News archive - 2020

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Learning through osmosis – Training the next generation of genome scientists

Empty research lab

When the first complete genetic blueprint for human beings was completed in 2003, the door opened to major advances in the fields of medicine, biotechnology and the life sciences. 

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Shopping for innovation: E-commerce giant hinges growth on employee empowerment

Co-op student and supervisor working together at Shopify.

In a time when technological innovation is more important than ever, a Canadian e-commerce giant isn’t losing focus on its most important asset: its people.

Monday, October 19, 2020

Vidyard offering prize for best student-produced video 

Student on their computer for a virtual video marketing course

University of Waterloo students will have a chance to display exemplary video development skills as part of a competition sponsored by a partnering local organization.

Kitchener-based video and business platform Vidyard is awarding $500 to the most inspiring video created by a Waterloo student as part of the Vidyard Video Challenge.

Friday, September 11, 2020

Shopify and the University of Waterloo have partnered to help students sharpen their e-commerce skills.

Student working on a website - shopify and uwaterloo logos displayed as well

Shopify and the University of Waterloo have partnered to help students sharpen their e-commerce skills through a free online course.

Thursday, August 6, 2020

Employers support Waterloo co-op during pandemic; well-being a top priority

Employers support Waterloo co-op during pandemic; well-being a top priority

By Michelle Radman

The office landscape has changed dramatically in the last few months. Many University of Waterloo co-op students were on their work term when the pandemic hit in March and needed to quickly adapt to a new world. Without hesitation, employers adjusted operations from working in-person to a virtual world. At the same time, many found ways to provide the support and peace-of-mind that co-op students needed to help adjust.

Well-being and safety first