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.

The Governor General and chair of OpenText signing books

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

Dark matter composite image

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

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

VivaSpire Team

Engineering student design teams win $50,000 each to launch startups

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Waterloo Engineering alumni Chamath Palihapitiya and Brigette Lau launched venture fund to support new engineering grads with promising ideas

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Kinesiology brings research to life at Ontario Science Centre

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Biomechanics: The Machine Inside exhibit gives visitors a hands-on look at the marvels of natural engineering that drive human and animal movement

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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Amazon partners with Waterloo to support AI research

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Students and researchers will explore new ways to apply artificial intelligence to the Internet of Things through Alexa Fund Fellowship

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