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Vinh Nguyen

Literature prof is honoured with prestigious Polanyi Prize


Vinh Nguyen researches how former refugees advocate for and support other refugees

Field of poppies with soldiers letter

Remembrance Day: Grad researchers examine soldiers’ letters and lives


Many soldiers were 22-years-old when they died—the same age students are when they graduate from university

Grad student standing on stairs

From international exchange student to tenure-track prof


Xu Chu graduates from Waterloo with a PhD in computer science and moves on to a faculty position at Georgia Institute of Technology

Pampa Dey wearing a PhD convocation gown

Overcoming obstacles to achieve her dreams


Raised in a one-room house in a remote Indian village, Pampa Dey will receive her doctorate in engineering at convocation

Trudeau speaking

Trudeau calls on “natural risk-takers” at hackathon to lead


Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau encourages students at Hack the North to embrace differences and be leaders in the world

The blueprint team at Waterloo

Building tech for social causes


Blueprint designs apps for non-profits

Art installment called Sentient Veil by Philip Beesley at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Mathematicians, artists, and educators attend Bridges 2017


Researchers and artists from around the world gather at the University of Waterloo for interdisciplinary conference

Amanda Lang headshot

Innovation summit tackles disruption in economy and tech sectors


Waterloo welcomes Bloomberg TV anchor Amanda Lang and leaders from Tesla, Microsoft and Jigsaw for fifth annual Waterloo Innovation Summit

Field in Gambia with a wind turbine

Innovation lab tackles clean energy for developing world


Waterloo researchers work to provide developing regions with access to electricity for improved healthcare, education and prosperity

President Chunli Bai in office chair

President of Chinese Academy of Sciences receives honorary doctorate


Chunli Bai will also deliver a seminar about nanoscience and nanotechnology in China