Impact

Waterloo is changing the world by making ideas matter. Swift but steady progress from conceptualization, to commercialization, to world-changing impact occurs across Faculties and disciplines. From smartphones that changed the way the world communicates, to international monetary system reform, Waterloo’s impact is felt around the globe.

Art piece by Coco Guzman featuring illustrated mens faces alongside reaching fists

Mixing research and art to tell the story of bisexual life experiences

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Waterloo professor uses comics and other artforms to make findings more engaging for a general audience

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Social historian wins international teaching award

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Steven Bednarski wins D2L Innovation Award in Teaching and Learning for his collaborative, cross-disciplinary, hands-on approach to medieval studies

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More women are studying computer science at Waterloo

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As the class of 2017 graduates this week, the Faculty of Mathematics is seeing more women in male-dominated technical programs

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Architecture gold medal recipient unearths mysteries behind Jewish eruv

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Piper Bernbaum will be honoured with a Governor General’s Gold Medal at spring convocation

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Student aid project inspires new grads to launch Engineers for Hope

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Instead of starting well-paid jobs, the grads are building a non-profit organization that will bring clean water and sanitation to developing communities

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Waterloo launches President’s Community Impact Awards

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Awards will recognize those who contribute to making Waterloo Region strong and prosperous

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Engineering associate dean wins national award for supporting women

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Mary Wells wins Engineers Canada award for encouraging young women to consider careers in engineering

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Mathematics professor and wartime code-breaker honoured

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Waterloo names street after William Tutte, the Bletchley Park code-breaker and brilliant mathematician who helped establish the reputation of the Faculty of Mathematics

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Waterloo’s first gender equity hackathon draws women hackers

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50 per cent of participants at #Equithon2017 were women looking for solutions to everything from gendered racism to mental health

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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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