News archive - 2016

Monday, December 5, 2016

Waterloo Science faculty highlighted at national funding announcement

John Thompson, Bettina Hamelin, Pierre-Nicholas Roy, Cameron Stewart, John Turri, James Craig, David Blowes, MP Bardish Chagger

The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and the Canada Research Chairs (CRC) program has awarded more than $11 million to the University of Waterloo. The Honourable Bardish Chagger, Minister of Small Business and Tourism, and member of parliament for Waterloo, made the announced Friday at Waterloo’s Science Teaching Complex on behalf of the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science.

Friday, December 2, 2016

Alumna shares passion for physics with middle school girls at PhysiXX

Kayla Sutton

Kayla Sutton thinks medical biophysics is “really cool” and she wants to pass along her enthusiasm to young girls who may not realize how studying physics can open up exciting career opportunities.

Friday, December 2, 2016

Science startups dominate at Velocity Fund Finals

Penta Medical founders with winning fund final cheques

Velocity Science companies knocked out the competition at the Fall 2016 Velocity Fund Finals. Penta Medical, Avro Life Science, Vivaspire and Velocity Science alumn Curiato collectively won $90,000.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Waterloo’s Team Epoch heading to Hult Prize Regionals

Team Epoch members Jade Choy, Scott Forsyth, Lisa Tran, and Keith Choy.

Team Epoch members (left to right) Jade Choy, Scott Forsyth, Lisa Tran and Keith Choy.

Science and Business student Lisa Tran was part of the interdisciplinary team that won the University of Waterloo division of the 2017 Hult Prize Challenge "Reawakening Human Potential".

Monday, November 28, 2016

Catching up with Velocity Fund $25K Winner, Salient Energy

Salient Energy team with large cheques

This past July, Velocity hosted the Spring 2016 Velocity Fund Finals (VFF), a pitch competition that awards $125,000 in grants each term, to help early stage startups build their business. We caught up with one of the $25K winners, Salient Energy, for a post-VFF update.