In the late 1980s, Microsoft Canada began hiring University of Waterloo co-op students. Not surprisingly, they mostly hired students from STEM programs on campus. But within just a few years of recruiting from Waterloo, the tech giant shifted and started hiring from all across campus.
Since then, Microsoft Canada has continued to hire Waterloo co-op students from diverse academic backgrounds.
Epoch team: Lisa Tran, Keith Choy, Jade Choy and Ryan Schmied
Science and Business student, Lisa Tran, is part of the University of Waterloo startup team that hopes to support refugees once they’ve settled in Canada. Winning the regional Hult Prize in England brings them one step closer to receiving $1 million in seed funding for their social venture.
This past weekend, the University of Waterloo held its 13th annual Fusion Conference. The student organized conference creates a space for individuals to share their passion for innovation and showcase their expertise.
Medella Health, founded by former Science and Business student Harry Gandhi won the National James Dyson Award for developing a contact lens that will revolutionize how diabetics monitor their blood sugar.
Velocity Science companies Arylla and Penta Medical were named National Runner Ups for their anti-counterfeit nano ink and infrared wearables.
Science and Business alumnus Pablo Eder is determined to make 3D printers easier to use with his company Lani Labs.
Non-frequent 3D printer users might not realize just how complicated the process and technology behind 3D printing is. Users will input anywhere from 10-200 commands to generate a print, and are required to know specifics about slicing software, filament temperature, material, print speed and more.