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Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Major grant will help University of Waterloo build a sustainable aeronautics sector

Man speaking at podium in front of an audience with a plane behind him.

The University of Waterloo was awarded nearly $10 million in federal funding yesterday for a major initiative to rebuild Canada's pandemic-battered aeronautics sector and position it for a more sustainable future. 

Thursday, January 12, 2023

New app idea helps pharmacists quickly connect with patients for prescription needs

Stock image of the apps on three cell phone homepages.

The Pharmasave Business Competition awards a third-year Waterloo School of Pharmacy student team a $5,000 prize for an innovative business model in the field of pharmacy.

Monday, March 8, 2021

Clothing for a cause

Therese Hayes BSc ’89

Therese Hayes (BSc ’89)
Chief Sustainability and  Business Development Officer
The House of LR&C, PBC

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Blockchain systems offer solution to healthcare record management

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. 

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

2020 Waterloo iGEM team wins gold with a project to recover heavy metals from wastewater

iGEM team picture, showing 25 of the team members in a zoom call

The Waterloo iGEM (International Genetically Engineered Machine) team has been recognized with a number of awards this year at the annual competition. In addition to receiving Gold standing, their project also received the award for best Manufacturing Project at the undergraduate level, it was also nominated for the iGEM Inclusivity Award and the Best Wiki Award!