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Wednesday, September 13, 2023

Welcome to the University of Waterloo

Welcome back to the Science and Business Program at the University of Waterloo! Our unique program seamlessly blends scientific knowledge with business acumen. As you return, expect captivating courses, collaborative projects, and networking opportunities. Dive into scientific inquiry, develop entrepreneurial skills, and forge lifelong connections within a diverse community. This year promises exciting challenges and real-world projects, whether exploring biotechnology or financial markets. Keep an eye on our calendar for enriching events and workshops, and stay connected via our social media channels. Remember, your potential is limitless, and the knowledge gained here will propel you toward a future filled with opportunities. Welcome back to an incredible year!


An end of year project, sparked Science and Business, Biotechnology 2B student Darren Harry Baine's passion to help youth in his home country of Uganda. His drive to create change and be part of the solution led him to create a non-profit foundation and an youth-focused YouTube series before joining Waterloo. 


Throughout the pandemic, students in the WatSolve Consulting Group have continued to provide support for small science companies to find their niche in the market, through management consulting. The University of Waterloo is well known for its experiential learning experiences, and the Science and Business program is no exception.

Written by: Monica Shum

WatSolve provides consulting services to STEM businesses of all sizes. Since 2017, WatSolve has worked with 22 clients and has completed over 50 deliverables! Project deliverables included financial audits, market research, customer segmentation, and plenty more. 

The implementation of a blockchain-based system may resolve many of the challenges facing current electronic medical records for British Columbia patients. 

By integrating a blockchain encryption method that works with the current electronic medical record options already being used, patient information could be securely and efficiently passed between healthcare providers, without the need for paper records or faxes, according to researchers from the University of Waterloo.