The University of Waterloo is appointing Jay Shah, a former startup co-founder and Waterloo alumnus, as director of its flagship entrepreneurship program, Velocity – the largest free startup incubator in the World.
Shah joins Velocity from Google where the entrepreneur has worked since the tech-giant acquired the company he co-founded in 2012.
The Social Impact Showcase will be celebrating the achievements of the 2016 GreenHouse Fellows, a talented group of innovators who are members of an accelerated social entrepreneurship program. The Showcase is hosted by St. Paul’s GreenHouse, a social impact incubator at the University of Waterloo.
The Fellows have made tremendous strides on their startups and will be sharing their progress. Select Fellows also will be awarded Social Impact Fund grants for their next steps.
Two studies involving University of Waterloo researchers presented this week at the 2016 Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) in Toronto highlight a new diagnostic tool that can identify Alzheimer’s disease long before the onset of symptoms as well as the increasing prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease in Ontario.
The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) has awarded five researchers from the University of Waterloo with $13.4 million to advance health research.
The majority of the funding was awarded through a foundation grant which provides long-term support for innovative and high-impact research programs. Project grants are awarded to ideas with the greatest potential to advance health-related knowledge and research, as well as health care, systems, and outcomes.