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  1. Mar. 23, 2017Palihapitiya/Lau Venture Creation Fund provides two $50,000 awards to Waterloo Engineering student projects

    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.

  2. Mar. 22, 2017Waterloo saddened by student death

    Our university community is deeply saddened by the loss of one of our students. This tragedy leaves our campus in mourning, and we offer our deepest sympathies to the student’s family and friends.

    We know this is a very difficult time and we take to heart the concerns we’ve heard from our campus community. We thank those who have shared their views with us, including through a petition on the subject of mental health supports on campus.

  3. Mar. 22, 2017Partnership seeks entrepreneurial solutions for threats to Great Lakesde Gaspé Beaubien Foundation logo

    The Water Institute at the University of Waterloo and the de Gaspé Beaubien Foundation launched a three-year partnership that will combine water research and tech to mitigate threats to our vital water resources.

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