News archive - November 2015

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Waterloo startup working to improve treatment of people with mental illness wins at pitch competition

HealthIM, a software company seeking to improve the treatment of people with mental illness in emergency situations, was among the big winners at the Velocity Fund Finals held today at the University of Waterloo. Velocity is an entrepreneurship program at Waterloo, and the Velocity Garage is set to be the world's largest free business incubator, thanks to a new partnership with Google and Communitech, announced today.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

University of Waterloo graduates among world's most employable: ranking

The University of Waterloo is 25th in the world and first among ranked Canadian institutions for graduate employability as part of a pilot initiative that UK firm Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) unveiled today.

The inaugural ranking scores universities in five categories: employer reputation, alumni outcomes, partnerships with employers, employers’ presence on campus and graduate employment rate.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Velocity expands to become North America’s largest free startup incubator

Velocity Garage

The University of Waterloo’s Velocity startup program will become North America’s largest free business incubator thanks to a new partnership with tech giant, Google, and the industry-led innovation centre, Communitech.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Waterloo scholars and students take action against gender-based violence

Researchers and students from the University of Waterloo are applying their scholarship and creativity to support actions to end gender-based violence, and a number of these experts are available to speak with the media about their work related to this global issue.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Waterloo researcher wins prestigious prize for pioneering work on osteoporosis

A researcher at the University of Waterloo who authored new exercise recommendations for people living with osteoporosis is the winner of the prestigious Bloomberg Manulife Prize for the Promotion of Active Health, announced today.

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