News archive - September 2016

Friday, September 16, 2016

Workshop tackles challenges of protecting businesses and governments from a quantum threat

Challenges to protecting information and systems from the massive processing power of quantum computers will be the focus of a workshop that the University of Waterloo’s Institute for Quantum Computing will co-host in Toronto next week.

The technology industry is now facing a Y2Q — years to quantum — challenge. The current deadline is estimated to be 10 years. All security dependent on existing standards is vulnerable.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

UWaterloo president to help launch first HeForShe University IMPACT Parity Report

Feridun Hamdullahpur, president and vice-chancellor of the University of Waterloo, will be at the United Nations to join leaders from nine of the world’s top universities in revealing their institutions’ progress on gender parity.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Canada’s largest hackathon held at the University of Waterloo

More than 1,000 students from around the world will gather at the University of Waterloo this week for Hack the North, Canada’s biggest hackathon.

About 5,100 students from almost 60 countries apply to attend the event. Competitors come from more than 170 schools around the world including top universities in Canada, the United States, Europe and Asia.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Three Waterloo researchers elected to the College of the Royal Society of Canada

Three professors from the University of Waterloo are among the new members of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists.

Members have reached a high level of achievement at an early stage of their careers. They represent the emerging generation of scholars and leaders in science and the arts in the country. Membership is for seven years.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Waterloo professors awarded $5.7 million for social sciences and humanities research

Twenty-nine researchers at the University of Waterloo will receive $5.7 million from the federal government to advance research and encourage partnerships that will lead to innovative approaches to improve the well-being of Canadians.

The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) is awarding the funding through Partnership Grants, Partnership Development Grants, Insight Grants, and Insight Development Grants.

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