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Monday, February 11, 2019

Vancouver alumni event goes to the edge of spacetime

Avery Broderick presents images of black holes to a audience.

Touted to be the event horizon of the year, “Images from the Edge of Spacetime” treated Vancouver alumni to an interactive and fascinating lecture on black holes by Waterloo astrophysics professor Avery Broderick.

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Science alumn wins 2018 Polanyi Prize in Chemistry

Aron Broom headshot

Ontario is recognizing five leading researchers for their contributions to the fields of chemistry, physiology or medicine, physics and economic science and Waterloo Chemistry alumnus Aron Broom (BSc. '07, MSc. '10, Ph.D. '16) was one of the recipients.

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

30 under 30 logo

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. 

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Celebrating the Celebration 2017 Legacy Project

Areial view of the new legacy project in the arts quad

The Celebration 2017 Legacy Project has been implemented in the arts quad, bringing the design initiative to a close.

Celebration 2017 was a student competition to design the space as a legacy to the University’s 60th anniversary year. On Saturday, November 3 the completed winning concept was celebrated in the Arts Quad and enjoyed by the campus community.