University COVID-19 update

Visit the University's Coronavirus Information website for more information.

As of March 14th 2022, the WIN Main Office (3606) will be open. Students hoping to pick up or return a lab/office key can do so from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm or you can email win-office@uwaterloo.ca for further assistance. For emergencies, contact Campus Police

News for Parents

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

2021 WIN Rising Star Recipients Announced

2021 WIN Rising Star Award Announcement

As Canada’s largest nanotechnology institute, committed to United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs), the Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN) actively celebrates emerging leaders in the field of nanoscience and nanotechnology.

Monday, October 25, 2021

WIN member part of powerful women list

Carolyn Ren

Carolyn Ren, a Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology member and professor of mechanical and mechatronics engineering, has been named among the top 100 most powerful women by the Women’s Executive Network. Professor Ren is honoured in the annual ranking's Manulife Science and Technology category, which recognizes women in STEM roles who are challenging the status quo for knowledge and female empowerment. 

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Taking innovation to the next level

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Impressing a venture capitalist with their business pitches earned a senior-year nanotechnology engineering team $50,000 in financial backing.

Thursday, March 25, 2021

Institutes partner to create education tool for DNA-based vaccine delivered through a nasal spray

A screen capture from the project

What is nanotechnology, and how does it help us everyday?

To answer this question, the Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN) partnered with the Games Institute (GI) to create a playful online education app. This project aims to explore and explain how nanotechnology is used in our everyday lives using digital visual storytelling and game technology.

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