News archive - April 2021

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Architecture grad honoured by Female Frontier Awards

Waterloo architecture alumnus Alison Books received high commendation in this year’s Female Frontier Awards sponsored by World Architecture News.

Brooks (BES '85 and BArch '88) was recognized in the Architect of the Year category.

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Engineering prof developing at-home COVID spit test

A researcher at Waterloo Engineering is co-leader of a project to develop an at-home COVID-19 test that could produce results in less than 20 minutes using saliva.

Sushanta Mitra, a professor of mechanical and mechatronics engineering, is heading the effort with Juewen Liu, a chemistry professor at the University of Waterloo.

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Student wins award supporting women in engineering

A second-year mechatronics engineering student is the recipient of an award from a Canadian organization that champions women enrolled in engineering programs across the country.

Friday, April 23, 2021

Alumni medical startup NERv primed for more growth

A medical startup company founded by two Waterloo Engineering graduates has raised US $2.65 million to continue its growth.

Thursday, April 22, 2021

Engineering alumnus 'saving lives' in COVID-19 fight

Josh Kalpin started out just trying to protect his own friends and family from COVID-19.

A month later, the Waterloo Engineering alumnus has helped thousands of people across the country get shots in the arm as a core volunteer for a Twitter account that spreads the word on available vaccine appointments.

Vaccine Hunters Canada has grown to more than 140,000 followers and is now partnering directly with some health agencies to help people find open slots and boost vaccine uptake by matching demand with supply.

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