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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.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Water Institute announces latest Seed Grants

Plant growing in a chemistry flask

Four interdisciplinary teams led by University of Waterloo researchers are set to advance water research in creative, unconventional ways. New approaches to detect and manage micropollutants, techniques that predict the impacts of climate change on snow and lakes, and new modelling techniques will be explored through $69,000 in Water Institute seed grants.

Friday, February 9, 2018

Mass production of new class of semiconductors closer to reality

Illustration of carbon nanotubes depositing on a surface with the help of the alignment relay technique.

Two Waterloo chemists have made it easier for manufacturers to produce a new class of faster and cheaper semiconductors.

Friday, January 19, 2018

St. Joe's hires "co-op army" to become leader in digital healthcare

St. Joseph's Hospital, Hamilton.

When your supervisor tells you to hire 60 co-op students for the fall 2017 term, what goes through your mind? That's exactly what happened to Waterloo alumna Chelsea King. She was given the job of recruiting co-op students for a major digital upgrade at St. Joe's Hospital.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

PolyGone one of five teams chosen to compete at the AquaHacking 2017 finals

PolyGone, one of five teams advancing to the Waterloo's AquaHacking finals in September 2017.

The AquaHacking 2017 semi-final competition unfolded last week at the Centre for International Governance and Innovation (CIGI).

By the end of the evening, five teams were chosen to move on to the final competition at Waterloo on September 13th. It was a difficult decision for the five judges, as all 17 teams that competed offered innovative ideas that tackled the challenges and opportunities facing Lake Erie.