University of Waterloo News
Director, Media Relations
Media Relations Manager
Find an expert
Are you a member of the media looking for an expert to interview? Search our experts database for faculty and staff members who are willing to provide information, analysis, or a considered opinion on a wide range of topics.
Sign up to receive press releases
Sign up to receive news alerts, media advisories and expert pitches on topics that interest you, including:
- All news releases and advisories
- Major announcements
- Business and Finance
Waterloo has facilities to provide broadcast-quality audio and video feeds with a double-ender studio. Please contact us for details on how to book.
Parking (for media)
Parking passes are available for members of the media who come to the Waterloo campus for events or to interview faculty or staff. While we cannot reserve spaces, the passes allow members of the media to park a vehicle for free in several designated spots across campus.
- Mar. 24, 2017
Thirty teams of high school students with a passion for designing, building and programming robots will be competing at the annual Ontario District University of Waterloo FIRST Robotics Competition this weekend. 2017 marks the 13th year of FIRST Robotics Competitions (FRC) at the University of Waterloo, the longest-running FRC event in Canada.
- Mar. 23, 2017
University of Waterloo researchers have created a tool aimed at decreasing the rate of malnutrition in hospitals. Known as the Mealtime Audit Tool (MAT), it will help dietitians, doctors and nurses identify why a third of patients in acute care settings don’t eat the food on their trays.
- Mar. 23, 2017
Two teams of engineering students at the University of Waterloo have been awarded $50,000 each to turn their fourth-year projects into startup companies after graduation.
The funding is provided by celebrated Waterloo Engineering graduates Chamath Palihapitiya and his wife Brigette Lau, founders of Social Capital, a Silicon Valley venture capital fund dedicated to solving some of the world’s most difficult problems.