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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Thomson Reuters and University of Waterloo to fuel innovation in data science, finance education

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:

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

University of Waterloo welcomes home alumni for Reunion 2016

The University of Waterloo will host alumni, staff, faculty, students and members of the community on Saturday, October 1 in celebration of Reunion 2016

Last year, more than 3,500 guests came to campus to revisit, reunite and relive UWaterloo for reunion celebrations. The Reunion 2016 events listed are family- and kid-friendly.

Date: Saturday, Oct 1, 2016

Time: Starts at 8:30 a.m.

Location: Waterloo campus, 200 University Avenue W., Waterloo

Highlights:

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Waterloo professor receives $3 million for battery research

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.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

University of Waterloo at United Nations to reveal progress on gender parity

Feridun Hamdullahpur, president and vice-chancellor of the University of Waterloo, was at the United Nations with nine other university presidents to unveil the first-ever HeForShe IMPACT 10x10x10 University Parity Report (PDF).

Monday, September 19, 2016

Nano-scale Canadian flag sets world record in lead-up to nation’s 150th birthday

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.

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