News archive - January 2023

Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Researchers receive innovative health-care grants

Four projects led by Waterloo Engineering researchers have been selected as inaugural funding recipients in an initiative to develop creative and collaborative health-care solutions. 

The projects will receive up to $25,000 for one year from the Graham Seed Fund (GSF). Developed by the University of Waterloo’s Health Initiatives team, the GSF aims to strengthen health system partnerships by providing resources to collaborate directly with health providers, clinicians, industry partners and universities.

Friday, January 27, 2023

Founder Fuel: Helping people make connections

The entrepreneurship ecosystem at Waterloo Engineering nurtures promising ideas into thriving enterprises. In our weekly Founder Fuel series, we look at new ventures and how they have benefited from that crucial early support.

After a stint in Silicon Valley, Spurrya Jaggi (BASc ’18, mechatronics engineering) created a social connection app called Lichi that makes it easy to build friendships through low-key meetups in bars, restaurants and cafés.

Thursday, January 26, 2023

WATonoBus gets green light to offer shuttle service

The University of Waterloo’s all-weather, self-driving bus, the WATonoBus, has hit the road with official go-ahead from Ontario’s Ministry of Transportation.

Students, staff, faculty and visitors can enjoy the ride with a complimentary WATonobus shuttle service operating every Monday to Friday, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Nine students take top prizes in provincial contest

Waterloo Engineering students performed well at this year’s recent Ontario Engineering Competition (OEC) at Western University, with three first-place teams moving on to next month's national contest.

Thirteen undergraduate engineering students placed within the top three in nine competitive categories. The first and second-place teams in each category will compete in the Canadian Engineering Competition, to be held at the University of Waterloo in February.

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Students top 150 mph with self-driving car in Vegas

Students at the University of Waterloo continue to push the limits of autonomous vehicles as members of a multi-school racing team.

Eight engineering, computer science and mathematics students from Waterloo teamed up with peers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of Pittsburgh and the Rochester Institute of Technology for a high-profile event earlier this month at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

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