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Monday, September 18, 2017

PM tells student hackers to ‘dream big, work hard’

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at Hack the North Opening

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau brought equal amounts of enthusiasm and inspiration Friday as he helped kick off Hack the North with a brief but rousing speech to a packed house at Hagey Hall.

Trudeau admitted he once “sort of dropped out” of an engineering program, but said he envied about 1,000 students from top universities in 22 countries who gathered in Waterloo for the weekend hackathon.

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.

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.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Trudeau praises University of Waterloo for brilliant minds and ideas on world stage

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaking at World Economic Forum January 2016

The University of Waterloo received a global shout out from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during his keynote speech at the Wor

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