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Thursday, June 1, 2017

Mechanical undergrad student wins Women in Engineering Scholarship

Mariko Shimoda Mechanical Engineering CEMF scholarship winner

Mariko Shimoda, a second-year mechanical engineering student at the University of Waterloo, is the winner of a scholarship from the Canadian Engineering Memorial Foundation (CEMF) for the Ontario region. She is one of five remarkable women from regions across the country to receive the 2017 CEMF Undergraduate Women in Engineering Scholarship.

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.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Engineering grad appointed the new director of Velocity

Jay Shah - a former startup co-founder and University of Waterloo alumnus - is the new director of Velocity, Waterloo’s flagship entrepreneurship program. Shah joins Velocity from Google, where he worked since the tech-giant acquired BufferBox, the company he co-founded in 2012.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Engineering students successful at Velocity Fund Finals

With only three minutes to pitch their company to a panel of judges, contestants at the Velocity Fund Finals (VFF) must be articulate and engaging, condensing complex ideas into understandable information.

And stakes are high.

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