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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Thomson Reuters and University of Waterloo to fuel innovation in data science, finance education

Thomson Reuters and the University of Waterloo are joining forces to fuel breakthroughs in data science and develop the next generation of global entrepreneurial leaders. The wide-ranging collaboration is valued at over CAD $20 million over the next five years and will include:

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

University of Waterloo welcomes home alumni for Reunion 2016

The University of Waterloo will host alumni, staff, faculty, students and members of the community on Saturday, October 1 in celebration of Reunion 2016

Last year, more than 3,500 guests came to campus to revisit, reunite and relive UWaterloo for reunion celebrations. The Reunion 2016 events listed are family- and kid-friendly.

Date: Saturday, Oct 1, 2016

Time: Starts at 8:30 a.m.

Location: Waterloo campus, 200 University Avenue W., Waterloo

Highlights:

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Waterloo professor receives $3 million for battery research

A Waterloo professor has received $3 million in funding to further his work into greener, cheaper more energy-efficient silicon-based batteries.

Zhongwei Chen, Canada Research Chair in Advanced Materials for Clean Energy and a professor in Waterloo’s Department of Chemical Engineering, received the funding from Vancouver-based Newtech Power Inc. to co-develop a next-generation lithium-ion rechargeable battery that could be on the market within three or four years.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

University of Waterloo at United Nations to reveal progress on gender parity

Feridun Hamdullahpur, president and vice-chancellor of the University of Waterloo, was at the United Nations with nine other university presidents to unveil the first-ever HeForShe IMPACT 10x10x10 University Parity Report (PDF).

Monday, September 19, 2016

Nano-scale Canadian flag sets world record in lead-up to nation’s 150th birthday

The Institute for Quantum Computing at the University of Waterloo set a world record for creating a Canadian flag measuring about one one-hundredth the width of a human hair.

GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ granted the inaugural award for smallest national flag to the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) at Waterloo for the flag measuring 1.178 micrometres in length. It is invisible without the aid of an electron microscope.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Workshop tackles challenges of protecting businesses and governments from a quantum threat

Challenges to protecting information and systems from the massive processing power of quantum computers will be the focus of a workshop that the University of Waterloo’s Institute for Quantum Computing will co-host in Toronto next week.

The technology industry is now facing a Y2Q — years to quantum — challenge. The current deadline is estimated to be 10 years. All security dependent on existing standards is vulnerable.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

UWaterloo president to help launch first HeForShe University IMPACT Parity Report

Feridun Hamdullahpur, president and vice-chancellor of the University of Waterloo, will be at the United Nations to join leaders from nine of the world’s top universities in revealing their institutions’ progress on gender parity.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Canada’s largest hackathon held at the University of Waterloo

More than 1,000 students from around the world will gather at the University of Waterloo this week for Hack the North, Canada’s biggest hackathon.

About 5,100 students from almost 60 countries apply to attend the event. Competitors come from more than 170 schools around the world including top universities in Canada, the United States, Europe and Asia.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Three Waterloo researchers elected to the College of the Royal Society of Canada

Three professors from the University of Waterloo are among the new members of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists.

Members have reached a high level of achievement at an early stage of their careers. They represent the emerging generation of scholars and leaders in science and the arts in the country. Membership is for seven years.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Waterloo professors awarded $5.7 million for social sciences and humanities research

Twenty-nine researchers at the University of Waterloo will receive $5.7 million from the federal government to advance research and encourage partnerships that will lead to innovative approaches to improve the well-being of Canadians.

The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) is awarding the funding through Partnership Grants, Partnership Development Grants, Insight Grants, and Insight Development Grants.

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