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.

Corey Johnson

Creating safe places on campus for LGBTQ+ people

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Waterloo’s Making Spaces workshops train staff, faculty and student allies to create more inclusive spaces

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Take a look under the hood of an autonomous car

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Building an artificial brain that will one day replace human drivers is an incredibly complex technical challenge, say the researchers leading Waterloo’s autonomous vehicle project  

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

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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

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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

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

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

Water pump being used by women in Bangladesh

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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