Posts for the Topic Innovation

Occasional updates, comments, and reflections from President Feridun Hamdullahpur

Celebrating 60 Years of Innovation

Feridun Hamdullahpur Speaking at the 60th Lecture

I am excited to welcome you back to the University of Waterloo for 2017. As we all return to campus after the holiday break, we should take a moment to reflect on the significance of this New Year. It is anything but a regular year.

This year we are celebrating Waterloo’s 60 years of innovation: 60 years since our founding, but also what the next 60 years has in store for this institution.

New Velocity Director: Welcome Jay Shah

Velocity garage workspace

Welcoming Jay Shah to his role as the new Velocity Director!

A week of wins for Waterloo

It was a big week - from celebrating Accelerator Centre's 10th anniversary to talking "No Fears, No Excuses" with Professor Larry Smith.

Energy and Equity: framing the WGSI Summit

On Friday, April 23 I helped kick off the Waterloo Global Science Initiative (WGSI) Summit. This year our focus is on access to energy.

21st Century Education - my speech to the Economic Club of Canada in Toronto

I addressed the Economic Club of Canada in Toronto, to discuss the future of university education in Canada.

Growing UWaterloo's international partnerships

Just before the end of March, I travelled to Singapore and China to meet some of UWaterloo's key partners in the region. 

UWaterloo's disruptors featured on BNN

Week 9 of BNN’s hit Canadian business program, The Disruptors, featured two of the University of Waterloo’s entrepreneurial success stories. I sat down with co-host Amber Kanwar to talk about the culture that helps make that success possible.

Sharing Waterloo’s success - my speech in Halifax, Nova Scotia

Last week I visited Halifax to talk about the University of Waterloo’s unique model of university education. Here’s how it went. 

Ontario budget 2016 boosts students and economy

Researching 3D printing technology

The Government of Ontario released its budget today, and it came with some smart, strategic changes and investments in the innovation economy.

Heading ‘back home’ to Nova Scotia

I did my Ph.D. in Halifax, and as I work to share Waterloo's vision for an enhanced role for Canadian universities, I'm thrilled to find my way back to this beautiful city.

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