News archive - May 2020

Thursday, May 14, 2020

University of Waterloo Recognizes 2019's Co-op Problem Award Winners

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Every semester, co-op students who conducted an exceptional analysis of a strategic problem affecting one of their co-op employers are awarded a Co-op Problem Award in recognition of their problem analysis skills. 

"Our winners demonstrate the powers of observation and analysis that are the hallmark of Co-operative Education," Larry Smith says, Director of the Problem Lab. "By identifying key problems, they exhibited an enviable maturity of judgment. In doing so, they mobilized their experience to offer focused insight."

2019 Co-op Problem Award winners are:

Monday, May 11, 2020

Winter 2020 First-Year Residence Problem Pitch Winners

While we are now into the first week of the new Spring 2020 term, we are happy to say our Winter 2020 First-Year Residence Problem Pitch winners have been selected. Changes due to COVID-19 meant the competition finals switched from a packed space in a Residence building, hosted by our partners at UWaterloo Housing, to competitors recording their pitches for a virtual panel of judges. After thorough post-pitch Q&A’s, and careful consideration on the part of the judges, two amazing teams emerged as the First-Year Residence Problem Pitch winners!

Monday, May 11, 2020

Quantum Valley Investments® Problem Pitch applications open

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The Spring 2020 Quantum Valley Investments® Problem Pitch applications are now open and up to $30,000 in funding is available to be won!

We are taking the Problem Pitch 100% virtual and adjusting the process to better serve UWaterloo student teams during the competition process. More information, including important dates and links to the application can be found on the competition website.

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