Occasional updates, comments, and reflections from President Feridun Hamdullahpur

Celebrating the women of Waterloo

There’s lots of work to do on equity, both here at UWaterloo and around the world. But we made a dent this week.

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.

300 million reasons to celebrate our founders

University of Waterloo startups have raised more than $300M in venture capital – and these folks aren’t surprised

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.

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