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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.