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News archive - February 2021

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Mentorship is key to success of IBET PhD Project

Indigenous and Black Engineering Technology (IBET) PhD Project

Seeing is believing when it comes to diversity in academia, according to the inaugural director of the new Indigenous and Black Engineering Technology (IBET) PhD Project

Thursday, February 18, 2021

COVID-19 tracing system receives provincial funding boost

The province is investing $2.5 million to accelerate the development of wearable contact tracing technology Waterloo Engineering researchers helped design.

The government’s Ontario Together Fund will provide Facedrive Inc., a Toronto-based technology company, with the funding for its TraceSCAN system that alerts users to possible exposure to COVID-19 in the workplace.

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

WIN member wins Canadian Society for Chemistry’s Keith Fagnou Award

Graham Murphy

Congratulations to WIN member Professor Graham Murphy of the Department of Chemistry, who was awarded the 2021 Keith Fagnou Award by the Canadian Society for Chemistry (CSC). The award, sponsored by the University of Ottawa and the CSC’s Organic Chemistry Division, is presented to a distinguished organic chemist in Canada within 12 years of receiving their PhD.

Friday, February 5, 2021

WIN member wins national award for advances in polymer science

Jean Duhamel

Congratulations to WIN member Jean Duhamel, Professor in the Department of Chemistry, who was awarded the 2021 Macromolecular Science and Engineering Award by the Chemical Institute of Canada. The award is presented to an individual who “has made a distinguished contribution to macromolecular science or engineering.

Friday, February 5, 2021

Startup wins pitch competition for cancer innovations

a compression sleeve to prevent lymphedema

A startup company launched by researchers at Waterloo Engineering won $50,000 this week in a pitch competition for cancer innovations.

Air Microfluidic Systems was co-founded last year by Carolyn Ren, WIN member and a professor of mechanical and mechatronics engineering, and one of her graduate students, PhD candidate Run Ze Gao.

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