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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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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Waterloo software improves care for kidney patients

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New automated tool at Grand River Hospital speeds up reporting and will give doctors more accurate data for better treatment plans

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Reading the minds of deep learning AI systems

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Waterloo researchers are analyzing how the complex computer programs that will drive our cars and help doctors diagnose illness — actually learn

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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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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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From insulin to the electric wheelchair: Canadian innovations made the world a better place

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Governor General and OpenText chair present co-authored book at the University of Waterloo

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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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The first image of a dark matter web that connects galaxies

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Waterloo researchers capture the first composite image of a dark matter bridge that confirms the universe is tied together with a cosmic web

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The eye as a window into your pain tolerance

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Waterloo vision scientist pitches new method to quantify pain at provincial Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition

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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

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