Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Raising the standard

It’s ambitious, but the principals behind it are determined to develop the area’s first net-positive building at the David Johnston Research and Technology park by 2018.

The building would go far beyond current green building standards and LEED principles to contribute to the electrical grid, while recycling water and waste and actually going beyond zero emissions.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Helping define success in Waterloo

Today the City of Waterloo launched a five-part video series, entitled Why Waterloo, aimed at explaining Waterloo’s growing appeal.

“There is a buzz about our city and we all feel it,” said Mayor Jaworsky during this year’s state of the city address. “Whether we are long-time residents, established community leaders, young students…or youth about to embark on their post-secondary journey, we all know that Waterloo is the place to be.”

Monday, May 25, 2015

From Fairway to Conestoga: Recommended LRT stop names revealed

One more piece of the puzzle that is Waterloo Region’s Ion light rail transit system has fallen into place.

A list of recommended names for the system’s 19 stops was made public Friday.

According to a report from the region’s transportation development, the names were designed to be short, descriptive and named after nearby landmarks when possible.

The recommended names, which must still be approved by regional councillors, are as follows (locations in brackets):

Friday, May 22, 2015

Kunal Gupta: CEO, Polar

We're a technology company that provides a software platform used by media publishers around the world to run advertising online. As CEO I do a bit of everything. I spend a lot of time with customers as well as growing the team and driving the overall vision and strategy for the company. 

I started the company about eight months before graduating from the University of Waterloo.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Communitech to launch Open Data Exchange in Waterloo

WATERLOO — For a company like Desire2Learn in Kitchener, which provides software platforms for educators to build learning content and evaluate student results, it's all about the quality of the data.

"We do a lot of work with predictive analytics," says Jeremy Auger, chief strategy officer at Desire2Learn. "Using data from classrooms, we can predict whether a student will drop out or fail, and that allows the schools to do intervention or address the risk factors early on."

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