Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Stratford School partners with Rogers, NHL, Intel, Sportsnet and Concept for Hackathon

Sportsnet Hockey Hack Powered by Rogers 5G, a collaboration of Sportnset, NHL, intel, Concept, GEDI, Waterloo Stratford School

Students have a unique opportunity to spend a week in November, hacking hockey and innovating with 5G technology.

Monday, September 21, 2020

GBDA alumni entrepreneur turns heads at Y Combinator Demo Day

Founder OpenUnit in front of garage

When investors logged in to Y Combinator’s virtual summer 2020 Demo Day, they saw Waterloo entrepreneurship in action. OpenUnit, a company founded by Stratford School alumni, took part in the event, among three other Waterloo/Velocity startups. Y Combinator brought together a class of 198 founders from 26 different countries.

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Rogers partners with MDEI students to help Canadians experience the capabilities of 5G

Aerial image of Waterloo Campus

The University of Waterloo has become one of the first 5G smart campuses in Canada as part of a partnership with Rogers Communications that leverages the University’s global leadership in computing, engineering, creativity, and industry relationships.

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Stratford Resource Bins Founder Wins Arts Award for Excellence in Service

Kiera McMaster speaking with a student

Kiera McMaster, a recent graduate of the Global Business and Digital Arts program, is a recipient of this year's Arts Award for Excellence in Service. She’s been highly acknowledged and rewarded for her innovative, dedication and execution to the Resource Bins at University of Waterloo’s satellite campus in Stratford.

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

ALOHA From New York, GBDA Student Helps Advance Conversational AI Systems

Julia Sprague confrence standing beside project summary

ALOHA From New York, GBDA Student Helps Advance Conversational AI Systems

Global Business and Digital Arts student Julia Sprague, alongside her Computation Health and Informatics Lab (CHIL) team, recently celebrated the publication of their paper, “ALOHA: Artificial Learning of Human Attributes for Dialogue Agents.” Led by Professor Jesse Hoey, the team’s paper was published in Google Scholar and accepted to the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) conference in New York, where the group presented their findings in February.
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