Innovation

Waterloo is changing the world, driven by a spirit of innovation that has been an integral part of this institution from its earliest days. From new ways of managing and rebuilding natural resources, to safer vehicles, and cleaner, more sustainable energy, Waterloo generates ideas with transformational force.

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Hands-on learning is “critical to Canada’s competitiveness”

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Waterloo Engineering expands programming for students with $3 million for more team projects and experiential learning outside the lecture hall

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Waterloo is a top research university for 10th year

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The Research Infosource ranking for comprehensive universities in Canada comes just weeks after Waterloo was ranked the most innovative university in the country

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A Waterloo invention makes Dyson shortlist four years in a row

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Avro Life Science is one of only two Canadian projects to be shortlisted for the prestigious international James Dyson Awards competition

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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

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Hacking the future at the Waterloo Innovation Summit

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Speakers from Google, Tesla and Microsoft Canada join business and government leaders to exchange ideas about the disruptive trends that are driving innovation

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Emotionally intelligent AI for people with Alzheimer’s disease

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Waterloo researchers are creating artificially intelligent technology that understands people’s emotions and knows how to remind them to get things done

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GreenHouse Social Impact Showcase highlights social innovators

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Entrepreneurs address issues like homelessness, racialization and gender disparity

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How apps can motivate you by tapping into your personality

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Waterloo computer scientist builds “persuasive computer games” designed to motivate people to change unhealthy habits

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Innovation summit tackles disruption in economy and tech sectors

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

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