Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Dorothy Killam Fellowship awarded to Naila Keleta-Mae

The National Killam Program has announced that Naila Keleta-Mae, Associate Professor, Communication Arts, has been awarded a 2023 Dorothy Killam Fellowship that provides support for dedicated research time to scholars “whose superior, ground-breaking, best-in-class research stands to have significant impact on a national or global scale.”

Monday, March 6, 2023

Major grant will help Waterloo build a sustainable aeronautics sector

Top photo: group of people standing side-by-side. Bottom left photo: Charmaine Dean. Bottom right photo: Suzanne Kearns

The Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario) was in Waterloo Region this week to announce that the Federal government is making a $22 million investment to help rebuild Canada’s pandemic battered aeronautics sector and lead it toward a more sustainable future.

Friday, March 3, 2023

New initiative linked to the Velocity entrepreneurship ecosystem to support health-tech startups

Dave Schneider, Moazam Khan, Adrien Côté and Dr. Vivek Goel

Waterloo’s globally recognized startup program Velocity launched an initiative that aims to help new companies in the health-tech sector access funding and get products and services in the hands of those who need them.

The initiative – Velocity Health – was officially launched at a kickoff event at the University of Waterloo. The latest stream of the Velocity suite of platforms was created to address the key challenges health-tech startups face.

Read the entire Waterloo News story.

Wednesday, February 15, 2023

Sloan research fellowship awarded to Mathematics professor

A University of Waterloo mathematics professor is one of 125 early career Canadian and U.S. researchers selected to receive a 2023 Sloan Research Fellowship.

Sophie Spirkle, an assistant professor of Combinatorics and Optimization, has received the prestigious fellowship from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. She is one of 17 Waterloo faculty members who have received the fellowship since the first Sloan Research Fellowships were awarded in 1955.

Tuesday, February 14, 2023

Advancing collaborative research in clean energy and nuclear safety

Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) and Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL) announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the University of Waterloo to pursue collaborative research opportunities within Canada’s nuclear landscape.

Friday, February 3, 2023

Waterloo researcher inducted into the Swedish Royal Academy of Agriculture and Forestry

Six elegantly dressed people standing side by side on a regal set of stairs

Dr. Jennifer Clapp, Canada Research Chair and professor in the School of Environment, Resources and Sustainability, was inducted into the Swedish Royal Academy of Agriculture and Forestry as a new international fellow on January 28, 2023. 

Read the full story on the Faculty of Environment website.

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Shaping Canada’s future with transformative health technologies

Canada is facing a health-care crisis with escalating costs, shortage of health-care professionals, and increasing needs from a diverse and aging population. Researchers at the University of Waterloo are responding to these challenges with innovative solutions to enable equitable access to care and drive Canada’s next wave of economic growth.

Monday, January 23, 2023

Graham Seed Fund winners announced

Stethoscope and mobile phone

Ten research proposals have been selected from the 34 that were received for the Graham Seed Fund (GSF) launch this Fall.

The University of Waterloo’s Health Initiatives team launched the Graham Seed Fund (GSF) and invited researchers to submit their proposals for innovative health-care solutions. 

Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Waterloo named Research University of the Year for 15 years

The University of Waterloo has been designated Research University of the Year among Canadian comprehensive universities by Research Infosource Inc. for the 15th consecutive year.

“We are delighted that Research Infosource has once again recognized Waterloo’s research excellence among Canadian comprehensive universities,” says Charmaine Dean, vice-president of Research and International at Waterloo. “It is a true reflection of the dedication of Waterloo researchers and their pursuit of global change to build a more sustainable future for humanity.”

Tuesday, January 17, 2023

New National Quantum Strategy lead by Waterloo Professor

Dr. Raymond Laflamme, founding director of the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) at the University of Waterloo, has been named co-chair of the National Quantum Strategy’s (NQS) Advisory Council.

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