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Friday, March 27, 2015

St. Paul's hosts Aboriginal Entrepreneurship workshop

Juno-Award-winning singer Susan Aglukark is the keynote speaker this weekend at an event that will bring Aboriginal high school students to Waterloo to explore the fundamental aspects of entrepreneurship and experience university life.

The Waterloo Aboriginal Education Centre at St. Paul's University College at the University of Waterloo is hosting its Aboriginal Entrepreneurship workshop Saturday and media are invited to attend.  Students will work in teams and receive guidance from university and business instructors.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Expert: Climate research collaboration heats up before election

Many of Canada’s top climate researchers are meeting at the University of Waterloo and the Balsillie School of International Affairs to help craft strategies that Canada can take to the upcoming round of United Nations climate negotiations. More than 60 experts are part of this collaboration, called Sustainable Canada Dialogues (SCD).

Friday, March 27, 2015

Badge Day brings girl guides to engineering

More than 80 local girl guides will visit the University of Waterloo on Saturday to earn their physics badge and learn about the exciting world of physics and its applications to everyday life.  

Badge Day is part of an initiative of Ontario Network of Women in Engineering (ONWiE) to raise awareness about the engineering profession among girls. High school physics is an entrance requirement for most engineering programs.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Device that measures your vitamin levels big winner at pitch contest

Four founders of Vitameter holding a big cheque.

Founders of Vitameter, a startup from the University of Waterloo, with one of four grand prizes from the Velocity Fund Finals. (Photo credit: Matt Rae/Matt Rae Media)

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Lecture: Renowned economist makes the case against patents

In a free public lecture next week, a visiting expert on economic theory will challenge the common view that intellectual property and patents are essential for thriving innovation and prosperity.

Professor David Levine of the European University Institute in Florence, Italy is the guest speaker at the 2nd annual Waterloo Arts Distinguished Lecture in Economics taking place on Wednesday.

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