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Occasional updates, comments, and reflections from President Feridun Hamdullahpur

Prime Minister Trudeau champions University of Waterloo in Davos

On January 14, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visited the University of Waterloo to announce funding for water research, and then talked us up at the Davos World Economic Forum. It doesn’t get better.

Innovation in the driver(less) seat: August in review

I was chauffeured around Ring Road in an autonomous vehicle this month. Everything else is details.

Alex Rodrigues – who co-founded Varden Labs with fellow Mechatronics Engineering and Velocity student Michael Skupien – and I enjoyed a safe and smooth ride along the Needles Hall stretch of Ring Road on August 19. It was the first time an autonomous vehicle had taken to a Canadian road.

A vibrant institution - even in the summer: July in review

Many universities practically shut down for the summer — not this one.

My work on Waterloo’s behalf has taken me around the world this month, and in fact I send this update to you from beautiful Thailand.

I gave a keynote speech to the 2015 World University of Technology Colloqium on Tuesday, July 28, sharing the Waterloo experience and perspective on promoting technological innovation while maintaining broad-based academic success.

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