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Waterloo is changing the world. This institution is no ivory tower, isolated from the outside. Waterloo is committed to building a better world through innovation, research with broad societal impact, and a network of connections that span disciplines, countries and continents. 

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Tool will give people access to government-censored websites

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Waterloo researchers are developing a censorship-resistance system called Slitheen to fool government censors

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Efforts to preserve fish stocks affect well-being of fishing communities

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Environment student is finalist in SSHRC storytelling competition for video about community well-being and marine protected areas

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Extracting drinkable water from air in developing countries

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Student design team Air2O is one of six teams to win $10K at the Norman Esch Capstone Design Awards competition

Recipients of Co-op Student of the Year awards

Top Co-op students honoured at University of Waterloo

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Co-op students from each of Waterloo's six Faculties are recognized for their outstanding achievements

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Climate change: How artists inspire cultural change

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Novelists like Margaret Atwood and photographers like Edward Burtynsky educate society about our changing environment, says Waterloo researcher

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Alumni work with Ugandans to increase access to safe drinking water

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Waterloo graduates are helping to bring low-cost, environmentally friendly water filters to communities in Africa

Epoch team: Lisa Tran, Keith Choy, Jade Choy, and BETS student Ryan Schmied

Waterloo team wins entrepreneurship title in London, England

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The Epoch team is one step closer to a $1M prize, beating out universities like the London School of Economics, Imperial College and MIT

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Holocaust offers lessons for modern times

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 Grimm Lecture explores political parallels to early 20th century

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Six Warriors represent Canada at the World University Games

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‘You just can’t turn down a chance to represent your country’ coach says

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Artificial intelligence and the Waterloo-Toronto tech supercluster

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University of Waterloo will play important role with applied AI solutions for everything from healthcare to finance and transportation

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