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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Hacking the Future — Waterloo Innovation Summit 2017 takes place Sept. 13 to 15

The Waterloo Innovation Summit 2017 will bring together some of the world’s top private and public sector leaders to tackle the disruptive and defining trends that are driving innovation in Canada and globally. 

Hosted by the University of Waterloo, with presenting sponsor Communitech, this event taking place from September 13 to 15, 2017 will engage and inspire CEOs, entrepreneurs, academic, community and policy leaders.  

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Startups compete for $125,000 total funding at the Velocity Fund Finals

The University of Waterloo hosts the Velocity Fund Finals this week, where 20 teams of Waterloo students and recent alumni will pitch their innovative startups.

Teams have a chance to win a share of $125,000 in seed money and space at the Velocity Garage. Velocity is a comprehensive entrepreneurship program at Waterloo, and the Velocity Garage is the largest free startup incubator in the world.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Waterloo's FIRST Robotics competition draws robotics teams from across Ontario

Thirty teams of high school students with a passion for designing, building and programming robots will be competing at the annual Ontario District University of Waterloo FIRST Robotics Competition this weekend. 2017 marks the 13th year of FIRST Robotics Competitions (FRC) at the University of Waterloo, the longest-running FRC event in Canada.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Survey will reduce rates of malnutrition in hospitals

University of Waterloo researchers have created a tool aimed at decreasing the rate of malnutrition in hospitals. Known as the Mealtime Audit Tool (MAT), it will help dietitians, doctors and nurses identify why a third of patients in acute care settings don’t eat the food on their trays.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Palihapitiya/Lau Venture Creation Fund provides two $50,000 awards to Waterloo Engineering student projects

Two teams of engineering students at the University of Waterloo have been awarded $50,000 each to turn their fourth-year projects into startup companies after graduation.

The funding is provided by celebrated Waterloo Engineering graduates Chamath Palihapitiya and his wife Brigette Lau, founders of Social Capital, a Silicon Valley venture capital fund dedicated to solving some of the world’s most difficult problems.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Waterloo saddened by student death

Our university community is deeply saddened by the loss of one of our students. This tragedy leaves our campus in mourning, and we offer our deepest sympathies to the student’s family and friends.

We know this is a very difficult time and we take to heart the concerns we’ve heard from our campus community. We thank those who have shared their views with us, including through a petition on the subject of mental health supports on campus.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Partnership seeks entrepreneurial solutions for threats to Great Lakes

de Gaspé Beaubien Foundation logo

The Water Institute at the University of Waterloo and the de Gaspé Beaubien Foundation launched a three-year partnership that will combine water research and tech to mitigate threats to our vital water resources.

Monday, March 20, 2017

University panel to address policy and practice on sexual violence on campuses

The University of Waterloo is hosting an expert panel to address gender violence on university campuses with specific attention to institutional challenges and the University of Waterloo's response. There will be a Q & A to follow.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Memory and the aging brain topic of 2017 Hagey Lecture

Renowned neuroscientist Carol Barnes will present the University of Waterloo’s 2017 Hagey Lecture this week and discuss how memory and the brain change during normal aging, as well as some of the current thinking about ways to optimize mental functions throughout life.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

UWaterloo hosts discussion on increasing female participation in STEM programs

Strategies to boost the number of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) programs will be the focus of a panel discussion at the University of Waterloo this afternoon.

Panelists at the event, part of the ongoing HeForShe Impact 10x10x10 initiative at Waterloo, will include:

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