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Friday, December 14, 2018

Beyond reality – true-to-life AR experiences

Vikas Gupta next to Sudan, the last male Northern White Rhino, in augmented reality.

Waterloo alumni Council member and alumnus Vikas Gupta (BSc ’91) is the co-founder and CEO of AVARA, a company creating innovative technology to enable compelling and immersive virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) experiences that transport people to unique places, moments, and interactions around the world that are far beyond their imagination.

Friday, December 7, 2018

Two Science alumni make 2019 Forbes 30 Under 30 list

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From manufacturing and industry, robotics, healthcare and more, eleven of Waterloo’s alumni and former students have earned spots on the 2019 Forbes 30 Under 30 list. The list, which represents innovative minds from Canada and the United States, stretches across 23 categories for a total of 600 people. Among the group, are two Science alumni who are shaking up the areas of music and customer relations. 


Friday, November 30, 2018

Doctor and the dragon: Entrepreneurs provide advice and inspiration for building vision care careers

Arlene Dickinson speaks to an audience.

On November 26th more than 200 students, staff and faculty at the School of Optometry and Vision Science gathered for an evening full of practical career advice mixed with inspiration, offered by two of the industry’s key influencers.

Monday, June 18, 2018

Membio wins 1st place at the Quantum Valley Investments® Problem Pitch Competition

Shane Kilpatrick pitching on behalf of his team Membio.

Velocity Science company Membio was awarded first place and $5,000 in funding at last Thursday’s Spring 2018 Problem Pitch competition.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Hacking competition finalist makes a splash into the entrepreneurial scene

Microfibres in water at 40x magnification.

Waterloo graduate student Lauren Smith and her Velocity Science start-up PolyGone Technologies are developing products to tackle the bigger fish in the microplastics problem – microfibres.