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  1. Jan. 9, 2020Waterloo startup aims to revolutionize food delivery industry
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    They won’t graduate until next spring, but their startup has already taken flight.

    The five founders of Gooloo recently earned a spot in the University of Waterloo’s Concept $5K Finals, where they explained their business model to a panel of judges alongside nine other student teams.

  2. Jan. 8, 2020Flowy wins Concept $5K pitch competition
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    At this year’s Concept $5K competition, three University of Waterloo roommates returned home with a coveted $5,000 prize to invest in their growing startup.

  3. Jan. 2, 2020 People too trusting of virtual assistants
    How participants in a study generally visualized, from left to right: Alexa, Google Assistant and Siri.

    Attributing lifelike qualities to virtual assistants could cause people to reveal more personal information to the companies that own them than they otherwise would, according to a new study.

    Researchers at the University of Waterloo, who conducted the study, found that people tend to increase their sharing with online agents such as Alexa, Google Assistant and Siri, due to their tendency to assign them personalities and physical features such as age, facial expressions and hairstyles.

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  1. Jan. 22, 2020Postdoc Lunch Series: How to network in academia
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    How to network in academia

    Join Anita Layton, Associate Dean of Research and International, in a curated lunch series exclusively for Math postdocs.

    Learn tips and tricks from our resident experts at the Centre for Career Action about how to use in-person opportunities, online platforms, and social media to maximize your network. 

  2. Jan. 29, 2020FinTech Seminar Series
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    Join us on January 29th or a seminar hosted by University of Waterloo Financial Technology group @ the Manhattan Institute of Management: FinTech Applications of AI & Machine Learning in B2B Space presented by Rakesh Parameshwar, Senior Director for Strategy & Innovation, Moody’s Analytics Accelerator (MAA).

  3. Feb. 7, 2020Bridges Lecture Series - Opening Space/s
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    Fifty years after the first lunar landing again we find the exploration of space to be inviting.

    Our quest to open new spaces that extend wider and further than ever before promises immense scientific and technological milestones to be met. It is also an occasion to converse about vexing and relatively unexplored socio-political issues which such discoveries entail. Does an expansion into space carve opportunities to improve or, rather, exacerbate our currently polarizing Earth-related physical and social difficulties?

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