News archive - March 2022

Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Daniel Vogel and Jian Zhao receive grant from Meta to build the metaverse

Daniel Vogel and Jian Zhao

L to R: Daniel Vogel and Jian Zhao. 

Daniel Vogel, an associate professor and Cheriton Faculty Fellow in the School of Computer Science, and Jian Zhao, an assistant professor in the Cheriton School of Computer Science, were named among a select group of researchers in a recent funding announcement from Reality Labs Research.

Friday, March 25, 2022

In memory of our friend, mentor and colleague, Professor Edward Lank, 1972–2022

Ed Lank

We are saddened to announce that our dear friend, mentor and colleague Edward Lank, Professor at the Cheriton School of Computer Science, passed away on March 21, 2022 at the age of 49.

Friday, March 25, 2022

Faculty of Mathematics releases new Community Health and Well-being Strategy

Math building pink tie

The faculty’s Community Health and Well-being team has released its 2022-27 Health and Well-being Strategy.

The new strategy was developed in consultation with the Student Health and Well-being Committee, Employee Health and Well-being Committee and various campus stakeholders.

Friday, March 25, 2022

Remembering Gus German (1942-2022), pioneer in Waterloo computer science

WATFOR kids at Waterloo computer science

Gus German (seated), one of the original "WATFOR kids" and a pioneer in Waterloo computer science, passed away on March 12, 2022, at the age of 79.

Robert Angus "Gus" German, one of the original "WATFOR kids," passed away on March 12, 2022.

Monday, March 21, 2022

Faculty of Mathematics student Laura Bumbulis wins Co-op Student of the Year Award

Laura Bumbulis

Laura Bumbulis, an undergraduate student in combinatorics and optimization, hadn’t completed much science-related work since taking grade 11 biology.

That changed in 2021 as Bumbulis played a key role in improving efficiency at the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR) during her co-op work term.

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