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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

University of Waterloo appoints head of Facebook Canada to Board of Governors

WATERLOO, Ont. (Tuesday, July 24, 2012) - The University of Waterloo has appointed to its Board of Governors a respected leader with a passion for community involvement and nurturing emerging technology talent.

Jordan Banks is the managing director of Facebook Canada, and responsible for leading all of its commercial operations. Previously, he provided investment and advisory services to early stage technology companies as founder and managing partner at Thunder Road Capital as well as serving as chief executive officer of JumpTV.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

University of Waterloo statement concerning theft and fraud charges against former employee

University of Waterloo Police Services, assisted by Waterloo Regional Police, investigated and charged former University of Waterloo employee Jacqueline Hollmann with one count of theft over $5,000 and one count of fraud over $5,000, involving a total amount of approximately $955,000. The charges pertain to this individual’s role supervising the university’s copy centres, which operate as an ancillary business unit within the university providing print and other administrative services on campus.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Survey ranks Waterloo Faculty of Engineering top engineering school in Canada

WATERLOO, Ont. (Thursday, July 12, 2012) - The University of Waterloo’s Faculty of Engineering is the best Canadian engineering school, according to a recent survey by Business Insider, a respected U.S.-based website.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

University of Waterloo research may lead to less expensive consumer lasers and LEDs

WATERLOO, Ont. (Wednesday, July 11, 2012) - A recent theoretical study by a University of Waterloo doctoral candidate in nanotechnology engineering suggests that manufacturers may one day make lasers and LEDs out of silicon, with the potential to significantly lower their price.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

University of Waterloo offers preview for incoming first-year students

Waterloo, Ont. (Tuesday, July 10, 2012) - An estimated 1,500 students starting at the University of Waterloo in the fall will preview campus life this month and next when they take part in two-day sessions called Student Life 101.

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