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  1. Oct. 27, 2016Velocity Garage officially opens its renovated 37,000-square-foot space

    The University of Waterloo’s leading entrepreneurial program, Velocity, is officially opening the expanded Velocity Garage, the largest free startup incubator in the world.

    Occupying space in the Lang Tannery building, Velocity has grown by more than 29,000 square feet to provide space for up to 120 startups to work and collaborate, and to benefit from co-location with Communitech’s network of industry partners and supports.

  2. Oct. 26, 2016Waterloo named Canada’s most innovative university for 25th consecutive year

    The University of Waterloo has been the most innovative university in Canada every year for the past quarter-century, according to Maclean’s magazine. The survey has named Waterloo Canada’s most innovative university every year since the ranking began to measure it.

  3. Oct. 25, 2016Study finds children’s eyesight worsening sooner than previous generations

    Spending one additional hour per week outdoors significantly lowers odds of nearsightedness

    New research from the University of Waterloo’s School of Optometry and Vision Science and CNIB found nearsightedness in children increases drastically from Grade 1 to Grade 8, with almost a third of the cases going undiagnosed and uncor

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