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  1. Sep. 20, 2019HealthTech, 'urban-air commuting' startups among big winners at Velocity pitch competition

    Startups in the fields of biotechnology, energy and urban-air commuting were among the winners of the Velocity Fund Pitch Competition, as the University of Waterloo’s flagship entrepreneurship program brought its marquee event to downtown Toronto for the first time in its history.

    The four winners, who each received direct equity investments worth $50,000, were chosen from a slate of 10 finalists who made their pitches in front of a soldout crowd at the Bram & Bluma Appel Salon in the Toronto Reference Library on Thursday night.

  2. Sep. 17, 2019Virtual assistants with personality can help with mental illness

    Computer scientists have pioneered a new method that could be used to develop more “natural” automated virtual assistants to help people suffering from mental illness. 

  3. Sep. 17, 2019University of Waterloo unveils new Field House

    The University of Waterloo has officially opened its new $16.5 million, 65,000 square foot Field House.

    Known as the Columbia Icefield Field House, the new facility includes a large, multi-activity turf area, which can be divided into three to accommodate multiple activities simultaneously.

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