each.

Gwyn Foster and Matthew Reynolds were among 33 young Canadians selected as 2017 Loran Scholars from an initial pool of more than 4,400 applicants.

The Loran Scholars Foundation uses a rigorous selection process that stresses character, commitment to community service and long-term leadership potential.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Researchers lead projects awarded $14.6M in funding

Five projects led by researchers at Waterloo Engineering have been awarded a combined total of almost $14.6 million from a federal fund for research infrastructure.

They are among nine University of Waterloo-led projects to receive more than $17 million through the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), which aims to equip researchers and scientists with the best tools and labs.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Professor recognized for his contributions to physics

Waterloo Engineering professor Sushanta Mitra has been elected as a fellow of the American Physical Society (APS) for his outstanding contributions to physics.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Waterloo included in two shortlisted 'supercluster' proposals

The University of Waterloo is part of two ‘supercluster’ initiatives still in the running for $950 million in federal funding intended to stimulate innovation.

While making the announcement on October 10, Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains said the nine proposals, shortlisted from over 50, focus on fast-growing areas like artificial intelligence, advanced manufacturing and clean technology.

The Canada-wide competition is expected to help boost the economy, promote research and create high-quality jobs.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Student startups take top prizes in Buffalo contest

Two startup companies founded by Waterloo Engineering graduates were among the big winners in a recent competition in Buffalo.

Suncayr collected $500,000 in the fourth annual 43North event, while Qidni Labs finished third and was awarded $550,000. 

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