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.

Car with antenna in test lab

Smart antennas could “make the world a better place”

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Low-cost antennas may one day bring Internet connectivity to billions of people in developing countries

City skyline

Do skyscrapers stress you out?

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Psychology researcher is examining how dense urban areas affect our physical and mental health

E7 building

$32.6M in federal funding for new Engineering 7 building

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New building will house research on machine intelligence, mobile robotics, autonomous vehicles and wearable biomedical devices

Co-founders of Thalmic Labs

University of Waterloo entrepreneurs on Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list

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Waterloo engineers who started companies in their graduating year among young talents named to the Forbes 30 Under 30

Professor Ken Stark taking a sample of blood in Waterloo laboratory

Omega-3 supplements can prevent childhood asthma

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Taking certain omega-3 fatty acid supplements during pregnancy can reduce the risk of childhood asthma by almost one third according to new study

Waterloo Architecture student

Celebrating 60 years of innovation

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From 74 engineering students in 1957 to 198,000 alumni six decades later

Feridun Hamdullahpur greets Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

2016 Year in Review

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2016 was a year of high points for the University of Waterloo. Here are a few favourites:

Postdoctoral fellow Jeongwan Jin and PhD candidate Christopher Pugh setting up Bob on the NRC Twin Otter Airborne Research Aircraft. (Source: NRC)

We've got photons!

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Institute for Quantum Computing researchers first to demonstrate an uplink to an airborne quantum satellite receiver prototype for secure quantum communication 

gecko

New Gecko Gripper can be used in manufacturing and medicine

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Waterloo engineers used the gecko for inspiration when inventing a device that can handle the delicate silicon wafers in electronics

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Join us as we look 60 years into the future

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The University of Waterloo celebrates 60 years of innovation in 2017

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